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Decoding da Vinci

Season 46 Episode 21 | 53m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

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-14

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Additional funding for "Decoding da Vinci" is provided by The Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation, Margaret and Will Hearst, and the George D. Smith Fund. Major funding for NOVA is …

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