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Throughout history there have been many people who have affected the way we live today Some of these people have devised laws created machines or sculpted artwork Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti are two of these people Leonardo was a painter sculptor inventor musician architect scientist and military engineer Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15 1452 in the town of Vinci He was born an illegitimate child to Caterina a peasant girl His father was Ser Piero Da Vinci a public notary for the city of Florence As for Michelangelo he was born on March 6 1475 to a father called Ludovico and a mother named Francesca who was not capable of taking care of him She sent her son to a family of stone cutters and whose wife became Michelangelos mother His real mother Francesca died when he was only six years old Both Michelangelo and Da Vinci lived hard lives and received little care from their parents The two distinctive artists have many things they share in common amongst background interests and accomplishments however they also have many differences which makes each one diverse from the other Although there is a twenty three year gap between both Italian artists they both have many common qualities Leonardo was so talented that after he painted two angels in the corner of Verrocchios Baptism of Christ Verrocchio never painted again Soon after that Leonardo went on to paint the Annunciation which was his first of only a few completed paintings Sculpting was a pastime that DaVinci cherished His two great sculptures are the giant equestrian statue of Francesco Sforza and the monument for Marshal Trivulzio Both of these sculptors were not finished When Leonardo painted he generally experimented with new techniques and paints so once he finished perfecting the experiment he went on to another work Leonardos paintings are truly masterful He made two copies of one of his first paintings The Virgin
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