Le·o·nar·do da Vin·ci (lē′ə-närdō də vĭnchē, dä, lā′-) 1452-1519.
Italian painter, engineer, and scientist whose notebooks record carefully observed details of anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics, and mechanics as well as speculative designs for inventions including gliders and a helicopter-like device. As a painter, he is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503).
(click for a larger image)Leonardo da Vinci
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