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Château du Clos Lucé

1517

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

1517

Leonardo da Vinci takes the Mona Lisa with him on his journey to his final residence at a chateaux in Amboise.

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1519

May 3

on Saturday

2 years, 4 months, 2 days later

Leonardo da Vinci dies at Château du Clos Lucé. He is originally buried in the Church of St Valentine at Amboise.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Château du Clos Lucé was at 5:53 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

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