5 interesting things about Leonardo da Vinci, history's most famous polymath

His inventions were centuries ahead of his time, his paintings defined the Renaissance – what else do you know about this legendary genius? Read on to find 5 Leonardo da Vinci facts that might surprise you.


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14 Comments
Beth Mac Watters
Liked that he freed animals
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May 7, 2020 8:00PM
June George
Glad this genius was also animal lover!
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Jul 24, 2020 5:28PM
Jessie Franklin
He freed animals. We do that at Thanksgiving by freeing 2 turkeys for Thanksgiving. DaVinci was indeed interesting.
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Dec 24, 2023 12:31PM
Barbara Hall
Everything surprised me, he was a genius and rather strange.
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Apr 19, 2023 10:00AM
Ilias Tsiabardas
thank you for sharing those facts about Leonardo Da Vinci ,Superb Human Being !!!
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Jun 16, 2022 9:10PM
tbear
Thank you! 😊💛
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Feb 26, 2022 5:12PM
Paula Salem
He was definitely an amazing human being.
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Feb 17, 2022 4:31PM
🇮🇹 zanuttigh massimo. 🇮🇹
LEONARDO DA VINCI ERA UN GRANDE SU DI TUTTO .
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Dec 31, 2021 8:34PM
Book worm
One of the greatest human beings to ever walk the earth...one I look forward to meeting when the time comes!
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Oct 9, 2021 5:37PM
Raymond Cardona
An amazing genius Bonnie
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Aug 29, 2021 5:41PM
Stuart Glaze
Why he never finished painting Mona??
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May 7, 2020 7:36PM
jch
jch
I knew that the man was great and it's always good to learn more about him.
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May 7, 2020 12:10PM
sekrob
It would be interesting if a computer study of the painting revealed the unfinished parts and completed it to see what it would have looked like
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May 7, 2020 10:17AM
Kathleen Bertrand
He loved animals and was a vegan
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May 6, 2020 9:25PM

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