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Leonardo da Vinci
Red Chalk on paper | ca. 1512
attributed to Francesco Melzi

562 years ago today, Leonardo was born in Anchiano, a tiny settlement outside of Vinci, and it was recorded by his grandfather Antonio da Vinci:

"1452. There was born to me a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my son, on the 15th day of April, a Saturday, at the 3rd hour [10.30pm] of the night. He bears the name Lionardo."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARDO!

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