Leonardo was born on April 15

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Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in the town of Vinci. His father was Ser Piero, a  notary; his mother, Caterina, came of a peasant family. They were not married. The  boy's uncle Francesco may have had more of a hand in his upbringing than by either of  his parents. When Leonardo was about 15, he moved to the nearby city of Florence and  became an apprentice to the artist Andrea del Verrocchio. He was already a promising  talent. While at the studio, he aided his master with his  Baptism of Christ,  and eventually  painted his own  Annunciation.  Around the age of 30, Leonardo began his own practice,  starting work on the  Adoration of the Magi ; however, he soon abandoned it and moved  to Milan in 1482.  In Milan, Leonardo sought and gained the patronage of Ludovico Sforza, and soon  began work on the painting  Virgin of the Rocks.  After some years, he began work on a 
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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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