He is among the most influential artists in history, has left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other. Additionally, he categorized humans as being in the same set of species as apes and monkeys, just as he did with other animals in their respective genus. He stayed with Leonardo for over twenty years, and appears many times in Leonardo's sketchbooks. Bio Latest Posts. Renaissance Florentines didn't make the distinctions we make about sexuality today and apparently it was common for young men to get into sexual relationships; in fact, the word "Florenzer" was German slang for "homosexual".
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Leonardo's life was a mystery parts of which remain unsolved even till today. Oxford University Press: London, July 28, at pm.