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Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Scientist, Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist, Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Botanist, Musician and Writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equalled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. The scope and depth of his interests were without precedent... His mind and personality seems to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote.

Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing. As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

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