Interesting Leonardo da Vinci Facts
1. Leonardo da Vinci never received a formal education.
2. Leonardo da Vinci invented the bicycle 300 years before it appeared on the road.
3. leonardo da vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
4. Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian.
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.
6. It took about ten years for Leonardo da Vinci to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
7. Leonardo da Vinci was an architect, musician, engineer, scientist and inventor.
8. Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors and hydraulic pump.
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.
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.
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.
12. Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be the founder of modern science.
13. Leonardo da Vinci sketched the first parachute, first helicopter, first aeroplane, first tank, first repeating rifle, swinging bridge, paddleboat and the first motorcar.
14. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
15. Leonardo da Vinci would wear pink to make his complexion look fresh.
16. Leonardo da Vinci never married or had children.
17. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote using 'mirror writing', starting at the right side of the page and moving to the left.
18. Leonardo da Vinci loved animals so much that he would often buy caged animals just to set them free.
19. Leonardo da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
20. The idea of contact lenses was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.
21. Renaissance Genius Leonardo da Vinci was a chronic procrastinator.
22. Leonardo da Vinci was a chronic procrastinator.
23. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
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