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Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian artist and inventor born in Tuscany in 1452. At the age of 15, he joined the Verrochio workshop where he trained in a range of disciplines (painting, sculpture, mathematics, decorative work).
In 1481, Leonardo left Florence for Milan, where he stayed until 1499. From 1506, he divided his time between Milan and Florence. In 1516, he accepted the invitation of François I, king of France, to move to the Manoir du Cloux, near Ambroise, now known as Chateau du Clos Lucé, where he was named "chief artist, engineer, and architect to the King". In His Majesty's own words: "You will be free here to dream, think and work."
Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519.
Last updated: May 12, 2006
Self-portrait in red chalk, estimated 1512 to 1515
- Leonardo da Vinci @ Wikipedia -- A biography of the original Renaissance Man -- artist, inventor, philosopher, polymath.
- ARTEHISTORIA.COM -- Biography of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci by artehistoria.com (in Spanish)
- Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks -- Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks in eBook format
- BBC - Science & Nature - Leonardo -- BBC website dedicated to Leonardo
- Project Gutenberg -- List of resources about Leonardo Da Vinci at Project Gutenberg
- IMDb -- The listing for Leonardo Da Vinci at IMDb
- Vasari: Life of Leonardo Da Vinci -- Bio of Leonardo Da Vinci from Giorgio Vasari: "Life of Leonardo da Vinci"
- Web Gallery of Art, image collection, ... -- Web Gallery of Art, image collection, virtual museum, searchable database of European fine arts (1100-1850) - LEONARDO da Vinci