The marriage of the real Mona Lisa and her husband was a love story

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The suggestion that the silk merchant was deeply in love with his wife—not an inevitable outcome, in an age when most marriages were arranged—is certainly true. In 1537, when his testament was drawn up, this somber document in Latin, not usually given to effusive declarations of love, was found to extol the “mutual love between said testator and his beloved wife Lisa” and the “exceptional quality” of her character.”

 

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