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Leonardo Da Vinci Timeline

  • 1452

    The Birth Of Leonardo Da Vinci

    The Birth Of Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo’s Birth at Anchiano, two miles from Vinci – He lives with his mother.
  • 1455

    Leonardo Moves in with his Grandparents

    Leonardo moves to Vinci to live with his Grandparents.
  • 1466

    Leonardo Moves again and becomes an Apprentice

    Moves to Florence with his father to apprentice in Andrea Verrocchio’s workshop.
  • 1472

    Leonardo Becomes A Member Of The Florence Painters' Guild

    Leonardo paints angel in Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ (left hand corner of painting); he is also accepted into the Painters’ Guild that year.
  • 1473

    Leonardo's Oldest Drawing

    Leonardo's Oldest Drawing
    Leonardo makes his Landscape Drawing, his oldest surviving drawing.
  • 1481

    The Adoration of the Magi

    The Adoration of the Magi
    Commissioned for Adoration of the Magi, first large painting – which like so many others, he leaves unfinished!
  • 1482

    A change in Leonardo's life

    Leonardo offers service as engineer, architect, sculptor, and painter, to Duke of Milan.
  • 1483

    Virgin of the Rocks Painting

    Virgin of the Rocks Painting
    Moves to Milan; contracted for first Virgin of the Rocks, that he doesn’t finish; starts initial sketches for the equestrian statue for Duke of Milan. The Duke quickly asks it to be made three – four times lifesize.
  • 1488

    First Anatomical drawings appear in his notebooks.

    First Anatomical drawings appear in his notebooks.
    Leonardo had a couple of sketches of what he saw in the human body, Anatomical drawings are sketches of the human body
  • 1490

    Leonardo starts having bigger Idea's

    Leonardo directs feasts and pageants; starts serious work in notebooks; makes scale model for equestrian statue; considers making a telescope.
  • 1493

    Leonardo starts on a new Project

    Leonardo starts on a new Project
    Builds full-scale clay model of the equestrian statue, unveiled for wedding.
  • 1494

    Leonardo spends some time away studying

    May have painted second Virgin of the Rocks; begins construction of canal and molds for statue. Leonardo also spends some time away from Milan, in Pavia studying.
  • 1495

    Leonardo Begins Last Supper painting

    Leonardo Begins Last Supper painting
    Begins Last Supper in the dining room at the Santa Maria delle Grazie (finishes in 1497). He also teaches himself Latin and makes sketches for a “humanoid” robot.
  • 1497

    Leonardo illustrates a new book

    Leonardo illustrates a new book
    Leonardo illustrates Pacioli’s new geometry book, On Divine Proportion
  • 1498

    Leonardo to publish his notebooks

    Leonardo plans to publish his notebooks; writes book on theory of mechanics. He meets with other artists at an “Academia” to discuss artistic theories.
  • 1499

    Leonardo's clay horse was destroyed

    Leonardo’s clay horse is destroyed by French soldiers invading Milan
  • 1500

    Leonardo Flea's

    Leonardo Flea's
    Leonardo leaves Milan after it falls to the French; he makes his way to Mantua, Venice, and then back to Florence, where he begins work on Madonna and Child with St Anne. The Last Supper mural is already deteriorating.
  • 1502

    Leonardo serves as a military engineer

    Leonardo serves as military engineer and cartographer to Cesare Borgia; traveling with the army throughout Romagna. Leonardo designs a bridge for the Sultan.
  • 1503

    Leonardo starts working on the Mona Lisa

    Commissioned for painting of Battle of Anghiari; begins Mona Lisa (working intermittently on both). He also works on plans for canal from Florence to the sea and experiments with flying.
  • 1505

    Leonardo finishes a battle sketch

    Finishes full-size sketch of Battle painting; does many nature sketches.
  • 1506

    Leonardo Finishes Mona Lisa

    Summoned to Milan by the French governor; stops work on Battle painting; apparently finishes Mona Lisa (but never relinquishes it).
  • 1508

    Leonardo Returns to Milan

    Returns to Milan, where he is employed by French King Louis XII, currently living there; begins major anatomical research.
  • 1513

    Leonardo begins on his science work

    Leonardo goes to Rome, at request of Pope Leo X’s brother, Giuliano. He opens art studio but concentrates on his science work.
  • 1515

    Leonardo can not do anymore human dissection's, paints his last picture

    Constructs mechanical lion for Francis I’s coronation. Leonardo is forbidden by Pope from doing more human dissections. Paints last known picture: St John the Baptist.
  • 1516

    Leonardo moves again

    Leonardo moves to Amboise, France to work for King Francis I as “Premier Painter and Engineer and Architect of the King” (takes several paintings with him, including the Mona Lisa). His right hand is paralyzed by a stroke.
  • 1519

    The Death of Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo writes his will on April 23rd, dies on May 2nd.