1. Machiavelli's idea of the perfect man, excelling in both medieval qualities of a knight and the classy qualities of a man of the renaissance. In essence, the perfect man. Said to be da Vinci, but he procrastinated so he can't be.
Will is the renaissance man with his buff body and huge brain.
Someone who does a little bit of everything, yet does it extremely well.
Cyrano de Bergerac excelled in many areas of life and thus was a renaissance man.
An individual talented in all spheres of human endeavour, including but not limited to sports, art, science, war, philosophy and music.
Some renaissance men of great repute include Leonardo Da Vinci and Goethe.
If you try and think of examples of Renaissance men, remember that it is not enough that they have brilliant minds (hence Einstein is out), nor is it enough that they are fine sportsmen (hence no Carl Lewis) or are well hung and virile (so no Shergar) and nor is it sufficient that they are musically gifted (so we omit Beethoven). It is a requirement that they are talented in ALL these areas.
I myself am a renaissance man, as I am a fine athelete, an excellent scholar, have an ear for music a talent for art and a way with the ladies.
#1: "What talent that young Douglas lad has!"
#2: "True, he is gifted at sports, academia and the arts."
#1: "Yes, he's a true renaissance man!"
Man: "Hey baby, wanna get a drink - I'm a real renaissance man!"
Woman: "Ooooh, OK!"
1. a person who is "enlightened" in all subject matter including arts, math, athletics, philosophy, music, history, and any other cultural aspect of society
2. a man who does everything and does it well
note: the renaissance was a period of enlightenment among the common people where great strides were taken to advancing knowledge for the purpose of bettering society
the most well rounded general awesome guy you can think of would be an example of a renaissance man
A Renaissance Man is when you are dipping ( preferably grizzly wintergeen) and purposly hold a shit for as long as you can, then proceed to unload in a fiends house, dorm bathroom, nursing home, charity event etc. you then proceed to remove the dip that you were chewing and throw it right on top without flushing.
Friend: hey bud, last night was pretty crazy...
You: yeah I left Mallory a Renaissance man last night but her mom found him
Friend: Very class my friend...