Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. He was educated in Florence by the Italian painter and sculptor Andrea Del Verrocchio. Leonardo was a genius polymath who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Throughout his life, he was active as a painter, sculptor, architect, theorist, inventor and scientist. He was also known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on many subjects, including cartography, painting, anatomy, astronomy, botany and paleontology. He is identified as one of the greatest painters in history, creating some of the most influential paintings such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man.