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Francesco Melzi

Milanese High Renaissance painter born in Milan (1491) and died in Vaprio D'adda (1568), aged 77

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Florentine High Renaissance anatomist, painter, architect, sculptor, military engineer, scientist, inventor and writer

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Giocomo Salai (1480-1524) Milanese High Renaissance painter

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Florentine High Renaissance anatomist, painter, architect, sculptor, military engineer, scientist, inventor and writer

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Florentine High Renaissance anatomist, painter, architect, sculptor, military engineer, scientist, inventor and writer

1507

Leonardo da Vinci meets Francesco Melzi, a Milanese gentleman who becomes his pupil and one of his lifelong companions.

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1513

September 25

on Thursday

6 years, 8 months, 29 days later

Leonardo da Vinci moves to Rome, together with his pupils Melzi, Salai and Il Fanfoia.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Rome was at 5:48 AM and sunset was at 5:54 PM.

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Francesco Melzi (1491-1568), aged 22: painter
Giocomo Salai (1480-1524), aged 33: painter

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Pedretti, Carlo. "Leonardo: A Study in Chronology and Style", p. 140.

1517

3 years, 3 months, 9 days later

Leonardo da Vinci moves to France at the invitation of King Francoise I. He is granted the post of First Painter, Engineer and Architect of the King. Leonardo, and his pupils, Francesco Melzi and Giocomo Salai move into the chateau of Cloux near Amboise.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 23: king
Francesco Melzi (1491-1568), aged 26: painter
Giocomo Salai (1480-1524), aged 37: painter

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