-Da Vinci 65 Years Old
Giving an account of his personal experience with natural devastation, Leonardo Da Vinci paints a town of people, animals, trees, and buildings falling victim to fierce and uncontrollable destruction of mother nature.
Da Vinci additionally wrote of his accounts saying, "Let the dark and gloomy air be shown battered by the rush of contrary and convoluted winds, mixed with the weight of the incessant rain and bearing hither and thither numberless branches rent from trees and mingled with numberless leaves . . . The ruins of mountains may be seen, already scoured by the racing of the rivers, collapsing above these rivers and blocking the valleys; the pent up rivers burst forth and inundate many lands and their inhabitants..."
It is equally fascinating to read his account with a tornado saying, "I have seen motions of air so furious that they have gathered up and mingled in their course the largest trees of the forests and whole roofs of great palaces, and this same fury made a hollow opening with its vortex motion and excavated a gravel pit and transported gravel, sand and water more than half a mile through the air."