Leonardo da Vinci did not cut off his ear. However, Vincent van Gogh, another famous painter, cut off part of his own ear.Know More
Leonardo da Vinci was the child of Ser Piero and a peasant girl. He was born on April 15, 1452, and went on to be one of the most famous artists in history despite the fact that his right hand was paralyzed.
Vincent van Gogh had a nervous and difficult personality even as a child. He suffered from depression and, his art work was always dark and melancholy. In 1888, suffering from a severe bout of depression, van Gogh cut off part of his left ear with a razor blade. He went on to document the event with the painting "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear."Learn more about Renaissance & Reformation
Leonardo da Vinci contributed greatly to the fields of art, science and invention during the Italian Renaissance. He is best known for painting the “Mona Lisa" and “The Last Supper." He was an investigator of topics such as botany, aerodynamics, zoology, geology, hydrodynamics, flight, human anatomy and optics.Full Answer >
Leonardo Da Vinci had 17 brothers and sisters. All of his siblings were half-siblings.Full Answer >
Leonardo da Vinci died at the Château de Cloux, now known as the Château du Clos Lucé. The château is located in Amboise, France, and it is connected to the royal residence at the Château d'Amboise via an underground passageway.Full Answer >
Leonardo da Vinci's father was Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci and his mother was a woman of Florence named Caterina. His father was a public official while his mother's identity is debated upon by scholars.Full Answer >