Significant Events in Da Vinci's Life

Timeline created by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo was born

    Leonardo was born
    Leonardo was born on April 15, in Vinci. Leonardo was born to Ser Piero, a notary, and Caterina, a peasant girl; his parents were never married.
  • Aug 16, 1467

    Leonardo is sent away to study art

    Leonardo is sent away to study art
    Leonardo was very advanced in the fine arts. He was sent to apprentice under Andrea del Verrochio.
  • Nov 11, 1472

    The Painter's Guild of Florence

    Leonardo's work was so well received and loved that he was asked to join the Painter's Guild of Florence.
  • Dec 8, 1477

    Leonardo out-paints his teacher

    Leonardo out-paints his teacher
    While studying under Verrochio, they worked together to paint The Baptism of Christ. Leonardo's section is said to have outshined Verrochio's.
  • Jul 23, 1482

    A move to a new city

    A move to a new city
    Leonardo was charged with a crime that he was later cleared from. He was so embarrassed that he moved from Florence to Milan.
  • Oct 1, 1490

    Da Vinci's notebooks

    Da Vinci's notebooks
    Sometime during the 1490's da Vinci began keeping notebooks full of his philosophies and beliefs. Many of these notebooks can be seen today in various museums.
  • May 29, 1495

    Da Vinci paints The Last Supper

    Da Vinci paints The Last Supper
    While working in Milan, Leonardo took on many projects. One of those was one of his most famous, The Last Supper.
  • Dec 25, 1500

    Da Vinci returns to Florence

    Da Vinci returns to Florence
    Finally Leonardo returned home to Florence, where he continued his career in art.
  • May 6, 1502

    Leonardo changes his post

    Leonardo accepted a position travelling with the military troops in order to sketch out the land and draw maps. He returned to Florence in 1503.
  • Sep 8, 1503

    The Mona Lisa

    The Mona Lisa
    When he returned to Florence, da Vinci was hired to paint a portrait of a wealthy man's wife. Her name was Mona Lisa.
  • Apr 30, 1506

    Leonardo returns to Milan

    Leonardo returns to Milan
    Leonardo returned to Milan to work for the French governor there. He put a hold on his art to do architect work.
  • Aug 18, 1513

    The French leave Milan

    When the French were forced out of Milan, Leonardo left as well. He went to Rome where he lived for several years.
  • Jun 27, 1516

    Leonardo is invited by the King of France

    Leonardo is invited by the King of France
    France's king, King Francis I, asked Leonardo to come paint for him. Leonardo travelled to France where he stayed the rest of his life.
  • May 2, 1519

    Leonardo dies

    Leonardo dies
    In May, Leonardo dies at Cloux.
  • Period:
    Apr 15, 1452
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    May 2, 1519

    Significant Events in Da Vinci's Life

    Leonardo da Vinci was a famous artist and inventor. He painted masterpieces like the Mona Lisa. This is a timeline of his life.