`All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~Martin H. Fischer
4 November 2008
Mona Lisa's Living Descendants Found
After historians' recent discovery that Mona Lisa, known as Lisa Gherardini in Italy, the mystery woman with enigmatic smile in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa was actually the wife of a silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo, an Italian genealogist has since identified two living descendants of Lisa Gherardini. They are Natalia Guicciardini Strozzi, 30, and her sister, Irina, 24, of Cusano, both of the two women also with the enchanting smile.