Renaissance Research Project

Leonardo da Vinci

Who is he?

Leonardo da Vinci was considered the Renaissance man. He was a man who was equaled only by his intelligence and talent. He was known by others as a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Many claim Leonardo was the smartest man to ever live.


Leonardo’s formal training in the anatomy of the human body began with his apprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio. His teacher wanted all of his students to learn about anatomy. As an artist, he liked anatomy and drawing studies of muscles, tendons and other visible features.


Without a doubt the most famous painting of the world is the Mona Lisa. It has fascinated people for hundreds of years. People say just the lips took 10 years to make. Also, it has an impressive amount of theories, due to her mysterious smile. Another fact is, it also has some man traits. Still, the enigmatic smile is the crowning of a genius.


During his lifetime and even after that, Leonardo was known as an engineer. Still, with his imagination it was hard to stay accurate all the time, so some of his inventions were not devisable. In 2001, an invention of his was resurrected by some engineers who built a small bridge based on his ideas. For much of his life, Leonardo was fascinated by the thought of flight. He made many studies of the flight of birds, still what chances would you have of somebody actually building the helicopters and tanks you designed?

Some Inventions

Parachute, tank, armored car, aerial screw, diving suit, anemometer, ornithopter,triple barrel cannon, and scissors