Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But he might have gone further in confronting the idea of the lone genius by showing the extent to which Leonardo thrived in Milan because of the other talents gathered there: people like Luca Pacioli, from whom he learned about geometry and mathematics; or Francesco di Giorgio, whose mechanical designs he cribbed.

    Leonardo's Optics in Action, in Paint

  • Another friend was the mathematician Luca Pacioli.

    Steve Leveen: E-books: What Would da Vinci Say? Ross King's New Reading

  • And his "sublime left hand" as his friend and mathematician Luca Pacioli, called it drew in excess of 100,000 drawings in over 13,000 pages.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Leonarado da Vinci, Great Renaissance Sage

  • The manuscript was penned around 1500 by Luca Pacioli, a mathematician and friend of Leonardo, and experts believe the artist may have come up with the striking and elegant chess pieces that illustrate the puzzles the treatise discusses.

    Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a chess treatise

  • Then just over a year ago it was revealed to be a fabled volume - the only surviving copy of De Ludo Schacorum by Luca Pacioli, the Franciscan friar and mathematician.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The book, “De Ludo Scachorum,” or “The Game of Chess,” is by Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan friar and Renaissance mathematician who was a friend and collaborator of Leonardo.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The world's oldest magic text, De viribus quantitatis On The Powers Of Numbers was penned by Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan monk who shared lodgings with Da Vinci and is believed to have helped the artist with The Last Supper.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Thausing tells us his work shows certain resemblances to that of Luca Pacioli, a companion of

    Albert Durer

  • Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli the mathematician had in him a noble, generous patron, and Baldassare Castiglione, who knew him in his youth at Milan, has enshrined his memory in the pages of his "Cortigiano."

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

  • This handsome man of thirty, in the fur-trimmed vest and red cap, with the dark eyes, long locks, and refined thoughtful face, touched with an air of melancholy, may well be the brilliant cavalier who played so great a part at the Moro's court, the patron of Leonardo and Luca Pacioli, and the loyal servant of Duchess Beatrice.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.