renessaince facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz Who brought Mona Lisa to France?Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. He brought three masterpieces: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.Created by: Kasiahistory of France facts » Where was Leonardo da Vinci born?In Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometers from the town of Vinci, near Florence. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, of Vinci". Created by: Park Youn-jooLeonardo da Vinci facts » In what field did Nicolaus Copernicus obtain his doctorate?Canon law. In summer 1503 Copernicus obtained a doctorate in canon law at the Italian University of Ferrara. He also studied law at the University of Bologna, and medicine in Padua.Created by: smyruhistory facts » How did Leonardo da Vinci disguise his handwriting?By mirror writing. Leonardo's writings are mostly in mirror-image cursive. The reason may have been more a practical expediency than for reasons of secrecy as is often suggested. Since Leonardo wrote with his left hand, it is probable that it was easier for him to write from right to left.Created by: MarcusXcodes facts » What is special about Mona Lisa?She has no eyebrows. Shaving eyebrows was considered top fashion at that time in Florence.Created by: smyrupaintings facts » Where was Galileo buried?In the Santa Croce church in Florence. The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II, wished to bury Galileo in the main body of the Basilica of Santa Croce, and to erect a marble mausoleum in his honour. These plans were dropped after Pope Urban VIII had been condemned Galileo for "vehement suspicion of heresy". He was buried in a small room next to the novices' chapel. However, in 1737 he was reburied in the main body of the basilica, and a monument had been erected there in his honour.Created by: Tschukascientists facts » Where and when did Leonardo die?May 2, 1519 in Amboise (France). In 1516, Leonardo entered the service of king Francis I of France, being given the use of the manor house Clos Lucé near the king's residence at the royal Château d'Amboise. He spent the last three years of his life here. He died on 2 May 1519 and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in Château d'Amboise in France. Created by: Tschukaartists facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.