Leonardo Da Vinci was gay? That is a question that is constantly repeated. There is much interest in knowing everything that has to do with the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci.
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We don't know if Leonardo was gay. Frankly, it's none of our business who if anyone or what if anything titillated Leonardo's libido years after the fact, but let's give those who do care some information. Smarter people have said that, yes, Leonardo was gay.
T here is something so obvious, so crude, about Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Cecilia Gallerani that it might seem beneath discussion. The year-old mistress of the ruler of Milan, Ludovico Sforzais stroking an ermine. The creature is white, furry and bony. Scholars have written reams about this ermine's significance as an allegory of purity.
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The personal life of Leonardo da Vinci 15 April — 2 May has been a subject of interest, inquiry, and speculation since the years immediately following his death. Leonardo has long been regarded as the archetypal Renaissance mandescribed by the Renaissance biographer Giorgio Vasari as having qualities that "transcended nature" and being "marvellously endowed with beauty, grace and talent in abundance". Leonardo was born on 15 April"at the third hour of the night"  in the Tuscan hill town of Vinciin the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of the Republic of Florence.
One of the true geniuses of mankind. He was not ashamed of being gay, and wrote a lot about it in his journals. He actually once wrote that gay guys should frequently go to turkish baths, in order to see beautiful naked men.
As one of the foremost intellects of world history, his brilliance survives today in artwork, statues and notebooks found throughout Italy and beyond. But for all his fame, da Vinci remains a bit of an enigma. What we do know about him paints a picture of immense genius — one of the most prolific minds of his day, if not always one of the most focused.
While everyone seems to have extremely strong opinions about the man, no one - biographer or historian - has conclusive evidence about whether Leonardo was straight, gay, bi-sexual or asexual. My best guess is that his sexual preferences changed according to his age, his social setting, and the emotional and political pressures brought to bear upon him. As a young apprentice in Andrea Verrocchio's bottega, Leonardo was surrounded by lots of "pretty boys" who had little or no money to spend on whores, so homosexual behavior was perhaps more a necessity than a choice. When Leonardo was nineteen, he and three other Florentine youths two of whom were relatives of the Medici were arrested by the church's vice squad - the Officers of Night - on a charge of "sodomy.