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Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he has also become known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonardo da Vinci has received more than 35,188,300 page views. His biography is available in 233 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 226 in 2019). Leonardo da Vinci is the most popular inventor, the most popular biography from Italy and the most popular Italian Inventor.

Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for his paintings of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

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  • 233

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 18.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Leonardo da Vinci has had the most page views in the with 3,840,047 views, followed by Spanish (1,510,105), and Russian (752,224). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Novial (61,900.00%), (722.41%), and Classical Chinese (295.93%)

Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1 out of 426After him are Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Elon Musk, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Babbage, and Louis Braille.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1After him are Richard III of England, Girolamo Savonarola, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Ludovico Sforza, Abraham Zacuto, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, Prospero Colonna, Idris Bitlisi, and Davide Ghirlandaio. Among people deceased in 1519, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1After him are Lucrezia Borgia, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, Johann Tetzel, Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Michael Wolgemut, Juan de Flandes, Hōjō Sōun, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, and Ambrosius Holbein.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1 out of 5,161After him are Marco Polo (1254), Galileo Galilei (1564), Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Michelangelo (1475), Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

Among inventors born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1After him are Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Antonio Meucci (1808), Johann Maria Farina (1685), Angelo Moriondo (1851), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Max Valier (1895), Giovanni Caselli (1815), and Andrew Viterbi (1935).