(1452-1519) an Italian painter, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance period, who is one of the greatest artists and geniuses who ever lived. His most famous paintings are 'The Mona Lisa' and 'The Last Supper'. As a scientist and engineer, he made many important discoveries and designed and invented many machines, including one that looks similar to a modernhelicopter.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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