Leonardo da Vinci
Born in Vinci in 1452.
From a young age Leonardo showed a great talent for painting and sculpting. Under the guidance of his mentor Verrocchio he became very talented indeed.
Two of his fellow students were Botticelli and Pietro Vannucci (il Perugino).
As well as painting and sculpting, Leonardo studies included engineering, human anatomy, mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. He was also an inventor of mechanical machines.
In 1487 he painted the famous L'Ultima Cena (Last Supper) and in 1506 he painted another masterpiece called La Gioconda ( Mona Lisa) .
Leonardo is considered to be one of the greatest minds in the history of mankind.