What makes a genius—high IQ, creativity, perceptivity? Or is it an intangible essence that connects man to the creator within?
In 1926, psychologist Dr Catherine Morris Cox published a study of some eminent men and women of the past to estimate what their IQs might have been. The resultant IQs were based largely on the degree of brightness and intelligence each subject showed before attaining the age of 17. Taken from a revised and completed version of this study, here are the projected IQs of some of the best scorers.
|John Stuart Mill||Philosopher/Economist/Political theorist||200+ |
|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||Poet/Writer||200+|
|Emanuel Swedenborg||Religious writer||200+|
|Blaise Pascal||Mathematician/Physicist/Religious thinker||200|
|Bobby Fischer||Chess player||190|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Composer||160|
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