Leonardo da Vinci was best known for his paintings, drawings and technological designs. In addition to these he also worked as an architect and engineer and was reportedly a skilled musician. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519, was an Italian artist, inventor, architect and scientist. His talents were so wide-ranging and diverse that he is considered an archetypal renaissance man. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in the Italian town of Vinci in the Tuscan region. The town of Vinci lies in the lower valley of the Arno River. More »

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Other than basic skills in reading, writing, and math, Leonardo da Vinci had little formal education. Out of an appreciation of 14-year old da Vinci's artistic talents, his father arranged for him to apprentice in Floren... More »

Leonardo da Vinci's father was Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci and his mother was a woman of Florence named Caterina. His father was a public official while his mother's identity is debated upon by scholars. More »

The artistic style most often associated with Leonardo da Vinci is Italian Renaissance. Da Vinci peaked in popularity during the High Renaissance, a period of 30 years beginning in 1490 and ending in 1527, after Charles ... More »

Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of painting the Mona Lisa, an oil painting on canvas, as a commission from Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The painting was to be a portrait of Giocondo's ... More »