Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Biographical Details

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinici, Italy and died on May 2, 1519 in Amboise, France. His parents were Piero Fruosino di Antionio da Vinci, a wealthy gentleman, and Caterina da Vinci, a peseant.

Most of his works were religious such as The Last Supper, The Virgin of the Rocks and The Baptism of Christ. He was also employed to design, build, and cast a large equestrian statue by Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, but never finished the job.

The True "Renaissance Man"

Da Vinci was very advanced in many areas including painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, math, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He also invented modern day things such as the parachute and the aerial screw.

Da Vinci was employed for many projects by Ludovico Sforza, The Duke of MIlan. He also created a map of Imola so to sin the patronage of Cesare Borgia, who later hired him as his cheif military engineer. He was also employed ny individual parishes to paint single works of his art.

His most famous work was the Mona Lisa but other famous works of his include The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man


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