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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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Who is Ginevra de’ Benci?

Ginevra de’ Benci (1473-1536) was the wife of Luigi di Bernardo Niccolini. We believe she sat for a portrait by

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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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“The Baptism of Christ” by Andrea Verrocchio

  The angel at far left in this painting. "The Baptism of Christ," by Andrea Verrocchio in 1475 is believed

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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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