English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential Renaissance man.

Learn all about the fantastic life of the genius after whom Leonardo English is named, from his talents as an artist to his skills as an engineer, and get inspired by his insatiable curiosity about how the world works.

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/leonardo-da-vinci

Show Notes

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential Renaissance man.

Learn all about the fantastic life of the genius after whom Leonardo English is named, from his talents as an artist to his skills as an engineer, and get inspired by his insatiable curiosity about how the world works.

  • His early life in Vinci
  • Apprenticeship in Verrocchio's workshop
  • Keeping notebooks
  • "The most relentlessly curious man in history"
  • How everything in the world is connected
  • Writing a letter to the Duke of Milan
  • Painting The Last Supper
  • Later life & moving to France
  • Leonardo Da Vinci as a misfit in Florentine society: illegitimate, left-handed, uninterested in fame, homosexual, vegetarian
  • Love for animals
  • Work as an anatomist
  • Work as an engineer
  • The Mona Lisa
  • "I haven't achieved enough"

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/leonardo-da-vinci

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English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English.

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