Why Famous: Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. One of the greatest painters of all time. He conceptualised flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine,the double hull, and a theory of plate tectonics.
- 1496-01-03 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine
- 1999-05-28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display
- 2017-11-15 Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork