Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy in 1452. He was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. His natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term “Renaissance man.” Largely self-educated, he filled dozens of secret notebooks with inventions, observations and theories about pursuits from aeronautics to anatomy. He remains best known for his art, including two paintings that are among the world’s most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Learn more about Leonardo's combination of intellect and imagination by watching this charming video bio then reading one of these books.