Is This the Mona Lisa's Skeleton? Discovery of Bones in Florence Convent Believed To Be Those of Silk Merchant's Wife Who Inspired Da Vinci
Lisa Gheradini, was the wife of a rich silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo. In Italy the Mona Lisa is known as La Gioconda. Most modern historians agree that the lady depicted in the Mona Lisa was Lisa del Giocondo, who became a nun after her husband's death. She died in the convent on July 15, 1542, aged 63.
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