History's HEROES? Dated April 1452 - May 1519

Leonardo da Vinci

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Italy and France
Da Vinci was born and raised in Italy, but studied and conducted much of his work in France .



    • Brave / Courageous
    • Clever
    • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
    • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
    • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
    • Inspiring / Charismatic
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Wise
    • Honest

    Renaissance Man

    Leonardo da Vinci, famous for painting the Mona Lisa, was a genius scientist and artist, his works far beyond anything available at the time.

    Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He was a scientist, mathematician, and artist, among many other things. His works and studies extended far beyond the norm at the time, discovering things and creating technology far surpassing anything for hundreds of years. He documented over 13,000 pages of his works in notes and drawings. Sadly, much of the work he performed was unable to influence society as his actions at the time were considered sinful.

    Life in Leonardo da Vinci's world

    During the time Leonardo da Vinci lived, religion prevailed over everything in life. Entire lifestyles were based on religious beliefs.

    Was Leonardo da Vinci a Hero?

    Things you might not know about Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci created designs of helicopters and planes over 400 years before the Wright brothers created their first planes.
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