Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci in 1450 and died in May 2nd 1519, France . He was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, botanist and writer. Da Vinci worked a lot projecting machines, he also wrote a mirror writing which means starting from the right to the left of the paper. Leonardo da Vinci also made many discovers for the renaissance time mostly about machines and their function. Verrocchio was his master and Leonardo learned a lot from him. Da Vinci had lots of challenges to face because he had lots of rivals who were good as well.