Swedenborg, "The Man Who
Was Master of Many Trades" and
other oddities, first
appeared in newspapers in America Sunday, September
"No single individual
in the world's history ever encompassed in
great a variety of useful knowledge.
was a psychologist, philosopher,
inventor, metallurgist, mineralogist,
botanist, chemist, aurist,
physicist, zoologist, aeronautical
engineer, assayer, musician, author, traveler, crystallographer,
instrument maker, machinist, cabinet maker, legislator, mining
engineer, economist, editor,
poet, linguist, biographer, reformer, astronomer, bookbinder, physiologist,
made the first
sketch of a glider-type airplane. Invented
submarine, machine gun, ear trumpet
and airtight hot air stove.
Discovered function of the
and that the brain
animates synchronously with
the lungs. Wrote and
published first Swedish algebra."
Emanuel Swedenborg by Robert L. Ripley, 1934.