Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

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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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List of References (29 books/articles)

Some Quotations (19)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Leonardo da Vinci
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Lunar featuresCrater da Vinci
Paris street namesRue Leonardo da Vinci (16th Arrondissement)
Planetary featuresCrater da Vinci on Mars
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Some Leonardo links
  1. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  2. Mark Harden's Artchive (Some of Leonardo's pictures)
  3. George W Hart (Leonardo's polyhedra)

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