BC: Resources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci http://www.mos.org/leonardo/ http://library.thinkquest.org/3044/
FC: Leonardo Da Vinci The Renaissance Man
1: Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci, the lower valley of Florence. He was the son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, being born as a illegitamate child. He didn't really have a surname, he was refered as "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci" meaning "Leonardo, (son) of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci".
2: Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist, artist, Italian polymath, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. He had many different talents and unlike many living during this time period, his thoughts were far away into the future. This was one fascinating talent he had, his ideas were so complex and unique
3: Leonardo da Vinci's often described as "The Renaissance Man". He studied many things and many things he tried, he usually successed in it. Other than being known as mostly and artist and inventor he was also a scientist and anatomist. Anatomists are those who study primarily the internal structure and design of the structure of living things.
4: Da Vinci studied human bodies and measurments and functions of many parts of the body. He was very creative with his work, many of his writings are very lengthy and he wrote in mirror-image script left to right. When he studied human bodies, he drew pictures of the bodies that were realistic and he included many details.
5: This is one of his drawings of the human torso. | This is one of Leonardo's drawings of anatomy. It is the human heart.
6: Leonardo da Vinci's inventions were so complex and advanced at such an early time in history that for many of his creations, they couldnt be built because of the lack of supplies. The tools needed to make these interesting creations come to life did not even exist yet.
7: "For once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci