Leonardo DeVinci – great Renaissance artist, inventor and anatomist – has 14 living male relatives, new analysis of his family tree reveals. The new family tree could one day help researchers determine whether the bones buried in a French chapel belong to Italian genius.

Historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato have spent more than a decade tracing the genealogy of the famous painter “Mona Lisa”. Their map spans 690 years, 21 generations and five family branches, and will be vital in helping anthropologists sequence the DNA da Vinci by sequencing the DNA of his descendants, the researchers said.

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