Leonardo da Vinci
Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Leonardo da Vinci
Born: April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
Death: May 2, 1519 (Age: 67)
- Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.
- His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.
- Widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
- Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time.