Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy and

passed away at age 67 on May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France.

Leonardo was an Italian architect, engineer, painter, sculptor, and scientist.

His Family:

Leonardo was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, to illegitimate parents. His father, Ser Piero da Vinci, a prominent notary (a public official who certified legal documents) of Florence, and his mother, Caterina, was a local woman.

Cities That Leonardo Lived In:

In his life, Leonardo lived in four different cities, three in Italy and one in France. The cities in Italy were: Vinci, Milan, and Florence. The city from France: Amboise.


At age 15, Leonardo became an apprentice of Andrea del Verrocchio, who was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and painter in Florence.

Physical Appearance:

Leonardo was tall, athletic and extremely handsome. He was at least 5ft 8in tall. Leonardo had longer hair and later a beard that flowed over his chest.


Leonardo was creative, imaginative, and he could easily detach himself from the rest of the world. Leonardo was content, kind, and sarcastic person who loved animals, especially dogs and horses. He was very sure of himself too, and he didn't try to impress people. Leonardo was both a perfectionist and a procrastinator, that is said to be one of the reasons why he left so few paintings. Based on the MB Personality Test, I would guess that Leonardo was an INTP (Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Sensing) or ISTP (introversion, intuition, thinking, perception). He is an ISTP because he is quite a loner and was attracted to machines, tools and was a great Artist, who was fiercely independent.


Leonardo drew detailed picture of flying machines, a submarine (called: "a ship to sink another ship"), and many other inventions, making him one of the first Renaissance artist to take up industrial design. His science improved his paintings quality and math helped him organize space within his paintings, which he would paint on poplar (wood) panels or canvas. Also, anatomy helped him draw realistic figures. In some of his paintings, Leonardo would put his buddies, or rival painters in them. But Leonardo never signed his painting though. The small number of surviving paintings together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, comprise a contribution to later generations of artists rivaled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.

Two of Leonardo's Early Works:

The Annunciation

1472–1475, probably 1473–1474.

The Baptism of Christ

Painted by Verrocchio and Leonardo. 1469–72 by Verrocchio, then resumed by Leonardo perhaps mid-1470s.

Two of His
Well-Known Paintings:

Mona Lisa

Probably begun c. 1503–1504, finished by 1513–1514.

The Last Supper

Between 1494 and 1498.


An image of Leonardo da Vinci from Assassins Creed

holding a model of a flying machine.

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