Lisa Gherardini

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Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542), second wife of the Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo and the original subject of Leonardo’s portrait known as the Mona Lisa. The daughter of a minor country squire, Antonmaria Gherardini, Lisa gave birth to four more children and spent her last years in the convent of Sant’Orsola, where her daughter Ludovico was a prominent nun.




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