On this day… May 2, 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died. Painter, sculptor, inventor

LEONARDO DA VINCI died on this day in 1519 aged 67.
Full Name: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
Profession: Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. One of the greatest painters 
of all time.
He conceptualised flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, the double hull, and a theory of plate tectonics.
Born: 15th April, 1452
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vinci, Florence, Italy
1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display.

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Some of Leonardo’s many inventions: airplane, ball bearing, parachute, motor car

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