Humanities › History & Culture Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci Share Flipboard Email Print History & Culture Inventions Famous Inventions Famous Inventors Patents & Trademarks Invention Timelines Computers & The Internet American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Genealogy Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Mary Bellis Inventions Expert Mary Bellis covered inventions and inventors for ThoughtCo for 18 years. She is known for her independent films and documentaries, including one about Alexander Graham Bell. our editorial process Mary Bellis Updated November 05, 2019 Leonardo da Vinci, the renaissance man and one of the most famous artists in the world, was also an incredible inventor. Part art, part blueprints, the following illustrations demonstrate his clever ideas, which would come to fruition many years later. 01 of 11 Artillery Park An Artillery Park is a 1487 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. 02 of 11 Stretching Device for a Barrel Spring 1498 Stretching Device for a Barrel Spring a 1498 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. 03 of 11 Designs for a Boat (1485-1487) Designs for a Boat is part of a series of (1485-1487) drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. 04 of 11 Design for a Flying Machine 1488 Design for a Flying Machine is a 1488 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. 05 of 11 Design for a Flying Machine 2 Design for a Flying Machine is a 1488 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. 06 of 11 Armoured Car Armoured Car a pen drawing dated 1487 by Leonardo da Vinci. 07 of 11 Giant Crossbow Drawing of giant crossbow by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1485 to 1487. 08 of 11 Machine for Storming Walls Machine for Storming Walls a 1480 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci for a war machine. 09 of 11 Eight Barrelled Machine Gun Eight Barrelled Machine Gun Designed and Drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. 10 of 11 Automatic Igniting Device for Firearms Automatic Igniting Device for Firearms Designed and Drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. 11 of 11 Leonardo da Vinci Parachute Drawing Leornardo da Vinci Parachute Drawing.