2Early Life Born April 15,1452 in Tuscany, Italy His father (Ser Peirro da Vinci) and mother (Caterina) raised himHe lived a country childhoodHis 1st stepmom died when he was 12 and the 2nd stepmom died when he was 20When he was 5, he moved to his Grandpa’s home
3Eduacation He had 14 years of schooling His hobbies were painting and drawingHe was taught from a parish priest until he was 14, then he went to University of VerrocchioHe was a good studentHe was great at drawing and painting
4Fame and CareerHe is famous for painting the Mona Lisa and drawing inventions years before they were created. He accomplished many things, including, creating a play called “Masque of the Planets”, then was nicknamed “The Feast of Paradise” and creating, but never finishing, a painting called, The Battle of Anghiar, this painting is in the Great Council ChamberHe had to learn to paint, draw, grind paints and make paintbrushesHis influence was his mentor Andrea del VerrocchioHe had 2 apprentices (Francesco Melzi and Salani, a name Leo would call him)
5Interesting Facts His father married 4 times! His father never married Leonardo’s mom!Leonardo abandoned lots of his work!Leonardo never marriedNature fascinated LeonardoLeonardo was an apprentice to Andrea del Verrocchio before he became a famous artist
6Legacy Leonardo died on May 2nd,1519 because of old age He died when he was 67 years oldHis death most likely affected his communityBut his death wasn’t that tragicLeo will be remembered by his paintings, inventions, and scientific drawingsLeonardo left behind many pages of drawings, but only a few have been recovered
7PurposeI chose Leonardo da Vinci because I wanted to learn more about his life. I also chose him because his artwork fascinates me. Another reason why I chose Leonardo is because I can kind of make connections, like that I am an only child and he is too (for awhile). Also nature fascinates me, just like him!!