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Last Letter of Marie Antoinette before the Gallows: Text and Curiosity

By |2019-04-12T01:02:28+00:00April 12th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Last letter from Marie Antoinette (original text) The last letter of Marie Antoinette, written by the former queen of France just hours before climbing the steps of the guillotine, It is kept in the National Archives of the Hotel de Soubise. The document, as well as poignant, It is crucial to understand the character of its author. It deals with, in [...]

Gamble: The Other Passion of Giacomo Casanova

By |2019-04-05T10:36:12+00:00March 27th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of Giacomo Casanova Left known as incurable womanizer, Giacomo Casanova had, besides women, another passion: gambling. Nothing unusual actually for a Venetian doc like him, because the vice was an integral part of the beautiful lagoon city charm, whose inhabitants, always, could not resist [...]

Christmas Dinner at the Court of Ivan the Terrible: a Resounding Menu

By |2019-03-15T01:48:55+00:00March 15th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Banquet sixteenth. The Christmas dinner 1557 in Russia at the court of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible, remained memorable Christmas dinner of 1557 the court of Russia has remained memorable for the glitz and the amazing menu. The power was in the hands of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible, at the time married to [...]

Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli: Leonardo “Photographer” a death sentence

By |2019-03-13T05:45:09+00:00March 13th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli hanged. Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci The dangling body that you see in the drawing is to Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli, while the author of the work is Leonardo da Vinci. As can be seen, it is a tragic time fixed forever on paper, that the hanging of a man. But who was Bernardo [...]

Childhood of Lucrezia Borgia: He grew up where and how the Pope's Daughter?

By |2019-02-06T00:13:09+00:00February 6th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lucrezia Borgia in the TV series "I Borgia". The childhood of Lucrezia Borgia was, as far as we know, rather serene How was the childhood of Lucrezia Borgia, one of the most talked about women (and slander?) of history? This beautiful little blonde girl destined to wreak havoc in the sacred Vatican palaces, He was born in 1480 a Subiaco, near Rome, [...]

Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lorenzo the Magnificent: an Anecdote

By |2019-01-15T23:55:25+00:00January 15th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

The young Michelangelo sculpted the head of a faun How they met Michelangelo and Lorenzo the Magnificent? In this regard has been around for centuries an anecdote. It is said that the great patron was walking across the green gardens of San Marco when, rimastone deeply impressed, He stopped to admire a magnificent carved head of a faun [...]

Lady with an Ermine: The Secret in the Leonardo Framework

By |2019-01-07T03:38:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo (details) Leonardo da Vinci loved to embed images in his paintings and words, creating intricate puzzles still largely mysterious: Lady with an Ermine is no exception (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8136/storia-moderna/la-collana-di-cecilia-gallerani-leonardesca-dama-con-lermellino . One of the best known works of the Tuscan genius fact, It is not without its symbols and signs [...]

Isabella of Aragon and Leonardo da Vinci were lovers?

By |2018-12-30T23:09:28+00:00December 30th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Isabella of Aragon and Isabella of Aragon Leonardo da Vinci were lovers? According to the German scholar Maike Vogt-Luerseen, Yup. In fact, the historical goes much further, stating that the Tuscan genius and the Duchess of Milan were married in secret and had five children. Two of them, Antonio and Maria, they would be buried [...]

Caterina di Meo Lippi: she was the mother of Leonardo da Vinci?

By |2018-12-28T01:17:27+00:00December 28th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Leonardo was the son of Catherine Meo Lippi? Caterina di Meo Lippi was the mother of Leonardo da Vinci? maybe. The scholars believe Martin Kemp, art historian, and Giuseppe Pallanti, researcher, but actually, over the centuries, assumptions on the identity of the Renaissance genius mother were varied. The truth is [...]

Pico della Mirandola died for Arsenic Poisoning

By |2018-12-17T01:57:40+00:00December 17th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Portrait of Pico della Mirandola Pico della Mirandola, great humanist and philosopher of the '400, He was poisoned with arsenic. It took five centuries to solve the case, but scientific analyzes leave no doubt. Biological, chemical and physical tests on the mummified body of the illustrious Italian intellectual fact, clarify the causes definitely [...]