Faust Vrančić

Faust Vrančić (Latin Faustus Verantius) (1551-1617), is the most important designer and technical writer in Croatia at the turn of the 16th to the 17th century. He was born in 1551 in Šibenik. The great Leonardo da Vinci only drawed it, but it took the Croatian inventor Faust Vrančić who made it and jumped with it. Of course it is a parachute without which air traffic would be very dangerous. Parachute was made out of canvas stretched on a rectangular frame. He had successfully demonstrated it by jumping from a tower in Venice in 1617. He was also known by a Five language dictionary (Latin, Italian, German, Croatian and Hungarian) in 1595 with a 5,000 entries for each language and his work Machinae Novae is extremely valuable technical work with 49 files (etchings), which is in five languages ​​describing 56 different gadgets, inventions, devices and structures. He died in Venice in 1617.

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