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Leonardo Da Vinci, coming from Turkish roots. Does this mean he was a spy for the Ottoman Turks?
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
Well Byzantines fled when Turkey invaded. So intellectuals did come from that area if thats what you mean
- Anonymous1 month ago
No he wasn't. Where'd you get that hogwash?
- ChiaraLv 71 month ago
he also worked for the KGB,
I'm Italian, I know better.
- ?Lv 61 month ago
Leonardo Da Vinci... Turkish roots?! Bahahahahaha! Now I've seen everything! Leonardo's genealogy traces his family's roots to Spain and Morocco and reveals how an eccentric grandfather, Antonio da Vinci, may have influenced the early education of the Tuscan genius. No way can he be from that terroristic, genocidal, hypocritical, brainwashing, media restricting (158th out of 180 in the world!), sorry excuse of a country.
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- CraigLv 61 month ago
It's unlikely that he worked for the Sultan due to any Turkish heritage. His dad's line was well-established in the Florentine village of Vinci for six or seven generations before Leonardo was born...we know that much. And his mom was the daughter of a local farmer, named Caterina Lippi (not terribly Turkish), a fact which only recently came to light.
Leonardo did seek commissions from the Sultan, of course. And there is constant conjecture that his ancestors were this or that: Turkish, Jewish, Russian, Azeri, or even Chinese. But there's no scholarship behind any of those claims. Until an actual scholar can document something in a way that withstands any scrutiny, we'll have to assume that he was a flower on ordinary Florentine rootstock.