Leonardo DaVinci's Family Tree Traced Through His DNA #dna


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Leonardo da Vinci's genealogy was recently traced confirming 21 generations over 600 years. The research also identified 14 male descendants living today. The investigation was conducted over a decade by Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci director Alessandro Vezzosi and Associazione Leonardo Da Vinci Heritage president Agnese Sabato.

 

The research was published in the journal Human Evolution entitled "The New Genealogical Tree of the Da Vinci Family for Leonardo's DNA”.  See: https://pontecorbolipress.com/journals/index.php/he/article/view/133

The tree starts in 1331 with the progenitor of the family. From Leonardo 21 preceding generations and concludes with 14 confirmed descendants currently living.

 

Da Vinci family's Y chromosome passed down to its male descendants had been the same since the progenitor and throughout the 25 generations. Based on the study, the results from the comparison between the modern Y chromosomes and ancient chromosomes found from burial grounds of the da Vinci family are an evidence of uninterrupted family tree.


To read more see:

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/32157/20210708/leonardo-da-vincis-family-tree-traced-through-dna-14-descendants.htm

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


T R
 

No female descendants? How odd!

Tanya Roland


mhstevens144@...
 

Tanya Roland, I don't believe that it is possible to trace female descendants using Y-chromosome comparisons.  But my understanding of the science is imperfect at best.

Undoubtedly they would exist, but they would be very difficult (near-impossible?) to trace, I'd think.

Cheers,
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Marc Stevens
Toronto


Sarah L Meyer
 

Tanya, 
  I think it was a Y chromosome study and females do not have a Y chromosome.  The Y goes back farther than the autosomal.  I am sure that he did have female descendants, it is just that they can't be found with the study that was done (other than standard genealogy from the men who were identified.

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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
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Adam Cherson
 

"When da Vinci died on May 2, 1519, at age 67, he had no known children.."   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livescience.com/amp/da-vinci-family-history.html
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Adam Cherson


Adam Cherson
 

I didn't find the ydna signature in these writings. Has the haplogroup been published? If someone knows please do tell.
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Adam Cherson


pweinthal
 

Leonardo DaVinci was a homosexual who had no children. This was an exploration of the male DaVinci family ancestors and their descendants based on Y chromosome analysis. It is remarkable that they could roll the line back to an individual born in 1331. However, I can't but feel it is gruesome that graves were opened up to take body samples. This is euphemistically described as "ancient chromosomes found from burial grounds of the da Vinci family." The scientific value is dubious. I am related to Albert Einstein who also was a celebrated genius. Do I have to worry that some day my grave will be disturbed to "potentially answer several questions of the scientific community and enthusiasts"? We may have similar hair texture, but genius is not an inherited trait.

Pat Weinthal, USA

Researching: WEINTHAL, WIJNTHAL, WAJNTAL, WINTHAL, ARNHEIM, EINSTEIN, DRIESEN, STRANDERS, BAUM, SYNENBERG, MARKS


Alan Cohen
 

He was homosexual and never married so actually had no descendants. The family tree is of his relatives not descendants.

Alan Cohen