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Positive ConnotationPlay
Renown often implies respect and positive recognition for one's achievements. SlideThe scientist was of great renown for her contributions to renewable energy.
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Public AwarenessPlay
Being 'renown' suggests a level of public awareness that goes beyond one's immediate circle or community. SlideThe ancient warrior was of such renown that songs were sung of his deeds across the lands.
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Historic UsagePlay
'Renown' is often used in historical or epic contexts to describe legendary figures or ancestors. SlideKnights of old time were warriors of great renown.