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Leonardo DaVinciThere appears to be no field of knowledge where Leonardo DaVinci has not made a contribution to the world: anatomy, physiology, mechanics, hydraulics, physics, philosophy, mathematics, writing, engineering, philosophy, orbital mechanics, botany, optics were all studied and revealed by his genius.

Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480's. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flight.

The Ornithopter flying machine was never actually created. It was a design that Leonardo da Vinci created to show how man could fly. The modern day helicopter is based on this concept.

Leonardo DaVinci
The renaissance man, the artist as an inventor. Main page
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was much more than an artist. He was an astronomer, sculptor, geologist, mathematician, botanist, animal behaviourist, inventor, engineer, architect and even a musician.
Leonardo DaVinci
The renaissance man and his inventions, a workshop for kids.
Leonardo's Mysterious Machinery
An online puzzle demonstrating Leonardo's machinery.

DaVinci flying machine

DaVinci's Short Biography
Includes a list of all his inventions.
Leonardo's Codex Leicester: A Masterpiece of Science
Original manuscript - on topics from astronomy to hydrodynamics, observations and theories related to rivers and seas; the properties of water; rocks and fossils; air; and celestial light.
Leonardo da Vinci Art Biography
Highlights of his more famous paintings.

Sketch by Leonardo DaVinci

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