Later that year, in 1507, Leonardo had to return to Florence: when his father had died without a will, in 1504, his legitimate sons had claimed all of the inheritance; now, Leonardo's uncle Francesco had died, and had left a large amount to Leonardo. However, Leonardo's brothers again tried to cut Leonardo out of his share, and this time Leonardo took them to court. He even had Louis XII write to the court officials in Florence to speed up the legal proceedings. The dealings lasted nearly six months. Both while still in Florence and then while back in Milan, Leonardo increased work on his anatomical studies. He sketched practically every organ in the body, each one from different angles–an unusually modern technique for the sixteenth century. Leonardo also seriously engaged himself in studies of hydraulics. Leonardo's interest in anatomy probably led to an interest in illustrating the myth of Leda
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