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 Leonardo Da Vinci  (1452 - 1519)

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Lived/Active: Italy/France      Known for: Religious and portrait painting, sculpture, architecture, design, geology

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BIOGRAPHY for Leonardo Da Vinci
1452 (Vinci, Italy)
1519 (Amboise, France)


Self portrait - Self- Portrait, 1512

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Religious and portrait painting, sculpture, architecture, design, geology

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Ser Piero d'Antonio was a notary, scion of a long line of notaries, in the little village of Vinci.  By Caterina, a woman of that village, he had a boy who was born on April 15, 1452, and named Leonardo.  The boy's parents married soon after his birth, but they did not marry each other.  Caterina was given to a peasant of the village, while Ser Piero was united with a noble lady.  The child was brought up in his father's house.  If he had been legitimate, he would have b (showing 500 of 7438 characters).

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