|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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|Leonardo da Vinci|
Da Vinci is perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived, with interests and pursuits ranging from painting, sculpting, architecture, music, science, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, cartography, botany and writing. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time. One of his most famous works is his portrait of Mona Lisa, a copy of which hung at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Behind the scenes
- Da Vinci died 479 years to the day before the Battle of Hogwarts.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Severus Snape shows a number of images of werewolves during his lecture as a temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. One of these images is a variant of the Vitruvian Man, a famous sketch by Leonardo da Vinci.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Mentioned on a Famous Wizard Card) (Paracelsus)