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14 living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci have been found

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yoA study of family history by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci claims to have found 14 surviving grandchildren, the youngest of whom is only a year old.

Although they were not identified, details were provided about their identity: the men, aged between 1 and 85, residing in Tuscany, Italy, and in regular jobs.

The study, which is based on a reconstruction of a family tree dating back 690 years and 21 generations, was led by the founder of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, Alessandro Vezzosi, and the president of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, Agnese Sabato. The goal of the study, which expands on a 2016 study, is to reconstruct the genetic picture of genius.

In the 2016 survey, 35 descendants of the Italian artist had already been found, but they were “more indirect” and therefore did not contribute useful information about Leonardo da Vinci’s DNA and, in particular, about the Y chromosome, which he said Vezzosi In statements to “It is transmitted to male descendants and remains almost unchanged for 25 generations.” Forsa.

DNA analysis of these 14 living male descendants will continue in the coming months, comparing the Y chromosome with their ancestors in ancient and modern cemeteries.

Leonardo da Vinci’s first tomb was in the Basilica of Saint Florentine in the Loire Valley in France, but it was destroyed during the French Revolution. His remains are currently found in the castle’s chapel.

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