St. Peter Renaissance Museum
Introducing: Renaissance Inventions and Inventors
Here are some Famous inventors during the renaissance.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo was working on inventing flying machines. Since he was a small child he always wondered about flying. So in 1485 Leonardo Da Vinci designed the first parachute. He invented things mostly for the war. He once designed a bridge but the government didn't think it was possible to stay standing. But in 2001 Norway built a small bridge off of his design and found out it works. He also tried to design many flying machines but they all ended up in failure.
here are some of the other inventions
Mechanical weighing scales were made in 1366 and were meant to improve trading and cooking as long as other stuff. Nobody knows for sure who made the device.
The very first golf ball was made sometime during the 15th century. No one knows who exactly made it but it was for sure either a Scottish man or woman. The very first golf ball was wooden instead of the rubber core and plastic we have today. It is used for the sport golf, which back then was called colf.
Somewhere between 1300 and 1335 the fire lock was invented. Fire lock firearms were the very first firearms. They consisted of an iron tube loaded loaded with powder and fired by inserting a heated wire. In 1411 Matchlocks were invented. They were like fire locks but with a z-shaped piece of metal. In the early 1500's "Rifling" was invented. Rifling is the grooves inside the barrel of a gun. It improved the accuracy of all firearms. Muskets were invented during the Mid 1500's. Muskets were heavy and fired from the shoulder. Then during 1640 and 1660 the flintlock was invented.
In 1451 Nicholas of Cusa invented lenses for nearsighted people. He made it mostly for Pope Leo X.
The flushing toilet was invented by John Harington in 1596. John was an author, translator, and a courier. He called it the Ajax. The flush toilet was invented in Britain.
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