Leonardo da Vinci

Biography and Works

Renaissance Person

Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance person. I would classify him under Castiglione's criteria because he was well rounded and played music.

Leonardo was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.


Places Lived:

Amboise, France

Florence, Italy

Vinci, Italy

Milan, Italy

Worked for:

apprentice to Andrea del Verrochino,

Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan,

Cesare Borgia, Giuliano de Medici (Pope Leo X),

and Francis I

Facts about his life:

-Started painting at age 14

-did not complete most paintings

-drew helicopters/planes before

they were invented

-he was left handed

-he never married or had children

-wrote his notes in reverse


"Leonardo Da Vinci, His Paintings and Life." Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings,Drawings,Quotes,Biography. N.p., 2011. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.

"Da Vinci Interesting Facts." Da Vinci Interesting Facts. N.p., 2011. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.