Check Out Leonardo da Vinci's "To Do" List

A lot of us keep "To Do" lists, and so did Leonardo da Vinci according to historian and author, Toby Lester.  Here are a few of the chores on one of Leonardo's lists:

-[Calculate] the measurement of Milan and Suburbs

-[Discover] the measurement of the castello (the duke’s palace itself)

-Get the master of arithmetic to show you how to square a triangle.

-Get Messer Fazio (a professor of medicine and law in Pavia) to show you about proportion.

-Get the Brera Friar (at the Benedictine Monastery to Milan) to show you De Ponderibus (a medieval text on mechanics)

-Draw Milan

-Ask Maestro Antonio how mortars are positioned on bastions by day or night.

-[Examine] the Crossbow of Mastro Giannetto

-Find a master of hydraulics and get him to tell you how to repair a lock, canal and mill in the Lombard manner

-[Ask about] the measurement of the sun promised me by Maestro Giovanni Francese

What happened to "take the garbage out" and "water the plants"?

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