The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci
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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have likely heard of the Italian polymath known as Leonardo da Vinci. His full name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci and, during the Renaissance, he excelled in many fields including sculpture, architecture, science, anatomy, geology, astronomy, music, engineering, literature, botany, paleontology, mathematics, and cartography.
Throughout time, da Vinci has been called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture. Furthermore, he is considered one of the greatest painters of all time despite the fact that only 15 of his paintings may have survived.
He also used this talent in drawing to sketch out many of his inventions and engineering concepts with so much detail that we are able to recreate them today. But he did not limit his engineering skills to drawing blueprints of inventions, he also worked as a bona fide engineer. He notably served on the military defenses of Milan during the 1480s.
When it comes to da Vinci, there is so much to explore. What were his many inventions? What did he achieve as an engineer? What were his surviving paintings? We answer all these questions and so much more. Watch this video to explore the genius that was da Vinci.