Presenting: Renaissance Inventors with their Inventions
Welcome to the online source of the Renaissance Museum! Here you will find information on European inventors and their inventions from the Renaissance era. If you have further questions or concerns please call or stop by the museum!
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Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci was known as the "Renaissance Man." He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, inventor, and a scientist. Two of his well known paintings is the Last Supper and Mona Lisa. Leonardo's ideas were way ahead of his time. He came up with the idea of the helicopter, a tank, a concentrated solar power, and outlined a theory of plate tectonics.
Johann Gutenberg was born in Mainz, Germany. Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, publisher, and printer. He developed the first printing press. Two impacts from the printing press was it increased the number of books and articles made and it also spread the knowledge and ideas quicker. He printed the first complete edition of the Bible.
Galileo Galilei was known by Galileo. He was born in Pisa, Italy. Galileo was most known as a scientist, mathematician, scholar, and an astronomer. Galileo invented the water thermometer in 1593. He also constructed the telescope in 1609.
Cornelis Drebbel was born in Alkmaar, Netherlands in 1572. He mostly devoted himself to engraving and publishing maps. He then became interested in mechanical inventions. He made the first basic submarine in 1620. Drebbel made the submarine while working in the British Navy.