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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 also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo is widely regarded to have been a genius who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works comprise a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary, Michelangelo.Born out of wedlock to a successful notary and a lower-class woman in, or near, Vinci, he was educated in Florence by the Italian painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonardo da Vinci has received more than 31,528,168 page views. His biography is available in 226 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 221 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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Among inventors, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1 out of 354After him are Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elon Musk, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, and Charles Babbage.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci ranks 1 out of 4,668After him are Marco Polo (1254), Galileo Galilei (1564), Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Archimedes (-287), Michelangelo (1475), 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), Antonio Meucci (1808), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Johann Maria Farina (1685), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Max Valier (1895), and Andrew Viterbi (1935).