Ten fun facts about Leonardo da Vinci
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He has been described as a polymath since he excelled in fields including, but not limited to, painting, sculpting, music, math, geology and writing.
He recorded an incident from childhood where a kite dropped down from the sky and the tail brushed his face inside of his cradle.
His qualification as a master in the Guild of St. Luke happened at the young age of 20.
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. Go to more people facts ❯
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