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   Leonardo da
   L. d. V. ; Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci / Léonard de Vinci ;
   1452 in Anchiano near Vinci, Empoli, Italy
   Cloux, Amboise, France
   notary Ser Piero; natural mother: peasant girl Catarina
   autodidactic study of anatomy. since 1467 in Florence, 1472 member of painters's guild. apprentice to sculptor Andrea Verrocchio; Ant. Pollaiuolo
   various cities, courts & other patrons as Renaissance artist-engineer w. extremely broad interest & talent; stereometric & perspectival pl.f. Luca Pacioli; sev. L. drawings were used by Carlo Ruini (c.1530-1598)
   Giuliano de’ Medici, Florence; since 1516 François I, king of France
   anat. Marco Antonio della Torre; Francesco Giorgio Martini; math. Luca Pacioli:De divina proportione 1509; Francesco Melzi: cf. K.Reed: LdV & botanical illustr., in: Visualizing Medieval Medicine & Nat.History, Ashgate 2006:205-237
   anatomical, topographic, zoological, mathem.& technical drawing, painting, sculpting, wax models, stage-set & costume design; cartography & map-making ; ; ; ;
   collections Windsor, London, Milan, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Florence
   Nissen 1969/78 #35179; Choulant 1920:97-105; K Clark: Drawings LdV in coll. Windsor Castle 1969; O'Malley & Saunders: Human Body 1982; Pinault 1991; J.Pevsner,Trends Neurosci 25 (2002) 217-20; M.Kemp: L.2005; Experience, Exp & Design 2006; C.Jackson 1993:18-9; K.Reed in Visualizing Medieval Medicine ; Kemp 2006 ; Kemp ...
   AKL; ThB23 1929:76; Herrlinger 1972:70-82; Davidson2008: 5-7 active in Florence, Milan, Mantua, Venice, Rome. wax preparations of cerebral ventricles, lymphs & veins. Technician, engineer, natural historian primarily since 1500s. mathematical sketches: ; bibliography at

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