Leonardo da Vinci: researchers identify 14 living descendants of the Renaissance master’s family
The researchers wrote that these findings are “historically eagerly awaited” because they will help researchers “scientifically explore the roots of his genius, find information about his physical prowess and possibly premature aging. on his health and possible hereditary diseases, and to explain certain particular sensory perceptions, such as his extraordinary visual quality and his synesthesia. “
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Researchers gathered data from historical documents in public and private archives and Leonardo’s direct accounts descent.
The study did not provide much information on living descendants in order to protect their privacy.
Born in 1452, Leonardo is known for his paintings “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”. Leonardo also devoted his time to science, mathematics, architecture, design, engineering, geology, cartography, sculpture and drawing.
His works of art continue to generate significant payments from collectors.