Could you imagine why Leonardo Da Vinci was almost put to death when he was 24 years old? Can you guess for which crime?
When da Vinci was 24 years old, he was arrested along with several male companions on charges of sodomy.
When no witnesses came forward, his case was dismissed.
But da Vinci’s journals suggest that the allegations were somewhat devastating to a man who liked to keep his private life private.
Da Vinci may also have been scared for his life because in 15th century Florence, sodomy was a crime punishable by death!