Apr 15, 1452
Leonardo was bornLeonardo 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 artLeonardo was very advanced in the fine arts. He was sent to apprentice under Andrea del Verrochio.
Nov 9, 1472
The Painter's Guild of FlorenceLeonardo's work was so well received and loved that he was asked to join the Painter's Guild of Florence.
Jul 23, 1482
A move to a new cityLeonardo 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 notebooksSometime 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.
Dec 25, 1500
Da Vinci returns to FlorenceFinally Leonardo returned home to Florence, where he continued his career in art.
May 6, 1502
Leonardo changes his postLeonardo accepted a position travelling with the military troops in order to sketch out the land and draw maps. He returned to Florence in 1503.
Aug 18, 1513
The French leave MilanWhen 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 FranceFrance'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 diesIn May, Leonardo dies at Cloux.