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Leonardo da Vinci

WHS connected to life and/or work of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Connected Sites

  • Cracow: Painted "The Lady With An Ermine" (now in Czartoryski Museum)
  • Florence: Was educated there as an artist from the age of 14, lived there later on in his life and the Uffizi now holds several of his works
  • Istanbul: In 1502 Leonardo da Vinci produced a drawing of a single span 720-foot (240 m) bridge over the Horn. In 2006 it was decided that an exact copy of da Vinci's design will be resurrected
  • Loire Valley: Chambord: "There are suggestions that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the staircase, but this has not been confirmed." (wiki); Was buried in the castle of Amboise and lived in the castle Clos-Luc.
  • Mantua and Sabbioneta: Mantua: journeyed there
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine: Painted the Mona Lisa, now at the Louvre museum
  • Rome: Worked there as an artist
  • San Cristobal de La Laguna: City plan based on a design by him: "In 1502, a regular town plan based on Leonardo da Vinci's model for Imola was drawn up by the Captain General (Adelantado) for the area." (AB ev)
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie: Painted The Last Supper
  • Urbino: Lived there; "The walls were rebuilt according to the designs of Leonardo da Vinci" (AB ev)
  • Vatican City: Lived in the Belvedere
  • Venice and its Lagoon: Fled there in 1499

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