FAMOUS INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

FAMOUS INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of 'unquenchable curiosity' and 'feverishly inventive imagination'. 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. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci points out, however, that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time (source: wikipedia.org)

LIST OF WELL-KNOWN INVENTIONS THROUGH TIME

FAMOUS INVENTORS FROM 1400 TO 1499

1. Inventors 1400 - 1499 (birth dates)

Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
Italian
Helicopter - a system of moveable barricades - single span 720-foot (240 m) bridge - a tank to be propelled by two men powering crank shafts - a parabolic compass - Cannons - shoes for walking on water - the parachute

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