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Author Topic: How did word spread so far about, for example, Leonardo DaVinci back when....  (Read 2748 times)

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...there was no internet, television etc?
I know people like Van Gogh weren't huge in their own time, but if only one other person had ever heard of them, they wouldn't still be famous now - so how did word get around?

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Representatives of the king would be everywhere. Exceptional people would be shown off by local dignitaries to the crown, then the monarch would show them off to other visiting foreign dignitaires. Like fashion, fame would spread quickly through the aristocratic network.

Inventors and artists would often earn the patronage of wealthy sponsors, who used them as 'trophies' to highlight their own cultural prowess.

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Representatives of the king would be everywhere.
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Everywhere? Is that who was lurking in my bathroom earlier?

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Yup, that was the Imperial Leather.