Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Quick Facts

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Names
Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci full birth name
Dates
1452-1519
Birth
April 15, 1452
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Timeline

15 Apr 1452
Birth of Leonardo da Vinci
1467
Leonardo da Vinci becomes apprentice artist under Verrocchio in Florence
1472
Leonardo da Vinci accepted into painters guild of Florence
1477
Leonardo da Vinci leaves Verrocchio's workshop to work independently in Florence. Early technical sketches survive from this period.
1481
Leonardo da Vinci is working for 12 years on his main project for Duke Ludovico Sforza in Milan, a monumental equestrian statue of Francesco Sforza.
1482
Leonardo da Vinci moves to Milan
1483
Leonardo da Vinci paints the Virgin of the Rocks
1493
The clay model of Leonardo's equestrian statue is publicly displayed during the wedding of Emperor Maximilian to Bianca Maria Sforza. Just before it is cast in bronze, imminent war requires the bronze to be used for cannons instead. Tragically, the statu
1495
Leonardo da Vinci paints The Last Supper
1498
Leonardo paints the ceiling of the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, Milan.
Dec 1499
Soon after the French enter Milan, Leonardo leaves the city with mathematician Lucas Pacioli.
1500
Leonardo is hired as an architectural expert by a committee investigating damages to the church of San Francesco al Monte in Florence.
Feb 1500
Leonardo visits Mantua
Mar 1500
Leonardo visits Venice
Apr 1500
Leonardo da Vinci returns to Florence after 17 years

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