Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. His skill set was incredibly wide, as he was well known as a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.

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  1. Leonardo da Vinci was born out of wedlock to a notary and a peasant woman, and didn't receive much of a formal education as a child. 01:27

  2. Da Vinci's "Codex on the Flight of Birds" contains more than 35,000 words and 500 sketches, including those of his famous flying machine designs. 03:40

  3. Leonardo da Vinci dissected more than 30 human corpses to make his drawings and observations on anatomy. 06:19

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