Leonardo Da Vinci was born on 15th April, 1452 in Vinci, Italy as Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci. He was an artist, writer and also a mathematician. He died on 2nd May, 1519 in Amboise, France.
He was the leading person for Italian Renaissance. His father was a Notary who took care of him; his stepmothers also had responsibilities on his life. Da Vinci started his career as a novice artist under accomplished artist Verrocchio, at the age of 14. He learnt several skills like leather arts, drawing, metal work and many more for 6 years. After working for six years with great commitment, he qualified as a master artist in Guild of Saint Luke. He was able to establish his own workshop also at the same age.
In 1482 he created a silver lyre for a man called Lorenzo de Medici. With the creation, he wrote a letter to the employer describing all his skills. That creation and letter gave Da Vinci the opportunity to work on many great projects from 1482 to 1499. The famous painting “The Last Supper” has been created between that period.
After becoming a famous painter, step by step, Da Vinci was commissioned for a private project which became world famous afterwards, the “Mona Lisa”. This great painting which shows humans’ inherent spirituality was drawn between 1505-1507. Other than those two creations he has done many other paintings such as The Vitruvian Man, Lady with an Ermine etc.
Lots of people know him as a dedicated person and an artist. But he was a master of writing, scientific studies, Anatomy, Engineering and inventions. He wrote about natural philosophy, designed first flying machine according to flight of birds, designed armored vehicle, concentrated solar power, automated bobbin winder, adding machine, machine for testing tensile strength of a wire and many more designs in Anatomy, civil engineering, hydrodynamics and optics. That shows his quality of the thirst searching knowledge, inventing and courage. He never limited his talents to one certain field and did everything for mankind.