But his primary motivation for moving was probably the opportunity to work for Milan

But his primary motivation for moving was probably the opportunity to work for Milan

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But his primary motivation for moving was probably the opportunity to work for Milan's  ruler, Ludovico Sforza: Milan held a highly strategic position in southwestern Europe,  and was often a point of military contention; in a letter Leonardo wrote to Sforza before  coming to the city, he offers his services as a military engineer. Although it is unclear  whether Leonardo ever actually sent this letter, it proves Leonardo's strong interest in  military engineering. During this time, Leonardo designed a number of military  machines, including a primitive form of war tank and a wild chariot with scythes attached  to its wheels. The aforementioned letter also alludes to an equestrian monument Sforza  hoped to erect in honor of his father; Leonardo planned a gigantic horse to serve this  purpose–one that would be a feat of engineering as well as art. When Leonardo first arrived, however, his first major project was another painting, the 
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