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Was Leonardo da Vinci’s mother a slave?

18 March 2023

5:00 PM

18 March 2023

5:00 PM

There is great excitement in Italy, which has spilled over into the British press: Carlo Vecce, a professor from Naples, has discovered documents in the archives of Florence that appear to indicate that Caterina, the mother of Leonardo da Vinci, was a baptised slave who had been brought all the way to Tuscany from the Black Sea.

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