Skip to comments.Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci's Mother? This Researcher Knows
Posted on 12/26/2017 2:47:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv
An Oxford University researcher... an art historian at Britain's Oxford University has claimed that the full name of Leonardo da Vinci's mother was Caterina di Meo Lippi. Professor Martin Kemp said Caterina was a poor peasant, probably an orphan, living with her grandmother in a decrepit farmhouse about a mile from Vinci in the Italian Tuscan hills, The Times reported.
The name emerged from previously overlooked archives in Florence and Vinci, including property tax records, Mr Kemp said. Caterina's father disappeared when she was young, leaving her to be brought up by her grandmother.
In 1451, when Caterina was 15, she became pregnant by Ser Piero da Vinci, 25, a lawyer working in Florence, Mr Kemp said...
Ser Piero da Vinci was anyway due to get married, and Caterina was married off to Antonio di Piero Buti, a farmer.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452, and brought up in the house of Ser Piero da Vinci's father. Mr Kemp said he believes Leonardo da Vinci was not born in Casa Natale in Anchiano, but in the house of his paternal grandfather in Vinci.
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I go with “Mrs. Da Vinci”.
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Okay, just don’t let Mister Da Vinci find out.
Time for the #metoo from the 1400’s to start chiming in. She was 15...
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About your post? No one does.
Good to have you back after your absence. Always enlightening.
:^) If Twitter had existed then, there would never have been a Renaissance.
Ser Piero da Vinci was already due to marry another woman, and she was just a one night stand, or perhaps a few nights stand. 8>)
The SJWs are the witch burners of our time.
Brilliant man. His attention to detail was incredible. It was typical for him to paint an elaborate scene behind the subject of his paintings. And he was obsessed with the details of the folds of the clothing, shadows.
Then he was a brilliant biologist and engineer.
Ser Piero da Vinci was already due to marry another woman, and she was just a one night stand, or perhaps a few nights stand. 8>0
Mistresses were common to the nobility of the time.
"I've been reading this book on Leonardo da Vinci. See, that means 'from Vinci.' Did you know that?"
"Must be some book."
Anyway, I am a huge fan. My favorite is The Annunciation.
Lol. Yup. Wonder how many immigrants to the United States (or their children) have royal blood.
And everyone else.
When you read Manorial court records it seemed that everybody was sleeping around and swiping everything that was not nailed down.
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