Renaissance man

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Synonyms for Renaissance man

a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests

a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics

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He did a number of different things but would have been appalled at being called a Renaissance man.
A true Renaissance man from Florence, Italy, Spinelli talked about the historical techniques and method for detaching a fresco from a wall or tile onto canvas.
THE MAN OF NUMBERS: FIBONACCI'S ARITHMETIC REVOLUTION is the first book to consider how the numbers we use became the standard - and the influence of Renaissance man Fibonacci in the process.
Among the highlights are Blur's Damon Albarn proving he really is the renaissance man of Britpop as he premieres his opera based on the life of the Elizabethan mathematician, magician and politician John Dee.
FREDERIC CROWNINSHIELD: A RENAISSANCE MAN IN THE GILDED AGE provides the first full account of Crowninshield's life and many achievements as a muralist and stained glass designer and includes his influence as a successful painter, teacher and author as well.
TODAY FEAST ST HUNNA 1452: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist and inventor, the complete Renaissance man, was born.
The erstwhile Spider-Man star is rapidly turning into cinema's renaissance man.
THE renaissance man of Molineux, Jody Craddock, is pretty pleased with his achievements this season and rightfully so.
Hollywood star Steve Martin denying he is a Renaissance man.
BBC Two Wales, tomorrow, 8pm Is there any better example of a modern day renaissance man than dear old Stephen Fry?
When exactly was the last time political Renaissance Man Tom Rath backed a winner in the New Hampshire primary?
This vertiginous and urgent task of measuring the measurements--and the measurers--is the subject of Paula Blank's second book, Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man.
David Pogue is something of a modern-day Renaissance Man.
I love being an Air Force officer, because it gives me the opportunity to be a bit of a renaissance man.
The film's subject and born-again Renaissance man Christian Hosoi called down the blessings in a speech that was as impassioned as it was lengthy.
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