Nestor

King of Pylos, in Greece; the oldest and most experienced of the chieftains who went to the siege of Troy A “Nestor” means the oldest and wisest man of a class or company. (Homer Iliad.)

Nestor of the chemical revolution.
A term applied by Lavoister to Dr. Black. (1728-1799.) Nestor of Europe. Leopold, King of Belgium (1790, 1831-1865).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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