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    What Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    First off, you may be surprised to find that Albert Einstein is not included on this list. The reason is that I have used a table of IQ estimates for historical geniuses to determine the members and order of this list, and Einstein’s IQ (around 160) did not make the grade. Despite that, he is still the first person to pop in to most people’s minds when thinking of a genius. Having said that, here is a list of the ten greatest geniuses in history.

    10. Madame De Stael IQ: 180Wikipedia

    In full - Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne (baroness) de Stal-Holstein, byname Madame de Stal. Madame de Stael was a French-Swiss woman of letters, political propagandist, and conversationalist, who epitomized the European culture of her time, bridging the history of ideas from Neoclassicism to Romanticism. She also gained fame by maintaining a salon for leading intellectuals. Her writings include novels, plays, moral and political essays, literary criticism, history, autobiographical memoirs, and even a number of poems. Her most important literary contribution was as a theorist of Romanticism. Madame de Stael is on an equal level with Ren Descartes but I chose to include her rather than him in order to put at least one woman on this list.

    9. Galileo Galilei IQ: 185Wikipedia

    Galileo was Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method. His formulation of (circular) inertia, the law of falling bodies, and parabolic trajectories marked the beginning of a fundamental change in the study of motion. His insistence that the book of nature was written in the language of mathematics changed natural philosophy from a verbal, qualitative account to a mathematical one in which experimentation became a recognized method for discovering the facts of nature. Finally, his discoveries with the telescope revolutionized astronomy and paved the way for the acceptance of the Copernican heliocentric system, but his advocacy of that system in support of his view that the Bible contained errors, eventually resulted in an Inquisition process against him.

    8. Bobby Fischer IQ: 187Wikipedia

    Bobby is the byname of Robert James Fischer, an American chess master who became the youngest grandmaster in history when he received the title in 1958. His youthful intemperance and brilliant playing drew the attention of the American public to the game of chess, particularly when he won the world championship in 1972. Fischer learned the moves of chess at age 6 and at 16 dropped out of high school to devote himself fully to the game. In 1958 he won the first of many American championships. In world championship candidate matches during 1970–71, Fischer won 20 consecutive games before losing once and drawing three times to former world champion Tigran Petrosyan of the Soviet Union in a final match won by Fischer. In 1972 Fischer became the first native-born American to hold the title of world champion when he defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in a highly publicized match held in Reykjavk, Iceland. In doing so, Fischer won the $156,000 victor’s share of the $250,000 purse.

    7. Ludwig Wittgenstein IQ: 190Wikipedia

    in full - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-born English philosopher, regarded by many as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. Wittgenstein’s two major works, Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung (1921; Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922) and Philosophische Untersuchungen (published posthumously in 1953; Philosophical Investigations), have inspired a vast secondary literature and have done much to shape subsequent developments in philosophy, especially within the analytic tradition. His charismatic personality has, in addition, exerted a powerful fascination upon artists, playwrights, poets, novelists, musicians, and even filmmakers, so that his fame has spread far beyond the confines of academic life.

    6. Blaise Pascal IQ: 195Wikipedia

    Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher, and master of prose. He laid the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities, formulated what came to be known as Pascal’s law of pressure, and propagated a religious doctrine that taught the experience of God through the heart rather than through reason. The establishment of his principle of intuitionism had an impact on such later philosophers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Henri Bergson and also on the Existentialists.

    5. John Stuart Mill IQ: 200Wikipedia

    John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher, economist, and exponent of Utilitarianism. He was prominent as a publicist in the reforming age of the 19th century, and remains of lasting interest as a logician and an ethical theorist. Mill was a man of extreme simplicity in his mode of life. The influence that his works exercised upon contemporary English thought can scarcely be overestimated, nor can there be any doubt about the value of the liberal and inquiring spirit with which he handled the great questions of his time. Beyond that, however, there has been considerable difference of opinion about the enduring merits of his philosophy.

    4. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz IQ: 205Wikipedia

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (also Leibnitz or von Leibniz (July 1 (June 21 Old Style) 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German philosopher of Sorbian origin who wrote primarily in Latin and French. Educated in law and philosophy, and serving as factotum to two major German noble houses (one becoming the British royal family while he served it), Leibniz played a major role in the European politics and diplomacy of his day. He occupies an equally large place in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He discovered calculus independently of Newton, and his notation is the one in general use since. He also discovered the binary system, foundation of virtually all modern computer architectures. In philosophy, he is most remembered for optimism, i.e., his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one God could have made.

    3. Emanuel Swedenborg IQ: 205Wikipedia

    Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, Christian mystic, philosopher, and theologian who wrote voluminously in interpreting the Scriptures as the immediate word of God. Soon after his death, devoted followers created Swedenborgian societies dedicated to the study of his thought. These societies formed the nucleus of the Church of the New Jerusalem, or New Church, also called the Swedenborgians.

    2. Leonardo Da Vinci IQ: 205Wikipedia

    Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495–98) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503–06) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time. The unique fame that Leonardo enjoyed in his lifetime and that, filtered by historical criticism, has remained undimmed to the present day rests largely on his unlimited desire for knowledge, which guided all his thinking and behaviour.

    1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe IQ: 210Wikipedia

    Goethe, German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, critic, and amateur artist, is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. Goethe is the only German literary figure whose range and international standing equal those of Germany’s supreme philosophers (who have often drawn on his works and ideas) and composers (who have often set his works to music). In the literary culture of the German-speaking countries, he has had so dominant a position that, since the end of the 18th century, his writings have been described as “classical.” In a European perspective he appears as the central and unsurpassed representative of the Romantic movement, broadly understood.

    Sources: Genius IQ Estimates, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Wikipedia
    Last edited by twilight; 12th May 2008 at 18:59.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    do you know what ranks do Kant and newtown have? thanks

  3. #3

    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    pangilan kaya ako? 175 IQ ko.. joke! hehe..

  4. #4

    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Aw ala si newton... how sad

  5. #5

    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Ang gagaling talaga ng mga ninuno namin.. (charing!)

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    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Quote Originally Posted by Noos_lb View Post
    do you know what ranks do Kant and newtown have? thanks
    Immanuel Kant Philosopher Germany 175

    Sir Isaac Newton had an estimated IQ of 180. He was an English mathematician and physicist.

    Sir Isaac Newton Scientist England 190source

    Abraham Lincoln President USA 128 Adolf Hitler Nazi leader Germany 141 Al Gore Politician USA 134 Albert Einstein Physicist USA 160 Albrecht von Haller Medical scientist Switzerland 190 Alexander Pope Poet & writer England 180 Andrew Jackson President USA 123 Andrew J. Wiles Mathematician England 170 Andy Warhol Pop artist USA 86 Anthonis van Dyck Artist Belgium 155 Arnauld Theologian France 190 Arne Beurling Mathematician Sweden 180 Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor Austria 135 Baruch Spinoza Philosopher Holland 175 Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Israel 180 Benjamin Franklin Writer, scientist & politician USA 160 Bill Gates CEO, Microsoft USA 160 Bill(William) J. Clinton President USA 137 Blaise Pascal Mathematician & religious philosopher France 195 Bobby Fischer Chess player USA 187 Bonaparte Napoleon Emperor France 145 Buonarroti Michelangelo Artist, poet & architect Italy 180 Carl von Linn Botanist Sweden 165 Charles Dickens Writer England 180 Charles Darwin Naturalist England 165 Christopher Langan Bouncer & scientist & philosopher USA 195 Sir Clive Sinclair Inventor England 159 David Hume Philosopher & politician Scotland 180 Dr David Livingstone Explorer & doctor Scotland 170 Dolph Lundgren Actor Sweden 160 Donald Byrne Chess Player Irland 170 Emanuel Swedenborg -- Sweden 205 Felix Mendelssohn Composer Germany 165 Sir Francis Galton Scientist & doctor England 200 Friedrich von Schelling Philosopher Germany 190 Friedrich Hegel Philosopher Germany 165 Galileo Galilei Physicist & astronomer & philosopher Italy 185 Garry Kasparov Chess player Russia 190 Geena Davis Actress USA 140 George Washington President USA 118 George W. Bush President USA 125 George Sand Writer France 150 George Friedrich H?ndel Composer Germany 170 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Writer England 160 George H. Choueiri A.C.E Leader Lebanon 195 George Berkeley Philosopher Ireland 190 Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz -- Germany 205 H. C. Anderson Writer Denmark 145 Hillary Clinton Ex-President wife USA 140 Hjalmar Schacht Nazi officer Germany 143 Honor de Balzac Writer France 155 Hugo Grotius Writer Holland 200 Hypatia Philosopher & mathematician Alexandria 170 Immanuel Kant Philosopher Germany 175 Sir Isaac Newton Scientist England 190 James Woods Actor USA 180 James Watt Physicist & technician Scotland 165 James Cook Explorer England 160 Jayne Mansfield -- USA 149 Jean M. Auel Writer Canada 140 Jodie Foster Actor USA 132 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -- Germany 210 Johann Sebastian Bach Composer Germany 165 Johann Strauss Composer Germany 170 Johannes Kepler Mathematician, physicist & astronomer Germany 175 John H. Sununu Chief of Staff for President Bush USA 180 John F. Kennedy Ex-President USA 117 John Adams President USA 137 John Stuart Mill Universal Genius England 200 John Quincy Adams President USA 153 JohnLocke Philosopher England 165 Jola Sigmond Teacher Sweden 161 Jonathan Swift Writer & theologian England 155 Joseph Louis Lagrange Mathematician & astronomer Italy/France 185 Joseph Haydn Composer Austria 160 Judith Polgar Chess player Hungary 170 Kim Ung-Yong -- Korea 200 Leonardo da Vinci Universal Genius Italy 220 Lord Byron Poet & writer England 180 Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosopher Austria 190 Ludwig van Beethoven Composer Germany 165 Madame de Stael Novelist & philosopher France 180 Madonna Singer USA 140 Marilyn vos Savant Writer USA 186 Martin Luther Theorist Germany 170 Miguel de Cervantes Writer Spain 155 Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomer Poland 160 Nicole Kidman Actor USA 132 Paul Allen Microsoft cofounder USA 160 Philip Emeagwali Mathematician Nigeria 190 Phillipp Melanchthon Humanist & theologian Germany 190 PierreSimon de Laplace Astronomer & mathematician France 190 Plato Philosopher Greece 170 Ralph Waldo Emerson Writer USA 155 Raphael Artist Italy 170 Rembrandt van Rijn Artist Holland 155 Ren Descartes Mathematician & philosopher France 185 Richard Nixon Ex-President USA 143 Richard Wagner Composer Germany 170 Robert Byrne Chess Player Irland 170 Rousseau Writer France 150 Sarpi Councilor & theologian & historian Italy 195 Shakira Singer Colombia 140 Sharon Stone Actress USA 154 Sofia Kovalevskaya Mathematician & writer Sweden/Russia 170 Stephen W. Hawking Physicist England 160 Thomas Chatterton Poet & writer England 180 Thomas Jefferson President USA 138 Thomas Wolsey Politician England 200 Truman Cloak -- -- 165 Ulysses S. Grant President USA 110 Voltaire Writer France 190 William James Sidis -- USA 200 William Pitt (the Younger) Politician England 190 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer Austria 165
    Quote Originally Posted by uchiha View Post
    pangilan kaya ako? 175 IQ ko.. joke! hehe..
    Quote Originally Posted by aren View Post
    Aw ala si newton... how sad
    Quote Originally Posted by woyzz128 View Post
    Ang gagaling talaga ng mga ninuno namin.. (charing!)

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    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Gusto koh malaman ang IQ Ni Gloria Arroyo,,

  8. #8

    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    how do you find out ur own IQ rating?

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    Lol Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Quote Originally Posted by avenger187 View Post
    Gusto koh malaman ang IQ Ni Gloria Arroyo,,
    wag na baka maiyak ka.....................kakatawa!

    po! this is very interesting..

    onga noh, wala si Lolo Einstein..

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    Default Re: Top 10 Geniuses (Einstein not included)

    Quote Originally Posted by avenger187 View Post
    Gusto koh malaman ang IQ Ni Gloria Arroyo,,
    dunno po.. ask her.. hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by Midori View Post
    wag na baka maiyak ka.....................kakatawa!

    po! this is very interesting..

    onga noh, wala si Lolo Einstein..

    Quote Originally Posted by ayangko View Post
    how do you find out ur own IQ rating?

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