Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Andrea del Verrocchio Pages: 1 (300 words) Published: March 31, 2013
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath. He was born on the 15th, April 1452 at Italy (near Florence) by the mother and father, Ser Piero Da Vinci and Caterina and grew up with 17 half brother and sisters. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. When he was about 15, Leonardo's father apprenticed him to Andrea Del Verrocchio in Florence. As the young man's artistic genius shone through, Verrocchio allowed him to paint an angel in the corner of his painting, "Baptism of Christ". Afterward, feeling outdone by his apprentice, the master no longer allowed Leonardo to contribute to his work. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer who has inspired many others over the years and still continues to this day. He has been described as “the man of unquenchable curiosity” And “feverishly inventive imagination”. He has also been considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time, and the most talented to have lived. Leonardo Da Vinci was known by some to be gay but hasn’t be declared although he was find not guilty of sodomy in 1476 and had a companion from the age 10 for 26 years named Salai. On May 2nd 1519 Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinic died in Amboise (France) it is unknown how he died but is thought to be caused by a natural cause, and his remains were buried in the monastery of St. Florentine Amboise, France.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo’s 5 most achievements:
1) Artist
2) Inventor
3) Scientist
4) Biologist and Geologist
5) Philosopher
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