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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
Via Maggio where Mona Lisa was born Mona Lisa Gherardini was born on 15th June 1479, in Florence, in a small house on the corner between via Sguazza and via Maggio, which her father Antonmaria rented by Giovanbattista Corbinelli. In April 1494, Gherardini family moved to via dei Pepi, near via Ghibellina and the house of Ser Piero da Vinci, notary and father of Leonardo da Vinci. A year later, in March 1495, Mona Lisa married Francesco del Giocondo, a rich silk merchant of Florence, and moved into his building in via della Stufa, near Sant’Orsola Convent and San Lorenzo Church. Lisa had six children, three sons and three daughters (but three of them died soon). Francesco del Giocondo died in Florence in 1538 and he was buried in the family tomb, built by himself into a Chapel behind the High Altar of the SS.ma Annunziata Church. After Francesco’s death, Lisa retired into Sant’Orsola Convent, where there was the daughter Suor Ludovica, and where she died and was buried on 15th July 1542.Via della Stufa a Firenze