Da Vinci, Leonardo: (Prop N) a famous artist, engineer and scientist during the Renaissance.
I guess if you paint well enough, no one remembers that you came up with an early design for a helicopter.
There’s a danger in being multi-talented.
You personally may want to be remembered for your designing or scientific mind, but since you emerged from the Dark Ages and were one of the first Renaissance Men, it may be a little difficult for people not to go ahead and put a name tag on you and assign you a permanent position.
Then there are those who found out that Leonardo was a gay man. Yet, for some reason, they didn’t take down the print of “The Last Supper” from the front of their church. I guess it’s okay to be gay as long as you paint well and you’re already dead.
It upset some other people when a conjecture was brought forth that the “Mona Lisa” was Leonardo painting himself in drag, yet that was survived.
After all, pretty is pretty.
So universal is our acceptance of Mr. da Vinci that we theorize that he had a “Code,” which turned into an action-filled book. Also, he was honored by being one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I don’t think we’ll ever get over touting Leo as a great painter.
But fortunately, he was a good enough painter that history gives him a footnote for his helicopter design.