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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo was one of the most influential men who ever lived. His ideas still inspire people today, and he was a giant of a man in his own time as well.

Leonardo: The Complete Renaissance Man
He is one of the most famous men ever to have lived. He was an excellent painter, scientist, engineer, sculptor, and all-around curious person. He also thought he could fly, wrote backwards in his special notebooks, and didn't trust much of anybody in his lifetime. Find out more about the creator of the Mona Lisa.

The Notebooks of Leonardo
He is known as a painter, but he was also an engineer and a scientist. He wrote all kinds of observations in his notebooks, which he carried with him everywhere. And to keep his rivals from finding out what he was writing about, he wrote backwards. Find out more about these special notebooks, as only Leonardo could produce them.

Leonardo Art Resources
The focus here is on Leonardo as an artist. Yes, he painted the Mona Lisa, but he was also a famous groundbreaker in other kinds of art.

Leonardo Specialty Sites
These links tell you different parts of the Leonardo story. Find out why he wrote backwards and why his wings idea didn't quite work.

The Leonardo Home Page
This great site gives you a well-rounded picture of the Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci. Don't miss the clickable map that tells what Leonardo did in each city in which he lived.

Learning about Leonardo
This examination of the life and work of Leonardo was written by students just like you! You can learn right along with them!

The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo kept detailed notes of his work and his thinking. You can find out all about these "notebooks" at this very helpful site.

The Science of Leonardo
Leonardo was a great scientist as well. Find out more about his great scientific achievements and his ideas for the future.

Leonardo da Vinci: The Art of Invention
He invented things people had never even considered. He invented all kinds of things,including flying machines and tanks. Check it out here!

Leonardo's Workshop
Leonardo was famous for his Workshop, where he came up with some of his most important and well-known ideas. Take a virtual tour of this historic place.

WebMuseum: Leonardo da Vinci
This well-rounded site gives you the big picture, including information about Leonardo's paintings, writings, drawings, and much, much more!

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