Da Vinci and Copernicus

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Da Vinci and Copernicus

Da Vinci & Copernicus

Leonardo Da Vinci, born on April 15th 1452 is known as the greatest artsist in mankind. He grew up close to the Town of Vinci in Italy, and had no formal education of math, reading, or writing. Da Vinci's father noticed his artistic abilities at a young age and sent him to the noted painter and sculpter, Andrea del Verrocchio. For about ten years Leonardo trained, and learned new artistic techniques. "His versatile and originative nature was born of a desire to promote creativity" (Da Vinci PDF). This quote means that Leonardo Da Vinci was a very willing and creative young artist. His paintings depicted a scientific phenomenon, yet had an artistic and creative approach.

Nicolaus Copernicus, born February 19th 1473 in torun, Poland made one of the greatest discoveries in history. He said that the earth orbits around the sun rather than everything revolving around the earth. Copernicus was born into a wealthy family. He had two sisters and a brother. When he was ten years old his parents passed away, so he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle. He lived with his aunt and uncle up until he attended Krakow to study mathematitics and Greek and Islamic astronomy. Later, he attendedthe University of Bologna where he studied law, and then medicine at the University of Padua. Copernicus soon began to question what he was taught about everything revolving around the earth. His theory about the earth moving around the sun was correct, and changed history forever.

Nicolaus Copernicus and Leonardo da Vinci were the same in many ways. Both men were alive during the same time period, as Copernicus lived from 1473 to 1543. Da Vinci was born in 1542 and died 1519. Da Vinci was most commonly known for being an artsist, but was also a philosopher and scientist. Copernicus was an astonomer, scientist, and mathematician, so both of them were scientists. They also both lived in Italy at one point in their life. Both Copernicus and da Vinci were very sucessful anf famous men.

Although Nicolaus Copernicus and Leonardo da Vinci have many similarities, they also have many differences. Copernicus was born over twenty years before da Vinci, and he also had rich parents and da Vinci did not. Leonardo da VInci lived in Milan with the duke, Lodovico Sforza and Nicolaus Copernicus attended many universities, such as Krakow, the University of Bologna, and the University of Padua. Da Vinci is most commonly known for his art, and is said to be the greatest artist of mankind. His most famous works is the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper". Copernicus is most commonly known for his amazing discovery about the earth orbiting around the sun, which changed the way we look at space. Though they are different, they both changed history forever.




Leonardo da Vinci is said to be the greatest artsist of all time. His paintings called "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa" are two of the most famous paintings in the world. His paintings, sketches, inventions, ect, were way ahead of his lifetime. His unique painting of "Mona Lisa" is so valued, that it is kept behind bullet proof glass at the Louvre in Paris. This particular painting has been stolen quite a few times. Da Vinci died five hundred years ago, yet hundreds of people lineup every single day to see the greatist artist of all time's paintings. Leonardo da Vinci made history.


Nicolaus Copernicus chnaged our understanding of science. He worked on an astronmical manuscript for sixteen years, and finally published it. His theory was that the sun is in the center of the universe, and the earth orbits around the sun.

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