Re: Da Vinci date
- 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.
--- In email@example.com, "Diana K Rosenberg"
> 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,
> 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.son,
> the better translation reads thus
> '1452. there was born to me a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my
> on the 15 day of April, a Saturday, at the third hour of the night.whether
> 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,
> they actually were his lovers or not ... but it is Giacomo who camewho
> to him at the age of ten, whose nick name was Salai "little imp",
> was his life time lover,(leo was 38 or 39 at the time) supplantedconstant
> only by another lover Melzi. he seems to at least have been
> in his affections.
> He was also purported to be a vegetarian...
> 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