Leonardo da Vinci

Today on Discovery Enterprise we explore the life and work of one of the greatest minds in history Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo was the quintessential and prototypical Renaissance man and represents the epitome of the rebirth and explosive revival of intellectual and artistic achievement of this period in Florentine Italy. This was a resurgence of creativity that would spread to the rest of Europe and influence the future course of human history. Leonardo was an artist, scientist, engineer, visionary and a well accomplished polymath who straddled the worlds of both science and art. His work and creativity still fascinates us today.


Over three gripping episodes, this docudrama from the BBC reconstructs the life of Leonardo from early boyhood to death. Each episode is infused with brilliant academic commentary and includes the building and testing of some of Leonardo’s inventions, including his tank, hang glider, underwater suit, and parachute.

Did these amazing conceptual inventions work as Leonardo intended? Find out in today’s video feature.

Leonardo da Vinci

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