Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

Mechanical ventilating fan was invented in China circa 180 CE. It was a rotary ceiling fan meant to draw cool air upward into the room. Power was provided by servants turning a crank. A water-powered ventilating fan was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1500, and a similar device was used in England in 1533 to provide ventilation for a mine.

Date:
      180 CE
Name(s):
      Leonardo da Vinci
Occupation:
      Artist,
      Inventor,
      Visionairy

Additional Information:

  • Leonardo da Vinci – Wikipedia
    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
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