Leonardo Da Vinci: The PHENOMENAL RENAISSANCE MAN


Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was born in Anchiano, Tuscany (now Italy), close to the town of Vinci that provided the surname we associate with him today. In his own time he was known just as Leonardo or as “Il Florentine,” since he lived near Florence—and was famed as an artist, inventor and thinker.

Largely self-educated, he filled dozens of secret notebooks with inventions, observations and theories about pursuits from aeronautics to anatomy. 


             Did you know Leonardo was the first  to explain why the sky is blue. (It’s because of the way air scatters light.)


His combination of intellect and imagination allowed him to create a bicycle, a helicopter, an aeroplane at least on a paper. He never invented it in real life because of the difficulty in interpreting his theory and idea.

“The Monalisa” painting (Louvre museum, Paris), “the Madonna” and “The last supper” was some of his greatest work in the field of art

He crushed intelligent design before anyone even thought of it: His studies of river erosion convinced him that the Earth is much older than the Bible implies, and he argued that falling sea levels—not Noah’s Flood—left marine fossils on mountains

Did you know Da Vinci was an ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexicl means he could draw forward with one hand while writing backward with the other, producing a mirror-image script that others found difficult to read


He was called the ‘Renaissance man’ or I should say the prototype of the Renaissance because though, he wasn’t the best in his fields of work but he had a wide range of art, science, anatomy and aeronautics stored in his mind arsenal. So we can say that he wasn’t the “Best in the world” or a “Perfect 10” but he surely was a PHENOMENAL ONE


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

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