In genius studies, Norlinger 22 (LH:20) refers to 1998 online listing of “Estimated IQs of some of the Greatest Geniuses” (inactivated: 2014), totaling 22 names, compiled by Ulf Norlinger. The Norlinger 22, historically, was the first online listing of geniuses.
In 1998, Ulf Norlinger, launched an online listing of “Estimated IQs of some of the Greatest Geniuses” (inactivated: 2014), based on estimates from the Cox IQs (1926), and various sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, Guinness Book of Records, Popular Science (Swedish magazine), Daily News (Swedish newspaper), his professor in mathematics, a comparing study between the geniuses of their centuries in Mensa Research Journal, Buzan (1994), etc.
The following table shows Norlinger's list (Norlinger 22:#), showing the ratio IQ (RIQ), supposedly these meaning Cox IQs, and deviation IQ (DIQ), which he says were supplied by Stevan Damjanovic, which in all probability was one of the first genius rankings on the Internet; the check ✓ mark shows if the has been cited in the top 2000 minds (T2K); names without IQ citation (or estimate), i.e. those below George Sand (Norlinger 22:22), are simply the "highlight geniuses", from his website (those with pictures), listed below by picture order:
In 1999, Norlinger's greatest geniuses list was accompanied by and online posting board of Q&A email discussion, with interesting commentary on the IQ of Will Hunting, Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche's uberman, the faked Savant IQ scam (see: genius ceiling IQ), among others.
In 2000s, Libb Thims absorbed most of Norlinger's list research; adding it to his own similar genius ranking IQ project of sorts, thereafter forming one of the early anchor points to the present top 2000 minds rankings.