Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452. He was born in Vinci, Italy. Born to Ser Piero and a young peasant woman, named Caterina. His earliest date work was completed in 1472. He passed on May 2, 1519 at the age of 67.
Leonardo DaVinci studied the human body, weapons, and travel. These pictures are of the crossbow, human anatomy, the helicopter, a flying machine, and the machine gun. All of his studies have or have had a major impact on society today.
The Helicopter & The Flying Machine
His first helicopter designs questioned human travel. His helicopter design has had a major impact on modern helicopter design. Leonardo was the first to think of a spinning platform that allow for flight. The flying machine design has revolutionized flight. His design looks very similar to modern airplanes. The flying machine is linked to the airplane forever, but without Leonardo's contributions to the study of flight we might not be able to fly.
The Machine Gun & Crossbow
The plans for the 33-barreled organ and crossbow are linked to warfare advancements. The 33-barreled organ is the predecessor to the modern machine gun. His plan came from the idea of being able to fire off multiple rounds in quick succession. The giant crossbow is the grandfather of the modern crossbow. DaVinci understood the effects of physiological warfare. He planned for the crossbow to be huge. The crossbow would measure a whopping 27 yards across.
The Italian Renaissance was a time of humanism. Humanism is the study of humans and their achievements. Leonardo took this to another level. He studies human muscles, pregnancy, and even the circulatory system. HIs studies have led to many new theories of the human body.