Leonardo da Vinci

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci

Profession: Painter, Scientist & Visionary


Why Famous: Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. One of the greatest painters of all time. He conceptualised flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine,the double hull, and a theory of plate tectonics.

Born: April 15, 1452
Birthplace: Vinci, Florence, Italy
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 2, 1519 (aged 67)

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Historical Events in the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

  • 1496-01-03 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine
  • 1999-05-28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display
  • 2017-11-15 Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork