The year is 1500. It is the first year of the 15th century.
By the end of this century, only about 35,000 books will have been published and printed. That means in the WORLD.
This guy was the hot topic of the day:
Leonardo da Vinci. This is actually a self portrait. Notice the hairstyles of the day. The more the merrier seems the only style option here.
But surely you did not think he was just a painter who brushed his hair all day?
He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. He used a technique where he wrote backwards with his left hand so he wouldn't smear his writing. Who does that? It's hard enough to write the normal way! This guy did not know the meaning of normal, or spare time, or relaxing.
He did this in his spare time:
You know, just for fun. He was a genius on so many levels it boggles the mind.
This was his girlfriend:
Again with the hair.
Next time you think you're busy, give thanks that you aren't Leo...and you have a razor.