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Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452 - 1519)
Leonardo's numerous skills defy easy categorisation; truly 'universal' in his interests, he was an extraordinarily gifted painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, inventor, writer, musician and natural scientist. His notebooks and drawings reflect his insatiable curiosity about the natural world. He travelled from Florence, having trained in Andrea del Verrocchio's workshop, to Milan, and later moved to France, where he was painter and engineer to King Francis I. Leonardo's perfectionism and experimental methods resulted in few completed projects. His 'Mona Lisa' (Louvre, Paris) and 'Last Supper' (Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan) are among the most famous paintings ever produced.