Leonardo’s Direct Descendants Discovered
An art historian announced that he has discovered the living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci. Alessandro Vezzosi, who directs the Leonardo da Vinci Ideal Museum in the town of Vinci – Leonardo’s Florence province birthplace – said he and historian Agnese Sabato will present their findings based on 43 years of multidisciplinary research later this month during a conference entitled “Leonardo Lives.” Some direct descendants of the Renaissance genius will be on hand. The implications of this discovery are that scientists may be able to isolate the master’s DNA, 15 generations later. Leonardo was born in Vinci on April 15, 1452 and died in France on May 2, 1519.