April 15, 1452, Leonardo Piero da Vinci, the illegitimate child of a noble and his maid, is born in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci didn’t have a last name, because if a father did not want to pass his last name onto a child, the child took the last name of the city they were from (eg. da Firenze, da Florencia, da Tuscana etc.). Da Vinci received an informal education in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio, but was greatly self taught. Da Vinci was not an atheist as he was...
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