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List of famous male polymaths, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male polymaths list contains the most prominent and top males known for being polymaths. There are thousand of males working as polymaths in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic polymaths have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a polymath then the people below should give you inspiration.

Theodore Roosevelt and Sahajanand Saraswati are included in this list.

While this isn't a list of all male polymaths, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male polymaths?" and "Who are the best male polymaths?"
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Polymaths
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Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Alhazen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Polymaths
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Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, frequently referred to as Ibn al-Haytham, was an Arab, Muslim, polymath and philosopher who made significant contributions to the principles of optics, astronomy, mathematics, meteorology, visual perception and the scientific method. In medieval Europe, ...more

Age: Died at 75 (965-1040)

Birthplace: Basra, Iraq

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Sahajanand Saraswati is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Polymaths
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Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, born in Ghazipur district, United Province in British India, was an ascetic, a nationalist and a peasant leader of India. Although born in United Province, his social and political activities focussed mostly on Bihar in the initial days, and gradually spread to the rest ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1889-1950)

Birthplace: Ghazipur, India

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Rahul Sankrityayan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Polymaths
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Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, who is called the Father of Hindi Travel literature, was one of the most widely travelled scholars of India, spending forty-five years of his life on travels away from his home. He became a Buddhist monk and eventually took up Marxist Socialism. Sankrityayan was also ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1893-1963)

Birthplace: Pandaha, India

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