Renaissance man

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Renaissance man a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics
    • n Renaissance man a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"
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Idioms

Renaissance man - A Renaissance man is a person who is talented in a number of different areas, especially when their talents include both the sciences and the arts.
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Usage

In literature:

The Renaissance, like a man of genius, had the defects of its qualities.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
As a man, he was well qualified to represent the neo-pagan freedom of the Renaissance.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
It was a labour of love, of passionate ardour, similar to the manly zeal of the great scholars of the Renaissance.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
If ever a man was touched by the Spirit of the Renaissance, it was surely young Galileo.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
There was a touch of the Gothic, of the Renaissance, of the old English manor; just a touch, however, a kind of blind-man's-buff of a house.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
During the Renaissance, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the old man is generally, though not invariably, held up to ridicule.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
The great achievements of the Renaissance were the discovery of the world and the discovery of man.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
An instance of a man interested in books and not unaffected by the Renaissance, though not himself a collector, may be introduced here.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
The man who thus conceived the horrors of the Italian Renaissance in the spirit in which they were committed is Ford.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
Science arose at the time of the Renaissance as a {63} consequence of man's awakened curiosity.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
He is a type of the many-sided, many-minded man of the Renaissance.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
Matsuo Noda is definitely eccentric, but all the same he's a Renaissance man by any gauge.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The man who begins the mighty movement of the Renaissance, from which modern civilization takes its rise, is Francesco Petrarch.
"Studies in the Poetry of Italy" by Oscar Kuhns
There is not a trace of this in Michelangelo, however, and surely he must be considered as the typical great man of the Renaissance.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Francis I. was by taste and training a man of the Renaissance.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In news:

Kevin L Smith is a renaissance man.
The Grammy-nominated musical renaissance man provides the soundtrack for love.
'Renaissance man' Patrick O'Connor dead at 87.
Prolific Jazz Renaissance Man.
Police arrested a 20-year-old man at the Renaissance Hotel downtown after he allegedly attempted to use someone else's credit card number to reserve a hotel room to engage in prostitution .
Prolific Jazz Renaissance Man .
Renaissance man turns to teaching.
Downtown Knoxville's Renaissance Man .
Kevin L Smith is a renaissance man .
Clarke – Renaissance man .
ESPN fawns over ' renaissance man ' Arian Foster.
Tom Lea Was El Paso's Renaissance Man .
Renaissance man -- without tights.
Local Renaissance man gets a life's work show.
' Renaissance man ' opened window to black Memphis.
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