Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most remembered men to ever walk the face of the earth. Leonardo was always a curious man, that’s why he studied so many different subjects. He was an engineer, painter, draftsman, sculptor, scientist, and architect his life was so intriguing that anyone would write about his life including childhood, family, contributions, and sadly his death.
Leonardo was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He was born out of wedlock. His full birth name was Lionardo di ser Piero da vinci.
There is only so much known about his childhood; he spent his first five years living with his mother in Anchiano. Then moved in with his father, grandparents, and uncle in ...view middle of the document...
On his mother’s side he had three half-sisters and one half-brother, but nothing is known about the fifth child. Although Leonardo lived with his father most of his life, Caterina moved in with him at Milan in 1493 and later died in 1495.
Vinci was famous for his designs, art, cartography, geology, and studies. His designs later helped us to invent items such as the tank, parachute, and helicopter.
He studied many different subjects including math, reading, and, strangely, writing backwards. People believe that he wrote backwards because he didn’t want to smear the ink, but others believed its because he did not want anyone to steal his ideas.
Leonardo had a high understanding when it came to mathematics; he may not have known how to express it in numbers but he used shapes which shows his artistic side. Da Vinci’s main contribution to math was the exploration of the world and its measurements.
Most people remember Da Vinci’s name by his artistic abilities such as his painting of the Mona Lisa and the fact that painting is still the most famous painting in the world.
Interesting facts about Da Vinci include: He loved water, he developed plans for floating snowshoes, a breathing device for underwater...