John the Baptist (died 31/36 CE), born Yôḥānān (Hebraic name), was an itinerant preacher, and a major religious figure who baptized Jesus Christ. The son of Zechariah, he led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River, and held leadership over many disciples.
Legacy and influence
During the Renaissance the famed polymath Leonardo da Vinci painted a portrait of John the Baptist, with his apprentice Salaì as the model. A few other paintings of John were displayed in Ezio Auditore da Firenze's painting galleries, often depicting him with Jesus.
- The Venetian church the Santa Maria della Visitazione was rededicated to the Virgin Mary's visit to John's mother, Elizabeth; it was previously dedicated to the patron saint Jerome.
- Assassin's Creed II (paintings only)
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood – The Da Vinci Disappearance (paintings only)
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations (mentioned in Database entry only)
- ↑ Assassin's Creed II – Glyph 5: "Instruments of Power"
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Database: Fenari Isa Mosque
- ↑ Assassin's Creed II – Database: San Giovanni District
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood – The Da Vinci Disappearance
- ↑ Assassin's Creed II
- ↑ Assassin's Creed II – Database: Santa Maria della Visitazione