The illegitimate son of a Florentine notary, Leonardo da Vinci was born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in April 1452. He has risen over the years to become the most famous person in the history of world visual culture. In spring 2019, the world will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death in May 1519, with exhibitions and events planned from Italy to France to London and the United States. In a new twist on other straightforward Leonardo books, this volume written by one of the world s top Leonardo experts - looks at 100 key Leonardo milestones across his oeuvres of art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy and more. The book is lushly illustrated with 100 stunning images from paintings, anatomical studies, plans for engineering marvels and more.