Leonardo da Vinci Timeline

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  • 1452 - 1519
    Life of the great Italian artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
  • 15 Apr 1452
    Birth of Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci.
  • c. 1464
    Leonardo da Vinci enrols as an apprentice in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence.
  • 1472
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his apprenticeship as an artist in Florence.
  • c. 1472
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his painting 'The Annunciation'.
  • 1482
    Leonardo da Vinci moves to Milan where he works for Ludovico Sforza.
  • c. 1483
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his oil on panel painting 'Virgin of the Rocks'.
  • c. 1490
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his portrait of Ludovico Sforza’s mistress Cecilia Gallerani, 'The Lady with an Ermine'.
  • c. 1492
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his 'Vitruvian Man' sketch.
  • c. 1498
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his wall mural 'The Last Supper' in Milan's Sante Maria delle Grazie.
  • 1500
    The Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci visits Venice.
  • 1502
    Leonardo da Vinci moves to Rome where he works for Cesare Borgia to sort out the city’s canals.
  • 1502
    Leonardo da Vinci produces his precise overhead view map of Imola, the first map of its kind.
  • c. 1503
    Leonard da Vinci completes his coloured charcoal illustration 'Virgin and Child with St. Anne'.
  • 1503
    Leonardo da Vinci returns to Florence to work on proposals for a battle scene mural in the city’s Council Hall.
  • c. 1503 - c. 1506
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his painting the 'Mona Lisa'.
  • c. 1515
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his painting 'St. John the Baptist '.
  • 1517
    Leonardo da Vinci moves to France to work for Francis I of France.
  • 2 May 1519
    Leonardo da Vinci dies at Chateau Cloux (aka Clos Lucé) in France.