Person: Da Vinci, Leonardo


Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian artist and scholar who had many talents in addition to his painting. He worked on mechanics, though geometry was his main love. He was involved in hydrodynamics, anatomy, mechanics, mathematics and optics.

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Born 15 April 1452, Vinci, near Empolia (now Italy). Died 2 May 1519, Cloux, Amboise, France.

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive