Johaira Valenzuela Final Draft 5 December 1, 2014 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was one of the greatest painters of all times and is considerate to be the most diversely talented person that ever lived. Leonardo was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. For me after reading and researching about Leonardo da Vinci has made appreciate all of the things that he did. It is noticeable that Da Vinci’s paintings have transcended time and he is viewed by the word as a genius. I think his vision of the world was too advance for his time. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452. He was the son of Ser Pierro da Vinci, who was a legal specialist, and a peasant girl named Caterina; he was considered an “illegitimate” son because they were not married. As a child he was very smart and was very quick at arithmetic and music. He learned the lyre and had a wonderful singing voice, and quickly went to further develop his talents with a tutor. He started to use his science to enhance his paintings. He studied and sketched rock formations, caves and fossils. (Biography.com) Leonardo da Vinci is worldwide known for his famous painting called the Mona Lisa or La Giaconda. Also he was the creator of the Vitruvian Man, which reveals the proportions of the human body. Leonardo was appreciated for his technology ingenuity. He conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. (Biography.com) Leonardo da Vinci was one of the brightest minds that ever existed; he was a disciplined man with multiples talents. Most of Leonardo’s creations were ahead of his time and have influenced new creations of this time. Leonardo’s vision of the world and inventions were impossible to create during his time. He is one of the greatest painters of all time and probably the person with the most talent in multiple disciplines that has ever existed. Leonardo is a legend, he is not only a hero but he is also a genius. The Vitruvian Man La Mona Lisa Works Cited "Leonardo Da Vinci." Chicago Tribune. 14 May 2006. Web. 1 Dec. 2014. Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 1 Dec. 2014.