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Leonardo da Vinci
Also known as:
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: 15th-16th centuries
Appearances: DWBIT: Da Vinci's Robots / Metal Mania
DW: The Time Meddler
DW: The Masque of Mandragora
DW: City of Death
SJA: Mona Lisa's Revenge

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath known for his painting and inventions.


The diary of the renegade Time Lord known as the Monk recorded a meeting with Leonardo in which he claimed to have provided the inspiration for at least some of Leonardo's inventions which would later seem so advanced for their time. The main one of which was the fact that the Monk gave Leonardo the blueprints for flight. (DW: The Time Meddler)

Circa 1492, Leonardo and his then-patron the Duke of Milan were among the guests invited to the masque organized by the young Duke Giuliano of San Martino. Being caught up in the Mandragora Helix's attempt to conquer 15th century Earth, the Doctor missed this opportunity to meet Leonardo, later noting it was probably for the best. (DW: The Masque of Mandragora)

Circa 1505, Leonardo was hired by a new patron he knew as "Captain Tancredi", in reality, Scaroth of the Jagaroth. Tancredi asked him to paint six extra copies of his most famous work, the Mona Lisa. (DW: City of Death) One of these copies was painted using oil pigments he borrowed from a neighbouring artist, Giuseppe di Cattivo. Unbeknowst to both of them, the the minerals used in this paint would bring the painting to life in future. (SJA: Mona Lisa's Revenge)

The Doctor visits Leonardo's studio in 1505.

In 1505 the Doctor arrived from 1979 Paris to seek clues to the plot of Count Scarlioni (another of Scaroth's time-splintered selves) to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. After being briefly captured and interrogated by Tancredi wrote "This is a fake" on Leonardo's canvasses in felt tip before returning to the future to try to stop Count Scarlioni. (DW: City of Death)

Although the Doctor did not meet Leonardo in person in that period, he did leave him a note which suggested a degree of familiarity already existed, and that perhaps the two had previously met, or would meet in the future.

Behind the scenes

  • Da Vinci was not used as a family name nor was the artist ever known to have used a family name. This part of his name merely indicated that Leonardo was born in Vinci, a town near Florence. As such, referring to the artist as "Da Vinci" would be incorrect. While it is not a known usage, Vinci would have been an acceptable nickname, in the same way that Caravaggio has become commonly known.
  • The title of the episode The Shakespeare Code is a play on the title of the popular Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code which dealt with a centuries-old conspiracy theory involving secret codes allegedly included in some of Leonardo's works. (No mention as whether a felt-tip message behind the Mona Lisa reading, "This is a fake" was among them.) The Da Vinci Code was heavily inspired by the non-fiction book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by former Doctor Who script writer Henry Lincoln.
  • Leonardo da Vinci is one of very few characters to be referenced in both the Doctor Who and Star Trek franchises, with a holographic recreation of him having appeared several times in Star Trek: Voyager.
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A hologram of Leonardo da Vinci, in 2374.

Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was a Human who lived on Earth during the 15th and 16th centuries. A major figure in Earth's renaissance period, da Vinci was among many other things an inventor, artist, and writer.

The crew of the USS Enterprise met a man named Flint in 2269, an immortal being who had lived on Earth for thousands of years. During Flint's long life, one of his identities was that of Leonardo da Vinci. (TOS episode: "Requiem for Methuselah")

Around 2349, when he was eight years old, Julian Bashir read a biography of Leonardo da Vinci, learning how to create a "memory cathedral" in his mind just as da Vinci had done. (DS9 novel: Cathedral)

In the 24th century, Captain Kathryn Janeway began running a program in which she played the role of apprentice in da Vinci's workshop aboard the USS Voyager. (VOY episodes: "Scorpion Part I", "The Raven", & "Scientific Method")

The shuttlecraft Da Vinci on board the USS Defiant was named after the inventor. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule) The Federation Starfleet also named the USS da Vinci after the man. (Star Trek: Corps of Engineers)

An official Starfleet/Daystrom Institute PADD of Data's internal and external workings (to the android's own flattery) had an introductory diagram of him in the style of da Vinci's Homo universalis ("Universal Man") sketch. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)


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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: an architect, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, geometer, musician, and painter. He has been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man" and as a universal genius, a man infinitely curious and infinitely inventive. He is considered one of the greatest painters who ever lived.

"Mona Lisa", da Vinci's famous portrait of an Italian noblewoman, has been featured or spoofed in many Muppet productions and merchandise items. Jim Henson's earliest use of the "Mona Lisa" is in the 1965 short film Time Piece, in which the main character shoots the painting.

Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" was parodied as part of the set of Muppet Celebrity T-shirts, as a reference to its use in the credits of Alias.

Mona Lisa

The Vitruvian Man


His name was also borrowed for Leonardo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in the eponymous Creature Shop film and its sequel.

External links

  • Mona Lisa Mania
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