History Main / RenaissanceMan

19th Jun '16 9:21:10 PM Adept
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* The quintissential scholar-gentleman of ancient and medieval China was supposed to be proficient at painting, calligraphy, poetry, philosophy, aesthetics, architecture, alchemy and general knowledge. The exception to all of this was ability at physical combat - it was considered ill-fitting for a Confucian gentleman to resort to violence, as the idea was that a complete and perfect person would be so intelligent and cultivated, people would just follow their lead by default. Zhuge Liang, as listed in the ''RedCliff'' example above, was one real-life example.

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* The quintissential scholar-gentleman of ancient and medieval China was supposed to be proficient at painting, calligraphy, poetry, philosophy, aesthetics, architecture, alchemy and general knowledge. The exception to all of this was ability at physical combat - it was considered ill-fitting for a Confucian gentleman to resort to violence, as the idea was that a complete and perfect person would be so intelligent and cultivated, people would just follow their lead by default. Zhuge Liang, as listed in the ''RedCliff'' ''Red Cliff'' example above, was one real-life example.
4th Jun '16 3:01:09 PM Doodler
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* [[TeenGenius Sabine Wren]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a younger version of this. She's a DemolitionsExpert, [[CunningLinguist linguist]], slicer, mechanic, tactician, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and artist. Later episodes reveal that she was a prodigy fast-tracked through the Imperial Academy in espionage, before she [[HeelFaceTurn defected]] and became a bounty hunter where she picked up her other skills.

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* [[TeenGenius Sabine Wren]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a younger version of this. She's a DemolitionsExpert, [[CunningLinguist linguist]], slicer, mechanic, techie, tactician, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and artist. Later episodes reveal that she was a prodigy fast-tracked through the Imperial Academy in espionage, before she [[HeelFaceTurn defected]] and became a bounty hunter where she picked up her other skills.
4th Jun '16 3:00:27 PM Doodler
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* [[TeenGenius Sabine Wren]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a younger version of this. She's a DemolitionsExpert, [[CunningLinguist linguist]], slicer, mechanic, tactician, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and artist. Later episodes reveal that she was a prodigy fast-tracked through the Imperial Academy in espionage, before she [[HeelFaceTurn defected]] and became a bounty hunter where she picked up her other skills.
20th May '16 1:10:36 AM Werebazs
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* King Matthias I. Hunyadi (aka "Corvinus") of Hungary (circa 1443-1490). He was a {{Polyglot}}, by the age of 6 he was fluent in Latin and Greek, and in his later life learned to speak Italien, German, at least one of the slavic languages (likely Bohemian/Czech, since his first wife was the daughter of the Bohemian king George Podjebrad) and possibly Romanian, in addition to his Hungarian mothertongue. He was also a widely known patron of arts, and a vivid bibliophile, his famous library the "Corvina" at the time of his death contained some 2500-3000 codexes, the second largest at the time, behind only the Papal library in the Vatican, and it also had a press machine. In addition he was a skilled financial officer, who managed to create a system that provided him with a yearly income matching that of the King of France. Also a gifted politician, he easily disarmed every political opponent and concspiracy he faced. He also reformed the judicial system, which likely contributed to his quick ascension to FolkHero status following his death, where several stories claims he roamed the lands [[KingInCognito Incognito]], to spy on tyranical lords and punish them afterwards, and help the needy, and reward the worthy. Last but not least he was a [[WarriorPrince famous tornuey champion, and celebrated war general]]. Tellingly, until the Second World War, his army was the only one, to capture Wien with a siege, in 1485.
15th May '16 9:16:14 PM ryanswan2
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** Everyone should already know that Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury is a great student, but there is more to her than that. She's demonstrated proficiency at both CPR and mouth-to-mouth. She also has demonstrated fluency in both English and German. She is a top-ranked chess player, able to compete against chess masters three times her age. She has, on occasion, written lyrics for instrumental music she likes. Also she fights monsters in her spare time. And, to top it off, one episode shows she's a talented swimmer.

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** Everyone should already know that Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury is a great student, but there is more to her than that. She's demonstrated proficiency at both CPR and mouth-to-mouth. She also has demonstrated fluency in both English and German. She is a top-ranked chess player, able to compete against chess masters three times her age. She one time able to fix a car. She has, on occasion, written lyrics for instrumental music she likes. Also she fights monsters in her spare time. And, to top it off, one episode shows she's a talented swimmer.
22nd Apr '16 8:36:55 PM Doug86
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* Aristotle (384-322 BC); a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of AlexanderTheGreat. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology. He numbers among the greatest polymaths of all time.

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* Aristotle (384-322 BC); a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology. He numbers among the greatest polymaths of all time.
16th Apr '16 10:41:02 AM nombretomado
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* During her college education, Annie Camden of ''SeventhHeaven'' studied everything from art to business and economics, and later returns to school to earn her Masters.

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* During her college education, Annie Camden of ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' studied everything from art to business and economics, and later returns to school to earn her Masters.
30th Mar '16 5:42:06 PM AustinCarver13
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* In his 84 years on this Earth, Mr. Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014), best known for his performances as Baron Samedi in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie,'' and Punjab in ''{{Film/Annie}}'', was a stage-and-screen actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, composer, painter, author, voice-over artist, spokesman for 7Up, and won Tonies as a stage director and costume designer.
30th Mar '16 2:56:26 PM AustinCarver13
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* The legendary Creator/SteveMartin is much more than a comedian. He's a stand-up comic, an actor of comedy and drama, a writer/novelist/playwright whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, a singer, a Grammy-winning bluegrass musician, an awards-show host, a prominent art collector and has a degree in philosophy.
* Jason Gastrow, aka [[LetsPlay/VideoGameDunkey Dunkey]] is a comedian who writes, edits and performs in his own videos, a prominent YouTuber, an accomplished gamer, a rapper with his own album, a street dancer, exercise trainer, nature enthusiast, prank caller, philosopher, karaoke star and Admiral Akbar.

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* The legendary Creator/SteveMartin is much more than a comedian. He's a stand-up comic, an actor of comedy and drama, a writer/novelist/playwright whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, ''New Yorker,'' a singer, a Grammy-winning bluegrass musician, an awards-show host, a prominent art collector and has a degree in philosophy.
* Jason Gastrow, aka [[LetsPlay/VideoGameDunkey Dunkey]] is a comedian who writes, edits and performs in his own videos, a prominent YouTuber, You-Tuber, an accomplished gamer, a rapper with his own album, a street dancer, exercise trainer, nature enthusiast, prank caller, philosopher, karaoke star and Admiral Akbar.
30th Mar '16 2:46:45 PM AustinCarver13
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* The legendary Creator/SteveMartin is much more than a comedian. He's a stand-up comic, an actor of comedy and drama, a writer/novelist/playwright whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, a singer, a Grammy-winning bluegrass musician, an awards-show host, a prominent art collector and has a degree in philosophy.
* Jason Gastrow, aka [[LetsPlay/VideoGameDunkey Dunkey]] is a comedian who writes, edits and performs in his own videos, a prominent YouTuber, an accomplished gamer, a rapper with his own album, a street dancer, exercise trainer, nature enthusiast, prank caller, philosopher, karaoke star and Admiral Akbar.
* Creator/StevenSoderbergh is a film (and currently television and stage) director who's worked in a variety of different genres (comedy, drama, experimental, arthouse, science-fiction, crime, blockbusters, period pieces, etc.) with much overlap, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, composer, painter and occasional actor.
* Creator/UbIwerks, best known today as the designer and co-creator of Disney/MickeyMouse, was a pioneering animator (animating the first Mickey short, ''Film/PlaneCrazy,'' single-handedly in ''two weeks!''), director, Oscar-winning special-effects designer, technician, inventor, athlete, machinist, mechanic, archer and a studio-head - and this doesn't even scratch the surface to what he could do!
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