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Re: Da Vinci date

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  • msbhavens1
    it was sundown to sundown, ergo sundown on the 14th becomes the 15th and nigfht of SAturday. the thrid hour would make it about 9 or 10. sundown on Saturday
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      it was sundown to sundown, ergo sundown on the 14th becomes the 15th
      and nigfht of SAturday. the thrid hour would make it about 9 or 10.

      sundown on Saturday would be sunday. if you doubt my counting ask a
      jew. they still count days thus.

      MissB

      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg"
      <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
      >
      > MissB wrote
      >
      > Re: Da Vinci
      > Posted by: "msbhavens1" msbhavens1@... msbhavens1
      > Date: Fri Oct 6, 2006 12:25 pm (PDT)
      >
      > actually he was born in the 3rd houir in the night on the 15th,
      which
      > would be 14 by our reconning, as they started the day at sun down!
      I
      > have a rather better translation of what his Grandpappy wrote,
      since
      > Da Vinci is so popular these days.
      >
      > the better translation reads thus
      > '1452. there was born to me a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my
      son,
      > on the 15 day of April, a Saturday, at the third hour of the night.
      > He bears the name Lionardo.' Antonio
      >
      > Charles Nicholl biographer
      >
      > 1476 he was accused of sodomising 17 year old Jacopo Saltarelli
      > a model
      > Paolo and Zoroastro lived with him, and were both homosexual,
      whether
      > they actually were his lovers or not ... but it is Giacomo who came
      > to him at the age of ten, whose nick name was Salai "little imp",
      who
      > was his life time lover,(leo was 38 or 39 at the time) supplanted
      > only by another lover Melzi. he seems to at least have been
      constant
      > in his affections.
      >
      > He was also purported to be a vegetarian...
      >
      > MissB
      > =====================
      > April 14 was a Friday; the ref says "Saturday" - if Grandpa said
      > the 3rd hour of the night on Saturday, that would be 3 hours after
      > sunset on Saturday, the 15th (OS) - not "14th by our reckoning"
      >
      > Grandpa knows best!
      >
      > Thank you for further info - he definitely qualifies!
      >
      > Love, Diana
      >
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