Leonardo da Vinci
By Dylan Gibson
Leonardo da vinci
Some of his most famous paintings include Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Lady With an Ermine. Along with these things Leonardo actually wrote in mirror image cursive from right to left. He was not formally educated in mathematics or latin. He taught himself latin in 1490 at the age of 38.
Da vinci's scientific studies included the anatomy of humans, emotion, the particular effects of rage, and he observed the effects of age in humans. Da vinci also drew sketches of the anatomy of animals.
Leonardo da Vinci had great engineering skills. He designed moveable barricades to protect the city from invaders as well as ideas on diverting the flow of a river. Some of his inventions are, musical instruments, a mechanical knight, hydraulic pumps, reversible crank mechanisms, finned mortar shells and a steam cannon. Three other very interesting plans were for machines of flight, (the ornithopter), the parachute, and the giant crossbow.
Leonardo da Vinci was an inspiration for generations to come though his paintings, inventions, and his scientific studies.