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15/04/1452 Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci is born

Da Vinci was a scientist and engineer, but also painter, sculptor, architect. His most known inventions are a parachute, helicopter, and tank. He was interested in music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Leonardo is often mentioned as an exemplar of the Universal Genius or Renaissance Man.