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.Know More
King François I of France invited Leonardo da Vinci to live and work in Amboise in 1516. Leonardo lived at the Clos Lucé from 1516 until his death on May 2, 1519.
The Château du Clos Lucé hosts a Leonardo da Vinci museum with rooms that have been restored to appear as they did during Leonardo's time there. The museum also features three-dimensional exhibits and 40 models of Leonardo's inventions.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 >
Other than basic skills in reading, writing, and math, Leonardo da Vinci had little formal education. Out of an appreciation of 14-year old da Vinci's artistic talents, his father arranged for him to apprentice in Florence to well-known artist and sculptor, Andrea del Verrocchio.Full Answer >
Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist, mathematician and inventor of things that changed the world like the parachute, scissors and the study of anatomy. Da Vinci also painted the Mona Lisa, which is one of the most famous paintings in the world.Full Answer >
Leonardo da Vinci did not cut off his ear. However, Vincent van Gogh, another famous painter, cut off part of his own ear.Full Answer >