François I

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François I was king of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. Leonardo was present at the peace talks in Bologna between François I and Pope Leo X, when we believe François made his first overture to Leonardo In 1516, Leonardo accepted the king’s invitation to move to Amboise in France, and spent his final years in a manor house in Cloux (today Clos Lucé), close to the king’s Château d’Amboise.




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