The two researchers have tried in recent decades reconstitution of the genealogical tree of the greatest thinker and inventor of the Middle Ages, despite very little information currently available.
In fact, the only mention of the birth of da Vinci appears in a notarial document of 1457: "Lionardo, aged 5 years, the illegitimate son of San Piero and Caterina, who is now married to Acchattabriga di Piero del Vacche da Vinci . "
If biographies were able to identify the person presumed father, San Piero in one of a Florentine notary, absolutely no information about Caterina could not be found. Vinci Italian city archives do not keep any mention of Leonardo's mother, although legend has it that it had been the face of the local peasants.
"Most likely, Catherine would have been a slave of Balkan origin or Arabic, even more because many of the citizens of Florence also used to hold slaves. Official records mentions over 550 servants in wealthy families, and the search is more difficult as most slaves were named Maria, Marta and Caterina "announces Vezza.
Although its origins remain disputed, Italian researchers believe that Leonardo da Vinci would have Arab roots, as demonstrated tests on his fingerprints.
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