Who Was

Leonardo Da Vinci?

  • A lonely little boy
  • A houseguest of the King of France
  • An inventor, musician, engineer, scientist, and painter of the world-famous Mona Lisa

About This Book

Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters.  Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to.  Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.