From Marc Cenedella: Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the heli­copter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go “boom.”

And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capa­bil­i­ties and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan. · Go to Leonardo da Vinci’s resume →