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Lefty Birthday – polymath, scientist, engineer, artist, musician, writer Leonardo da Vinci

Famous lefty birthday, April 15

Leonardo Da Vinci – Italian polymath, scientist, inventor, artist, writer 

Leonardo da Vinci is famous for his masterful paintings Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man.

He was a painter, sculptor, engineer and architect. His notebooks also revealed he was a remarkable scientist and inventor. Interestingly, Leonardo da Vinci was constantly on the move between various Italian cities.

Experts who have studied closely the lines and shading in Leonardo Da Vinci’s works have verified that he drew with his left hand. However, there is disagreement over whether Leonardo Da Vinci was naturally left-handed or whether he started using his left hand later in life as a result of paralysis in his right arm.

His Childhood Life in Tuscan Town of Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born illegitimate on April 15, 1452 in the small Tuscan town of Vinci. His father had little time for him. He was mainly looked after by his grandparents and an uncle.

As a child, Leonardo Da Vinci proved extraordinarily gifted. He played the lyre and sang beautifully. He was great at horse riding, and he had a brilliant aptitude for mathematics.

Anywhere he went, Leonardo da Vinci carried a notebook in which he wrote an account of his observations and sketched anything that interested him.

Read the article — Leonardo da Vinci Moves to Italian Cities

Lefty Author Eudora Welty

Famous Left-hander Birthday, April 13

Eudora Welty, Author

Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American novelist and short story writer about the American South. Her book, The Optimist’s Daughter, won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. Her other famous and regarded as best book is Losing Battles (1970).

Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was born, is a National Historic Landmark, open to the public.

Lefty Author Hans Christian Andersen

Famous Left-Hander Birthday, April 2

Hans Christian Anderson, Author

H.C. Andersen is a 19th-century Danish writer famous for his fairy tales. Here’s link to my article providing his brief biography:

Hans Christian Biography

Lefty Author James Michener

Lefthanded Milestone, February 3

Birthday of Author James Michener

James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author born in Dolylestown, Pennsylvania. Most of his novels deal with sagas about the lives of many generations in a particular place integrated with history in his stories.

James Michener’s Books

Michener’s books include his 1948 Pulitzer winning Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, The Drifters, The Source, Centennial, Caribbean, Alaska, Texas, Poland, The Fires of Spring and Caravans. His nonfiction works include Iberia about his travels in Spain and Portugal, and a 1992 memoir The World is My Home, among others.

Lefty Quote from a Feminist

Lefty Quote from Mary Wollstonecraft

“When a man seduces a woman, it should, I think, be termed a left-handed marriage.”

~Mary Wollstonecraft, Author, Feminist, from A Vindication of the Rights of Women~

Lefty Birthday, December 19

Lefty Celebrant, December 19

Jean Genet, Author

Lefty Birthday, December 4

Lefty Celebrant, December 4

Thomas Carlyle, English Author

Lefty Birthdays

Dateline: November 30

Lefty Birthdays

  • Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain
  • Ridley Scott, Director
  • Ben Stiller, Actor
  • Mark Twain, Author / Writer

Lefty Birthday – Actor and Writer Wil Wheaton

Famous Lefthander Birthday, July 29 – Writer and Actor Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton, Actor and Writer

Richard William “Wil” Wheaton III, born in Burbank, California, on  July 29, 1972, is an American actor and writer. As an actor, Wil is best known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Gordie LaChance in Stand by Me, and as prep-school rebel Joseph ‘Joey’ Trotta in Toy Soldiers.

Source:  Wikimedia

Lefty Birthday – Helen Keller and Ross Perot

June 27  Birthday Celebrants

Henry Ross Perot - American businessman, presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996.

Helen Keller - American writer and lecturer. Blind and deaf from infancy, left-handed Helen Keller became the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Harvard.

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