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Leonardo Da Vinci

 (1452 - 1519)
Leonardo Da Vinci was active/lived in Italy, France.  Leonardo Da Vinci is known for Religious and portrait painting, sculpture, architecture, design, geology.

Leonardo Da Vinci

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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 been given a typical full education in law or medicine, but happily his fate would have to be in some art, craft or trade.

When Leonardo was thirteen he was placed in the house of Andrea del Verrochio; it was a very happy choice.  In Verro  ...  Displaying 750 of 7438 characters.

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About  Leonardo Da Vinci

Born:  1452 - Vinci, Italy
Died:   1519 - Amboise, France
Known for:  Religious and portrait painting, sculpture, architecture, design, geology