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Celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci: A tribute to a timeless visionary

Celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci: A tribute to a timeless visionary

April 15, 2024

April 15 marks Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, a day when we are reminded of the remarkable life of Leonardo da Vinci, a figure whose profound influence transcends the boundaries of time and disciplines. 

Born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci, near Florence, Italy, Leonardo remains one of the most iconic polymaths the world has ever known. An artist, inventor, scientist, mathematician, and philosopher, his insatiable curiosity and unparalleled creativity continue to inspire people today. 

Leonardo's artistic legacy is monumental, with the Mona Lisa being his best known work. Beyond his artistic endeavours, Leonardo's notebooks were filled with sketches, scientific diagrams, and innovative inventions. His studies of the human body, detailed drawings of flying machines, and hydraulic systems were extremely ahead of his time. 

As we celebrate Leonardo's birthday, we are reminded to be curious about the world around us, find beauty in complexity, and strive for excellence in all our endeavours. Leonardo da Vinci's legacy reminds us that at the intersection of art and science (two of our key interests here at Kite) lies the key to understanding our world and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our squared take on the Mona Lisa.


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