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Leonardo Da Vinci

The Biography

By Walter Isaacson
21-minute read
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci (2017) is an illuminating and thoughtful account of one of history’s most renowned individuals. Isaacson has studied previous biographies and accounts of Leonardo’s life – including the very first one, from the sixteenth century – as well as Leonardo’s wealth of notes. Isaacson paints a very human portrait of the legendary Renaissance artist and engineer. Though one of the few people in history who may truly be called a genius, Leonardo was only human and there is much that can be learned from his curiosity and approach to life.

  • Artists and creative types
  • Fans of Renaissance art and history
  • Readers who love an inspiring life story

Walter Isaacson is the author of acclaimed biographies of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin. He is the former managing editor of Time magazine and the current CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit organization striving to promote innovative ideas and leadership.

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