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Leonardo da Vinci is a Renaissance Era Great Engineer in Civilization VI.

Unique ability[]

Workshops provide +3 Culture Culture.

Triggers the Eureka Eureka for 1 random technology from the Modern Era.

Strategy[]

This bonus applies to all current and future Workshops, even ones that you may acquire throughout the game. It is also worth noting that the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus will grant Leonardo a 2nd charge of his ability, giving all your Workshops a whopping total of 6 Culture Culture. This can be a huge boost towards the overall Culture Culture output, which can help with any Victory type. Focus on building a lot of Industrial Zones to boost the productivity of your empire and you will be rewarded with a massive amount of Culture Culture.

Note that the bonus Culture Culture provided is shown on the City Breakdown screen but does not show up on the plot tooltip when hovering over the tile.

Civilopedia entry[]

Born in a Tuscan hill town in 1452 AD, Leonardo would become the true “Renaissance Man.” Full of “unquenchable curiosity” and ideas (perhaps too many), he made a career as an artist, engineer, inventor, journalist, and theorist. Leonardo’s notebooks are full of architectural drawings, notes, and designs for engineering machinery … most of his fancies never realized. Among all the scribblings are thoughts and research on various construction materials and on the relative strengths of various types of pillars, arches, and beams. And he went so far as to design a plan for an “ideal city” and present it to Ludovico il More.

In 1502, da Vinci (never one to be timid) presented a design to the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid II for a single-span 720-foot bridge across the mouth of the Bosporus. In terms of construction, da Vinci may have been involved in a number of civil engineering projects that did eventually get built. He may have worked with Bramante in 1492 in rebuilding the Vigevano Marketplace; he also submitted a model for the new central tower of the Milan Cathedral, although it was rejected. Near the end of his life (he died in 1519) he was making sketches for the French Queen Mother’s castle at Romorantin. Even though many of his architectural plans never came to fruition, these are studied still.

Related achievements[]

Pizza Party!
Pizza Party!
Activate Leonardo da Vinci in New York with Great Works from Michelangelo and Donatello -- and a sewer -- all in that city.
A reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comic superheroes who enjoyed pizza in New York City's sewers and were named after the famous Renaissance Italian artists.
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