What exactly is a Hyperglot?
Linguists estimate that it takes a year of consistent instruction to acquire the fundamentals of a language. Then you’ll have to keep that first knowledge. As a result, a regular human being can learn 10 languages in his or her lifetime.
Speaking 10 languages is enough to qualify as a hyperpolyglot, or someone who speaks more than 6 languages, a term coined in 2003 by Richard Hudson, a London University College Professor Emeritus of Linguistics.
Cardinal Guiseppe Mezzofanti is regarded as one of the world’s most famous hyperpolyglots. On September 19, 1774, he was born in Bologna, Italy. He is fluent in 40 languages, however some claim that he is fluent in nearly a hundred.