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According to About.com, 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci became one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. Some of his most famous artwork includes the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” More »

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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 »

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Leonardo da Vinci is credited with completing several sculptures, including "Horse and Rider" and contributing to other sculptures, including "John the Baptist Preaching to a Pharisee and a Levite." Historians believe he... More »

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It is thought that Leonardo da Vinci became an artist because, at a young age in 1469, he was apprenticed to a man named Verocchio, who was a well-known artist of the time, according to Boston's Museum of Science. More »

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