Leonardo da Vinci - The Vitruvian Man
1452 - 1519
Leonardo da Vinci was the archetype of the Renaissance polymath and universal man, perhaps the first artist to attain complete mastery over many branches of art and sciences. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and engineer besides being a scholar in the natural sciences, medicine and philosophy.
Leonardo was the illegitimate son of a local lawyer in the small town of Vinci in the Tuscan region. However his father acknowledged him and took care of his formation. He was also generously endowed with many other gifts, like male beauty, a great singing voice, and athletic talent besides engineering and mathematical excellence.
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