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Walter Isaacson takes on another famous figure in his new biography, Leonardo Da Vinci

Author Walter Isaacson's new biography takes a look at the art and science behind one of the world's most famous figures, Leonardo Da Vinci.
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi went up for auction early last month and sold for a staggering $450 million. It's almost been 500 years since Da Vinci died and yet the legendary Italian Renaissance artist is as well known for his masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper as he is for his many inventions and contributions to science and engineering.

Da Vinci's life was spent investigating everything from the biology of birds and horses to the mechanics of tunnels and bridges. It was that curiosity and passion for learning that Walter Isaacson says is responsible for Da Vinci's legacy as a creative genius. 

Isaacson is the author of a new biography simply titled Leonardo Da Vinci. You might know him from his best-selling biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Today, he'll speak to Tom Power about his fascination with Da Vinci and what we can learn from the famous artist. 

— Produced by Shannon Higgins

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