Leonardo Da Vinci

By: Zach G.

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About

· He was the son of Messer Piero Fruosino Di Antonio da vinci

· His mother was belived to be Caterina da Vinci

· He had no surname “da vinci” means of vinci referring to his birth place.

· His full name is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci meaning Leonardo son of Messer Piero from vinci.

· Known for his work in science and art.

· Lived from 1452 to 1519 during the Italian Renaissance.

· He was capable of great discipline, being able to teach himself both latin and anatomy.

· He is often described as the archetype of the renaissance man.

His life

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· He was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.

· He was the son of Messer Piero Fruosino Di Antonio da vinci

· In 1466 he moved to Florence where he became the apprentice of Verrocchio

· It is believed that when Verrocchio began to notice his pupil’s genius that he grew ashamed of his own talents and swore to never paint again.

· He worked with Verrocchio for a few years, but later became more independent.

· In 1482 he moved to Milan, at this point he was considered a master but was not satisfied with his life in the artistic city of Florence.

· At the start of the second Italian war in 1499 the invading French overthrew Ludovico Sforza which caused Leonardo, his assistant Salai, and his friend Luca Pacioli to flee to Milan for Venice.

· In Venice he was employed as a military architect and engineer tasked with devising methods of defending the city from naval attacks.

· He returned to Florence in 1500 were he was provided with a workshop

· In 1502 he entered the service of Cesare Borgia ( son of pope Alexander VI) as a military architect and engineer travelling throughout Italy.

· He again retuned to Florence were he rejoined the guild of St. Luke

Know works

The Mona Lisa

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one of the most famous painting of all time. It is belived that the woman in the painting is belived to be the wife of A Florentien citizen Francesco del Giocondo.

The Last Supper

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the mural depicts jesus and and the twelve disicples as he states that one of them will betray him. It curently covers a wall at the monestary of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. it is mostly a reconstruction due to experimentation with the paint causing it to deteriorize.

Lady with an Ermine

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The woman in the painting is Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. It is one of only 4 female portraits done by leonardo da vinci, the others being Labelle ferronniere, Ginevra de' Benci, and The Mona Lisa.

Self portrait

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he is belived to be 60 years old in the painting, however it is debated whether or not this is actualy da vinci or someone else. It currently resides in the Royal Library of Turin, Italy.

Inventions

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Arial Screw

since a young age da Vinci had an obsession with trying to create a flying machine.
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Ornithopter

By turning a crank it would allow the pilot to fly ba flapping the machines wings.
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Parachute

Would allow a person to fall from high altitude without injury.
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Armored Tank

could carry eight people and protect them from the fight. featured 36 guns pointed in all directions. It could be driven at about walking speed by turning a series of cranks.

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