Leonardo DaVinci

Renaissance Scientist, Artist, and Inventor


DaVinci was born in Vinci, Italy in April of 1452. He became an apprentice to the artist Verrocchio at fourteen. During the six years he spent with Verrocchio, he learned carpentry, metalworking, leather arts, sculpting, and drawing. At twenty years old, he qualified as a master artist in the Guild of Saint Luke and went on to create many famous works. Among his paintings are Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He also invented a type of scuba gear, a more accurate watch, and several portable bridges that were used by armies to cross rivers quickly. As well as being an artist and inventor, DaVini also studied bontany, anatomy, and was an architect and engineer.

Why DaVinci was a Renaissance Man

DaVinici was proficient in many areas of study; plant studies, warfare, anatomy, engineering, architecture, and machinery were all areas of work for him. Though some of his ideas and blueprints were theoretical, he used his extensive knowledge to make sure they were backed up by working fact and logic. Additionally, his drawings of human anatomy (including a fetus, the heart and vascular system, bone structures, muscular structures, and several other organs) are some of the first on human record.

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