What was Leonardo da Vinci’s relationship with his father?
Leonardo da Vinci was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero da Vinci and Caterina. The two had a brief affair and separated shortly after his birth. After the separation, Leonardo remained with his father, who lived with his parents on an estate in Vinci.
How many wives did Leonardo da Vinci’s dad have?
His father had married a sixteen-year-old girl named Albiera; Ser Piero married four times and produced children by his two later marriages. Leonardo’s seven brothers were later to argue with him over the distribution of his father’s estate.
Did Leonardo da Vinci come from a poor family?
Born in a poor village of Tuscany in central Italy, near the River Arno, he never had a mother of his own like other children, or a loving father. Instead he had a step-mother and a strict grandfather. His only real friend and teacher was his uncle Francesco, who was seventeen years older than Leonardo.