When most people think of Leonardo Da Vinci, their first thoughts are usually of his fantastic art and inventions, like his flying machine. What many don’t realize is that, being a man of his times, Da Vinci was also a weapons designer, according to Italian Renaissance Art.com.
During the Renaissance, Italy was comprised of independent city-states which were often in conflict with each other. This bred a market for military technology to help them in their quests for supremacy.
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