Leonardo da Vinci and his notes
Leonardo da Vinci (15th April 1452 - 2nd May 1519), Italian artist and inventor, with some of his notes and drawings. Despite having little formal education, Leonardo da Vinci kept extensive notebooks filled with his scientific theories, inventions and architectural designs. Included in this montage are his detailed studies of the movement of a human body, human anatomy, a foetus and a flying machine. Most of his projects were never published nor constructed. After Leonardo's death his notes lay unnoticed in a library until 1796.