As the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci did it all; the polymath was interested in everything from art to science to writing. The famous Renaissance artist's paintings, sculptures, and architectural achievements are as stunning as his intellectual contributions to history, anatomy, and mathematics.
One of the areas where Leonardo truly excelled was inventing. While observing the world around him, Leonardo took copious notes and made sketches detailing his surroundings. In the process, he came up with practical and impractical mechanisms alike, many designed to be used as tools of destruction. The expanse of Leonardo's imagination is apparent in some of these inventions, while others reveal just how ahead of his time the man was. He applied scientific principles to siege devices, crafted elaborate systems to move water, and developed what is largely believed to be the predecessor to the helicopter.
Leonardo da Vinci had conflicting views on combat, but he was pragmatic and came up with some pretty crazy wartime inventions.
- 1137 VOTES
A Rotating Scythed Chariot Would Cut Down Anyone In Its Path
- 2117 VOTES
An Armored Vehicle Protected Its Driver And An Array Of Cannons
- 3138 VOTES
A Triple-Barreled Cannon Allowed Artillery To Rapidly Fire Without Overheating
- 4113 VOTES
The 33-Barreled Organ Fired A Simultaneous Barrage Of Projectiles