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polyhistor

(pŏl″ē-hĭs′tŭr) [″ + histor, learned]
A scholar or physician who has great and varied abilities and knowledge (e.g., Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, Leonardo da Vinci, Boerhaave, Sir William Osler, Richard Mead, and Thomas Jefferson).
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Freudenthal, Hellenistische Studien--Alexander Polyhistor (Breslau: Verlag von H.
Williams characterizes Praetorius as a popularizer more than an innovator, and perhaps as a polyhistor, one who tackles numerous topics and cites numerous authors, including Athanasius Kircher, Conrad Gessner, Georg Agricola, and Paracelsus, among many others.
Sobre los medicamentos, de Quinto Sereno, Fenomenos, Libro de Esopo sobre la naturaleza de los animales, libro de Etico Peronimo sobre cosmografia, Tres libros del obispo Arnulfo que ordeno a un hereje espia Adamnano escribir sobre los lugares santos de ultramar, Libelo de Quinto Julio Hilarion sobre el origen del mundo, Sobre el lugar del mundo, y sobre cosas maravillosas, de Solino Polyhistor, Almagesto" .
La mencion del enhydrus (quod enhydrus alterum ichneumonum genus) se encuentra solamente en los codices que transmiten la segunda redaccion de la obra soliniana, la conocida como Polyhistor.
In keeping with this text-based approach, a significant part of the book consists of Annexes reproducing in full some of the most important items: Claude Mignault, 'Syntagma de Symbolis' (1602); Giovanni Nesi, Oraculum de nouo saeculo (1497); Filippo Beroaldo, Symbola pythagorae moraliter explicata (1502); Lilio Gregori Giraldi, Libelli duo (1551); Agostino Steuco, De perenni philosophia (1591); Nicolas Caussin, Electorum symbolorum et polyhistor symbolicus (1618); Maximilian van der Sandt, Theologia Symbolica (1626); Jacob Masen, Speculum imaginum veritatis occultae (1681).
Becher was a polyhistor, Leibniz recognized that, even though he appeared critical of the good doctor's many-sided interests.
Polyhistor, literarius, philosophicus et practicus, Lubeck, Sumptibus Petri Boeckmanni, 1747, 4a ed.
Alsted (1588-1638) was a Calvinist polyhistor, encyclopedist, philosopher, and theologian who spent most of his life at the academy of Herborn, in the small county of Nassau-Dillenburg, "in the half-century after its foundation in 1584 one of the most innovative and influential Calvinist academies in Europe" (6), first as a student and later as a respected professor of philosophy and theology.
Jacobson claims that Eusebius introduces only Alexander Polyhistor as a pagan and is unconcerned with the origin of the writers cited by the latter.