Leonardo da Vinci's Inventions

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The Renaissance was a period of curiosity and discovery for many, but the man that truly defined a Renaissance man was Leonardo Da Vinci: a true genius who had the intellectual ability to create anything in his mind with his creativity and brilliance. He was an inventor, a scientist, a mathematician and a painter who had the mind and visions of a thinker centuries ahead of his time. Hundreds of years later, he is still one of the most recognized and iconic people in the world, known for his paintings like the Mona Lisa and he changed the way art was created. But one success Da Vinci had that is not as well known as his iconic art such as the Last Supper were his inventions. Although he created many inventions in his time, much of Leonardo Da Vinci's genius achievements in his creations, sketches, and ideas of inventions were unfortunately found centuries after his death therefore resulting in a minor impact on world history. Although he became extremely well known, his beginnings were much less grand. Leonardo Da Vinci's life began as an average but poor child in the midst of the Italian Renaissance. A period where the main focus wasn't on religion and was more focused on secular themes and creativity. The Renaissance was a time of discovery which was a perfect time for Da Vinci to be born. He was born in 1452 in Vinci Italy and was raised on an estate belonging to his father, while his uncle also helped raise him. Da Vinci never received a full education like others, but his artistic abilities were noted by his father who eventually apprenticed him to a well known sculptor Andrea Del Verrocchio, of Florence (History). When apprenticed, “His skills as an artist developed, flourished and even intimidated his mentor ”(Leonard... ... middle of paper ... ...Vinci was the first and a true Renaissance Man. He was extremely talented at everything he created, and some of the ideas he drew in his notebook would be used hundreds of years later. Today, he is known mostly for his masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper but many people do not know how much those paintings influenced the creativity and inspiration to step outside of his boundaries in his skill of engineering. Although Leonardo Da Vinci was a poor child, born into what seemed was a normal family he grew to have many achievements throughout and after his life, but he never truly had a significant impact on world history. Works Cited Bellis, Mary. "Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci." About.com. About.com, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2014. Inventions-of-Leonardo-DaVinci/>. This is a primary source
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