We all know Leonardo da Vinci as the painter of famous Mona Lisa, but believe me, there is much more to discover about the man, Who was way ahead of his time.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, and cartography considered one of the greatest painters of all time , being regarded by many as the prime exemplar of the “Universal Genius” or “Renaissance Man.”
Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci. He was the illegitimate son of Messer Piero (notary) and Caterina (a peasant that may have been a slave from the Middle East. His full birth name was “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci” (“Leonardo, son of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci”). His father had married a sixteen-year-old girl named Albiera, who loved Leonardo but died young. His early life has been the subject of historical Vinci Town Young Leonardo.
LEONARDO DA VINCI’S INVENTION EXAMPLES
also known as the “ornithopter” inspired by the flight of winged animals (especially bats) Leonardo got the idea looking at a kite when he was young.
He drew the canopy triangular leading many to question whether it would actually have enough air resistance In 2000 Adrian Nichols constructed a prototype based on Da Vinci’s design and tested it. (the one we have today)
a device used for measuring wind speed, common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos (wind), Used in meteorology.
First, the actual helicopter wasn’t built until the 1940s made of linen and wire the said screw would make its spiral in the air and rise high. designed to compress air to obtain flight.
Leonardo invented the propeller in 1493, and it was 450 years earlier than an actual helicopter would take to the air It is the first known drawing of any helicopter-like machine.
He spent much of his time living in the Belvedere in the Vatican (Rome). In 1516, he entered François’ service, being given the use of the manor house Clos Lucé near the king’s residence at the royal Chateau Amboise It was here that he spent the last three years of his life, accompanied by his friend and apprentice, “Count Francesco Melzi” Leonardo died at Clos Lucé (France) on May 2, 1519 with his head being held by the King He was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in the castle of Amboise Clos Lucécastle of amboiseFrancesco Melzi.
He was not only a painter but a musician, poet, engineer, inventor and much more. Seeing his imagination so advanced, at that time, it could be clearly stated that, he was way ahead of his time.