Interesting Leonardo da Vinci Facts


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1. Leonardo da Vinci never received a formal education.
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2. Leonardo da Vinci invented the bicycle 300 years before it appeared on the road.
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3. leonardo da vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
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4. Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian.
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5. Leonardo da Vinci worked on the Mona Lisa for 15 years. By the time he died in 1519, he still didn't consider it finished.
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6. It took about ten years for Leonardo da Vinci to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
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7. Leonardo da Vinci was an architect, musician, engineer, scientist and inventor.
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8. Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors and hydraulic pump.

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9. X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
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10. Da Vinci isn't really his last name. He had no Last name. Da Vinci simply means 'Of/From Vinci' Vinci being the town where he was born.
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11. Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to observe the curvature of the human spine. Until then everyone had assumed that it was straight.
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12. Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be the founder of modern science.
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13. Leonardo da Vinci sketched the first parachute, first helicopter, first aeroplane, first tank, first repeating rifle, swinging bridge, paddleboat and the first motorcar.
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14. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
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15. Leonardo da Vinci would wear pink to make his complexion look fresh.
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16. Leonardo da Vinci never married or had children.

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17. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote using 'mirror writing', starting at the right side of the page and moving to the left.
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18. Leonardo da Vinci loved animals so much that he would often buy caged animals just to set them free.
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19. Leonardo da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
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20. The idea of contact lenses was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.
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21. Renaissance Genius Leonardo da Vinci was a chronic procrastinator.
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22. Leonardo da Vinci was a chronic procrastinator.
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23. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.

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