Leonardo Da Vinci

INFORMATION AND FUN FACTS

BIRTH - DEATH

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He died May 2, 1519 in Amboise, France.

MAJOR CONTRIBUTES

Leonardo Da Vinci was famous for his famous artwork and unique style. But in his later life, he invented the tank, the parachute, helicopter and many other things. His most famous piece of artwork is the Mona Lisa.

CONTRIBUTION TO STEM

At age 17, Leonardo Da Vinci went to become an apprentice of painting under the instruction of Andrea del Verrochio in Florence. This is where his appreciation of science really started. He used science to enhance his paintings and was right away intrigued. While he learned about art, his interests started to broaden. He would stroll along the banks of the Arno, and would study the nature around him. He sketched much of the world around him, studying rock formations, caves and fossils. These led to his scientific career.

From 1478 to 1482, he obtained his own studio, and later went to Milan. There, he had a great variety of jobs including designing artillery and planning river system diversions for the city. This is really where he started to dive into the field of science and learn more and more.

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT DA VINCI

1. Leonardo was left-handed

2. Leonardo was raised by his single father.

3. He often wore pink to make his completion look fresh.

4. Leonardo was one of the first Italians to use oil paints.

SOME OF LEONARDO'S FAMOUS QUOTES

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Art is never finished, only abandoned.


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.


The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.


Learning never exhausts the mind.


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.


The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die