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Madame De Stael IQ: 180 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

In full – Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne (baroness) de Staël-Holstein, byname Madame de Staël. 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 id[...]

Galileo Galilei IQ: 185 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 bod[...]

Bobby Fischer IQ: 187 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 wh[...]

Ludwig Wittgenstein IQ: 190 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 Philosophi[...]

Blaise Pascal IQ: 195 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 expe[...]

John Stuart Mill IQ: 200 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 mod[...]

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz IQ: 205 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 ho[...]

Emanuel Swedenborg IQ: 205 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 thou[...]

Leonardo Da Vinci IQ: 205 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 inf[...]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe IQ: 210 (Top 10 Geniuses)

September 27th, 2013 § in Others

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 Germ[...]