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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".
Who discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter?
Galileo Galilee. The Galilean moons are the four largest moons of Jupiter—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They were first seen by Galileo Galilei in December 1609 or January 1610, and recognized by him as satellites of Jupiter in March 1610.
What is special about Mona Lisa?
She has no eyebrows. Shaved eyebrows were considered very fashionable at that time in Florence.
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.
What is the Mona Lisa painting famous for?
Her mysterious smile. Mona Lisa is famous for an optical illusion aka 'the mysterious smile'. The illusion is caused due to peripheral vision as the focus of the viewer shifts from the eyes of the portrait to the lips of the portrait.
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.
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.
Who developed the modern literary pornography?
Pietro Aretino (19 or 20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics and developed modern literary pornography.