Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was the most outstanding painter of the Italian Renaissance; some authorities consider him the best painter and draftsman of all time. In addition, he made a number of discoveries in botany, anatomy, mechanical engineering, and medicine which were unprecedented and unparalleled until the twentieth century.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, the illegitimate son of Piero da Vinci, descendant of a long line of Florentine minor officials, and a local woman known only as Caterina. Nevertheless, he was reared as a member of his father's household, first in Vinci and then in Florence; a notarized attestation of his birth by his grandfather signifies his family's recognition of him and of its responsibilities toward him....Read more
- April 15, 1452
- May 02, 1519
- Painter (Artist);
- Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci;
- di Ser Piero da Vinci, Leonardo