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LGBT People Of History Part Six Leonardo Da Vinci

Updated on April 3, 2012
Self Portrait In Red Chalk
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The Mona Lisa
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was quite simply a genius. He was a Renaissance painter and sculptor and delved into almost all fields of human endeavor including music, the sciences, cartography and architecture.

He was born in 1452. During his life he had ideas for helicopters, solar power, tanks and even proposed a theory of plate tectonics! But it is as a painter and artist he is most remembered. Nevertheless he did not complete many works. The world renowned are Vitruvian Man, The Last Supper and, of course, the Mona Lisa - perhaps the most famous painting on the planet.

Leonardo had no close relationships with women. He seemed to have close and passionate bonds with his male students in particular Salai and Metzi. There is official documentation showing that he was charged with sodomy. This was thrown out, it is said, due to one of his co-accused being a member of the influential Medici Family. He was secretive about his private life, but it does seem that his relationships with some of his students were sexual or erotic. In his paintings and drawings there is a strong emphasis on the strength of the male form and also on androgyny.

Leonardo died in 1519.

Thanks to Alian346 (Ian) for all his work in doing the research for this hub and also Wikipedia :)

We hope you will continue to enjoy the series of LGBT people through history, as we have many more to come :)

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    • alian346 profile image

      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      There have been very few - Einstein is another!!

      Thank you, MunirAmrane.

      Ian.

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      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Your very welcome MunirAmrane :)

    • MunirAmrane profile image

      MunirAmrane 

      6 years ago from Algeria

      Well done;Ian...Great topic,he was a genius,I love Leonardo!

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I agree absolutely, Ann!

      Ian.

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      There you go; it's amazing how the mind works and who's to say which way is right or wrong? It's the richness of human beings - variety is the spice of life! Ann

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Hi Ann,

      Before I retired I had a wee fellow in one of my classes. He has Asperger Syndrome and could create the most amazing working models out of nothing and his mirror writing was exquisite unlike his 'normal' attempts!

      Ian.

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      Yes Ian, you're right; don't know if you've ever seen anyone who's done that but it's amazing - ask them to write conventionally and it's really untidy and jumbled but as mirror writing it can be perfect! Leonardo thought outside the box, another dyslexic trait. Ann

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      And a lot of his text was in mirror writing!

      Ian.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi Annart, what a fascinating fact, I did not know that about him x

      Thank you for telling me shall try to find the documentary x :)

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      Hi Callum! Did you know that Leonardo was also dyslexic? Fascinating bloke and oh so clever. We had a really good documentary about his life and works not so long ago; might have been a BBC one, not sure, but it was brilliant and showed much insight into his personality. Voted up & interesting.

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Latest one is about Michelangelo over at my place!

      Ian.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      I am really enjoying the series. Looking forward to more! Voted up, up and away!

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks TENKAY I did not know that, he must have been really unhappy, thats a fascinating fact though, thank you for telling us :)

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      That is a very interesting take, TENKAY.

      Ian.

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      TENKAY 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Some say the Mona Lisa is the painter himself. He painted a face he wish he had, or the person he wish he can be, hence the mysterious smile.

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Beautifully constructed, Cal.

      Ian.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Well done to Ian this is my favourite LGBT person :)

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