Chess pieces designed by a great master!

In 1499, when French soldiers, under the leadership of Stuart d'Aubigny, the Count of Ligny, and Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, the Milanese Marshal in the service of Louis XII, invaded the Duchy of Milan, two friends, Luca Pacioli, an Italian mathematician, also known as “the father of accounting” and Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists that ever lived, were brought to Mantua under the protection of the dedicated chess enthusiast, marquise Isabella d'Este.

It is to her that Luca Pacioli dedicated his De ludo scachorum, a manuscript on the game of chess. The manuscript consisted of twenty four sheets of paper, approximately sized 150 x 220 mm, folded in half to form 48 folios of 150 x 110 mm, amounting to a total of 96 pages ...

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Luca Pacioli

Franciscan friar, Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli , (1446/7 – 1517) was an Italian mathematician and contributor to the field now known as accounting. He was also called  ...


Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci , Italy. His  mastery in art, science and engineering have earned him a place among the most prolific geniuses of...