Leonardo da Vinci's tomb

Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb is in the Saint-Hubert chapel which was built in the garden of Amboise’s castle. Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. The tomb is a very simple granite grave, with a bronze medallion representing the scientist’s profile.

Leonardo’s epitaph is on the wall of the Saint-Hubert chapel, near the tomb. On it there is written: “Leonardo da Vinci, who was born in Vinci the 14th of april 1452, spent the last 3 years of his life in Amboise, in the castle of Clos-Lucé, invited by the king Francesco I.
Leonardo died here the 2nd of may 1519. He was buried, as he asked, in the San Fiorentino’s church, which was destroyed in 1807.
His remains, which were found during the excavations in 1863, were tranferred in this chapel.”

  • Photos and main text by Giulia Marra ti.supmacla|arram.ailuig#| and Luigi Sogaro ti.supmacla|oragos.igiul#| (2014-2017)
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