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Leonardo da Vinci's map of Imola, created for Cesare Borgia Via...

There is more going on than what meets our eyes . . . Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci is 'phi' (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean), a ratio of 1:1.618. This is found in nature and creation, and the Fibonacci sequence.

Leonardo da Vinci - Portrait of Ludovico Sforza (1452-1508) 'Il Moro'

The Borgias Cesare Borgia's Velvet Jacket

Leonardo Da Vinci, c.1485, when he was 33 years old, did this painting of Cecilia Gallerani "Lady with an Ermine". The patron who commissioned it was Ludovico Sforza (Duke of Milan), whose mistress she was.

Cesare Borgia, At age 18, Cesare became a Cardinal, while his older brother, Juan (who was also Rodrigo's favorite) became Captain General. Unsatisfied with his life as a Cardinal and jealous of his brother's position and power, he arranged to meet Juan at Tiber Island, where he convinced Juan to spend the night with the courtesan Fiora Cavazza, who later killed him under Cesare's orders.

La Scapigliata, Leonardo Davinci. "And while Cinderella and her Prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived."

Cesare Borgia, "Duke Valentino". According to Machiavelli, a risk taker and example of "criminal virtue". Failed in the end because of one mistake: he was naive to trust a new pope.

Giulia Farnese (1474 – 23 March 1524) was mistress to Pope Alexander VI. She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning "Julia the beautiful" in Italian. Lorenzo Pucci described her as "most lovely to behold". Cesare Borgia, son of Alexander VI, described her as having "dark colouring, black eyes, round face and a particular ardour". en.wikipedia.org/...

Giulia Farnese (1474 – 23 March 1524) was mistress to Pope Alexander VI. She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning Julia the beautiful in Italian. Lorenzo Pucci described her as most lovely to behold. Cesare Borgia, son of Alexander VI, described her as having dark colouring, black eyes, round face and a particular ardor.

Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights. Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity. A true heroine!!