Top 2000 geniuses and minds

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A selection of epicenter geniuses, namely: Goethe, Aristotle, Einstein, Franklin, Voltaire, Boltzmann, and their associates, who each rank in as top 2000 minds, geniuses, and intellects, as ordered via "intellectually brightness" (Cox, 1926), by real IQ, below.

In genius studies, top 2000 geniuses and minds refers to a ranked mixture of the top two-thousand supreme "geniuses", superior "intellects", biggest "minds", and newly-being-digested "thinkers", labeling-divides yet to be discerned (Hollingworth, 1938), of all time, ordered via "real IQ", on ten wiki pages.

A "point” is made, herein, to distinguish between “profound geniuses”, e.g. Goethe, Shelley, Gibbs, Maxwell, etc., “mundane geniuses”, e.g. Benz, Hollerith, Guttenberg, etc., and "niche geniuses", e.g. Jenkins, a recent steroid chemistry genius. Thinkers, herein, said another way, are gauged in respect to the size of the "fish" they went after. There are, in this sense, "big fish geniuses" and "little fish geniuses".

In other words, while some may "think about flying", e.g. Da Vinci, others "fly", e.g. Montgolfier, some “fly us the moon”, e.g. Braun, a rare few, e.g. Aristotle, ruminate on "why" we fly (or move) in the first place, particularly in respect to the more deeply-puzzled words “love[1] and "meaning", and a few from a universal perspective.[2]


The following is a work-in-progress meta-analysis (see: IQ key) ranking of the greatest, top, supreme, brightest, and or most-profound “geniuses”, superior intellects, and new minds of all time.[3] The seeds of the list are a mixture of the: Thims 97 (2005), Cox 300 (1926), Buzan 100 (1994), and the infamous "Thims 32" (2010) list, respectively, among others (see: reference list).

The "real IQ" (IQ Real.png or IQR), as compared to other non-real IQs, is shown for each individual, as are extant calculations and or estimates. The real IQ of each person has been adjusted to fit realistically around the two century-plus digested Cox-Buzan-Platt-Thims IQs, namely those of Newton (IQ CPBT.png = 199) and Darwin (IQ CPBT.png = 175).[4] The IQD column shows a person's "IQ density" (IQ density.png), or "real IQ" divided by "age" (column A), which yields a ranking of the mean density or intensity the work produced by the genius, per year of existence. The "steady" Steady.png, "up" Up.png, "down" Down.png, and "wavy" Wavy.png indicators, in each ranking #, give indication on whether they are in the process of migrating upwards, downwards, "holding steady", or in a wave, processing or "undecided" state. See also the Reddit Reddit icon 2.png RealGeniuses community for updated discussion.


The following are the so-called "higher minds" (HM) rankings (next: 1-200, 201-400, 401-600, 601-800, 801-1,000, 1,001-1,200, 1,201-1,400, 1,401-1,600, 1,601-1,800, 1,801-2,000):

Geniuses | Higher minds

The following is a ranked listing of envisioned higher-then-human-intelligence conceptualized "minds", either futuristic, e.g. Hari Seldon, legendary, e.g. Faust, scientific "minds", e.g. Boscovich's "finite mine", or "demons"[5], e.g. Maxwell's demon, among newer fictional[6] geniuses, e.g. Eddie Morra, who takes "mind pills" so to tap into his James-based unrealized 90% unused mind potential (see: 10 percent myth); the majority of which being devised by actual geniuses; each character is shown with crudely-guesstimated hypothetical IQ (IQ quess.png) of such a "mind" were it to exist:

# Intellect IQ Intellect Abilities Inventor Inventor IQ Country


Holbach's geometrician[7]
IQ quess.png=250 An anti-chance, atheism-explicit, atomic theory based intellect, able to understand and see all revolutions in the universe, from both the physics and moral point of view, by “exactly” knowing the “communicated forces” and “different energies acting in each case”, and therein have an understanding capacitated to rate all the action and re-action, of the minds and bodies of those who contributed to the revolution. Baron d'Holbach
(232-166 BE)
(1723-1789 ACM)
(IQ:190|#31) German-French


Faust 75.jpg
IQ quess.png=225 Based on the semi-legendary Johann Faust (c.1485-c.1540), who, as the legend goes, after going through all of the branches of knowledge, e.g. arts, science, theology, jurisprudence, medicine, law, philosophy, etc., in search of truth, meaning, and understanding, but finding only polemics, exegesis, dogmatism, babble, distortions, along with “shadows, vapors, follies, bound into a system”, and "vanity", seeks out the "devil" who tells him the answer to every question he asks, therein satisfying his mind, albeit in return for the sale of his soul.[10] Johann Goethe
(206-123 BE)
(1749-1832 ACM)
(IQ:210|#1) German
Nietzsche's uberman[11][12][13]


IQ quess.png=225
IQ O.png=189+[11]

IQ O.png=180+[14]

Someone, in the future, who introduces a new value system, not tied to the “other-worldliness” of current religions, such as Christianity, but to the real “earthly-world”, who, therein, banishes nihilism, and fills the growing moral vacuum, formed in the wake of the death of belief in the existence of god (see: god is dead); moreover, someone who frees people from “speaking like children”, in employing rote phrases such as “I am body and soul”, but rather says, when “awakened and enlightened” (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, pg. 61), something akin to: “I am body entirely, and nothing beside’ and ‘soul’ is only a word for some ‘thing’ in the body”; some have claimed that Nietzsche, in his writings, alluded to the following uberman model archetypes: Socrates, Caesar, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Napoleon (Hayes, 2002); Nietzsche, himself, in his last 1887 will to power fragments, cites: Caesar, Homer, Aristophanes, da Vinci, and Goethe, as examples of “great human beings”; Heraclitus is frequently employed in his writings; many consider Goethe as the closest Nietzsche came to naming the Ubermensch.[15] Friedrich Nietzsche
(111-55 BE)
(1844-1900 ACM)
(IQ:190|#29) German
Adams' another Newton[16]


IQ quess.png=225 A future person, who firstly comes to define themselves as either a "phase" (see: social phase) or a "human molecule", in a physico-chemical sense, and is able to model all of human history, including interpersonal sexual relationships, and the rise and falls of civilizations, and the seeming "cause and effect" details of government, e.g. the years of Jefferson administration, via the chemical thermodynamics of Willard Gibbs, scaled up to social dynamics. Henry Adams
(117-37 BE)
(1838-1918 ACM)
(IQ:195|#19) American
Laplace's demon


IQ quess.png=220 An intellect who knows the precise location an momentum of every atom in the universe, then, using Newton’ laws of motion, could reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future; a variant of Holbach's geometrician. Pierre Laplace
(206-128 BE)
(1749-1827 ACM)
(IQ:195|#14) French


Hawking's mind of god


IQ quess.png= “Before we understand science, it is natural believe that god created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant [in A Brief History of Time (1988) (Ѻ)] by ‘we would know the mind of god’ is, we would know everything that god would know, if there were a god. Which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”
— Stephen Hawking (2014), El Mundo interview, Sep 23
Stephen Hawking
(13 BE-64 AE)
(1942-2018 ACM)
(IQ:180|#99) English


Boscovich's finite mind


IQ quess.png=220 A finite, brilliant, powerful “mind”, that surpasses all the powers of the human intellect, but like a “geometer can easily see thus far, that problems are determinate”, is able to use the “law of force” to measure the curves of motion of all points of matter, and therein “to foresee all the necessary subsequent motions and states, and to predict all the phenomena that necessarily followed from them”. Roger Boscovich
(244-168 BE)
(1711-1787 ACM)
(IQ:185|#77) Croatian


Wheeler's super-Einstein[17]


IQ quess.png=215 Someone, in the future, who can unify “theoretical biology”, in respect to “emergence, the physicochemical, the organismal, the mental and the social”, applicable to both human societies and insect societies; it was posited, by Wheeler, that it will take a “few” such super-Einsteins to do the job; he might have had Lawrence Henderson in mind as a prototype or archetype. William Wheeler
Morpheus 75.png


IQ quess.png= Lana Wachowski

Lilly Wachowski



Yoda 75.png


IQ quess.png=
IQ O.png=145-160[18]
George Lucas
Maxwell's demon
IQ quess.png=215 An intelligent being that is able to "see" the speeds of atoms and molecules (in a gas), and thus separate them into slow (cold) and fast (hot) groupings, and thus circumvent or reverse the second law of thermodynamics. James Maxwell
(124-76 BE)
(1831-1879 ACM)
(IQ:205|#4) Scottish


Hari Seldon 75.png
Hari Seldon[19]
IQ quess.png=215 A professor, from the far distant future, who uses the kinetic theory of gases to devise a a new science called “psychohistory”, which is able to predict the “overall behavior of human societies even though the solutions would not apply to the behavior of individual human beings”, and thereby predict the eventual fall of the Galactic Empire. Isaac Asimov
(35 BE-37 AE)
(1920-1992 ACM)
(IQ:170|#367) American


Fosdick's new Aristotle[16]


IQ quess.png=215 Someone able to find or discern a "moral equivalent of war". Raymond Fosdick


Huxley's demon[5]


IQ quess.png= A "sufficient intellect", with knowledge of the properties of the molecules and forces possessed by the molecules of the primitive nebulosity (see: nebular hypothesis), able to predict the state of fauna of Great Britain with as much certainty as one could predict the vapor of one’s breath on a cold winter day. Thomas Huxley


(IQ:170|#344) English
Victor Frankenstein 75.png
Victor Frankenstein
IQ quess.png=195
IQ O.png=150[20]
A scientist, framed around the figures: Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus, partly based on Luigi Galvani's electrified twitching frog legs experiments, who is able to create "life" in the laboratory; character arose from Mary Shelley listening to Percy Shelley and George Byron debate the subject. Mary Shelley
(158-104 BE)
(1797-1851 ACM)
(IQ:175|#306) English


Leibniz's prophet[21]


IQ quess.png= A scientific “prophet” who had a “sufficient insight into the inner parts of things, and in addition had remembrance and intelligence enough to consider all the circumstances and take them into account, he would see the future, since everything proceeds mathematically, in the present as in a mirror." Gottfried Leibniz
(309-239 BE)
(1646-1716 ACM)
(IQ:190|#23) German


Reed Richards 75.png
Richard Reeds[6]


IQ quess.png=
IQ O.png=297[22]
A child prodigy, who possesses a keen scientific intellect, decades ahead of his time, whose intelligence has recently been augmented by his new powers; holds multiple doctoral level degrees in theoretical and applied physics fields. Stan Lee


Will Hunting 75.png
Will Hunting


IQ quess.png=195
IQ O.png=210[23]
A person who is able to read books, and all subjects, e.g. math, physics, chemistry, literature, history, etc., at a rate of books per hour, and be able to remember ever word, citation, and date; loosely based on American child prodigy William Sidis (IQ:175|#314) who graduated from Harvard at age 16, whose IQ was famously over-estimated to be in the 250 to 300 range (Sperling, 1946) and to have been a prodigy equivalent to Gauss (Comstock, c.1915). Matt Damon
IQ O.png=160[24] American


Tait 75.png
Fred Tait


IQ quess.png=185 A 7-year old child prodigy, who scores “off the charts on the Stanford-Binet IQ” test, with seemingly endless mathematical and musical abilities, who studies quantum mechanics in college; but who is “emotionally” withdrawn and observational; character thematic, in some sense, to Jody Foster, a former child prodigy, who directed the film. Scott Frank
Eddie Morra 75.png
Eddie Morra


IQ quess.png=190
IQ O.png=1,000+
A struggling writer who, when talking a nootropic drug called NZT-48, has the ability to enabling its user to see meaningful patterns in large amounts of disparate data, thereby fully utilize the brain, after which he writes best-selling books, learn new languages, master the stock market, becomes knowledgeable about medicine, becomes a big business decision maker, etc., growing to an auto-claimed IQ of "four digits"; based on the 2001 techno-thriller novel The Dark Fields. Alan Glynn
Chris Knight 75.png
Chris Knight


IQ quess.png=185 A CalTech genius who invents a laser that can incinerate people from space, using a tracking device, but when he realizes its designed purpose, uses it to make a house full of popcorn; from the classic 1985 film Real Genius, where there also is the character Mitch Taylor, a new bright child prodigy, and Lazlo Hollyfeld, an old star genius, who “cracked”, but whose IQ or smartness is said to be higher than Knight and Taylor combined, but is now a recluse. Martha Coolidge


Sheldon Cooper 75.png
Sheldon Cooper


IQ quess.png=185
IQ O.png=187
Lead "genius" behind the TV show The Big Bang Theory; said to have an eidetic memory who possesses an extensive general knowledge in many subjects including: physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, cosmology, algebra, calculus, differential equations, vector calculus, computers, electronics, economics, vexillology, engineering, history, geography, linguistics, Finnish, and Mandarin Chinese; modeled on Leon Cooper (1930-). Chuck Lorre

Geniuses | 1-200 | IQ:180-210

The following are minds “1-200”, of the top 2000 geniuses, intellects, and minds (previous: HM rankings; next: 201-400, 401-600, 601-800, 801-1,000, 1,001-1,200, 1,201-1,400, 1,401-1,600, 1,601-1,800, 1,801-2,000):

# Person Real IQ IQD A Overview G Country
Johann Goethe
(206-123 BE)
(1749-1832 ACM)
IQ real 210.png

IQ O.png=180, 210[25], 240[26]
IQs BR.png=233
IQ MM.png=225
IQ B.png=215|#2
IQ SK.png=215|#4[27]
IQ CB.png=213[28]
IQ C.png=210|#1
IQ SS.png=188, 200+, 210
IQ W.png=200

2.53 82
Elective Affinities 4.jpg
(Cattell 1000:7) [RGM:41|1,350+] (Murray 4000:2|WL) (Gottlieb 1000:131) (GMG:1) (Perry 80:1|Li) [LUG:#] [LPKE:#] [TCG] (SN:1) (HD:19) (FA:56) (GA:6) (EvT:8|21+) (HFET:1) (CR:2,151) (LH:16) (TC:2,167|#1) Poly-intellect, writer, philosopher, evolutionist; founder of human chemistry, per his 1809 physico-chemical based novella Elective Affinities, wherein the four main characters, Charlotte A (as CO3.png), Edward B (as Ca.png), Captain C (as H2SO4.png), Ottilie D Goethe.png (as a newly introduced chemical), Edward and Charlotte AB Goethe.png married, i.e. bonded AB bond Goethe.png (as gypsum), shown adjacent, take place in the following double displacement human chemical reaction:
AB + CD reaction Goethe.png

during which their "passions" and competing "moralities" are brought into conflict and reconciled via governing nature of the “affinities” (or chemical forces) operating on and between each character, during the course of their physico-chemical transformation; the socially-extrapolated realization of Newton's last and final "Query 31" (1718).

M German
Isaac Newton 75.png
Isaac Newton
(312-228 BE)
(1643-1727 ACM)
IQ real 205.png

IQ O.png=200, 250+[29]
IQ SS.png=250
IQ CPBT.png=199
IQ B.png=195|#5
IQ CB.png=193
IQ CPB.png=192
IQ C.png=190|#7
IQ JP.png=190
IQ SK.png=190|#14[27]
IQ W.png=170

2.44 84
(Cattell 1000:4) [RGM:2|1,350+] (Murray 4000:2|CS / 1|P / 2|M) (Gottlieb 1000:6) (Becker 160:2|17L) (Stokes 100:32) (Simmons 100:1) (SIG:1) (EPD:F0) [CR:866|#2] Physicist, astronomer, chemist, mathematician, and philosopher;
“Is it not for want of an attractive virtue [no attraction] (ΔG > 0) between the parts of water (∇) and oil, of quick-silver (☿)(Hg) and antimony (♁)(Sb), of lead (♄)(Pb) and iron (♂)(Fe), that these substances do not mix; and by a weak attraction (ΔG ≈ 0), that quick-silver (☿)(Hg) and copper (♀)(Cu) mix difficultly; and from a strong one [strong attraction] (ΔG < 0), that quicksilver (☿)(Hg) and tin (♃)(Sn), antimony (♁)(Sb) and iron (♂)(Fe), water (∇) and salts, mix readily?”
— Isaac Newton (1718), “Query 31”, in: Optics

Noted for his 1671 ''Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series'', wherein, he introduced differential equations (Ѻ); for his 1686 Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; wherein he codified the three laws of motion, and proved, via mathematical means, that planets travel in ellipses owing to an “inward force of attraction between planets and the sun must decrease in inverse proportion to the square of the distance between them”, which Hooke and or Halley boasted, to Wren (c.1684), to have “solved”, albeit without proof; and for his 1704 Optics, wherein argues for a corpuscular theory of light, and in the 1718 edition attached his final “Query 31”, on the nature of chemical reactions occurring by degrees of force, which launched the science of affinity chemistry.

M English
Einstein 75.png
Albert Einstein
(76 BE-0 AE)
(1879-1955 ACM)
IQ real 205.png

IQ SS.png=240
IQs BR.png=233
IQ O.png=160, 200, 225[30]
IQ B.png=205|#4
IQ SK.png=190|#16[27]
IQ JP.png=180+

2.70 76
[RGM:6|1,350+] (Murray 4000:9|CS / 2|P) (Gottlieb 1000:17) (Becker 160:1

19L) (Stokes 100:93) (Simmons 100:2) (LGS:1) [Kanowitz 50:2] [Cropper 30:1|R] (GPE:1) (HD:52) [CR:737|#5] Physicist, astronomer, and philosopher; noted for his 1905 discovery of the equivalence of mass and energy: E=mc2.png; for his hypothesis of "light quanta" (via Planck's 1901 "energy element"); pioneer of radiation thermodynamics of relativistic thermodynamics; famous his 1915 general theory of relativity, which explained gravity as the bending of "spacetime" around all massive bodies (as shown above); via which he predicted the gravitational bending of light rays (confirmed by Eddington during the eclipse of 1919), and also predicted the existence of "gravitational waves" (detected in 2015, emanating from the inward spiral and merger of a pair of black holes of around 36 and 29 solar masses).

M German-born American
Maxwell 75.png
James Maxwell
(124-76 BE)
(1831-1879 ACM)
IQ real 205.png

IQ SK.png=185|#26[27]

4.27 48
EM-wave 4.gif
[RGM:53|1,350+] (Murray 4000:20|CS / 9|P) (Gottlieb 1000:205) (Becker 160:5|15L) (Simmons 100:12) (EPD:M8) (DN:4±) (GPE:3) (EPD:M8) [CR:478|#10] Mathematical physicist, a child prodigy, turned top ranked magnitude genius, one of the core founders of thermodynamics, noted for his 1860 development of the kinetic theory of gases, his 1862 Maxwell’s equations, describing the nature of the electromagnetic field, his 1871 Theory of Heat, his 1873 electromagnetic field theory of light, his 1875 thermodynamic surface work, among a number of other impressive accomplishments.
M Scottish


Gibbs 75.png
Willard Gibbs
(116-52 BE)
(1839-1903 ACM)
IQ real 205.png

IQ SK.png=180|#36[27]

3.20 64
[RGM:573|1,350+] (Gottlieb 1000:825) [GTE:#] [GCE:27] [GPE] [GEE] (EPD:M16) [CR:845|#3] Mechanical engineer, chemical engineer, and mathematical physicist;
“Gibbs is the greatest mind in American history. Lorentz, comparatively, is the greatest and most powerful thinker I have ever known. I never met Gibbs, but, perhaps, had I done so, I might have placed him beside Lorentz.”
— Albert Einstein (c.1925/54), aggregate quote

Central founder of chemical thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, vector analysis; first-slating: 195-220 (c.2013).

M American
Da Vinci 75.png
Leonardo da Vinci
(503-436 BE)
(1452-1519 ACM)
IQ real 200.png

IQ O.png=181[31], 210, 220[25], 260
IQ SS.png=250
IQs BR.png=233
IQ B.png=220|#1
IQ CB.png=200
IQ SK.png=195|#9[27]
IQ C.png=180|#27
IQ W.png=167

2.99 67
Da Vinci engine.jpg
(Cattell 1000:86) [RGM:1|1,350+] (Murray 4000:3|T / 4|WA) (Gottlieb 1000:9) (Becker 160:14|9L) [GEE:#] [LPKE:#] (RMS:13) (EP:4) [CR:194|#36] Engineer, artist, technologist, polymath, physicist, astronomer, and general philosopher;
“The desire to know is natural to good men.”
— Leonardo da Vinci (c.1490)

note for: blue sky problem theorist; animal heat theory, engineering, e.g. he made the first design for a piston and cylinder (see: piston) style gunpowder engine able to to lift a weight (adjacent), and therein an avowed "vacuist" (compare: avacuist); designed warfare technology, flight machines; heliocentrism advocate; did a pumpkin growing variant of Johann Helmont’s later more-popular willow growing experiment; Bible flood myth debunker; said to have utilized a "sleep formula", sleeping no more than four hours at a time, so to optimize his intellectual output: IQ of 260 (Araugo, 2017).

M Italian
Clausius 75.png
Rudolf Clausius
(133-67 BE)
(1822-1888 ACM)
IQ real 200.png

IQ SK.png=175|#84[27]

3.03 66
Work equals force times distance (Clausius).jpg
[RGM:399|1,350+] (GS:5) (SIG:3) [CR:829|#4] Mathematical physicist;
“Before Clausius, truth and error were in a confusing state of mixture, and wrong answers were confidently urged by the highest authorities.”
Willard Gibbs (1889), “Rudolf Julius Emanuel Clausius”

Noted for his The Mechanical Theory of Heat (1865), wherein, building on Euler, Lagrange, Lavoisier, Carnot, Joule, Thomson, and Rankine, he founded the science of thermodynamics.

M German
IQ 200 up.png
Democritus 75.png
(2415-2325 BE)
(c.460-370 BCM)
IQ real 195.png 2.11 90
Atom gif.gif
(Cattell 1000:751) [RGM:86|1,350+] (Becker 139:79|4L) (Stokes 100:10) (FA:14) (ACR:4) [CR:285] Mathematician and philosopher;
“The material cause of all things that exist is the coming together of atoms and void. Atoms are too small to be perceived by the senses. They are eternal and have many different shapes, and they can cluster together to create things that are perceivable. Differences in shape, arrangement, and position of atoms produce different things. By aggregation they provide bulky objects that we can perceive with our sight and other senses.”
— Democritus (c.420BC), Pay (Ѻ) fragment #47

Known as the "father of atomic theory" (Leucippus is grandfather; Epicurus is son; Lucretius is grandson) and “prince of philosophers” (Laertius, 230); notably: "he mastered the whole extent of the science of his time, and that probably with greater independence and thoroughness than was the case with Aristotle" (Lange, 1865); he did the cone-cylinder, pyramid-prism proofs before Eudoxus claims of discovery (Archimedes, c.220BC); he was "the most learned man about nature of all the ancients” (Philodemus, 45BC); was the first to “deny chance” (see: anti-chance) (Simplicius, c.530); upgraded from #36 to #8 (Nov 2020), above Aristotle, per Lange, Archimedes, Philodemus, Simplicius; and per the fact that Plato tried to buy up and burn all of his books (Aristoxenus, 325BC).

M Greek
Aristotle 75.png
(2339-2277 BE)
(384-322 BCM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ SS.png=250
IQ O.png=190-210
IQ Q c.png=190, 200, 200+[32]
IQ B.png=190

3.15 62 (Cattell 1000:6) [RGM:9|1,350+] (Murray 4000:3|CS / 2|B / 1|WP) (Becker 160:9|11L) (Becker 139:2|19L) (Stokes 100:9) (EPD:FM) [CR:537|#7] M Greek
Galileo 75.png
Galileo Galilei
(319-313 BE)
(1564-1642 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ SS.png=240 IQ O.png=180-200[28]
IQ C.png=185
IQ CB.png=183
IQ B.png=180

2.67 77 (Cattell 1000:46) [RGM:4|1,350+] (Murray 4000:2|CS / 5|P / 2|A) (Gottlieb 1000:4) (Becker 160:2|17L) (Stokes 100:30) (Simmons 100:7) (EP:10) [GPE:5] (GAE:2) [CR:307|#21] M Italian
Helmholtz 75.png
Hermann Helmholtz
(134-61 BE)
(1821-1894 ACM)
IQ real 195.png 2.67 73 [RGM:214|1,350+] (Becker 160:121|3L) (Simmons 100:63) [CR:390|#15] M German
Young 75.png
Thomas Young
(182-126 BE)
(1773-1829 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ SK.png=185|#17[27]

3.48 55 [RGM:772|1,350+] M English
Lewis 75.png
Gilbert Lewis
(80-9 BE)
(1875-1946 ACM)
IQ real 195.png 2.75 70 [RGM:489|1,350+] (FTS:6) [CR:429|#11] M American
Descartes 75.png
Rene Descartes
(339-305 BE)
(1596-1650 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ C.png=188
IQ CB.png=178
IQ B.png=175
IQ W.png=175

3.68 53 (Cattell 1000:23) [RGM:26|1,350+] (Becker 160:37|5L) (Becker 139:3|18L) (Stokes 100:33) [CR:431|#9] M French
Laplace 75.png
Pierre Laplace
(206-128 BE)
(1749-1827 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ C.png=190

2.50 77 (Cattell 1000:233) [RGM:315|1,350+] (Becker 160:58|4L) (Simmons 100:29) M French
Euler 75.png
Leonhard Euler
(248-172 BE)
(1707-1783 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ SS.png=230
IQ Q c.png=190-210[33]

2.57 76 (Cattell 1000:512) [RGM:91|1,350+] (Simmons 100:35) M Swiss
Voltare 75.png
(261-177 BE)
(1694-1778 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ O.png=200[30]
IQ C.png=190
IQ W.png=185

2.35 83 (Cattell 1000:4) [RGM:62|1,350+] (Murray 4000:7|WL) (Becker 139:32|9L) (Stokes 100:41) (EPD:M7) (GPhE:#) (EPD:M7) [CR:315|#19] Philosopher, writer, encyclopedist, lay physicist; M French
Tesla 75.png
Nikola Tesla
(99-12 BE)
(1856-1943 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ O.png=230-310[30]
IQ O.png=140-160, 200

2.27 86 [RGM:5|1,350+] (Becker 160:10|11L) M Serbian-born American
Hooke 75.png
Robert Hooke
(320-252 BE)
(1635-1703 ACM)
IQ real 195.png

IQ O.png=200+[26]

2.91 67 [RGM:372|1,350+] (EPD:F13)
“The vacuum left by fire lifts a weight.”
— Robert Hooke (1675), “A New Invention in Mechanics of Prodigious Use”
M English


Adams 75.png
Henry Adams
(117-37 BE)
(1838-1918 ACM)
IQ real 195.png 2.44 80
(RGM:675|1,350+) (GHE:1) (SN:2) (HFET:5) (CR:568) (LH:6) (TC:572|#6) Historian and physico-chemical humanities pioneer;
“I have run my head hard up against a form of mathematics that grinds my brains out. I flounder like a sculpin in the mud. It is called the ‘law of phases’, and was invented at Yale [by Gibbs]. No one shall persuade me that I am not a phase.”
— Henry Adams (1908), “Letter to Elizabeth Cameron”, Sep 29

Noted for his physico-chemical social dynamics (1908) theory of history, a five-decade plus long effort, to apply and utilize the physical sciences, particularly chemistry, physics, and thermodynamics, employing anchor concepts such as the second law, the kinetic theory of gases, Gibbs phase rule (see: social phase), Maxwell's demon, nebular hypothesis, heat death, social gravity, social acceleration theory, etc., in the study of humans, politically, historically, and philosophically, which he viewed as human molecules (or "phases" or equilibrium states, depending), and countries, via the historical rise and fall change perspective; Adams had convinced himself, at the age of 70, that he was a “point” (or phase) on a social three-dimensional physico-chemical thermodynamics surface (aka social phase diagram), as can be visualized on Maxwell’s 1874 “thermodynamic surface” (Ѻ), which he made as a gift for Gibbs.

M American
IQ 195 up.png
Pareto 75.png
Vilfredo Pareto
(107-32 BE)
(1848-1923 ACM)
IQ real 190 normal c png.png 2.53 75 [RGM:475|1,350+] [CR:282|#24] M French-born Italian
Gauss 75.png
Carl Gauss
(178-100 BE)
(1777-1855 ACM)
IQ real 190 normal c png.png

IQ SS.png=240
IQ O.png=200±, 250+[34]
IQ JP.png=180+

2.47 77 (Cattell 1000:848) (Becker 160:60|4L) (Simmons 100:41) [RGM:11|1,350+] M German
Lagrange 75.png
Joseph Lagrange
(219-142 BE)
(1736-1813 ACM)
IQ real 190 normal c png.png

IQ C.png=185

2.47 77 [RGM:41|1,350+] (Becker 160:109|3L) M French
Leibnitz 75.png
Gottfried Leibniz
(309-239 BE)
(1646-1716 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ C.png=205
IQ W.png=200
IQ CB.png=194
IQ B.png=182

2.71 70 [RGM:675|1,350+] (Becker 160:79|3L) (Becker 139:18|13L) (Stokes 100:37) M German
Empedocles 75.png
(2450-2390 BE)
(495-435 BCM)
IQ real 190 normal c png.png 3.17 60 [RGM:432|1,350+] [CR:288|#24] M Greek
Carnot 75.png
Sadi Carnot
(159-123 BE)
(1796-1832 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 5.28 36 [RGM:793|1,350+] [CR:425|#12] M French
Schrodinger 75.png
Erwin Schrodinger
(86 BE-6 AE)
(1887-1961 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.60 73 [RGM:158|1,350+] (Becker 160:44|5L) (Simmons 100:18) (HFET:11) [CR:229|#31] M Austrian
Francis Bacon 75.png
Francis Bacon
(394-329 BE)
(1561-1626 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.92 65 [RGM:96|1,350+] (Becker 160:104|2L) (Becker 139:26|11L) (Stokes 100:29) M English
Boltzmann 75.png
Ludwig Boltzmann
(111-49 BE)
(1844-1906 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 3.06 62
Boltzmann (flanked by Nernst and Arrhenius).png
[RGM:483|1,350+] (Simmons 100:24) [Kanowitz 50:44] [Cropper 30:1|SM] (GPE:26) (EPD:F15) (FTS:4) [CR:318|#18] Physicist and thermodynamicist, of the Vienna school, a semi-categorized epicenter genius, one of the central founders of statistical thermodynamics, known for his derivation of the probabilistic or logarithmic description of entropy as a function of the molecular distributions of the body; for his 1886 lecture "On the the Second Law of Thermodynamics" applied to evolution; for his 1891 conjecture that energy can be divided "atomically" (which led, via Planck) to the quantum revolution.
M Austrian
Friedrich Nietzsche 75.png
Friedrich Nietzsche
(111-55 BE)
(1844-1900 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ Q c.png=150, 190, 210[35]
IQ SS.png=180, 200+
IQ U.png=186
IQ O.png=180

3.45 55 [RGM:39|1,350+] (Becker 139:8|17L) (Stokes 100:70) (EPD:F5) [CR:329|#17] M German
Gassendi 75.png
Pierre Gassendi
(363-300 BE)
(1592-1655 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ C.png=185

3.02 63 [RGM:661|1,350+] M French
Holbach 75.png
Baron Holbach
(232-166 BE)
(1723-1789 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.92 65 [RGM:688|1,350+] [SN:12] (FA:74) (GAE:1) (GPhE:5) [CR:268|#29] Atheism-explicit anti-chance based matter-and-motion philosopher, eponyms: Holbachian, Holbach’s school (Ѻ), Holbach's geometrician (forerunner to Laplace's demon); characterized as the “Newton of the atheists” (Ѻ)(V|1:45) or "the supreme materialist" (Cooper, 1976), even cited so in history of atheism documentaries, and high ranked extreme atheist; in epicenter genius categorizations, was “one member of Voltaire’s circle”, if not the leader, and who; according to Caspar Hakfoort, was one of the stepping stone pioneers of scientism, being generally known for his 1770 The System of Nature: the Laws of Moral and Physical World, referred to by some as an "Atheist’s Bible", wherein saw the universe as nothing more than matter in motion, bound by inexorable natural laws of cause and effect, in which there is “no necessity to have recourse to supernatural powers to account for the formation of things.” M German-born French
Dirac 75.png
Paul Dirac
(53 BE-29 AE)
(1902-1984 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ SK.png=185|#24[27]

2.31 82 [RGM:201|1,350+] (Becker 160:94|3L) (Simmons 100:20) M English-born American
Huygens 75.png
Christiaan Huygens
(326-260 BE)
(1629-1695 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ C.png=175

2.88 66 [RGM:383|1,350+] (Becker 160:55|4L) (Simmons 100:40) (EPD:M8) M Dutch
Jefferson 75.png
Thomas Jefferson
(212-129 BE)
(1743-1826 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ B.png=195
IQ CB.png=178
IQ C.png=160
IQ W.png=160
IQ S.png=160

2.29 83 [RGM:78|1,350+] M American
Pauling 75.png
Linus Pauling
(54 BE-43AE)
(1901-1994 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ JP.png=180
IQ SS.png=160, 170, 180
IQ O.png=160, 170[36]

2.04 93 [RGM:430|1,350+] (Becker 160:29|7L) (Simmons 100:16) (HFET:#) M American
Guericke 75.png
Otto Guericke
(353-269 BE)
(1602-1686 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.89 83
[RGM:99|1,350+] Pictured is the 20 Nov 2012 Google Doodle (Ѻ) for Guericke’s 410th birthday.
M German
Ostwald 75.png
Wilhelm Ostwald
(102-23 BE)
(1853-1932 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.44 78 [RGM:87|1,350+] (HFET:4) [CR:298|#20] M German
Archimedes 75.png
(2242-2167 BE)
(287-212 BCM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ SS.png=240
IQ JP.png=190
IQ B.png=190

2.53 75 [RGM:9|1,350+] (Becker 160:13|10L) (Simmons 100:100) M Greek
Neumann 75.png
John Neumann
(52 BE-2 AE)
(1903-1957 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ O.png=163, 180[37], 200[38], 225[39]
IQ JP.png=180

3.58 53 [RGM:189|1,350+] (Becker 160:142|2L) (Simmons 100:51) (HFET:9) [CR:221|#32] M Hungarian-born American
Shakespeare 75.png
William Shakespeare
(391-339 BE)
(1564-1616 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQs BR.png=233
IQ B.png=210

3.65 52 [RGM:54|1,350+] M English
Planck 75.png
Max Planck
(97-8 BE)
(1858-1947 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 2.13 89 [RGM:23|1,350+] (Becker 160:20|8L) (Simmons 100:25) [CR:254|#30] M German
Fermi 75.png
Enrico Fermi
(54-1 BE)
(1901-1954 ACM)
IQ real 190.png 3.58 53 [RGM:38|1,350+] (Becker 160:45|5L) (Simmons 100:34) M Italian


Hypatia 75.jpg
(1605-1540 BE)
(350-415 ACM)
IQ real 190.png

IQ O.png=180, 200, 210[30]
IQ SS.png=195
IQ O.png=170[25]

2.92 65
Astrolabe 2.png
[RGM:92|1,350+] (Becker 139:109|3L) (GFG:1) (CR:44) Philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and astronomer;
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”
— Hypatia (c.400), Publication

only known female universal genius, daughter of mathematical astronomer Theon, the last head of the Library of Alexander; noted for being one of the last apex intellects before humanity went into the dark ages; a fabled "last persons to know everything"; noted early irreligionist; credited with the invention of the astrolabe (adjacent); is rumored to have explained the seasonal variations of the apparent size of the sun, and conceived of elliptical orbit heliocentrism; Kepler, Bertrand Russel, and Voltaire praised her; stoned to death.

F Greco-Roman Alexandrian
IQ 190 up.png
Bruno 75.png
Giordano Bruno
(407-355 BE)
(1548-1600 ACM)
IQ real 185.png 3.56 52 [RGM:128|1,350+] M Italian
Pascal 75.png
Blaise Pascal
(332-293 BE)
(1623-1662 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ SS.png=235
IQ C.png=195
IQ O.png=195[36]
IQ W.png=192

4.74 39 [RGM:30|1,350+] (Becker 160:38|5L) (Becker 139:50|6L) (EPD:M3) M French
Feynman 75.png

Richard Feynman
(37 BE-33 AE)
(1918-1988 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ O.png=120[40], 125[41], 185, 190[42]

2.68 69 [RGM:70|1,350+] (Becker 160:98|3L) (Simmons 100:52) M American
Maupertuis 75.png
Pierre Maupertuis
(257-197 BE)
(1698-1758 ACM)
IQ real 185.png 3.08 60 [RGM:616|1,350+] M French
Epicurus 75.png
(2296-2225 BE)
(341-270 BCM)
IQ real 185.png 2.61 71 [RGM:108|1,350+] (Becker 139:39|8L) (Stokes 100:11) [CR:363|#16] M Greek
Spinoza 75.png
Benedict Spinoza
(323-278 BE)
(1632-1677 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ CB.png=175
IQ C.png=175
IQ B.png=175

4.20 44 [RGM:116|1,350+] (Becker 139:10|16L) (Stokes 100:36) (EPD:M6) M Dutch
Bridgman 75.png
Percy Bridgman
(73 BE-6 AE)
(1882-1961 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ JP.png=180
IQ EM.png=170

2.34 79 [RGM:617|1,350+] M American
Thomson 75.png
William Thomson
(131-48 BE)
(1824-1907 ACM)
IQ real 185.png 2.23 83 (Cattell 1000:989) [RGM:619|1,350+] (Gottlieb 1000:111) (Becker 160:27|7L) (Kanowitz 50:19) (Cropper 30:5|T) (GPE:47) (SIG:6) (EPD:M6) [CR:390|#14] Mathematical physicist and philosopher; M Irish-born Scottish
Edison 75.png
Thomas Edison
(108-24 BE)
(1847-1931 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ SS.png=240
IQ B.png=195

2.20 84 [RGM:147|1,350+] (Becker 160:19|8L) M American
Euclid 75.png
(2295-2135 BE)
(c.340-280 BCM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ B.png=185

3.08 60 [RGM:13|1,350+] (Becker 160:34|5L) (Simmons 100:59) M Greek
Copernicus 75.png
Nicolaus Copernicus
(482-412 BE)
(1473-1543 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ CB.png=173
IQ C.png=160
IQ B.png=185
IQ T.png=100-110

2.64 70
(Cattell 1000:341) [RGM:20|1,350+] (Murray 4000:5|A) (Gottlieb 1000:18) (Becker 160:16|8L) (Stokes 100:25) (Simmons 100:10) [Kanowitz 50:15] (EPD:F3) (GPE:35) (GAE:1) [CR:136] Mathematician, astronomer, and physician;
“I am thoroughly frightened by what happened to our master, Copernicus. Although he won immortal fame among some persons, nevertheless among countless – for so large is the number of fools – he became a target of ridicule and derision. I would of course have the courage to make my thoughts public, if there were more people like you. But since there aren’t, I shall avoid this kind of activity.”
— Galileo (1596), “Letter to Johannes Kepler”

aka "next Ptolemy" (Reinhold, 1542), noted for []

M Polish
Boyle 75.png
Robert Boyle
(328-264 BE)
(1627-1691 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=160

2.89 64 (Cattell 1000:354) [RGM:529|1,350+] (Murray 4000:6|C) (Gottlieb 1000:142) (Becker 160:39|5L) [Kanowitz 50:41] (GPE:39) (GCE:6) (EPD:M3) [CR:178] Physicist, chemistry, and natural philosopher; M Irish
Winiarski 75.png
Leon Winiarski
(90-40 BE)
(1865-1915 ACM)
IQ real 185.png 3.70 50 [RGM:712|1,350+] M Polish-born Swiss
Dolloff 75.png
Norman Dolloff
(48 BE-29 AE)
(1907-1984 ACM)
IQ real 185.png 2.40 77 (SN:5|55+) (EvT:21|21+) (CR:41) Metallurgical engineering geologist; noted for his Heat Death and the Phoenix (1975), wherein he gives the following "organism synthesis equation":
Dolloff organism synthesis equation.png

He is classified as the transition point mindset of someone grappling to switch from the entropy "order/disorder" model of everything to the "free energy" model of everything; all done in the framework of explicit atheism.

M American
Schopenhauer 75.png
Arthur Schopenhauer
(167-95 BE)
(1788-1860 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ EM.png=170

2.57 72 [RGM:98|1,350+] (Becker 139:21|12L) (Stokes 100:49) [CR:259|#29] M German
Shelley 75.png
Percy Shelley
(163-133 BE)
(1792-1822 ACM)
IQ real 185+.png

IQ O.png=185+
IQ T.png=165

6.17 30 [RGM:562|1,350+] (Nelson 19:12) M English
Beeckman 75.png
Isaac Beeckman
(367-318 BE)

(1588-1637 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 3.78 49 M Dutch
Erasmus 75.png
Desiderius Erasmus
(489-418 BE)

(1466-1537 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ CB.png=178
IQ C.png=180
IQ B.png=175

2.68 69 [RGM:82|1,350+] (Becker 139:114|3L) (Stokes 100:27) M Dutch
Hero 75.png
(1945-1885 BE)

(c.10-70 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 3.08 60 [RGM:379|1,350+] M Greek
Turing 75.png
Alan Turing
(43-1 BE)

(1912-1954 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ O.png=180-190[43]

4.40 42 [RGM:12|1,350+] (Becker 160:97|3L) (Stokes 100:96) M English
Schiller 75.png
Friedrich Schiller
(196-150 BE)

(1759-1805 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=165

4.02 46 [RGM:37|1,350+] (Stokes 100:46) M German
Davy 75.png
Humphry Davy
(177-126 BE)

(1778-1829 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=165

3.63 51 [RGM:530|1,350+] (Becker 160:114|3L) (Nelson 19:16) M English
Sales 75.png
Jean Sales
(214-139 BE)

(1741-1816 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 2.47 75 [RGM:670|1,350+] M French
Massey 75.png
Gerald Massey
(127-48 BE)

(1828-1907 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 2.34 79 M English
Mill 75.png
John Mill
(149-82 BE)

(1806-1873 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ O.png=200[30]
IQ EM.png=190
IQ B.png=185
IQ CB.png=183
IQ C.png=180

2.80 66 [RGM:149|1,350+] (Becker 139:16|14L) (Stokes 100:54) M English
Freud 75.png
Sigmund Freud
(99-16 BE)
(1856-1939 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ JP.png=180
IQ O.png=156[31]

2.23 83 [RGM:131|1,350+] (Becker 160:43|5L) (Becker 139:119|3L) (Stokes 100:66) (Simmons 100:6) [CR:337|#17] M Austrian
Comte 75.png
Auguste Comte
(157-98 BE)

(1798-1857 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=185

3.19 59 [RGM:890|1,350+] (Becker 139:45|7L) (Stokes 100:55) M French
Lotka 75.png
Alfred Lotka
(75-6 BE)

(1880-1949 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 2.68 69 [RGM:627|1,350+] M Austrian-born American
(2240-2177 BE)

(c.285-222 BCM)

IQ real 185.png 2.94 63 [RGM:631|1,350+] M Greek
Hobbes 75.png
Thomas Hobbes
(367-276 BE)

(1588-1679 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=165

2.03 91 [RGM:134|1,350+] (Becker 139:5|17L) (Stokes 100:31) M English
Kant 75.png
Immanuel Kant
(231-151 BE)
(1724-1804 ACM)
IQ real 185.png

IQ O.png=250+[29]
IQ C.png=175

2.34 79 [RGM:51|1,350+] (Becker 139:4|18L) (Stokes 100:45) [CR:217|#35] M German
Gilbert 75.png
William Gilbert
(411-352 BE)

(1544-1603 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 3.14 59 [RGM:641|1,350+] (Becker 160:77|3L) M English
Boscovich 75.png
Roger Boscovich
(244-168 BE)

(1711-1787 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 2.47 75 [RGM:664|1,350+] M Croatian


Swedenborg 75.png
Emanuel Swedenborg
(267-183 BE)

(1688-1772 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ G.png=210[30]
IQ O.png=205[44]
IQ C.png=165

2.20 84 [RGM:137|1,350+] M Swedish
Heraclitus 75.png
(2490-2405 BE)

(c.535-450 BCM)

IQ real 185.png 2.18 85 [RGM:260|1,350+] (Becker 139:41|7L) (Stokes 100:4) M Greek


Grotius 75.png
Hugo Grotius
(372-310 BE)

(1583-1645 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=200
IQ W.png=197

2.98 62 [RGM:208|1,350+] M Dutch
Bose 75.png
Satyendra Bose
(61 BE-19 AE)

(1894-1974 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 2.31 80
Bose-Einstein condensate.png
[RGM:855|1,350+] (LGS:1) (CR:11) Mathematical physicist; pronounced: “Shoot-ing-dra Bowce” (Ѻ); noted for his 1919 proof that Planck’s theory of heat radiation could be deduced from Albert Einstein’s theory of photons, for his 1925 prediction, with Einstein, of Bose-Einstein condensate (adjacent), confirmed in 1995; and for his general Bose-Einstein statistics, which bosons obey; mean genius comparison IQ of 187; a top 500 missing genius candidate. (Ѻ)
M Indian


Majorana 75.png
Ettore Majorana
(49-17 BE)

(1906-1938 ACM)

IQ real 185.png 5.78 32 [RGM:349|1,350+] M Italian
Schelling 75.png
Friedrich Schelling
(180-101 BE)

(1775-1854 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=190

2.34 79 [RGM:208|1,350+] (Becker 139:117|3L) (Stokes 100:47) M German
D'Alembert 75.png
Jean d'Alembert
(238-172 BE)

(1717-1783 ACM)

IQ real 185.png

IQ C.png=185

2.85 65 [RGM:88|1,350+] (EPD:F12) M French
IQ 185 up.png
Pythagoras 75.png
(2525-2445 BE)

(c.570-490 BCM)

IQ real 180.png 2.25 80 [RGM:7|1,350+] (Becker 160:50|4L) (Becker 139:78|4L) (Stokes 100:2) M Greek


Lucretius 75.png
(2054-2010 BE)
(99-55 BCM)
IQ real 180.png 4.09 44 [RGM:612|1,350+] (Becker 139:106|3L) (Simmons 100:73) [CR:285|#26] M Greek
Rankine 75.png
William Rankine
(135-83 BE)
(1820-1872 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 3.46 52 [RGM:679|1,350+] M Scottish
Bohr 75.png
Niels Bohr
(70 BE-7 AE)

(1885-1962 ACM)

IQ real 180.png 2.34 77 [RGM:32|1,350+] (Becker 160:11|11L) (Simmons 100:3) M Danish
Heisenberg 75.png
Werner Heisenberg
(54 BE-21 AE)

(1901-1976 ACM)

IQ real 180.png

IQ B.png=173

2.43 74 [RGM:36|1,350+] (Becker 160:46|5L) (Simmons 100:15) M German
Kepler 75.png
Johannes Kepler
(384-325 BE)

(1571-1630 ACM)

IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=175

3.10 58 [RGM:36|1,350+] (Becker 160:25|7L) (Simmons 100:9) M German


Thales 75.png
(2579-2501 BE)
(c.624-546 BCM)
IQ real 180.png 2.31 78 [RGM:14|1,350+] (Becker 139:96|3L) (Stokes 100:1) M Greek
Sherrington 75.png
Charles Sherrington
(98-3 BE)

(1857-1952 ACM)

IQ real 180.png 1.91 94 [RGM:733|1,350+] (Simmons 100:66) M English
Lavoisier 75.png
Antoine Lavoisier
(212-161 BE)
(1743-1794 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=170

3.60 50 [RGM:160|1,350+] (Becker 160:17|8L) (Simmons 100:8) (EPD:M5) M French
Machiavelli 75.png
Niccolo Machiavelli
(486-428 BE)

(1469-1527 ACM)

IQ real 180.png

IQ B.png=165

3.10 58 [RGM:68|1,350+] (Becker 139:29|10L) (Stokes 100:26) M Italian
Mehdi Bazargan 75.png
Mehdi Bazargan
(48 BE-40 AE)
(1907-1995 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.05 88 (SN:14) (CR:80) Mechanical engineer, thermodynamicist, philosopher and 75th prime minister of Iran (1979);
“There is no denying that the ‘heat of love’, puts many obstacles in its path. It melts it, and it creates a wonderful ‘buzz’ in its owner. Literary and artistic masterpieces and how many military conquest and political successes below the ‘flames of love’ have been achieved.”
— Mehdi Bazargan (1956), Thermodynamics of Humans (pg. 9)

Noted for his 1956 treatise Thermodynamics of Humans, written during a five-month prison spell (see: genius hiatus effect), for political opposition, in which he attempted to explain the work ethic of the individual in the context of the Islamic teachings and the view that systems, physical or social, evolve towards equilibrium as quantified by a minimum of free energy; first-slating: #95 (Nov 2020).

M Iranian
Faraday 75.png
Michael Faraday
(164-88 BE)

(1791-1867 ACM)

IQ real 180.png

IQ SS.png=230
IQ B.png=180
IQ CB.png=175
IQ C.png=170

2.40 75 [RGM:18|1,350+] (Becker 160:6|14L) (Simmons 100:11) M English
Roger Bacon 75.png
Roger Bacon
(741-661 BE)

(1214-1294 ACM)

IQ real 180.png 2.25 80 [RGM:537|1,350+] (Nelson 19:1) M English
Plato 75.png
(2378-2303 BE)
(c.423-348 BCM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ SS.png=225
IQ B.png=180

2.40 75 [RGM:16|1,350+] (Becker 139:1|19L) (Stokes 100:8) [CR:301|#21] M Greek


Strutt 75.png
John Strutt
(113-36 BE)

(1842-1919 ACM)

IQ real 180.png 2.37 76 [RGM:684|1,350+] M English


Hawking 75.png
Stephen Hawking
(13 BE-64 AE)

(1942-2018 ACM)

IQ real 180.png

IQ MT.png=200-250, 245[45]
IQ O.png=160, 169[31], 280[46]
IQ SS.png=205
IQ B.png=180

2.37 76 [RGM:65|1,350+] (Becker 160:12|11L) (Simmons 100:54) (CR:144) (LH:4) Astrophysicist; noted for his 1965 PhD thesis, stimulated by research of mathematician Rodger Penrose, and based on Albert Einstein’s 1914 general theory of relativity, which argued that if a star can collapse inwards to form a singularity, coined a “black hole” in 1967 by American physicist John Wheeler, then so to can a singularity explode back outward; thus giving an explanation for the big bang. Hawking is also noted for his 1996 Illustrated: A Brief History of Time, wherein he gives an "entropy of mind" diagram, which he says changes in respect to doing things such as reading a book. Hawking is a key figure in the development of the subject of black hole thermodynamics; and later came out as advocating atheism. M English
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(c.335-269 BCM)
IQ real 180.png 2.73 66 M Greek
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Lawrence Henderson
(1878-1942 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.86 63
(SN:8) (EvT:19|21+) (CR:250) Physiologist, physico-chemical sociologist, and anti-chance philosopher;
“Matter and energy have an original property, assuredly not by chance, which organizes the universe in space and time.”
— Lawrence Henderson (1913), The Fitness of the Environment

Ran the Harvard Pareto circle; used a synthesis of Willard Gibbs and Vilfredo Pareto for his pioneering "Sociology 23" course, wherein he employed a "box-spring model" of individuals, bound in a society, pictured, to usurp "causality" with "change of state"; the last great theory of all thing theorists or thing philosophers (following Henry Adams).

M American
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(106-43 BCM)
IQ real 180.png 2.86 63 [RGM:101|1,350+] (Becker 139:105|3L) (Stokes 100:13) M Roman
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Leo Tolstoy
(127-45 BE)
(1828-1910 ACM)
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IQ O.png=185[47]

2.20 82 [RGM:75|1,350+] (EPD:M2F9) M Russian
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Bertrand Russell
(83 BE-15 AE)
(1872-1970 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ O.png=180+[14]
IQ JP.png=180
IQ AE.png=180
IQ PP.png=147

1.86 97 [RGM:100|1,350+] (Becker 139:23|12L) (Stokes 100:77) (EPD:M2F4) M English
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Charles Darwin
(146-73 BE)
(1809-1882 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ JP.png=180
IQ CPBT.png=175
IQ CPB.png=173
IQ B.png=173
IQ CB.png=169
IQ C.png=165
IQ W.png=160

2.47 73 [RGM:44|1,350+] (Becker 160:7|14L) (Stokes 100:56) (Simmons 100:4) (EPD:M8) [CR:514|#8] M English
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Napoleon Bonaparte
(186-134 BE)
(1769-1821 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ CB.png=163
IQ C.png=145
IQ U.png=186
IQ B.png=180
IQ W.png=142

3.46 52 [RGM:154|1,350+] (EPD:F15) M French
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Alexander Pope
(1688-1744 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

3.21 56 M English
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Hendrik Lorentz
(1853-1928 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.43 74 [RGM:597|1,350+] M Dutch
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Ludwig Buchner
(1824-1899 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.40 75 M German
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Edwin Wilson
(76 BE-9 AE
(1879-1964 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.12 85 (SN:9) (CR:71) Mathematician, physical economist, and general "polymath" (Weintraub, 1991), whose interests spanned mathematics, physics, statistics, economics, astronomy, and biology; sole protege of Gibbs; taught a physical chemistry based "mathematical economics" course at Harvard (1934 to 1940); Samuelson to use Gibbs "equation 133":
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to model economic stability; first-slating: 180|#110 (Nov 2020).

M American
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David Hume
(244-179 BE)
(1711-1776 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

2.77 65 [RGM:112|1,350+] (Becker 139:7|17L) (Stokes 100:39) (EPD:F2) M Scottish
IQ real 180.png 2.40 75
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Philosopher and astronomer; proposed that the earth rotates on its axis (compare: Ecphantus (c.500BC)); posited that the soul was light; did battle with Aristotle, supposedly, on the question whether the universe is finite or infinite; and is rumored, according to Simplicius (c.590AD), to have formulated heliocentrism (or at least the precursor model to what Aristarchus (c.240BC) (IQ:175|#244) put into book form); first draft slated at 180|#115, a grade above Aristarchus.
M Greek
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William Hamilton


IQ real 180.png (Becker 160:118|3L) (GME:27) [CR:61] Mathematical physicist; noted for his 1834 On a General Method in Dynamics, wherein develops a “characteristic function” or “force function”, later employed by Clausius in his “Mathematical Introduction” to his On the Mechanical Theory of Heat; eponym of the Hamiltonian (compare: Lagrangian and Gibbsian); not to be confused with the metaphysical philosopher William Hamilton (IQ:170|#388); 112-candidate; first-slating:#114 (Nov 2020). M Irish
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Jeremy Bentham
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

2.14 84 [RGM:727|1,350+] (Becker 139:33|9L) (Stokes 100:53) M English
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John Milton
IQ real 180.png

IQ CB.png=177
IQ C.png=180
IQ B.png=173

2.77 65 [RGM:254|1,350+] M English
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Bernhard Riemann
IQ real 180.png 4.62 39 [RGM:201|1,350+] (Becker 160:125|3L) M German
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IQ real 180.png

IQ CB.png=178
IQ C.png=180
IQ B.png=175

2.05 88 [RGM:15|1,350+] M Italian
Anaximander 75.png
IQ real 180.png 3.91 46 [RGM:368|1,350+] M Greek
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Emilie Chatelet
IQ real 180.png 4.18 43 [RGM:783|1,350+] F French
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Marie Curie
(88-21 BE)
(1867-1934 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ SS.png=205
IQ O.png=200[30]
IQ B.png=180

2.73 66 [RGM:17|1,350+] (Becker 160:4|17L) (Simmons 100:26) (EPD:M10) F Polish-born French
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Albertus Magnus
IQ real 180.png 2.40 75 M German
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Pierre Teilhard
IQ real 180.png 2.47 73 M French
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(134-74 BE)
(1821-1881 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ SS.png=215

3.05 59 [RGM:49|1,350+] (EPD:M15) M Russian
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Marcus Aurelius
(1834-1775 BE)
(121-180 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 3.10 58 [RGM:81|1,350+] (Becker 139:42|7L) (Stokes 100:16) (EPD:F3) M Roman
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Karl Marx
IQ real 180.png

IQ O.png=140-160[48]

2.81 64 [RGM:359|1,350+] (Becker 139:12|15L) (Stokes 100:63) M German
(2455-2390 BE)
(c.500-435 BCM)
IQ real 180.png 2.77 65 [RGM:17|1,350+] [CR:214|#33] M Greek
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IQ real 180.png 2.58 70 [RGM:330|1,350+] (Becker 139:38|8L) (Stokes 100:5) M Greek
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Paolo Sarpi
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=195
IQ W.png=187

2.54 71 M Italian
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Fritz Haber
(87-21 BE)
(1868-1934 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.77 65
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(Becker 160:92) (GCE:30) (EPD:M3W) (CR:62) Physical chemist;

"Haber’s Thermodynamics of Technical Gas Phase Reactions [1905] is the most important contribution to the subject of predicting the course of a chemical reaction from a few characteristic constants of the reacting substances, after the ill-starred attempt of Berthelot.”

— Arthur Lamb (1907), “Translators Preface”

Noted for his 1905 Thermodynamics of Technical Gas Phase Reactions, wherein he pioneered some of the precursory work to free energy tables; for his 1907 achievement of ammonia synthesis, which provided a long-sought fertilizer component for crops.

M German
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IQ real 180.png 3.16 57 [RGM:159|1,350+] (Becker 160:31|6L) (Becker 139:31|9L) M Persian
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Oliver Heaviside
IQ real 180.png 2.43 74 M English
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Arthur Doyle
IQ real 180.png

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2.61 69 [RGM:581|1,350+] M English
(2455-2383 BE)

(500-428 BCM)

IQ real 180.png 2.50 72
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(Cattell 1000:703) (ACR:4) (FA:7) (EvT:4|21+) (CR:51) Philosopher, physicist, astronomer; teacher of Socrates; held the view, based on the examination of fallen meteors, that the sun was NOT a "god", but rather a hot or fiery stone (was imprisoned for this); moon light was reflected sunlight; postulated the existence of the element “aether”, which he conceived of as being in constant rotation and carried with it the celestial bodies; added at 180|#131 (c.2018).
M Greek
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2.40 75 [RGM:251|1,350+] (Becker 139:15|14L) (Stokes 100:19) (AT:1|D) M Roman
Byron 75.png
George Byron
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

5.00 36 [RGM:1,037|1,350+] M English
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Alexander Bell
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IQ B.png=180

2.40 75 [RGM:45|1,350+] (Becker 160:54|4L) M Scottish-born Canadian
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Michel Montaigne
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=165

3.05 59 [RGM:145|1,350+] M French
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William Harvey
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IQ C.png=180

2.28 79
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(Cattell 1000:227) [RGM:540|1,350+] (Murray 4000:7|B) (Becker 160:52|4L) (Simmons 100:38) (Hart 100:49) (Glenn 20:4) (CR:22) Physician;
“Whatever the power be that creates such an animal out of an egg, that it is either the soul, or part of the soul, or something having a soul, or something existing previous to, and more excellent than the soul, operating with intelligence and foresight.”
— William Harvey (c.1630), commentary on the source of the chick embryo

Overthrew the previous “open-ended” blood circulation models of Erasistratus, Galen, and Colombo, with a “closed-circulatory” system. (Ѻ); speculated on soul as "power" that makes an animal out of an egg; speculated on the origin of life.

M English
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Frederick Rossini (56 BE-35 AE)
(1899-1990 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 1.98 91 M American
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Thomas Paine
(218-146 BE)
(1737-1809 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.50 72 (Cattell 1000:583) [RGM:220|1,350+] (Becker 139:91|4L) (Stokes 100:52) (RMS:24) (HD:15) (FA:44) (GA:28) (AFF:6) (CR:105) Political activist, philosopher, irreligionist, free thinker, and revolutionist;
“I can still remember the flash of enlightenment that shone from its pages.”
— Thomas Edison (c.1915), reflection on Paine’s [1794] Age of Reason

His The Age of Reason (1794), is the most-widely cited “atheist’s bible”, historically; his is Common Sense (1776) pamphlet, selling some 500,000 copies in the mid 1770s, became the "biggest seller per capita in American publishing history and almost single-handedly sparked the [American] revolution" (Smith, 2013); inspiration behind the BCM/ACM dating system (1802); George Washington carried his books into battle; befriended by: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe; first-slated at 175|#225 (May 2017); upgraded to #139 per Edison genius recognizes genius quote (Jun 2017).

M English-born American
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Henry Carey
IQ real 180.png 2.09 86 (SN:10) (CR:106) Physical science based sociologist and economist;
“The laws which govern matter in all its forms, whether that of coal, clay, iron, pebble stones, trees, oxen, horses, or men, are the same; man is the molecule of society; and social interaction operates under the great law of molecular gravitation.”
— Henry Carey (1858), The Principles of Social Science (pg. 62); cited by Pitirim Sorokin (1928) in Contemporary Sociological Theories (pg. 13)

known as the ‘Newton of social science’ (see: social Newton), noted for his three-volume 1858 The Principles of Social Science, wherein he uses of physics and chemistry in sociological theory, e.g. his ‘law of molecular gravitation’ which he says accounts the aggregation of people in larger cities, among numerous other theories, e.g. "friction" resulting from the "rubbing together of human molecules"; first-slating: 180|#149 (Nov 2020).

M American
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Joseph Fourier
IQ real 180.png 2.90 62 (Becker 160:112|3L) M French
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Nicholas of Cusa
IQ real 180.png 2.86 63 [RGM:394|1,350+] M German
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George Green
IQ real 180.png 3.67 49 M English
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Andre Ampere
IQ real 180.png 2.95 61
(Cattell 1000:557) [RGM:244|1,350+] (Becker 160:58|4L) [Kanowitz 50:32] (Eells 100:93) (GPE:54) (SIG:6) (CR:15) Physicist and mathematician;
“The experimental investigations by which Ampere established the laws of mechanical action between electric currents is one of the most brilliant achievements in science. The whole, theory and experiment, seems as if it had leaped, full grown and full armed, from the brain of the ‘Newton of electricity’. It is perfect in form, and unassailable in accuracy, and it is summed up in a formula from which all the phenomena may be deduced, and which must always remain the cardinal formula of electro-dynamics.”
— James Maxwell (1873), Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 2

Dubbed the “father of electrodynamics” (Heaviside, 1888); founder of electrodynamics, the study of currents and dynamical movements; a “tortured genius” who had the phrase “Tandem felix” (“Happy, at last”) engraved on his tombstone; gauged at 180-190 (c.2015).

M French
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John Dalton
IQ real 180.png 2.34 77 [RGM:234|1,350+] (Becker 160:15|9L) (Simmons 100:74) M English
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George Berkeley
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=190

2.69 67 [RGM:225|1,350+] (Becker 139:30|10L) (Stokes 100:44) M Irish-born English
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Ivan Pavlov
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2.09 86 [RGM:182|1,350+] (Becker 160:127|3L) M Russian
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Francois Massieu
(123-59 BE)
(1832-1896 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 63
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(EPD:F0) (CR:26) Mining engineer, mineralogist, geologist, and mathematical physicist; noted for his 1869 "On the Characteristic Functions of Various Fluids", which was the first systematic discourse on “thermodynamic potentials” (Ѻ) applied to bodies, specifically fluid bodies; some characterize his "Massieu function" as the Legendre transform of entropy; influential to Willard Gibbs, who adopted his Greek letter nomenclature for defining the various thermodynamic functions, as show in the pictured characteristic function notation table.[50]; first-slate: 180|#150 (Dec 2020).
M French
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James Madison
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=160 IQ S.png=160

2.12 85 [RGM:465|1,350+] M American
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Robert Burton


IQ real 180.png (CR:19) Scholar and philosopher;
“As amber attracts a straw, so does beauty admiration, which only lasts while the warmth continues. But virtue, wisdom, goodness, and real worth, like the loadstone, never lose their power.”
— Robert Burton (1621), The Anatomy of Melancholy (pg. 201)

noted for his The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), wherein he impressively employs electricity (amber), magnetism (loadstone), and heat (warmth) logic to explain love and beauty; hung himself in the same room that Robert Hooke later stayed in as a student; influential to Henry Finck and also Goethe, possibly; 112-candidate; first-slating:#150 (Nov 2020).

M English
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Jean Rousseau
(243-177 BE)
(1712-1778 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=150

2.73 66 [RGM:118|1,350+] (Becker 139:10|16L) (Stokes 100:42) (EPD:M9D) M Genevan
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Johannes Widmann


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Mathematician; noted for his 1489 Mercantile Arithmetic, wherein the “+” and “-“ symbols first appeared in print, albeit, referred to the symbols − and + as minus and mer (Modern German mehr; "more"): "was − ist, das ist minus, und das + ist das mer", albeit in the sense of “surplus” and “deficit”; 112-candidate; first-slating:#150 (Nov 2020).
M German
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Gustave Coriolis
IQ real 180.png 3.53 51
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(SIG:9) (CR:35) Physicist;
“Any particle moving in the northern hemisphere is deflected to the right, and any particle moving in the southern hemisphere is deflected to the left.”
— Gustave Coriolis (1835), “On the Equations of Motion of a System of Bodies”

noted for his 1829 Calculation of the Effect of Machines, wherein he introduced the formula for work as force times distance; some assert that he introduced the factor ½ in Leibniz’s 1686 vis viva for the sake of mathematical convenience (others say it was Lagrange who did this in 1811); his 1835 paper introduced the Coriolis effect, according to which explains why toilets drain (and people move) clockwise in the northern hemisphere (drive on right side of road) and counterclockwise (drive on left side of road) in the southern hemisphere; first-slating: 180|#150 (Feb 2019).

M French
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Jean Fernel
IQ real 180.png 2.95 61 M French
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Pierre Duhem
IQ real 180.png 3.27 55 (PEC10:2)[51] (CR:34) Mathematical physicist, chemical thermodynamicist, historian, and philosopher of science, characterized an "uneasy genius" (Demartres, 1892) (Ѻ); noted for his age 26 penned a “Study of the Thermodynamics Works of Willard Gibbs” (1887); gave commentary on the Condemnation of 1277; previous Hmolpedia 2020 candidate (112-names); first-slating: 180|#150 (Nov 2020). M French
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Benjamin Franklin
IQ real 180.png

IQ CB.png=173
IQ C.png=160
IQ B.png=185
IQ W.png=160

2.14 84 [RGM:31|1,350+] (Becker 160:54|4L) M American
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Jacobus van't Hoff


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(GCE:#) (PEC10:6)[51] (CR:81) Physical chemist; noted for his 1874 pamphlet wherein he formulated the theory of the tetrahedral carbon atom and laid the foundations of stereochemistry; his work in 1884 Studies in Chemical Dynamics, wherein he introduced the two-way reaction arrow “Two way arrows image.png” into chemistry and in which he described a new method for determining the order of a reaction using graphics, and applied the laws of thermodynamics to chemical equilibria; his 1886 van't Hoff equilibrium box (pictured), was the first to measure work of chemical reactions; he gave one of the first thermodynamical treatments of affinity (following Helmholtz, 1882), defining affinity as the maximum external work done by the chemical reaction at constant temperature and volume; first-slated: #154 (Nov 2020).
M Dutch
Berzelius 75.png
Jacob Berzelius
(176-107 BE)
(1779-1848 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=160

2.65 68 (EPD:F4M9) M Swedish
Alexander 75.png
Alexander the Great
IQ real 180.png

IQ O.png=200[52]
IQ B.png=180

5.63 32 [RGM:70|1,350+] M Greek
Leopardi 75.png
Giacomo Leopardi
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=185
IQ W.png=185

4.62 39 [RGM:187|1,350+] M Italian
Mirabeau 75.png
Honore Mirabeau
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=185

4.29 42 M French
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Carl Linnaeus
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=165

2.57 70 (Cattell 1000:128) [RGM:129|1,350+] (Becker 160:41|5L) (Simmons 100:76) (CR:32) M Swedish
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John Bardeen
(47 BE-36 AE)
(1908-1991 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.20 82 (Becker 160:96|3L) (Simmons 100:50) (EPD:M12) M American
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Hermann Minkowski


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(GME:#) Mathematician and physicist;

“The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.” — Hermann Minkowski (1907), Publication (Ѻ) Noted for his 1907 concept of spacetime, i.e. space and time joined as one new thing, as shown by the grids adjacent, and that Einstein’s special theory of relativity could thus be understood geometrically in four dimensions, Cartesian dimensions plus space-time; mentor to Einstein; 112-candidate; first-slating:#160 (Nov 2020).

M German
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Marquis Condorcet
(212-161 BE)
(1743-1794 ACM)
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

3.53 51 (EPD:F0) M French
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John Tukey
(40 BE-45 AE)
(1915-2000 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 2.12 85 M American
Plutarch 75.png
IQ real 180.png 2.43 74 [RGM:421|1,350+] M Greek-born Roman
Froude 75.png
James Froude
IQ real 180.png 2.37 76 M English
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Torbern Bergman
(220-171 BE)
(1735-1784 ACM)
IQ real 180.png 3.67 49 [CR:210|#34] M Swedish
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Ernest Rutherford
IQ real 180.png 2.73 66 [RGM:93|1,350+] (Becker 160:21|8L) (Simmons 100:19) M New Zealand-born British
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John Nash
IQ real 180.png

IQ O.png=180

2.06 87 IQ real 180.png M American
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John Toland
IQ real 180.png 3.46 52 M Irish
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James Joule
IQ real 180.png 2.57 70 (Becker 160:62|4L) M English
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Robert Mayer
IQ real 180.png 2.86 63 (Becker 160:119|3L) M German
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Henry Bray
IQ real 180.png 2.37 76
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Priest turned physician and philosopher; noted for his 1910 The Living Universe, wherein he outlines a Goethe-Haeckel-Huxley stylized divine-causality ingrained physicochemical-monism, aka living universe theory, a book generally classified as the last intellectually-sober attempt at panbioism (the stepping-stone to abioism).
M English-born American
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2.57 70 [RGM:3|1,350+] (Becker 139:14|14L) (Stokes 100:7) M Greek
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Jonathan Swift
IQ real 180.png

IQ O.png=186
IQ C.png=155

2.34 77 [RGM:326|1,350+] M Anglo-Irish
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Joseph Black
IQ real 180.png 2.54 71 (Nelson 19:15) M Scottish
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Ole Romer


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(CR:6) Astronomer; noted for 1675 theory that the apparent anomalies in the apparent movement of the moons of Jupiter, which depended on what season the earth was in, i.e. Jupiter at conjunction (sun between earth and Jupiter) or opposition (earth between sun and moon), could be explained by light having a finite velocity; for his 1676 calculation of the speed of light of earth orbital radius divided by 22 minutes or 220,000 km/s (as calculated later by Christiaan Huygens); and for his 1701 thermometer, fixed at the freezing point and boiling point of water, an model that later influenced Daniel Fahrenheit (c.1708); 112-candidate; first-slating:#325 (Nov 2020).
M Danish
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Joseph Priestley
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IQ C.png=165

2.57 70 [RGM:885|1,350+] (Becker 160:81|3L) M English
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Heinrich Hertz
IQ real 180.png 5.00 36 [RGM:144|1,350+] (Becker 160:67|4L) M German
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Edward Gibbon
IQ real 180.png

IQ C.png=180

3.21 56 M English
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Etienne Geoffroy
IQ real 180.png 3.05 59 M French
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Ludwig Beethoven
(185-128 BE)

(1770-1827 ACM)

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IQ O.png=175[53]
IQ CB.png=165
IQ C.png=165
IQ B.png=165

3.21 56 (Cattell 1000:220) [RGM:19|1,350+] (Murray 4000:1|WM) (GMG:1) (CR:8) Pianist and composer;
“His talent astonished me, but his is a totally untamed personality, and he is not entirely wrong in finding the world detestable, though this attitude does not make it more pleasant, either for himself or others … To think of teaching him would be an insolence even in one with greater insight than mine, for he has the guiding light of genius, whilst the rest of us sit in total darkness, scarcely suspecting the direction from which daylight will break upon us.”
— Johann Goethe (1811), "Commentary on his meeting with Beethoven"

Note for his 9th symphony, 5th symphony, moonlight sonata, etc.; upgraded from 170|#309 to 180|#170 (Feb 2018).

M German
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Augustin Fresnel
IQ real 180.png 4.62 39
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“By the genius of Young and Fresnel the wave theory of light was established in a position so strong that hence forth the corpuscular hypothesis was unable to recruit any adherents among the younger men.”
— Edmund Whittaker (1987), A History of the Theory of Aether and Electricity (Ѻ)

co-founder, with Thomas Young, of the wave theory of light; 2018 missing (Ѻ) GPE candidate; first-slating: 180|#170 (Mar 2018).

M French
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Denis Diderot
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IQ C.png=165

2.57 70 (Becker 139:70|5L) (Stokes 100:43) M French
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Bernard Shaw


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IQ JP.png=165

1.91 94 M English
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Henri Poincare
(101-43 BE)
(1854-1912 ACM)
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3.10 58 [RGM:437|1,500+] [LPKE:12] (GME:9) (GPE:63) [CR:79] Mathematical physicist;
“Can satisfaction be measured? I may say that one satisfaction is greater than another, because I prefer one to the other; but I cannot say that one is two or three times greater than another … Satisfaction then is a magnitude, but not a measurable magnitude. Now is a magnitude that is not measurable therefore not amenable to mathematical theory? By no means. Temperature, for instance (at any rate before the term ‘absolute temperature’ had acquired a signification with the rise of thermodynamics), was a non-measurable magnitude. It was arbitrarily defined and measured by the expansion of mercury. It might quite as legitimately have been defined by the expansion of any other substance and measured by any function of that expansion, provided that it was a continually increasing function. Likewise, in the present case, provided that the function continually increases along with the satisfaction which it represents.”
— Henri Poincare (1905), “Letter to Leon Walras”; cited by Francis Edgeworth (1915) in “Recent Contributions to Mathematical Economics”

Known for: Poincare conjecture, relativity, thermodynamics, mathematics, economics; said to have scored at the “imbecile” level on the Binet IQ test (see: miscalculated IQ); first slated: 185-195|#40 (c.2016); down-graded: 180|#180 (Apr 2020).

M French
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Johannes van der Waals
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(CR:28) Physical chemist;
“There can be no doubt that the name of Van der Waals will soon be among the foremost in molecular science.”
James Maxwell (1874), “Article”, Nature

noted for his 1873 On the Continuity of Gas and Liquid State[54], wherein, based on Clausius’ “On the Kind of Motion we call Heat”, he derived an equation of state for a gas-approaching-liquid state, based on experimental data, and therefrom measured molecular attraction, aka dispersion forces or van der Waals force (posited 100-years prior by Priestley), and calculated the size of molecules; one of the three chiefs of the “Dutch school” of thermodynamics, along with Van’t Hoff and Roozeboom; pictured is his energy surface for (Boerhaave Museum, Leiden); influences: Clausius, James Maxwell, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Willard Gibbs;

“I cannot covalent bond with you / These van der Waals forces, will have to do.”
Mala Radhakrishnan (2014), “Tweet”, Apr 4

Erich Muller (1998) theorized that social forces are a type of van der Waals dispersion force; Jose Aguilera (2012) likens a marriage bond to a weaker type of covalent bond and or Van der Waals interaction force; first-slate: 180|#190 (Dec 2020).

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Soren Kierkegaard
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Philipp Melanchthon


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2.86 63 M German
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Jacques Bossuet


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2.37 76 (Cattell 1000:61) Cleric, Bishop, preacher, political philosopher, theologian, and writer; noted for his Discourse on Universal History (1681) (Ѻ), regarded by many as a “second edition” of Augustine’s City of God (426AD), which had addressed theological puzzles, such as suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin. (Ѻ) M French
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John Locke


IQ real 180.png 2.50 72 (Becker 139:6|17L) (Stokes 100:38) M English
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IQ real 180.png 2.50 72 M Frankish
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Denis Papin


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Athanasius Kircher


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Alexander Humboldt
(186-96 BE)
(1769-1859 ACM)
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2.02 89 (Cattell 1000:94) [RGM:133|1,350+] (Becker 160:113|3L) (CR:15) Geographer, naturalist, explorer, romantic philosopher;
“People often say that I’m curious about too many things at once. But can you really forbid a man from harboring a desire to know and embrace everything that surrounds him?”
— Alexander Humboldt (c.1810), Publications (Ѻ)

A fabled "last person to know everything" [55] and oft-characterized polymath; younger brother to Wilhelm Humboldt [RGM:47|1,350+]; in Jena (1797), with his brother Wilhelm, Friedrich Schiller, and Johann Goethe, the four discussed, in Goethe's own words, “all of nature from the perspectives of philosophy and science”; in c.1800, proposed that South America and Africa were both joined (see: Pangea); in his 1844 multi-volume Cosmos, he attempted to sketch out a physical description of the universe.

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Genghis Kahn


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2.77 65 M Mongolian

f note, in the top 200 (29 Oct 2020), we have, in terms of sex: 3 females; in terms of nationality: 38 English, 32 French, 27 Germans, 22 Greeks, 16 Americans, 11 Italians, 6 Dutch, 4 Swedish, 4 Scottish, 3 Austrians, 3 Romans, 3 Russians, 3 English-born Americans, 2 Danish, 2 Irish, 2 German-born Americans, 1 Anglo-Irish, 1 Austrian-born American, 1 Croatian, 1 Frankish, 1 French-born Italian, 1 Genevan, 1 German-born French, 1 Greco-Roman Alexandrian, 1 Greek-born Roman, 1 Hungarian-born American, 1 Indian, 1 Irish-born English, 1 Irish-born Scottish, 1 Mongolian, 1 New Zealand-born English, 1 Persian, 1 Polish, 1 Polish-born French, 1 Polish-born Swiss, 1 Prussian, 1 Scottish-born Canadian, 1 Serbian-born American, 1 Swiss.


N1. Per the the original tentative 1916 Terman "genius" / " non-genius" divide, as being people with determined IQ numbers "above 140" (141, 142, 143, etc.), defined as being "genius" or "near genius"; in addition to the following clarification:

“Genius and ‘near’ genius. Intelligence tests have not been in use long enough to enable us to DEFINE genius definitely in terms of IQ.”
— Lewis Terman (1916), The Measurement of Intelligence (pg. 101) [57]

which was expanded upon when Catherine Cox, Terman's graduate student, together with Maud Merrill, selected the top 300 minds, born between 1450 and 1850, from the Cattell 1000, and "classified" all of them as being "geniuses", specifically in the book's title Early Mental Traits of 300 Geniuses, assigning 289 of them to have IQs of 140 or above (see: Cox-Terman-Merrill IQ scale); a genius IQ cutoff that was later criticized by the so-called "Hollingworth objection" (1938), namely that an IQ of 140 was "too low" a genius / non-genius divide, as it captures too much of the population, in attempts to classify what, in reality, is a VERY "rare" phenomenon, historically speaking, it may be that the "top 2000" will need to grow to a finalized two-thousand "solid" intellectually-focused names, after which we will be able to "see" where, realistically, the genius / very high intellects divide falls?


The following are related quotes:

IQ is thought to be a measure which expresses the relative brightness or intelligence of any given individual.”
Catherine Cox (1926), The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses (pg. 47)
“Lestrade (Ѻ) to be let loose on such a study is exactly as pathetic as for a subnormal waitress in the IQ of 90 range to try to measure the intellectual differences in college students.”
John Platt (1962), “The Coming Generation of Genius” (pg. 73)

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  2. This ranking note “point” was made while listening to ABBA’s 1975 song “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”, the opening verse of which is: “Love me (bond) or leave me (de-bond); Make your choice (force of chemical affinity, pre-Helmholtz era (c.1200-1882); the Gibbs energy of the system, post-Helmholtz era (1882-forward)) but believe me; I love you; I do, I do, I do, I do, I do; I can't conceal it; Don't you see?; Can't you ‘feel’ it?; Don't you too?; I do, I do, I do, I do, I do”. Those geniuses who attempt to decode the nearly-intractable terms: “feelings” and “choice”, and are close to successful at it, tend to be more profound.
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External links

  • Thims, Libb. (2017). “Top 100 Geniuses” (Ѻ), YouTube, Human Chemistry 101, Nov 24.
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