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Daemon
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Athanasius Kircher (1601?)

One of history's great polymaths, Kircher was a German archeologist, mathematician, biologist, astronomer, musicologist, and physicist who knew Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Persian, Latin, Greek, and various modern languages. He tried to decipher one of the most ancient writing systems—Egyptian hieroglyphics—but most of his thoughts on the subject proved incorrect. An avid inventor, he built playful devices including a talking and eavesdropping statue that used a primitive intercom, and what else? More...
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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His inventions include a magnetic clock, various automatons and the first megaphone.
striker
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a man of many intellectual successes
johnfl
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multitalented for sure.
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Happy Birthday to the last renaissance man! Applause
That Umberto Eco book sounds interesting.
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THIS IS WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND. WONDER IF HE SHOOTS POOL?
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