|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2018|
Five centuries after his death, Leonardo da Vinci remains one of the best-known artists in history, as well as the archetypal Renaissance Man. This fast-paced biography reintroduces Leonardo, an illegitimate child who could not take his father's name, opting instead to specify his town, Vinci. While you may know that he could write backward, Leonardo—a southpaw—also wrote right to left, and his questionable choice of paints caused The Last Supper to start peeling off the wall almost immediately upon completion. The 101 facts here include details about his personal life, information about his inventions and art, his interactions with his contemporaries, and his legacy.