Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci of parachute experiments, 15th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci of parachute experiments, 15th century.

Leonardo, da Vinci

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Notes and sketches of parachute experiments on flying machine wings, from one of Leonardo's notebooks. Da Vinci (1452-1519) was the most outstanding Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer of the Renaisance period. He had a wide knowledge and understanding far beyond his times of most of the sciences, including biology, anatomy, physiology, hydrodynamics, mechanics and aeronautics. His notebooks, written in mirror writing, contain original remarks on all of these.
 

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