polymath

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a person of great and varied learning

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Still, this Cambridge, Massachusetts uomo universale attained high prominence as poet, literary and social critic, editor, abolitionist, scholar of comparative literature, Harvard professor, and diplomat.
Goethe's essays in general seem ready-made, after all, to support other images of him, such as the sage, the scientist, the cosmopolitan, the uomo universale, the virtuoso, or the praeceptor Europae.