Renaissance Men

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Can you name the noted polymaths who are famous for their multiple talents?

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1743-1826Politician and statesman; wrote the Declaration of Independence; served as the 3rd U.S. President
1875-1965Theologian, physician, and philosopher who won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for opening a hospital in Gabon
1772-1834English poet and literary critic who was a founding member of the Romantic Movement; wrote 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
1910-1997French navigator, ecologist, scientist, and researcher who invented the aqua-lung and pioneered deep-sea diving
c. 980 - 1037Persian philosopher, scientist, astronomer, theologian, and poet; compiled a 14-volume medical encyclopedia
1861-1941Bengali poet, novelist, artist, and composer who won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature
384 BC-322 BCVersatile Greek philosopher who wrote widely on politics, drama, biology, physics, and ethics
1706-1790Statesman, inventor, diplomat, and printer; invented bifocals and the lightning rod
1475-1564Painter and sculptor; most famous for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
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1623-1662French mathematician, philosopher, and inventor; invented an early calculator and made ground-breaking discoveries in geometry
1643-1727Physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer; proposed the laws of motion; invented calculus
1452-1519Accomplished painter and sculptor; also a scientist and engineer, designed a 'flying machine'
1596-1650French mathematician and philosopher; considered the first modern philosopher
1646-1716German mathematician; invented the binary system and wrote on philosophical and mathematical subjects
106 BC-43 BCRoman statesman, philosopher, and orator; known for his humanist writings
1564-1642Italian astronomer known for supporting Copernicus' heliocentric theory and inventing the telescope
1749-1832Hugely influential German philosopher, author, and playwright; wrote the drama Faust

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