Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy (which is just outside of Florence). Da Vinci was an illegitimate son of a twenty-five year old notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant girl, Caterina. Leonardo’s father took custody of him a short time after birth. His mother, however, married someone else and moved. They kept having children, but not with each other.
Leonardo was born on Saturday April 15, 1452 at 3 a.m. (Frere 29) and died May 2, 1519 at age 67(mos 2). He was born in Tuscany, a little town near Italy. His father Ser Piero di Antonio, a rich noble, and his mother Caterina, a peasant, never got married but, supplied him with 17 half brothers and sisters (29). Both his parents later went on to marry different people (29). Until the age of five he lived with his mother then moved in with his father and stepmother (30).
The Life or Bibliography of Sandro Botticelli. Sandro Botticelli, born as Alessandro Filipepi was born in Florence Italy in 1445, and lived out his life there until he died. Sandro began his career during the Italian Renaissance period, and even as a child he was always creative. Being the youngest of 5 children, his father allowed him to become an apprentice to one of the local goldsmiths. Over the time period of working with this goldsmith, he gave Sandro the nickname Botticelli which means “Little Barrel.” After a while he was able to convince his father to let him study painting.
This displayed his potential and artistic excellence from a young age. His abilities provoked jealously in other students, leading an fellow student to break his nose, leaving him noticeably disfigured. At age 14 Michelangelo was selected by Ghirlandaio as one of his top two students, to attend the Humanist Academy of Florence. This selection was the request of the leader of Florence, Lorenzo de Medici. At the age of fifteen he was invited to study under the work of sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni, the most renowned sculptor at the time.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. His full birth name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. The meaning of Leonardo birth name is Leonardo, son of (Mes) ser Piero from Vinci. He was born to Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci who was a Florentine notary, and Caterina, a peasant. Leonardo was an illegitimate son because his parents were never married.
He enjoyed the company of other painters. Michelangelo’s father enrolled him in a grammar school when he got older. Still disinterested in the petty, strict ways of the education system, Michelangelo spent most of his time studying the vast art of Florence, Italy. Due to his promising potential, Michelangelo received an apprenticeship at the young age of 13! With the infamous Domenico Ghirlandaio, an appraised ar... ... middle of paper ... ...y.
Vinci was a Republic of Florence, and in itself it is equivalent with our boroughs or counties. Leonardo's father, Ser Piero, got a woman named Catarina pregnant. It is likely that she was the daughter of a farmer and therefore he didn't marry her. She gave birth to Leonardo and then Ser Piero married another woman within the year. He was 25 years old when Leonardo was born.
Leonardo Da Vinca The illegitimate son of a 25-year-old notary, Ser Piero, and peasant girl, Caterina, Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, just outside Florence. His father took custody of the little fellow shortly after his birth, while his mother married someone else and moved to a neighboring town. They kept on having kids, although not with each other, and they eventually supplied him with a total of 17 half sisters and brothers. Growing up in his father's Vinci home, Leonardo had access to scholarly texts owned by family and friends. He was also exposed to Vinci's longstanding painting tradition, and when he was about 15 his father apprenticed him to the renowned workshop of Andrea del Verrochio in Florence.
Back then, not all people had surnames; only those who were rich and powerful deserved one. Therefore, when people today refer to him as “Leonardo da Vinci”, “da Vinci” actually means “from Vinci” in Italian. His talent for painting was recognized by his family and neighbors when he was still a boy, and he started his painting career at a very young age. At 14, he was sent to Florence by his father to learn from Verrocchio, who owned a leading workshop at the time. It is said that when he cooperated with Verrocchio on the Baptism of Christ, his skill was so much finer than his master’s that Verrocchio quit in the middle and never painted again for his whole life.
Ser Piero, a wealthy man and Catherina, a peasant are also known as Leonardo’s parents. His parents were never married and eventually split up. Piero was charged with sodomy in 1476, This started rumors about his sexual-orientation that was never forgotten. Even though his parents split up they still were having children with other people. All in all ... ... middle of paper ... ...rom natural causes.