The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

Events

Birth

April 15, 1452

Leonardo Da Vinci was born in the village of Anchiano near the city of Vinci, hence his name.

Apprenticeship

1467

Leonardo becomes an apprentice to Andrea De Verriocchio in Florence at age 15

Painter's Guild

1472

Florence's painters' guild accepts Leonardo at only age 20.

Self-propelled Cart

1478

Leonardo first sketches his design for a self-propelled cart.

Parachute

1483

Da Vinci sketches his idea for a parachute.

Virgin of the Rocks

1483

Leonardo paints the Virgin of the Rocks.

Scythed Cart

1485

Da Vinci sketches his design for a scythed cart.

Tank

1485

You read this right! In 1485 Leonardo sketched his design for a war tank.

Armored Ship

1487

Leonardo sketches an armored ship.

Vitruvian Man

1487

Da Vinci sketches the Vitruvian Man, combining his talent in art and knowledge in anatomy.

Adding Machine

1490

Leonardo sketches an adding machine.

The Last Supper

1498

Leonardo painted The Last Supper.

Machine Gun

1500

Da Vinci sketches his design of a machine gun.

The Mona Lisa

1503

Da Vinci begins this painting, and it is finished sometime during or before 1506.

Work of Theoretical Anatomy

1510

Along with Marcantonio della Torre, Leonardo made the Work of Theoretical Anatomy a mix of writing and over 200 drawings.

Saint John the Baptist.

1513

Leonardo paints Saint John the Baptist.

Death

May 2, 1519

Leonardo Da Vinci dies in France.