Leonardo da Vinci April 15, 1452-may 2, 1519

Leonardo da Vinci was educated in many things while he was alive. He was so advance that he was known as being an artist, a sculpture, an Italian polymath, a scientist, a mathematician, an engineer, an inventor, an anatomist, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a botanist, a musician, and a writer.

Leonardo da Vinci was born near Arno River's lower valley. His mother, Caterina, was a peasant, and his father, Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, was a notary.

da Vinci lived with his mother until he was five years old. Then, in 1457, he moved in with his father. His father was married a total of four times.

When da Vinci was fourteen, he was trained by Andrea "Verrocchio" di Cione in art. Together, they worked on The Baptism of Christ painting. He had an informal education in math, geometry, and Latin.

When Leonardo da Vinci trned 20, he was able to qualify for the guild of St. Luke, an association of doctors, medicine, and artists.

The Mona Lisa was one of da Vinci's most famous works. The Mona Lisa is also known as "La Giocanda," the wife of Francesco del Giocondo.

The Vitruvian Man was a drawing made from pen and ink. The picture represents the male body and how it should look. This picture shows the anatomist in Leonardo da Vinci.

The Last Supper shows the scene of Jesus' Last Supper before he died. The mural was painted directly onto drywall with experimental pigments.

Leonardo was an important role in the Renaissance because he made many things before his time and created many paintings and drawings. He educated many people during his time making him very popular.

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