Renaissance man

Ideal developed during the Italian renaissance that ‘a man can do all things’ if he so wills it, expressing an aspect of humanism that man is the centre of all things, and thus is almost limitless in his capacities, both intellectually and physically, for development. An example of the time would have been Leon Battista Alberti who was an accomplished poet, classicist, painter, as well as a scientist, mathematician and horseman.