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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Secret Gay Life

Another reason why he was way ahead of his time

One of his muses Salai is believed to be John The Baptist. Source — Public Domain

In 1500s Florence, the Office of the Night (aka moral police) was worried about one crime in specific — sodomy.

The 15th century Germans even had a slang for it called “Florenzer.”

In 1476, when Leonardo da Vinci was about to turn 24 on his birthday, he was accused of this…

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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti

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