Thought of the Day - From the past

75802-1535556-thumbnail.jpgHappy May Day. 

I was at Mt. Vernon recently and I was struck by the thought of how larger than life many famous historical persons were.  The question is, are things the same today?  It seems many of the historical figures were renaissance men.  Accomplishing much across varied fields.

Were they getting credit for other people's work?

Do we have equivalent people today?