Leonardo and Technology

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  • Jan 1, 1452

    Medici Dynasty Established

    Medici Dynasty Established
    The Medici Dynasty was important for Leonardo, as their commissions helped him build his career as an apprentice.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1452
    to
    Jan 1, 1519

    Medici Rule

    The Medici Family ruled in Florence, Italy. Their commissions led to many cultural, technological and architectural developments.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci Born

    Leonardo Da Vinci Born
    Leonardo grew up in Florence, Italy.
  • Jan 1, 1466

    Apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio Begins

    Apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio Begins
    Florence Cathedral at WikipediaLeonardo began his apprenticeship at age 14. Verroccio's involvement in completing the Duomo at Santa Maria del Fiore exposed Leonardo to Brunalleschi's machines, designs and drawings which influenced him greatly. The role was also professionally visual (Misa 2011, p.3).
  • May 3, 1469

    Niccolo Machiavelli Born

    Niccolo Machiavelli Born
    Leonardo and Machavelli first met through service to Cesare Borgia. The two worked together on commissions such as a hydraulic-engineering scheme.
  • Jan 1, 1482

    Begins Employment for Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan

    Begins Employment for Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan
    Leonardo served as the court engineer from 1482 to 1499. His main duties included military technology, weapons, and defence development. He developed high-technology gunpowder weapons, cannons, and fortifications.
  • Jan 1, 1489

    Designs Lavish Wedding for Sforza

    Designs Lavish Wedding for Sforza
    Leonardo was also responsible to construct "court culture" as required by Sforza. For one particular wedding, he designed a heaven and earth theme equipt with costumes and moving stage platforms and settings (Misa 2011, p. 9).
  • Jan 1, 1495

    Leonardo's Technological Dreams

    Leonardo's Technological Dreams
    Leonardo recorded drawings of his "technological dreams" in his notebooks. These included inventions that he did not have the technological capabilities to build, such as a human flying machine (Misa 2011, p.7).
  • Jan 1, 1499

    French Overthrow Sforza

    French Overthrow Sforza
    Leonardo loses his appointment as court engineer when the French overthrew the Duke of Milan. He begins traveling all over Italy in search of defense comissions.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Leonardo and Art

    Leonardo and Art
    "The Virgin and The Child" DrawingLeonardo returned to Florence in1500 and spent the year focused on art. This is due to not finding a defense commission.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Leonardo is Commissioned by Cesare Borgia

    Leonardo is Commissioned by Cesare Borgia
    Leonardo began working for Borgia as a military engineer in 1502. It was during his commission that he met and collaborated with Machiavelli.
  • Jan 1, 1507

    Leonardo's Studies of Anatomy

    Leonardo's Studies of Anatomy
    He studied the human anatomy while experiencing a lul in military activity. Many drawings in his notebooks were devoted to various body parts and his theories about the body's relationship to geomety, geology, and the cosmos (Misa 2011, p. 11).
  • Jan 1, 1508

    Patrionage from Louis XII of France

    Patrionage from Louis XII of France
    Leonardo spent his last years from 1508 to 1513 serving the French King as a philosopher and designing courtly services and entertainments. This commission allowed him time to explore his theoretical interests.
  • May 2, 1519

    Leonardo's Death

    Leonardo's Death
    Leonardo died as a member of the royal vourt of France.