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April 6th
7:54 PM
BROTHERLY LOVE: A letter to Domenico da Vinci
Amantissimo mio fratello. Solo questa per avvisarti come ne’ dì passati io ricevetti una tua, per la quale io intesi tu avere av[u]to erete, della quale cosa intendo come hai fatto strema allegrezza. Il che, stimando io tu essere prudente, al tutto son chiaro come i’ sono tanto alieno da l’avere bono giudizio, quanto tu dalla prudenza, con ciò sia che tu ti se’ rallegrato d’averti creato un sollecito nemico, il quale con tutti li sua s[t]udi disiderera liberta, la quale non sarà senza tua morte…
My beloved brother. Just to let you know I learn from your letter that you have an heir and I understand you are extremely pleased about it. To the extent that I had formerly judged you to be endowed with prudence, I am now convinced that I was far from being a perspicacious observer as you from being prudent, for you are congratulating yourself on having created a vigilant enemy, who with all his heart desires liberty, which he will only get with your death…
[ It is a known fact that Leonardo did not see eye to eye with his siblings on his father’s side - 9 brothers and 2 sisters - due to his illegitimacy. The tone in this letter is not an isolated case by far, although Leonardo may well have found this darkly amusing rather than aggressive. ]

BROTHERLY LOVE: A letter to Domenico da Vinci

Amantissimo mio fratello. Solo questa per avvisarti come ne’ dì passati io ricevetti una tua, per la quale io intesi tu avere av[u]to erete, della quale cosa intendo come hai fatto strema allegrezza. Il che, stimando io tu essere prudente, al tutto son chiaro come i’ sono tanto alieno da l’avere bono giudizio, quanto tu dalla prudenza, con ciò sia che tu ti se’ rallegrato d’averti creato un sollecito nemico, il quale con tutti li sua s[t]udi disiderera liberta, la quale non sarà senza tua morte…

My beloved brother. Just to let you know I learn from your letter that you have an heir and I understand you are extremely pleased about it. To the extent that I had formerly judged you to be endowed with prudence, I am now convinced that I was far from being a perspicacious observer as you from being prudent, for you are congratulating yourself on having created a vigilant enemy, who with all his heart desires liberty, which he will only get with your death…

[ It is a known fact that Leonardo did not see eye to eye with his siblings on his father’s side - 9 brothers and 2 sisters - due to his illegitimacy. The tone in this letter is not an isolated case by far, although Leonardo may well have found this darkly amusing rather than aggressive. ]

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