Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa has always had many mysteries and questions circulating about it. One of these numerous questions has finally been answered. Was The Mona Lisa a real person? According to new documents found, yes she, in fact, was a real person. Mona Lisa was born in a meager home in a rancid part of Florence Italy on June 15, 1479. Over the course of her life, Mona Lisa lived in as many as three other residences, with one containing a strong connection with Leonardo Da Vinci, whom later captured her face in his famous painting. At the age of 16, she married a wealthy soap merchant and moved in with him in a very large house, ironically, located in a bad neighborhood. When her husband died, he asked one of his children who had become a nun, to take care of Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa then moved into a convent where she died at the age of 63. All in all, one rumor about the Mona Lisa has finally been laid to rest, yes she was a real person, and she lived a fairly normal life for someone of her time.
Nicholas S. Period 1