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Leonardo da Vinci
Variant: "He who in reasoning cites authority is making use of his memory rather than of his intellect. " - Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci (Merrymount Press, 1906 edition), p. 11
Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations

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Leonardo da Vinci
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Born: April 15, 1452

Died: May 2, 1519 (aged 67)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Artist

Bio: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

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