Château du Clos Lucé

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
by Werner Bayer
published on 06 March 2024
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Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France. Formerly known as the Manoir du Cloux, the Château de Clos Lucé was originally built in 1471 as a former fiefdom of the Château d'Amboise. Passing through several hands before being purchased by Charles VIII of France (r. 1483-1498), it became a summer residence for the kings of France. It would remain as such until 1516, when Francis I of France (r. 1515-1547) granted it to Leonardo da Vinci, who lived there for three years until his death on 2 May 1519. As Leonardo's last residence, it is listed as a historic monument.

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Bayer, W. (2024, March 06). Château du Clos Lucé. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18584/chateau-du-clos-luce/

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Bayer, Werner. "Château du Clos Lucé." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 06, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18584/chateau-du-clos-luce/.

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