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After Much Research, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Living Relatives Traced Down

Updated on 12 July, 2016 at 1:38 pm By

It seems that living relatives of genius Leonardo Da Vinci–the 15th-century painter, engineer and mathematician–have been discovered.

 

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According to Italian researchers, they had uncovered modern-day relatives which include a star painter, Academy Award nominee Franco Zeffirelli among others.


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Da Vinci himself never had any children but had many siblings and it is their descendants who have been traced.

 

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli Guardian

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli
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Giovanni Calosi, one of the descendants, who also collaborated on the project, said:

“We never gave any importance to those documents, which were lost and sold. What we thought was a legend passed down through generations turns out to be the truth.”

The historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato said their research began in 1973 and they tracked down some 35 indirect descendants of the man behind the Mona Lisa portrait.


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Vezzosi, director of the Leonardo da Vinci museum and Sabato, president of the international Da Vinci association, told they made the discovery after studying documents in Italy, France and Spain.

 

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The descendants were not traced through DNA test but through church, council and estate papers to draw up a family tree.


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