According to, the renowned artist Leonardo DaVinci invented several items including an armoured car, machine gun, giant crossbow, artillery park and a flying machine. The Museum of Science notes that it was ver... More » History Inventions

Leonardo da Vinci contributed greatly to the fields of art, science and invention during the Italian Renaissance. He is best known for painting the “Mona Lisa" and “The Last Supper." He was an investigator of topics such... More » History Modern History Renaissance & Reformation

Leonardo Da Vinci received fame and recognition primarily for his exceptional works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, but he made significant contributions in the fields of writing and math, and was an... More » Art & Literature Fine Art
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Leonardo Da Vinci, while primarily an artist, created the basic concepts for many inventions that have since been realized, such as the helicopter, the parachute, armored cars and even robots. While Da Vinci did have the... More » History Inventions

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in Italy, then alternated between life in France and Italy before ending his days just outside of Amboise, France. Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci, Italy, which lies in... More » Art & Literature Fine Art