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Significant Individuals of the Middle Ages: Leonardo Da Vinci

Year 8 History

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..




(1452-1519) Leonardo Da Vinci looks at the life of this true Renaissance man, examining his incredible curiosity and understanding of the things around him. In addition to designing things as diverse as bridges, construction machines, churches and weapons, this true genius also envisioned the bicycle, submarine, helicopter and much more! Through the use of dramatic re-creations, archival films, photographs and actual drawings and materials, Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life for students as a man whose brilliant imagination and amazing ability to visualise what he imagined made him not only a great artist, but also one of history's greatest inventors.

Leonardo left his impression on the world and continues to inspire people of every generation. This magazine-style special will look at the lives and works of several modern day Leonardos and how they are leaving their mark on the world.


The History Channel


Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. His natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term “Renaissance man.” Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that remain among the world’s most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.


Museum of Science

While Leonardo da Vinci is best known as an artist, his work as a scientist and an inventor make him a true Renaissance man. He serves as a role model applying the scientific method to every aspect of life, including art and music.

World Book Online