Leonardo Da Vinci

Events

Leonardo Da Vinci was born near the town of Vinci

1452

At 15 Leonardo is sent to Florence to work as apprentice to Andrea De Verrocchio.

1467

20 year-old Leonardo is accepted into the painters' guild of Florence.

1472

Leonardo is accused of sodomy; he is publicly humiliated although the charges are later dropped.

1476

The Annunciation is painted. The work, initially credited to Da Vinci, is now believed to have been painted by Lorenzo di Credi.

1478

Leonardo begins work on The Adoration of the Magi, an altarpiece for the Monastery of San Donato at Scopeto.He sketches many studies.

1481

Leonardo moves to Milan to work in the service of the city's duke, Ludovico Sforza. He gains the title of "painter and engineer of the duke.

1482

Leonardo paints the Virgin of the Rocks.

1483

Leonardo paints Lady with an Ermine.

1485

Leonardo begins work on The Last Supper in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.

1495

The Last Supper is completed.

1498

With the duke Ludovico Sforza'a fall from power, Da Vinci leaves Milan and spends a short time in Venice.

1499

Leonardo begins painting the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, a project that he only finishes after 10 years and Leo returns to Florence.

1500

Leonardo begins work as senior military architect and general engineer for Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI.

1502

Leonardo is commission to paint a mural for the council hall in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, which is to be the Battle of Anghiari, a work that would remain unfinished.

1503

Leonardo is commissioned to paint the Mona Lisa.

1503

Leonardo paints St. John the Baptist.

1515

The king of France invites Leonardo to come work for him.

1516

May 2, Leonardo dies in France.

1519