May 2nd.

Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519)

Leonardo Da Vinci
(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)

On this day in 1519, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Leonardo Da Vinci passed away in Clos Luce.

Da Vinci, born in April 1452, was also recognised for his inventive mind and was posthumously credited with designing a number of ‘inventions’ that would become real ideas many, many years into the future. These included a very early example of a man-powered helicopter.

Also in this day:

  • The première of mod-film ‘Quadrophenia’ (1979)
  • The first successful liver transplant takes place. (1968)
  • The QE2 sets off on her maiden voyage. (1969)
  • The ‘Euro’ currency is officially launched. (1998)
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