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Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian artist and scientist who lived between 1452-1519. Leonardo was the original Renaissance man, whose roles included inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, geologist, and astronomer.
While he is best known as a painter, Leonardo primarily worked for the military, producing designs of tanks, airplanes, and submarines, hundreds of years before such war machines were created. He is also famous for his sketches of the muscles and bones in the human body.
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