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Six facts you may not have known about Leonardo Da Vinci

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Toscana-born scientist with encyclopaedic knowledge in all kinds of field. Leonardo Da Vinci is a man who serves as the best example of a person of the Renaissance Era. He was a talented painter, architect, anatomy specialist, botanist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, mathematician, musician and writer. Da Vinci’s heritage has inspired and continues inspiring countless creative people around the globe.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUNational Geographic has compiled a list of six interesting and lesser-known facts about this genius man.

Almost nothing is known about his youth

Only 6,000 out of 13,000 pages of Da Vinci’s memoirs remain to this day.

An inventor of war machines and the first robot

Leonardo Da Vinci is well-known around the world mostly because of the famous Mona Lisa portrait. Da Vinci’s notes contain countless sketches and drawings depicting primitive helicopters, tanks, submarines, ideas for using solar energy and countless other wondrous ideas. Devices and mechanisms that we take for granted nowadays, including the bicycle, automatic rifle, tank, parachute and even the concept of robotics were once born in the mind of this great inventor.

Musically talented and modern

There is evidence to suggest Da Vinci had a beautiful singing voice, a talent for musical instruments and a great sense of humour. In addition, Da Vinci was a strong and handsome man in his youth. He wore only the latest fashions available in his days. He had a generous heart and was interesting to listen to in conversations.

Intellectual coefficient of 220

Da Vinci was not only able to right with both his hands; he was also good at mirror-writing. In addition, his intellectual coefficient was 220. It seems not only was he smarter than most of us but also smarter than geniuses like Newton, Einstein, Edison and Darwin.

The world’s first defender of animal rights

Another interesting and largely unknown fact is that Da Vinci was a vegetarian. He can also be called the world’s first defender of animal rights. Historic facts suggest Da Vinci often bought caged birds and then set them free.

Corpse thief

There is evidence to suggest Da Vinci was so passionate in his desires to study the human body that he sometimes dug up graves and stole human remains buried in them.

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