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Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1479
Death: Jul. 15, 1542

Folk Figure. She is believed to be the woman in one of the most famous paintings in the world, the Mona Lisa, by celebrated Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. The third wife of a prominent silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo, she was raised in the Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany, Italy. The famous painting done in 1503, when Lisa was about 24, took about four years to complete and hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Nothing much was known of her life until recently when an Italian scholar named Giuseppe Pallantini published the work, "Monna Lisa, Mulier Ingenua" (or "Mona Lisa, Real Woman"). The 2004 book included archival evidence in support of the traditional identification of the model known as Lisa Gherardini. The evidence also insists that Leonardo da Vinci's father knew her husband Giovanni, and the painting was probably commissioned by Leonardo's father. The evidence also revealed that the two married in 1495, had five children, and that she outlived her husband by several years. In January 2007, Pallanti also found a death notice in the archives of a Florence, Italy, church that referred to the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, and a possible burial location for Lisa at a convent in Florence called Sant'Orsola.  
 
Burial:
Sant'Orsola Convent Cemetery
Florence
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: *possible burial site
 
Created by: K
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17639422
Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo
Added by: Dieter Birkenmaier
 
Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo
Added by: K
 
 
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- Amanda Martin
 Added: Dec. 13, 2012
I know I have only known you from the Painting, But your image has struck beauty and Art to people from the world around. And now It is nice to have a real name to go with a immortal painting forever. Be blessed always Mona Lisa, and Rest In Peace.
- Roger Smith
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
 
 
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