Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was one of the greatest masters of the High Renaissance, perhaps most well-known for his paintings, such as the famous “Mona Lisa” or “The Last Supper”. Moreover, he was a master in other fields as sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His desires and huge ambitions for knowledge and research turned him into the famous person that he is today. His scientific studies were very important for the development of different inventions that exist nowadays. In this paper, I am going to focus on “The Triple Barrel Canon” and “The Glider”, and how they had an impact on life at that time, or how today these ideas are still used by scientist in order to make new inventions.
Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. In 1466, he moved to Florence, where he became an apprentice of the painter Andrea Del Verrochio. Verrochio was his first influential teacher, and with his help Leonardo developed his skills as an artist. His first work of great significance was the “Adoration of the Magi”.
Da Vinci began to be interested in inventions, and his desires changed directions in 1482, when he moved to Milan (political and militaristic city), and began working with Ludovico Sforza as an engineer. He spent 17 years in Milan working for Sforza, inventing, painting, sculpting, studying science, and making innovative ideas. This was the most productive period for Da Vinci. It is important to point out, that during this period Da Vinci designed and created different machines. Leonardo designed flying machines as the “Glider”, the “Helicopter”, and the “Parachute”. Also, Leonardo designed military machines as the “Triple Barrel Canon”, and the “Giant Crossbow”.
In 1499, his patron L. Sforza lost power when...
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...ude, I want to highlight the author’s opinion. He says “Leonardo became a master in more fields than any other since or before him. Most Geniuses such as Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare or Alfred Hitchcock were masters in just a single field. For him, art and science in its many forms were inseparable which any of his invention tends to show”. Da Vinci designed many inventions in different fields that scientists used until today. Leonardo was an essential person for humanity since his time until today.
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