“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ” - Leonardo da Vinci
Born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was the love child of a landowner and a peasant girl. Raised by his father, he began apprenticing at the age of 14 under the artist Verrocchio. Within six years, he was a master artist and began taking commissions from wealthy clients. His best-known works are two of the most famous paintings of all time, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. His scientific inquiries fill 13,000 pages, ranging from anatomy to war machines.