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In 1482, Leonardo moved to Milan. He was now a master, but he seemed dissatisfied  with his life in Florence. Science interested him just as much as painting, and he had  begun making copious scientific speculations in his notebooks. Thus even though Milan  was less artistically-centered than Florence, the city would provide him with more  opportunities to apply his various interests.  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 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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