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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Universal genius (1452-1519)

Renowned as a supreme painter—as testified by his “Annunciation,” “Virgin ofthe Rocks,” “Last Supper,” “Virgin and Child with St. Anne,” “Mona Lisa,” “Johnthe Baptist” and a dozen other masterpieces—Leonardo da Vinci also dissected30 cadavers and was the father of scientific illustration. In 5,000 pages of his“Notebooks,” he covered painting, anatomy, optics, astronomy, human flight,mathematics, mechanics, hydraulics, military engineering and urban planning. Hedied in France as chief painter, architect and engineer for Francis I. (Provided byFra Noi/Written by Peter D’Epiro) For more geniuses, go to

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