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A polymath is a person who is specialized in many areas of study.

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Who are considered the last true polymaths of math and science [closed]

Rather it be within a single discipline and the sub fields within it. Or completely different scientific fields. People that had significant contributions in many fields? Who are some of the most ...
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What are the most famous polymaths of the 20th century? [closed]

What are the most famous polymaths of the previous century? I care mostly about scientists and scholars.
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Why were so many pre-18th century Mathematicians polymaths?

It is well known that famous names such as Gauss, Euler and Newton were polymaths as well as their main fields of study and contributed from optics to ship building. Why was this the case in the past? ...