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LGBT People Of History Part Six Leonardo Da Vinci
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 :)
Thank You All.
Here Are The Other LGBT People Through History
- LGBT People Of History Collection
Here are the links to each of the LGBT People Of History hubs that Ian and I have wrote. As mentioned above, each time a new one is published you will find it on here.
- LGBT People of History 1 - Hadrian
Callum (calpol25) and I have decided to write a few Hubs on famous gay people from the past. We will publish them alternately on our 2 HP sites. Here is the first one. We hope you enjoy reading it. Hadrian Publius Aelius Traianus...
- LGBT People Of History Part Two Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great - perhaps the most famous leader of pre-Roman times was born in 356BCE. He was born into a stongly patriarchal society in which being a warrior was the pinnacle of achievement. His tutor in his younger...
- LGBT People of History 3 - King Edward II of England
King Edward II of England was the son of King Edward I (Longshanks) of England – a horrible man, who suppressed the Welsh and tried to suppress the Scots (Braveheart – William Wallace). He was born in 1284 and became King in 1307, being the sixth Pla
- LGBT People Of History Part Four Richard The Lionheart
He was born in September 1157 at Beaumont Palace. By the age of 16, Richard commanded his own army he launched many rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II.
- LGBT People of History 5 - James VI and I
Mary, Queen of Scots was perhaps one of the most famous monarchs of history and led a turbulent life. She gave birth to James in 1566. His father was Lord Darnley. Mary was forced to abdicate in 1567 and James became King of Scotland at the tender ag