Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci, or Leonardo da Vinci, was born on April 15th of 1452 in the city of Vinci, Republic of Florence (Italy) and died at the age of sixty-seven on May 2nd of 1519 in Amboise, France.
He spent his first five years in the hamlet of Anchiano in the home of his mother. Leonardo never received a formal education as a child, but later on he went to the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrochio to be taught. When he was twenty-two he was accused and acquitted of sodomy in Florence.
Da Vinci worked in diverse fields of the arts and sciences. He was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
His most famous works of art are the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, the most reproduced religious painting of all time, he also created the Vitruvian Man, a cultural icon.
By Beatriz & Luísa