The Renaissance Man


On April 15, 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born. Without formal education, he recorded much of his interest in every facet of life and study. He was an observational scientist who tried to understand something by illustrating and describing it, taking joy in quiet, personal learning and technical problem solving.

He is the model of a Renaissance Man – a person with broad, multiple interests and talents, in both arts and sciences. Da Vinci was a sculptor, painter, inventor, engineer, architect, cartographer, mathematician, botanist, writer, and musician.

He also made discoveries in anatomy, optics, and hydrodynamics.

Because da Vinci was a secretive man, he did not publish his findings and speculations so they provided neither guidance nor direction to later science. However, they reveal so rare a genius that over 500 years later we remain in awe of his vision and insight into the future.

B Bondar / Real World Content Advantage

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