Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 outside of the sleepy town of Vinci. Which is about one days travel on mule cart. Leonardo's father was named Ser Piero da Vinci. Very little is known about his mother because his father and his mother were not married. What is know about her is that her name was Caterina and Ser Piero refused to marry her so ancestry was intentionally suppressed so she could marry again. Some
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human knowledge. "To call Leonardo an excellent painter is like labeling Shakespeare a clever wordsmith. He was a true genius, recognized in his own time and idolized in ours."(307, MacLeish). These words could not have been stated any better. Leonardo da Vinci was perhaps one of the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance. What is most impressive about Leonardo da Vinci is not the achievements themselves, but the range and significance of these amazing achievements.