Leonardo Da Vinci
By Carla Rubio
W. Stiern Middle School
Leonardo was musician, architect, mathematician, inventor,
geologist, astronomer, engineer, sculptor, botanist, and
even an animal behavior.
He was known for all of those things, but mostly an
inventor and artist.
The Birth Of Leonardo
• Leonardo was born on April 15 1452, in a small town in Vinci in
•He died on 2 May 1519 in Amboise, France
• His full name was Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci
•He was always inventing and drawing new things.
• Da Vinci. He made many paintings.
•He made the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Virgin of Rocks, The
Lady with the Ermine and so many more.
•All of his drawings became famous and well-known by people all
over the world.
•All of his work demonstrates his fascination which physiognomy.
The Mona Lisa
In 1503 Leonardo created a masterpiece, the Mona Lisa.
The lady has irregular smile that attracts many people.
Intrigued people ever since he first painted it.
The Mona Lisa must have been really special and important
to him because he kept it very close to him.
The Last Supper
Made in the year of 1469.
It was a giant mural on the wall.
He painted it for many days.
He invented a new painting method and used it in the painting.
The Paint started to ware off.
Experts try to save the painting but they could not.
Working with the War
•During his life he help designed war tools.
•It was his job to design war machines.
•He designed submarines, guns, and many other things.
• He designed them but they were never built.
•Later he was passed on as the artist in Rome.
•Angry at the pope he left to Milan and there he was a military
engineer and architect.
The Black Death
The Black Death hit Milan, meanwhile Da Vinci started to study
sanitation and hygiene.
The streets were filled with human waste.
He thought that that was the cause of many people.
He decided he would make a plan to keep the city healthy.
It involved plumbing, street cleaning and public toilets.
But amazingly he escaped the Black Plague and he was no victim
Leonardo’s Work in
He believed that the earth was fixed.
Also that the sun and the moon went around it.
All of his interest in lenses and use of mirrors, led him to invent
His quote, “It is possible to find the by which the eye shall not see
remote objects as much diminished as in natural perspective.”
He wrote down the moons spots would be better defined.
Leonardo's Work in Astronomy cont.
Although he designed the telescope it was never built until later
He could have backed up his ideas but he never built it.
Still he studied the moon, earth sun and planets.
But a couple of Leonardo's ideas were wrong, he thought the
earth was a star.
Also he thought that if a human were to stand on the moon.
The Bodies of the Dead
Much of Leonardo's scientific work was private.
He had worried that people would laugh at him or even
worse, thrown into prison.
The work on the bodies he did, was illegal.
Had to work at night only.
Dissected more than 30 human bodies.
Believed human body was an ultimate machine.
Wanted to learn how the skeleton linked up, how the blood
flowed, and how muscles worked.
The Bodies of the Dead cont.
first person to ever discover hardened
arteries as a cause of death
Report that the heart is a muscle that
pumps the blood
Draw a human baby inside it‟s mother „s
Studied muscles and bones
Storm, Laura. Leonardo Da Vinci Artist
Reed, Jennifer. Leonardo Da Vinci Genius
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