Leonardo Da Vinci
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt
N 47° 24.750 E 000° 59.150
31T E 348056 N 5252972
Quick Description: The grave of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert at the castle of Amboise
Location: France
Date Posted: 11/18/2007 6:09:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM2KWF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 265

Long Description:
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was a Tuscan (Italian) polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, poet and writer. Born at Vinci in the region of Florence, the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant girl, Caterina, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan where several of his major works were created. He also worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, spending his final years in France at the home given him by King François I. In 1516, he entered François' service, being given the use of the manor house Clos Lucé next to the king's residence at the royal Chateau Amboise. It was here that he spent the last three years of his life. Leonardo died at Clos Lucé, France, on May 2, 1519 and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in the castle of Amboise.
Description:
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was a Tuscan (Italian) polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, poet and writer


Date of birth: 04/15/1452

Date of death: 05/02/1519

Area of notoriety: Science/Technology

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Indoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 09h00 - 17h30

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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