She describes him as a Renaissance man and the most interesting person she’s met.
A Renaissance man of the plains, he is a farmer, welder, businessman, machinist, ace mechanic, commodities speculator, licensed airplane pilot, computer programmer, electronics troubleshooter, video-game repairman.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
The ideal became what we call the Renaissance man, a man of universal genius embracing all aspects of life, art, and science.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
Every mode of violent death available to Renaissance man, including a lye pit, land mines, a trained falcon with envenom’d talons, is employed.
Thomas Pynchon -- The Crying of Lot 49
He was the classic Renaissance man: he spoke four languages, spent a year studying at the London School of Economics, and had paid his way through school with a baseball scholarship.
Nicholas Sparks -- True Believer
One would have to be a Renaissance man of letters, a verbal dandy, a Gongorist, a Marinist, a fop of the estilo culto, to endow the disciplines of reading and writing with such exaggerated educational importance and imagine that intellectual night reigned where such skills were lacking.
Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
"I prefer the term renaissance man," Clyde said as he picked up his magazine again, which, I saw now, was a copy of Gourmet.