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Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famous complex artist of the Renaissance and perhaps all time But what many people dont know is that he wasnt just a genius in art he also excelled in sculpting architecture and he was also an inventorLeonardo was born in a small stone house on April 15 1452 Leonardo started off interesting from the way he was conceived to what happened to his grave after he died He was born an illegitimate child in the small town of Vinci We dont know much of anything about his mother accept her name was Caterina and in town history she was known to be a barmaid On the other hand we know much about his father His fathers name was Piero da Vinci he was in his mid twenties when Leonardo was born and he worked as a lawyer in the small town of Vinci and later moved to Florence where he became a very accomplished lawyer Piero was a man who seemed to have bad luck because he had four wives and three of them died He wasnt the nicest guy either because he wasnt going to take Leonardo in until he found out his new 16 year old wife was barren and then he did because he wanted a child While Leonardo was growing up his father noticed his artistic talent and at the age of 15 his father took him to Florence to an art studio where he worked under Giorgio Vasari Vasari wrote much about Leonardo after his death He wrote that Leonardo had a spirit and courage invariably royal and magnanimousThe World of Leonardo pg12 and he could sing and improvise divinelyThe World of Leonardo pg12 In Vasaris biography you can tell that he had much respect for Leonardo he pictures him as a happy young man that was a singer flute player and could converse for hours Leonardo was entered into the painters guild
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