Ten fun facts about Leonardo da Vinci

Fact 1
He has been described as a polymath since he excelled in fields including, but not limited to, painting, sculpting, music, math, geology and writing.

Fact 2
He recorded an incident from childhood where a kite dropped down from the sky and the tail brushed his face inside of his cradle.

Fact 3
His qualification as a master in the Guild of St. Luke happened at the young age of 20.

Fact 4
In 1476, the Florentine court records show that he and three other men were charged with sodomy. The charges were acquitted.

Fact 5
After creating a map for Cesare Borgia, he was appointed the chief military engineer and architect in 1502, since maps were so rare.

Fact 6
When he died, he left vineyards, land, money and other belongings to friends, family and even his servants.

Fact 7
Because of his charges of sodomy to a man and his lack of relations with women, it has been said that he was a homosexual.

Fact 8
A novelist who observed him, noted that he would paint without stopping to eat, from morning to night, while other times did not paint for days.

Fact 9
In his notes, the content ranged from grocery lists to drawings of wings, flying machines and more.

Fact 10
In 2001, Norway created a small bridge that was similar to a drawing in Leonardo's notes.

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An Italian Renaissance polymath.

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