Born on April 15, 1452, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (or just Leonardo da Vinci). His name (roughly translated) means: Leonardo, son of sir Piero, born in Vinci.
In 1472 after several years of apprenticeship, Leonardo da Vinci was given his own workshop by his father.
In 1476, Leonardo da Vinci's father took him to Florence, where he was apprenticed by Verrocchio, with whom he continued to work for 7 years.
In 1482, Leonardo moved to Milan, where he would work until 1499. He was commissioned to work on many now famous paintings, such as: the Virgin of the Rocks, Santa Maria delle Grazie, and The Last Supper.
The Cortile del Belvedere
In 1513, Leonardo moved to Rome, where he lived in The Vatican of Pope Leo X for 6 years.
In 1519, Leonardo met his end, after a 67 year life of invention, innovation and discovery.
The Mona Lisa, arguably one of Leonardo's most famous works.
The Vitruvian man, showing the correlation of art and mathematics during the renaissance.
Leonardo da Vinci excelled at many things, such as painting, science, and creating things. While he built very few of them, he designed very many, from a helicopter to a tank. He was truly an amazing engineer.
One of Leonardo's many inventions was this "tank" powered by people.
Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo is commonly regarded as the ideal Renaissance man, because he was proficient in fields, as varied as painting, engineering, and astronomy.
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