Leonardo Da Vinci: A Career As A Racist

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Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Florence, Italy. He was the son of a lawyer, named Piero Fruosino Di Antonio Da Vinci. His mum Caterina, is commonly believed to have been a local peasant. By the time Leonardo Da Vinci was 14 or 15 he was a student of Andrea Del Verrocchio. He learned a wide range of technical skills such as metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting and sculpting. In 1482, Florentine ruler Lorenzo de ' Medici made Da Vinci create a silver lyre and bring it as a peace gesture to Ludovico Sforza, which was the governor (the ruler) of Milan. After doing so, da Vinci asked Ludovico for a job and sent the next ruler of Milan a letter that mentioned his talents as an artist and skills as a military engineer. Using his
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