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Leonardo da Vinci: Italian Inventor

Da VinciLeonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian inventor, artist, architect, and scientist. Da Vinci had an interest in engineering and made detailed sketches of:
Leonardo was born in Vinci, Italy (near Florence). Early in life, he studied with the artist Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. During the years 1483-1499, da Vinci worked for the Duke of Milan, inventing mechanical devices for use in warfare and defense. He also designed canals, bridges, cathedrals, and other buildings. After studying optics, proportion, anatomy, and perspective, da Vinci wrote "Treatise on Painting," published in 1551.

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