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Decoding da Vinci

Passport Season 46 Episode 21 | 53m 41s

Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance genius. Not only did he paint masterpieces of art, but he was an obsessive scientist and inventor, dreaming up complex machines centuries ahead of his time, including parachutes, armored tanks, hang gliders, and robots. On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, with the help of biographer Walter Isaacson, NOVA investigates the secrets of Leonardo’s success.

Aired: 11/13/19

Expires: 11/12/22

Rating: TV-PG

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