Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Criteria: Architect, sculptor, engineer, painter, scientist, and inventor.
Birth: April 15, 1452 in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, Italy
Death: May 2, 1519 in Cloux, near Amboise, France
Nationality: Italian
Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence. He was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. In the mid-1460s the family settled in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence, a major intellectual and artistic center of Italy, could offer. He rapidly advanced socially and intellectually. He was handsome, persuasive in cosing versation, and a fine musician and improviser….

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