The Museum of Inventions

See the Best Inventions & Inventors during the Renaissance!

The Museum of Inventions

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci was arguably known as the greatest inventor of all time, and one of the great artists. Although that wasn't all he did, he was known to be a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, and writer. Some think of him as being the most diversely talented person to ever live. This made him a true "Renaissance Man".
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Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468)

Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. The invention of the mechanical movable type printer started the Printing Revolution is highly regarded as the most important event of the modern era. This had a huge involvement on the Renaissance.
Johannes Gutenberg - Greatest Inventors of All Time

The Movable Type

Around 1450 Johannes Gutenberg made a mechanical metal movable-type printing press in Europe. Gutenberg was the first to create his type pieces from an alloy of lead, tin, and antimony, the same components still used today.
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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher. He was known for a few different inventions and had a few nicknames such as, the "father of science" and the "father of physics" to name two. He was known for making improvements to the telescope, and supported Copernicus and his theories.

The Telescope

The original version of the telescope only magnified 8x but then very quickly he could adjust it to 20x. It had a convex objective lens and a concave eye piece in a long tube. The biggest problem with the telescope was that the viewpoint was too narrow, in which you could only see about half of the moon.
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Roger Bacon (1214-1292)

Roger Bacon was an English philosopher and teacher. He is usually considered the first European to create a mixture containing the ingredients to gunpowder. Bacon had witnessed a Chinese firecracker before which some think inspired his thought.
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Gunpowder

The invention of gunpowder greatly changed the way men fought. A medieval knight could not defend himself from firearms or cannons.