photo_125_leonardo_veniceGuess who we ran into in Venice today? Our friend Leonardo da Vinci, who arrived here in 1500 and offered his services to the Senate as an engineer with all sorts of ingenious ideas to overcome the Turks which never came to fruition. As we know, he was a great friend of François I and spent his last years at Clos Lucé in Amboise where mock-ups of many of his inventions are on display.

Devinez qui j’ai retrouvé à Venise aujourd’hui? Notre ami Léonard de Vinci qui est arrivé dans la cité en 1500, proposant ses services au Sénat comme ingénieur avec toutes sortes d’idées ingénieuses pour vaincre les Turques qui ne se sont jamais réalisées. Comme nous le savons, il était très ami avec François I. Il a passé les dernières années de sa vie au Clos Lucé à Amboise où sont exposés des modèles de beaucoup de ses inventions. 

 

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2 comments on “Leonardo in Venice – Léonard de Vinci à Venise

  1. William Kendall

    Leonardo’s that rare quality: a man you could take out of his own time, deposit him in another time entirely foreign to him, and within a month, he’d be thriving.

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