Leonardo da Vinci

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death

  • The Florentine master who personified the Italian Renaissance was the guest of France’s King Francis I for the final three years of his life before his death in Amboise in 1519
  • During his three years in Amboise, Leonardo organized lavish parties for the court and worked to design an ideal city for Francis at nearby Romorantin
By AFP ·