Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in Italy. He was the son of the wealthy Messer Piero Fruosino Di Antonio Da Vinci and Caterina Da Vinci, a peasant. His complete name was Leonardo Di Ser Pierdo Da Vinci. He was well-known for “Diverse fields of the arts and sciences”.
He spent his first five years in the hamlet of Anchiano and in 1457, he moved to Francisco. He received an in-formal education in Mathematics. His early life has been considered as the subject of historical conjecture. When he was 15 years old, his father refer him to the artist Antonio Pollaiuolo. From there his artist career started and he became an independent master.
He was an Italian Renaissance Polymath: engineer, musician anatomist, , cartographer, painter, botanist, geologist and writer. He was the creator of masterpieces like Mona Lisa, Madonna of the Rocks and The Last Supper. Further, he made countless observations on mountains, rocks and rivers. He stated many hypotheses on them.
His notebooks revealed the spirit of scientific inquiry and mechanical inventiveness. He wrote on subjects like geology, anatomy, flight, gravity and optics. He invented bicycle, helicopter, airplane and parachute some 500 years ago.
If all his work had been publishes, he would be recognized as the pioneering scientist. Unfortunately, Leonardo died on May 2, 1519 in Amboise, Kingdom of France. He was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, France. Leonardo was far more than the great artist. He has the best scientific mind of his time.