François I

]  François I was king of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. Leonardo was present at the peace

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Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici

  Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici was one of the sons of Lorenzo de’ Medici, “The Magnificent”, and brother of

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Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici

  Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici was one of the sons of Lorenzo de’ Medici, “The Magnificent”, and brother of

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Cesare Borgia

  Cesare Borgia, made famous by the “Borgias” TV series, was the illegitimate son of the Spanish Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia,

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Ludovico “Il Moro” Sforza

  Ludovico “Il Moro” Sforza was Duke of Milan from 1494-1499, and along with his wife Beatrice d’ Este spent

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Francesco da Vinci

Francesco da Vinci was Leonardo’s paternal uncle, who lived in the family’s farmhouse in Vinci and is thought to have

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Caterina

Caterina was Leonardo’s mother. Shortly after Leonardo was born in 1452, she married a lime burner named Antonio di Piero

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Ser Piero da Vinci

SER PIERO DA VINCI was Leonardo’s father, a successful, middle-class legal notary to merchant families in Florence. He did not

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Introducing Leonardo da Vinci

LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519) was born on April 15, 1452 in the village of Vinci as the illegitimate child of

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