Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (1452–1519).

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Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo's genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works compose a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary, Michelangelo.Born out of wedlock to a successful notary and a lower-class woman in, or near, Vinci, he was educated in Florence by the renowned Italian painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio. He began his career in the city, but then spent much time in the service of Ludovico Sforza in Milan. Later, he worked in Florence and Milan again, as well as briefly in Rome, all while attracting a large following of imitators and students.

Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
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Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci ... Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath, regarded as the epitome of the "Renaissance Man", displaying skills in numerous diverse areas of...

The Last Supper (Leonardo)
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The Last Supper (Leonardo) ... ˈtʃeːna]) is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie...

List of works by Leonardo da Vinci
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List of works by Leonardo da Vinci ... The Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was one of the of the founding figures of the High Renaissance, and exhibited enormous influence on...

Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)
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Salvator Mundi (Leonardo) ... attributed in whole or in part to the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1499–1510. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original...

Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport ... Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma–Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci"; IATA: FCO, ICAO: LIRF) is an...

Personal life of Leonardo da Vinci
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Personal life of Leonardo da Vinci ... The Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) left thousands of pages of writings and drawings, but rarely made any references to his personal life...

The Death of Leonardo da Vinci
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The Death of Leonardo da Vinci ... The Death of Leonardo da Vinci or Francis I Receives the Last Breaths of Leonardo da Vinci is an 1818 painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique...

The Battle of Anghiari (Leonardo)
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The Battle of Anghiari (Leonardo) ... Battle of Anghiari (1505) is a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci, often referred to as "The Lost Leonardo", which some commentators believe to be still...

Annunciation (Leonardo)
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Annunciation (Leonardo) ... Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci and dated to circa 1472–1475. It is housed in the Uffizi gallery of Florence, Italy. Leonardo might have finished...

The Baptism of Christ (Verrocchio and Leonardo)
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The Baptism of Christ (Verrocchio and Leonardo) ... Andrea del Verrocchio and generally ascribed to him and his pupil Leonardo da Vinci. Some art historians discern the hands of other members of Verrocchio's...

Cultural references to Leonardo da Vinci
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SS Leonardo da Vinci (1958)
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Da Vinci's Demons
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Saint Jerome in the Wilderness (Leonardo)
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The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
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Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci
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Codex Leicester
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Saint John the Baptist (Leonardo)
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Adoration of the Magi (Leonardo)
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