The Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago today, on May 2nd, 1519. He was a painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect, designer, engineer, inventor, writer, astronomer, musician, mathematician, cartographer, geologist, anatomist, botanist and scientist.
- You can read about him at Grove Art Online. The article includes some images and links to many more.
- Credo Reference has various resources.
- There is a Wikipedia article.
- BBC Newsround has an article about five of his inventions: a helicopter, a parachute, scuba diving gear, etc.
- BoB has recorded several TV programmes about him.