Leonardo Da Vinci: The Life And Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing man, as well as an artist, scientist, and philosopher. Leo was born to a man named Ser Piero and a peasant woman named Caterina on April 15, 1452 in Anchiano, Italy. He was considered an illegitimate child because his father never married his mother. According to research, Leo most likely lived with his mother for a while, but at an early age began to live with his father. When Leo was only twelve, Piero’s wife died childless. Leo had no siblings and the only family he knew was his father. Then, he met Francesco, his uncle and newfound best friend. Leo and Francesco loved to explore the countryside, which is where he probably discovered his love for nature. Being an illegitimate child, he received very little…show more content…
Over the next 30 years, Leo dissected over 30 bodies, making upwards of 200 anatomical drawings in his notebooks. Da Vinci developed the way most medical students draw anatomy today. For example, to show the inside of the head, he created a cross-section and to show all the organs in the chest, he drew the ones in front as though they were transparent. He also often drew figures from multiple angles, like he was spinning it around on a…show more content…
Leo dreamed up many amazing inventions such as, an underwater diving apparatus, an automatic closing door, a spring powered car, a rolling mill for making sheet metal, pliers, a monkey wrench, and a submarine. He also created machines of war; grenades, modern-looking bombs, steam powered guns, and even the predecessor to the modern tank first used in WWI. His most famous invention, though slightly flawed, was his flying machine. Even though it was not successful, it was a remarkable device and a valiant attempt. If only he hadn’t tried to mimic a bird’s wings with the flapping motion and more like a glider with rigid wings, it would have been
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