Leonardo DaVinci

Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519, Old Style) was the personification of the Italian Renaissance. He worked in a wide range of fields including art, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, mathematics, geology, botany, and more. Da Vinci trained as a painter and produced some of the most iconic work the world has ever seen, including the Mona Lisa. In addition, he designed inventions such as several flying machines, musical instruments, hydraulic pumps, finned mortar shells, and a steam cannon. His work in anatomy was so extensive that, had it been published in his lifetime, he would have changed early medical science.