Did you Know? His name was not really “Leonardo da Vinci”
At the time of his birth, Leonardo's full name was Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci, which translates as "Leonardo, (son) of ser Piero from Vinci." To his contemporaries, he was simply known as Leonardo or "Il Florentine" — since he resided close to Florence.
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