Early Years

imagesCADWDRKE.jpgLeonardo De Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the village called Anchiano near Florence. He died May 2, 1519, lived till the age of 67. Leonardo’s father Ser Piero was is a lawyer, and Caterina his mother was is a peasant woman. His parents weren’t married; he was raised by his father. Leonardo is known to be illegitimacy most would say he was unfit of having proper education. So Leonardo didn’t follow his father’s paths to become a lawyer or a doctor. His life was very sad and depressing. Other would say he was treated as a legitimate child and received the same education as the children during his day.

At the age of 15 Leonardo De Vinci was sent to Florence to shadow Andre De Verrocchio. Andre De Verrocchio is a painter and a sculptor. When Leonardo turned the age 20 he was accepted into a painter program in Florence. A few years’ later people claimed Leonardo of sodomy. People harassed him and made him feel horrible about himself. In 1476 the sodomy charges were dropped.

His Career

Leonardo De Vinci was a painter, a sculptor, an architect and an engineer. He had the title of renaissance master. Leonardo moved to Milan to work in the city’s Duke. When he was there he builds up the title painter and engineer. He also enjoyed science and study of human anatomy. Leonardo’s painting is painted with accuracy and details. The paintings he created are in many different areas of the world. His most popular posters are the “The Last Supper”, “The Mona Lisa”, and “Vitruvian Man: The Proportions of the Human Figure. Leonardo painted the Virgin of the Rocks and the Lady with an Ermine. “Leonardo begins painting the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, a project that he only finishes after 10 years.” He was welcomed in Florence as the great painter of the day. There are paintings of Da Vinci are all over the world and notebooks. One of Leonardo’s books is owned by Bill Gates.

"The Last Supper"
"The Mona Lisa"

"Vitruvian Man"


Inventions he created

Even though Leonardo was most famous for his art work, he also spent time on his endeavors in science and technology. Leonardo's great sketches played a big part in his inventions. He is known to be one of the most prolific inventors in history and to have a very creative human mind. Leonardo's sketch was from the late fifteenth century of a flying machine. He didn't actually build the flying machine or test it, he job was to draw out how the machine would operate. The name of the flying machine he invented was Aerial Screw Helicopter.



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