Leonardo da Vinci is said to have been influenced by a twelfth century Muslim engineer from Ismaili Mail

When Muslim rule expanded into the eastern Mediterranean regions and western Asia, they came into contact with the diverse pre-Islamic science and learning traditions of the Greeks, Persians, Indians, and Chinese. A vast movement of translation, development, and innovation took place between the eighth and ninth centuries where scientists and scholars from various religious and ethnic backgrounds worked together and achieved scientific advances.

More: https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/leonardo-da-vinci-is-said-to-have-been-influenced-by-a-twelfth-century-muslim-engineer/

References:
Aga Khan Museum Online Gallery
“Science and Learning,” Pattern and Light: Aga Khan Museum, Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc., New York 2014
Encyclopaedia Britannica

Research by Nimira Dewji

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