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Leonardo da Vinci

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Leonardo da Vinci Reply with quote

Today is the death anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci (Anchiano, Florence, Italy April 15, 1452 - Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France May 2, 1519), scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer.
Some of his famous works: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man.

He was born and raised near Vinci, Italy, the illegitimate son of a notary, Messer Piero, and a peasant woman, Caterina. He had no surname in the modern sense, "da Vinci" simply meaning "of Vinci". His full birth name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", meaning "Leonardo, son of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci."

Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man", a man whose seemingly infinite curiosity was equalled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

It is primarily as a painter that Leonardo was and is renowned. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper occupy unique positions as the most famous, the most illustrated and most imitated portrait and religious painting of all time. Their fame is approached only by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also iconic.

As an engineer, Leonardo conceived ideas vastly ahead of his own time, conceptually inventing a helicopter, a tank, the use of concentrated solar power, a calculator, a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics, the double hull, and many others. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were feasible during his lifetime. Some of his smaller inventions such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire entered the world of manufacturing unheralded.

He greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and the study of water. Of his works, perhaps 15 paintings survive, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and notes.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goganda,
thank you. Since I was in elementary school I have been a great fan of Leonardo. His talents never cease to amaze me.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen this post before...Thanks Simy. I love history. And I am a fan of Leonardo's work as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome!
I admire him, he was a genius.

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