By Brooke Taylor
July 6, 2021
TORONTO — New research sheds light on just how far Leonardo da Vinci’s bloodline extends, from 1331 continuing through to 14 descendants still living today.
Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato’s decade-long study was published in Human Evolution documenting the continuous male line of the da Vinci family. Starting with Michele in 1331, to Leonardo, sixth generation in 1452, up to today, 21 generations later.
The work spans 690 years and fills gaps in previous knowledge and corrects the records in some areas while also updating the family tree.