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Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 to notary, Ser Piero, and a young peasant girl by the name of Caterina out of wedlock. As a child born out of wedlock most job opportunities back then were closed to him and that may be the reason why he became a specialist in so many different areas throughout the rest of his life. As Leonardo started to grow up, his father put him in the standard education course which was reading, writing, and arithmetic. Da Vinci, even as a child showed high levels of artistic ability. Only 15, Leonardo moved to Florence with his father where it was more convenient to live and work. By doing this he has begun his ordinary life. Leonardo's father had known about his son's artistic ability for a while, so he decided to apprentice his son to Verrocchio, who was one of the most successful artists of his time. While being apprenticed he was also the fellow pupil of Botticelli, Perugino, and Lorenzo di Credi. During his apprenticeship he trained in painting, sculpture, as well as in mechanical arts. According to legend Verrocchio recognized Da Vinci's mastery of painting and Verrocchio was determined to never paint again. Therefore this would be Da Vinci's meeting with the mentor. In 1472 Leonardo was accepted into Florence's painter's guild, but instead of going off and working independently immediately he stayed in his master's workshop for another five years. After 1482 he left Florence and all that he was working on, and moved to Milan to begin working under the service of the city's Duke. It may have been the idea of Neoplatonism that was growing ever more popular in Florence that made him decide to move to Milan. He spent 17 years in Milan until the Duke's fall from power in 1499. Leonardo was id... ... middle of paper ... ... summer palace at Amboise. Leonardo died at Cloux at the age of 67. His body was buried in the palace church of Saint-Florentin, but the church was destroyed during the French Revolution and now his body can no longer be found. Works Cited "Leonardo Da Vinci Biography." Leonardo Da Vinci Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. Ludwig Heinrich, Heydenreich. "Leonardo Da Vinci." Britannica Biographies (2012): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. "Leonardo da Vinci." 2014. The Biography Channel website. Feb 25 2014, 05:58 "Leonardo Da Vinci Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014 Ryan, JamesDaigle, Justin. "Leonardo Da Vinci." Leonardo Da Vinci (2005): 1. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. RM, plc. "Leonardo Da Vinci." Hutchinson's Biography Database (2011): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
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