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da Vinci, Leonardo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishda Vinci, LeonardoLeonardo da Vincida Vinci, Leonardo 🔊 🔊 Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da VinciLe‧o‧nar‧do da Vin‧ci /liːəˌnɑːdəʊ də ˈvɪntʃi $ -ˌnɑːr-/ 🔊 🔊 (1452–1519) an Italian painter, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance period, who is generally regarded as 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 modern helicopter.
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