Leonardo da Vinci

April 15th marks a great man’s birthday. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and passed away in 1519.

Da Vinci invented so many things that wouldn’t be realized until hundreds of years later, such as the parachute and helicopter. He was a great inventor. To say he was ahead of his time would be a huge understatement!

What might surprised you even more was that Leonardo da Vinci was unschooled. He never received any form of official and formal education. Maybe that’s why his creativity was squished.

Regardless of his lack of schooling, his areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He had an unquenchable curiosity and didn’t believe that human beings are born with only one talent or one calling.

One of his most famous painting is the Mona Lisa, which can be found at the Louvre in France. He’s also known for the painting of The Last Supper, which was featured in the movie The Da Vinci Code.


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