Top 2000 minds: 1,001-1,200

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In genius studies, top 2000 geniuses and minds: 1,001-1,200 refers to []

Minds | 1,001-1,200

See also: Higher minds, 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, Full list, Candidates

The following (see: IQ key) are intellects “1,001-1,200” of the top 2000 geniuses and minds:

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145 Frost 75.png Robert Frost
[RGM:292|1,350+] (Gottlieb 1000:828) Poet;

“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost (1916), “The Road Not Taken” Note for his 1920 poem “Fire and Ice”, wherein he attempts to summarized his grappling conflict between science and religion, that was not resolved until his encounter with Henri Bergson in 1912 and the Arthur Eddington, Werner Heisenberg, and Niels Bohr in the early 1920s that he began to find, in his mind, plausible arguments against materialism; slated at IQ:145 (c.2018).

M American
145 Buckminster Fuller 75.png Buckminster Fuller
IQ O.png=132+ [RGM:778|1,350+] (CR:13) Architect and philosopher;

“I live on earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.” President of Mensa second World President of Mensa (IQ:132+) from 1974 to 1983; top 1000 candidate (Philoepisteme, Jun 2018) (Ѻ); a “possible real genius” (SpergingKermit, Apr 2019) (Ѻ); 112-candidate; first-slating:#742 (Nov 2020).

M American
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51 Pharmacist, botanist, physician and scientist; noted for a botanical and pharmaceutical encyclopedias, of some 1,500 plants, wherein drugs are listed in accordance with their therapeutic value; first slate: 145|#870 (Dec 2020). M Arabian
1004. 145 Ejnar Hertzsprung 75.png Ejnar Hertzsprung
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(Murray 4000:17|A) Chemical engineer and astronomer; noted for his 1907 paper “On the Radiation of Stars”, wherein he introduced HR diagrams, i.e. plots of luminosity vs temperature for various star types, as a way to categorize stars; also independently developed by Russel in 1913; first-slate: 145|#871 (Dec 2020).
M Danish
145 Tocqueville 75.png Alexis Tocqueville
Diplomat, political scientist and historian;

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” — Alexis Tocqueville (c.1850) (Ѻ) Noted for his two-volume Democracy in America (1840), read (Ѻ) by Marilyn Monroe and Ayaan Ali, and his The Old Regime and Revolution (1856), both read by Henry Buckle.

M French
1006. 145 Karl Landsteiner 75.png Karl Landsteiner
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(RGM:655|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:864) (Becker 160:68|4L) (Simmons 100:81) Physician and immunologist; noted for his 1900 discovery that blood of certain people are mixed, it clots, and from this developed the concept of “blood type”, A, B, AB, and O; first slate: 145|#872 (Dec 2020).
M Austrian
1007. 145 Konrad Lorenz 75.png Konrad Lorenz
85 (RGM:83|1,350+) (Becker 160:143|2L) ([[Simmons 100]]:82) Zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist; noted for his 1966 On Aggression, wherein he claimed that the amplitude and intensity of reflex movements characterize aggression; first-slate: 145|#872 (Dec 2020). M Austrian
145 Vladimir Nabokov 75.png Vladimir Nabokov
IQ PP.png=144 [RGM:696|1,350+] Novelist, poet, translator, and entomologist;

“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” — Vladimir Nabokov (1962), Pale Fire (pg. 272) noted for his Pale Fire (1962), characterized as a “brilliant satire of academic writing, in which the footnotes and the commentary swell up and overwhelm the original work” (Goelet, 2015) (Ѻ); colloquially known for his Lolita (1955) [ML100:4]; characterized a “scientific genius” (Marsh, 2016) (Ѻ) for his butterfly work; is an auto-characterized “synesthete”, similar to Daniel Tammet (Ѻ), having, since a young age, been able to equate colors with letters and numbers, e.g. red to the letter 5; a 2013 “missing writer” (Ѻ); Pumpkin Person (Ѻ) estimated his IQ at 144 (2015); characterized as “clearly extremely intelligent” (Jackson, 2017) (Ѻ); 112-candidate; first-slating:#743 (Nov 2020).

M Russian-born American
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Carlos Castaneda
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(CR:5) Writer and philosopher; aka “godfather of the new age” (Time, 1973) and “an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in tortilla” (Burton, 1973); noted for his penned his 1974 Tales of Power, wherein, based on the tales and philosophy of Don Juan (Molina, 1630), and his own experience of taking peyote (a "power plant"), the lead character, the "apprentice" communicates with his two alter-egos, a Don Juan (bright side) and Don Genero (dark side), two types of luminous beings, while high, in the desert, envisioning the ability to levitate things, such as rocks, therein philosophizing about the universe, being, and awareness; all the while ruminating on a derivative of the fundamentals of the Yaqui Indian religion-philosophy; influential to George Lucas, who elaborated on this quasi-philosophy to make the film Star Wars, and the Jedi religion, structured around the concept of the “force” (see: living force); some 0.7% of UK residents, according to national polls (2001), identified as “Jedi in religious belief”; first-slate: #|#873 (Dec 2020).
M Peruvian-born American


145 Jean Moreau
IQ C.png=145 (Cattell 1000:329) General; helped Napoleon Bonaparte to power, but later became a rival and was banished to the United States. M French
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38 [RGM:466|1,350+] (Gottlieb 1000:176) (Murray 4000:12|WA) (Collins 20:14) Painter; noted for his realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a formative influence on Baroque painting; first-slating: 145|#743 (Nov 2020). M Spanish
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Jacques Derrida
74 (RGM:757|1,350+) (Becker 139:58|6L) (Stokes 100:91) (Listal 100:14) (Perry 80:32) (Spenko 27:16) (RR 2009:3) (CR:13) Philosopher; commonly known for his "deconstruction" theory, a way of using semiotics to criticizing literary, philosophical, political texts; supposedly, purported some type of atheistic existential nihilism ideology; influences: Rousseau; influenced: de Lange; first-slate: 145|#875 (Dec 2020). M Algerian-born French


145 Nicolas Poussin
IQ C.png=145 (Cattell 1000:358) Baroque painter. M French-born Italian
1014. 145
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Frank Capra
94 (RGM:455|1,350+) Director; noted for his 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life; first-slate: 145|#876 (Dec 2020). M Italian-born American
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(Cattell 1000:679) (CR:5) Pope philosopher; noted for his c.990 steam engine based organ, that played music by blown air escaping from a vessel in which it was compressed by heated water; first-slate: 145|#876 (Dec 2020). M French
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Willem Klein
IQ GC.jpg=145 Mathematician; noted as famous "mental calculator"; he worked as a “mental computer” at CERN, from 1958 to 1976, doing mathematical calculations in his head, to double check actual computers (installed in 1958) for accuracy; e.g. in 1976, he calculated the 73rd root of a 500-digit number in 2-min 43-sec, getting him in Guinness Book (Ѻ); an Alex Bickle (Ѻ)(Ѻ) top 500 genius candidate suggestion (Ѻ); first-slating: 145|#608 (2017). M Dutch
1017. 145
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Marcel Proust
51 (RGM:1032|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:207) (Bloom 100:24) (Heinegg 55:42) (CR:7)
“It is always thus, impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions.”
— Marcel Proust (c.1910), Publication

Novelist, critic, essayist, and boredom philosopher; noted for his 1927 In Search of Lost Time; first-slate: 145|#877 (Dec 2020).

M French
145 Joshua Reynolds
IQ C.png=145 (Cattell 1000:440) Portrait painter. M English
1019. 145 Al-Farabi
78 (RGM:901|#1,350+) Political philosophy, metaphysics, ethicist, logician, scientist, cosmologist, mathematician, and music scholar;
“To accept something on mere presumption and, likewise, to fail to investigate it may cover over, blind, and lead astray.”
— Al-Farabi (c.915), Publication [1]

aka “Alpharabius”; noted for trying to reconcile Plato and Aristotle, within the confines of Islam; believed that a just society should be governed by a philosopher ruler; a top political philosopher[2]; first-slate: 145|#878 (Dec 2020).

M Persian
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George Santayana
88 (Gottlieb 1000:999) (Becker 139:120|3L) [HD:49] (FA:154) (CR:10) Philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist; first-slate: 145|#878 (Dec 2020). M Spanish-born American
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George Orwell
[RGM:42|1,350+] (GLA:43) Novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; noted, supposedly, for work that is marked by awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism; a noted dystopian theorist; his novels Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) [RGN:1|1,200+], Animal Farm (1945) [RGN:1|1,200+], a 2010 top 50 genius candidate (Ѻ); a 2013 Cox-Buzan style “missing genius” (Ѻ); guesstimated at 120-125 (Ѻ); 112-candiate; first-slating: 145|#746 (Nov 2020). M English
1022. 145
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Gerard Kuiper
68 (Murray 4000:19|A) Astronomer, selenographer, author; known as the first “planetary scientist”, for prediction that CO2 was the major component of the atmosphere of Mars (1947), for predicting that the rings of Saturn are composed of ice; for his 1949 prediction theory of the origin of our solar system, suggesting the planets had formed by the condensation of a large cloud of gas around the Sun; for his 1964 prediction that walking on the moon would be like walking on “crunchy snow”, as was verified by Armstrong in 1969; first-slate: 145|#879 (Dec 2020). M Dutch-born American
1023. 145
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Alexandre Brongniart
77 (Murray 4000:14|E) Mining engineer, chemist, mineralogist, geologist, paleontologist, and zoologist; noted for his 1800 Essay on the Natural Classification of Reptiles; for his 1811 Essay on the Mineral Geography around Paris, co-authored with Georges Cuvier; first-slate: 145|#879 (Dec 2020). M French
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John Calhoun
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(CR:3) Ethologist and animal behavior researcher; noted for his 1958 to 1961 rat society experiments, wherein he built three 10x14-foot rooms (each room divided into four pens or homes via electrified partitions), open to observation, from above, by three 5-foot glass windows cut into the floor of the hayloft; each pen being a complete dwelling unit, with food, a drinking through, a nesting place, nesting material; each pen was connected by ramp-like bridges passing over the partition electrified fences, therein making rectangular row of rat cities each connected by semi-permeable boundaries (bridges); from which he was able to diagram the living locations of the alpha males, the females, and the children, in single-door pens 1 and 4, with double-door pens 2 and 3 being more disordered, akin to filthy ghettos, where so-called "sink mothers" let their children be stepped on and eaten by other rats, and abnormal sexual behaviors developed; influenced: Thims.[3]; first-slate: 145|#879 (Dec 2020).
M American
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Hugo de Vries
87 (Murray 4000:13|B) (ET:18) (CR:5) Botanist, zoologist, geologist, and geneticist;
“Enthusiastic but poorly informed physical scientists have lately tried very hard to squeeze all of biology into the straight jacket of a reductionist physical-chemical explanation.”
— Ernst Mayr (1969), "Scientific Explanation and Conceptual Framework"; comment on Hugo de Vries and the "Reception of Mutation Theory"; cited by Aharon Katchalsky (pg. 101); cited by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pg. 163)

Noted for his 1889 Intracellular Pangenesis, wherein he postulated that different characteristics have different hereditary carriers; in the 1890s, unaware of Mendel’s work, conducted hybridization experiments and plants to explain the 3:1 ratio of phenotypes in second generations; most-popular for his 1901 The Mutation Theory, wherein he hypothesized that species and varieties have originated by "mutation" (Ѻ) or sudden changes in genetic material; first-slate: 145|#879 (Dec 2020).

M Dutch
145 Gioachino Rossini
IQ C.png=145 (Cattell 1000:326) [RGM:291|1,350+] )pera composer. M Italian
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Alfred Redfield
92 Oceanographer and physiologist; noted for his 1934 article “On the Proportions of Organic Derivatives in Sea Water and Their Relation to the Composition of Plankton” (Ѻ), wherein, via citation to James Johnstone’s “Conditions of Life in the Sea” (1908), and upon measuring the C:N:P element ratios of both marine phytoplankton and the ocean waters, in various locations, determined both to be 106:16:1, aka the Redfield ratio; influenced Robert Sterner and James Elser in their 2000 calculation of the human molecular formula; first-slate: 145|#880 (Dec 2020). M American
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Eliot Howard
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Ornithologist and animal psychologist;
“When studying warblers some twenty years ago, I became aware of the fact that each male isolates itself at the commencement of the breeding season and exercises dominion over a restricted area of ground.”
— Eliot Howard (1920), Territory in Bird Life (pg. v)

Noted as main originator of the science of “territoriality” (Hall, 1966); his territory theory, the result of a dissatisfaction (Ѻ) of Darwin and Wallace’s theories of sexual section, was presented in a nine-part The British warblers, published between 1907 and 1914, thereafter finalizing in his illustrated 1920 Territory in Bird Life, in which he describes territoriality behaviors in birds in a detailed manner; his a “law of territory” was stated to be widespread in birds: males struggle, not for females, but for territory, and if won, a mate is won also (Ѻ); influenced: Hall and Thims; first-slate: 145|#880 (Dec 2020).

M English
1029. 145
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Claude Strauss
100 (RGM:308|1,350+) (Becker 139:127|3L) (Stokes 100:89) (Simmons 100:79) (CR:27) Anthropologist; noted for his 1955 Sad Tropics, wherein he coined the terms entropology and entropologist; in 1959, he posited theories on the energetic and entropic nature of “hot” (primitive cultures) and “cold” (modern cultures) societies; first-slate: 145|#880 (Dec 2020). M French
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Hippolyte Taine
(CR:26) Historian and philosopher;
“History is a mechanical problem. The only difference is that it cannot be measured by the same means or defined so exactly. It is a science analogous to physiology and zoology, not to geometry. My idea has lain on the ground since Montesquieu; I have only picked it up.”
— Hippolyte Taine (c.1860), letter to friend (Ѻ)

Noted for being on of the first to employ the term “human molecule” in history; influential to Henry Adams; first-draft gauged at #520 (Nov 2017).

M French
1031. 145
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John Wycliffe
(630-571 BE)
(c.1325-1384 ACM)
59 (Cattell 1000:224) (Gottlieb 1000:337) (PEC7:6)[4] Scholastic philosopher, theologian, biblical translator;
“In the beginning, god made heaven and earth out of nothing.”
— John Wycliffe (1382), Bible (Genesis 1.1) [5]

Noted for doing the first full English translation of the Bible, Old and New Testament; in 1415, he was declared a heretic, his writings were banned, and his body was exhumed and his bones were burned, and act that led the way to the Protestant Reformation; first-slate: 145|#881 (Dec 2020).

M English
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Heini Hediger
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Zoologist and animal psychologist; noted for his 1934 “On the Biology and Psychology of Flight in Animals”, was speaking about “flight reactions” and “critical reactions” of big cats; and for his 1955 The Psychology of Animals in Zoos and Circuses, wherein he described the attack and flight reactions of animals in inches; influenced: Edward Hall and Thims; first-slate: 145|#881 (Dec 2020).
M Swiss


145 William Sherman
IQ C.png=145 (Cattell 1000:398) General. M American
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Hannah Arendt
(49 BE-29 AE)
(1906-1975 ACM)
(RGM:554|1,350+) (PR:558|65AE / philosopher:49) (Gottlieb 1000:693) (Becker 139:35|9L) (Listal 100:30) (HCR:25) (Perry 80:#) (TL:7) Philosopher and political theorist, F German-born American
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George Washington


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M American
1036. 140
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Kahlil Gibran
48 (Gottlieb 1000:950) Writer, poet, visual artist, philosopher;
“To belittle, you have to be little.”
— Khalil Gibran (c.1920), Publication
“My soul gave me good counsel, teaching me that the lamp which I carry does not belong to me, and the song that I sing was not generated from within me.”
— Kahlil Gibran (c.1920), The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul

Noted for his 1923 The Prophet, a 10M+ copy, 100+ language translations, a poetic look at “life and the human condition”; also known for The Madman and Broken Wings; his writings tend to weave together insights from Eastern Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, American Transcendentalism and the folklore of his native Lebanon to create his own universal 'Anthem of Humanity'; first-slate: 140|#884 (Dec 2020).

M Lebanese-born American
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John Harington
M English
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William Du Bois
(GBG:4) Sociologist, historian, novelist, playwright, and cultural critic;
“The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon 'Hell and Damnation'—upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment. We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology. The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do, the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer.”
— William du Bois (c.1950), “On Christianity” (Ѻ)

mentored (Ѻ) at Harvard by William James; noted for his “brilliant and seminal” (Jacoby, 2004) The Souls of Black Folks, wherein he prophesies that the problem (Ѻ) of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line, in which he argues against Booker Washington’s model of education and progress for black men being solely focused on industrial education, instead advocating the addition of a classical education to establish leaders and educators in the black community; name-dropped in the film Akeelah and the Bee (2006); a DeBoisopedia (2013) (Ѻ) was attempted on him; added at 140+|#730 (16 Oct 2020)

M American
1039. 140 Annie Besant (1847-1933) [RGA:42|375+] (FA:139) (CR:6) Atheism activist, women’s rights activist, socialist, and theosophist;
“An atheist is one of the grandest titles. It is the order of merit of the world heroes: Copernicus, Spinoza, Voltaire, Paine.”
— Annie Besant (1876), “The Gospel of Atheism”

Noted as co-author, with Charles Bradlaugh, of the Free Thinker’s Textbook; co-editor with Helena Blavatsky of the religio-mythology journal Lucifer, a journal helpful in attempts (Dec 2020) to find the gematria value of Abraham and Brahma; first-slate: 140|#886 (Dec 2020).

F British
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Peter Rubens
(Cattell 1000:91) (RGM:404|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:281) (Murray 4000:11|WA) (Collins 20:10) Artist and diplomat; produced altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects; first-slating:140|#753 (Nov 2020). M Flemish
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Simone Beauvoir
[RGM:332|1,350+] (Stokes 100:75) (Becker 139:25) (Norlinger 22:30) (CR:16) Writer, atheist, and existentialism philosopher;

“God is a name for nothing more than a cover of a mirage.” — Simone de Beauvoir (c.1950), Publisher previous Hmolpedia 2020 candidate (112-names); first-slating: 140|#753 (Nov 2020).

F French
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Gilles Deleuze
(30 BE-40 AE)
(1925-1995 ACM)
2.0 70 (RGM:732|1,350+) (PR:1,661|65AE / philosopher:104) (Becker 139:94|4L) (Listal 100:13) (HuCR:12) (GPhE:#) (CR:7) (LH:#) (TL:#) was a French atheism-themed philosopher, Hmolpedia 2020 candidate; first-slating: 140|#754 (Nov 2020). M French
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Hubert Harrison
(GBG:5) (FA:128) Writer, philosopher, and educator, characterized an “intellectual giant” (Rogers, 1947), “black atheist” (Jackson, 1987), and “black Socrates” (Hecht, 2003)(Ѻ);
“I prefer to go to the grave with my eyes open.”
— Hubert Harrison (c.1920), Publication

a Thomas Paine proselyte; well-read in Galileo, Rene Descartes, Newton, David Hume, Benedict Spinoza, Denis Diderot, Jean d’Alembert, Voltaire, and Baron d’Holbach; added at 140+|#730 (16 Oct 2020).

M American
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Dr. Seuss
(Gottlieb 1000:998) M American
1045. 140
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Carl Mosander
61 (Murray 4000:10|E) Chemist; Noted for his discovery of the elements: lanthanum La (57), erbium Er (68), and terbium Tr (65); student of Berzelius; friend of Friedrich Wohler; first-slate: 140|#892 (Dec 2020). M Swedish
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Walt Disney
IQ B.png=123 (Gottlieb 1000:494) M American
1047. 140
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Maurice Ewing
74 (Murray 4000:20|E) Geophysicist and oceanographer;; first-slate: 140|#893 (Dec 2020). M American
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140 Martin King (1929-1968).png Martin King
(26-BE- 13 AE)
(1929-1968 ACM)
IQ O.png=140+ 3.59 39 [RGM:139|1,350+] (GJ:#) (GBG:6) Civil rights leader;
“I have always been somewhat precocious, both physical and mentally. My IQ stands somewhat above the average. So, it seems that from a hereditary point of view, nature was very kind to me.”
— Martin King (1950), essay on the religious development of personality (penned at age 21)

Generally considered a genius (Ѻ)

M American
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Frank Wright
(Gottlieb 1000:160) M American
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Ezra Pound
(Gottlieb 1000:367) (CR:3) (LH:3) Poet, critic, and political philosopher;
Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one”
— Ezra Pound (c.1950), Publication (Ѻ)

a Stephen Chow (Ѻ) promoted (2020) “real genius”(Ѻ); first-slate: 140|#896 (Dec 2020).

M American
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Sylvia Plath
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1053. 140
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Mario Puzo
78 Author, screenwriter, and journalist; noted as author of The Godfather (1969); first-slate: 140|#897 (Dec 2020). M American
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Christopher Columbus
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1055. 140
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Alexander Pushkin
(156-118 BE)
(1799-1837 ACM)
37 (RGM:745|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:330) (WorldCat 100:42) (CR:3) Literary realist author, poet, and playwright; in 1836, he founded the journal The Contemporary, which in 1854 became taken over by materialist monist Nikolay Chernyshevsky, whose views opposite those of Pushkin, in some way; first-slate: 140|#898 (Dec 2020). M Russian


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George Carver
[RGM:770|1,350+] (GBG:#) added below MLK (Oct 2020). M American


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[RGM:916|1,350+] (GBG:#) added below MLK (Oct 2020). F Egyptian
1058. 140
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Alfred Binet (1859-1911) 52 (Simmons 100:95) Lawyer, natural philosopher, and psychologist;
“It seems to us that in intelligence there is a fundamental faculty, the alteration or the lack of which, is of the utmost importance for practical life. This faculty is judgment, otherwise called good sense, practical sense, initiative, the faculty of adapting one's self to circumstances. A person may be a moron or an imbecile if he is lacking in judgment; but with good judgment he can never be either. Indeed, the rest of the intellectual faculties seem of little importance in comparison with judgment.”
— Alfred Binet (1905), “New Methods for the Diagnosis of the Intellectual Level of Subnormals” [6][7]

After receiving his law degree (1878), he began to educate himself by reading psychology texts, therein becoming fascinated with John Mill and his theory that the operations of intelligence can be explained by the “laws of associationism”; following the birth of this two daughters Madeleine (1885-) and Alice (1887-) he began to do “research with them”, in respect to attention span and suggestibility in intellectual development; noted for his 1888 The Psychic Life of Micro-Organisms: a Study in Experimental Psychology, wherein he sought to show that psychological phenomena begin among the very lowest classes of beings, e.g. the simple cellule or protoplasm; and for his 1899 (or 1904) [?] appointed to the Commission for the Retarded, a repercussion of a new law that mandated school for children ages 6-14, whose aim was to develop a “test” to differentiate between normal and abnormal children, so to be able assign each to different classrooms; this resulted, with the help of his student Theodore Simon, in “Binet-Simon intelligence scale”, the forerunner to the modern Stanford-Binet test and Terman IQ scale (1916), wherein "geniuses" are posited to have an IQ of about 140 or above; first-slate: |#900 (Dec 2020).

M French
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Susan Sontag
71 (RGM:949|1,350+) (PL:20k+|#6) Writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist;
“Sontag is the most intelligent women in America.”
— Jonathan Miller (c.2000), Publications (Ѻ)

Noted for her “reflections on love”, which, along with Stoppard (1982), Steinbeck (1958), and Sherwin Nuland’s “what everybody needs” (c.2000) inteview, are ranked by Maria Popova (2015) as the “greatest definitions of love” (Ѻ); first-slate: 140|#900 (Dec 2020).

F American
1060. 140
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Che Guevara
IQ O.png=120-130[8]IQ O.png= 135-145[8] 39 Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist; influenced poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed in South America, while a travelling medical student, gleaned the idea that was all the result of US-based capitalistic exploitation; became a revolutionist, e.g. in the Cuban revolution; first-slate: 140|#900 (Dec 2020). M Argentine


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Charlie Chaplin
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Alexandre Dumas
(Gottlieb 1000:874) (WorldCat 100:44) Writer;
“The career of Frederick Douglass is more widely known than that of any other living colored man, except, perhaps, Alexandre Dumas.”
— William Brown (1863), The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements [9]

(GBG:#) added below MLK (Oct 2020).

M French
1063. 140
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William Bayliss
64 (Simmons 100:70) (HFET:6) (CR:20) Physiologist;
“The two laws [of the universe] are equivalent to the statement that the 'free' energy is always striving to a minimum.”
—William Bayliss (1915), General Physiology (pg. #)

Noted for his 1915 General Physiology, wherein he rendered Ostwald's thermodynamics version of Kant's "categorical imperative" into a crude and garbled rendering of "waste not free energy" as the basis of the new morality; his 1922 “Life and the Laws of Thermodynamics” lecture, attempted to explain life via thermodynamics; first slate: 140|#902 (Dec 2020).

M English


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[RGM:981|1,350+] Philosopher and poet;

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” — Rumi (c.1260), Publication Often name-dropped; influential, e.g. to Hamdi Ulukaya (2017), Chobani Yogurt founder, and his motto: “there’s something magical in movement, in action—it allows you to ‘think’, to discover new ideas, and to feel like you’re making progress. Don’t sit around waiting—act.” (see: Goethendipity); 112-candidate; first-slating:#765 (Nov 2020).

M Persian


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Stan Lee


[RGM:996|1,350+] Comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer; a “50 Greatest Living Geniuses” (2015) (Ѻ); supposedly, not considered a genius according to Quora (Ѻ); first-slating:#425 at 50 slots below Noyce (Nov 2020). M American


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Katharine Hepburn


96 (Gottlieb 1000:951) (CR:#) Actress;

“I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.” — Katherine Hepburn (1991), “Interview”, Ladies Home Journal, Oct On 30 Mar 1921, Hepburn, age 13, she walked into her 15-year-old brother Tom hanging from a rope, while she and him were visiting New York, staying with a friend of their mother's in Greenwich Village over the Easter break; went onto become a top five film actress of all time; noted for her role in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, among others; first-slating: 140|800-ish (Nov, 2020).

F American
1067. 140
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Gherman Titov
“Sometimes people are saying that ‘god is out there’. I was looking around attentively all day, but I didn't find anybody there. I saw neither angels nor god.”
— Gherman Titov (1962), response (Ѻ) to reporters on how space flight affected his philosophy of life, Seattle, Century 21 World’s Fair, May 6

Noted for his 1961 spaceflight, wherein he became the fourth person in space; the second person to orbit the earth; first to sleep (and vomit) in space; and the youngest (age 25) ever astronaut; first-slate: 140|#905 (Dec 2020).

M Soviet


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Cary Grant
(Gottlieb 1000:952) (EPD:#) Actor;
“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”
— Cary Grant (c.1934), Publication

first-slating: #765 (Nov 2020).

M English-born American
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Mircea Gligor
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(CR:26) Physicist; Noted for his 2001 article “Econophysics: a New Field for Statistical Physics”, co-written with Margareta Ignat, wherein they cite thinkers such as Ettore Majorana on quantum socioeconomics, Thomas Lux on stock market crashes and statistical physics phase transitions, Dietrich Stauffer, on the Columbus-like rediscovery of econophysics, among others, and more notably for his 2003 PhD dissertation “Thermodynamics and Statistical Models for Dissipative Socio-Economic Systems”, wherein he attempts to outline a Prigogine-like socio-economics model; first-slated: 140|#904 (Dec 2020).
M Romanian
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Jeffrey Wicken
(13 BE-47 AE)
(1942-2002 ACM)
60 (CR:35) Evolutionary chnops-chemist (bio-chemist) and philosopher;
“In a universe where cosmic expansion maintains a disequilibrium between potential and thermal forms of energy, this means that putting smaller entities together to form larger entities will generate entropy through the conversion of potential energy to heat. Hence, the potential energy wells into which natural processes tend to flow are correlated with the buildup of structure … Dissipation is the driving force of the universe’s building up or integrative tendency. Entropic dissipation propels evolutionary structuring; nature’s forces give it form.”
— Jeffrey Wicken (1987), Evolution, Thermodynamics, and Information (pg. 72)

noted for his 1987 Evolution, Thermodynamics, and Information: Extending the Darwinian Program, wherein extended the work of Alfred Lotka (1922) and Erwin Schrödinger (1944) to argue that thermodynamics, particularly the second law, is the “go” of life; the one bright spot in the infamous 1980s “Brooks-Wiley fiasco”[10]; first-slating: #905 (Dec 2020).

M American


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Audrey Hepburn
63 [RGM:1,239|1,350+] (CR:#) Actress and humanitarian; first-slating: 140|800-ish (Nov, 2020). F English


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(RGM:565|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:997) (CR:#) Actress; read: Alexis Tocqueville’s 1840 Democracy in America (as did Ayaan Ali), Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1859); first-slating: 140|800-ish (Nov, 2020).
F American
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Thomas of Kempis


M Dutch-German
140 Diego Velazquez


(RGM:871|1,350+) (Murray 4000:13|WA) (Collins 20:12) Painter; first-slating: 140|#769 (Nov 2020). M Spanish
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Neil Armstrong


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[RGM:827|1,350+] Astronaut and aeronautical engineer; noted for being first person to step on moon; top 1000 candidate (Bickle, May 2018); 112-candidate; first-slating: 140|#765 (Nov 2020).
M American
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Sebastian Vauban
IQ C.png=140 1.92 73 (Cattell 1000:411) Military engineer and marshal. M French
1077. 140
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Henry Swan
83 (CR:22) Surgeon; noted for his hypothermia-induced heart stop technique for cardiac repair, and for his 1974 Thermoregulation and Bioenergetics, wherein defines “life”, indirectly’, as either as a “powered CHNOPS-system” and or an “energized CHNOPS matrix in a liquid H2O environment”; influenced: Thims; first-slate: 140|#912 (Dec 2020). M American
140 Jean Bernadotte
IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:311) King. M Swedish
140 Robert Clive


IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:167) General and statesman. M English
140 Hernan Cortes


IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:219) [GCH:128|300+] Soldier; conqueror of Mexico. M Spanish
1081. 140
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Lynn Margulis
73 (Becker 160:156|2L) (Simmons 100:80) Evolution theorist; noted for her 1973 “endosymbiotic hypothesis”, according to which “life” started when two “cells” or membrane joined to form a “symbiotic” system; later she worked with James Lovelock on his Gaia hypothesis theory; wife of Carl Sagan; first slate: 140|#915 (Dec 2020). F American
1082. 140
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Rachel Carson
56 (RGM:678|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:377) (Becker 160:47|5L) Marine chnopsologist; noted for her Silent Spring, and other writings, which advanced the global environmental movement; first-slate: 140|#915 (Dec 2020). F American
140 Giuseppe Garibaldi
IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:234) [GCH:157|300+] General, politician, and nationalist. M Italian
1084. 140
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Robert Schumann
IQ O.png=140[11] 46 (RGM:459|1,350+) (Murray 4000:11|WM) (GMG:21) Composer of romantic era music, pianist, music critic; best-known works are: works include Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C; in his 30s began to suffer from manic depression or psychotic melancholia, attempted suicide at age 44, died two years later. M German
140 Robert Lee
IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:585) General. M American
140 George Monk


IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:317) General. M English
140 Sebastian Vauban


IQ C.png=140 (Cattell 1000:411) Military engineer and marshal. M French
140 Gian Bernini


(Gottlieb 1000:238) (Murray 4000:9|WA) Sculptor and architect; first-slating: 140|#777 (Nov 2020). M Italian
140 Masaccio


28 (Gottlieb 1000:159) (Murray 4000:18|WA) Painter, noted for his skill at imitating nature, recreating lifelike figures and movements as well as a convincing sense of three-dimensionality; first-slating: 140|#778 (Nov 2020). M Italian
140 Paul Gauguin


54 (RGM:680|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:545) (Murray 4000:20|WA) Painter; recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinct from impressionism; works depict people or landscapes from that region of French Polynesia; influential to: Picasso and Matisse; first-slating: 140|#779 (Nov 2020). M French
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1091 135
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Elizabeth Porteus
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(Thims 33:20) (CR:10) Philosopher; noted for her 1987 My Twentieth Century Philosophy, wherein she defines people as “integrated units of energy”; her 1999 “Porteus Philosophy of Life: The Secret of Happiness”, wherein she outlines a “thermodynamic theory of happiness”, which she tested in the raising of her children, one how to happily exist according to the second law and her so-called “impulse theory” of creativity; daughter of James Dole, founder of Dole Fruit Company; was known as the “pineapple princess of Hawaii”; one of the first authors in the founding year of the JHT (2005); first-slate: 135|#1072 (Dec 2020).
F American
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(1925-1965 ACM)
3.25 40 [RGM:1,114|1,350+] (GJ:#) (GBG:#) Civil rights leader;
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
— Malcolm X (1964), “Speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity”, Jun 28 (Ѻ)

At age 20, with only an 8th grade education, while in prison, taught himself (Ѻ) to read, write and speak English, by copying page after page from a dictionary into his notebook, A through Z; his Autobiography of Malcolm X (1865) is said to “blow people away”, particularly in the context of his genius (Ѻ); first-slating: #1,800 (Nov 2016).

M American
1093. 135
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Jeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994) 34 (CR:13) Serial killer;
“If it all happens naturalistically? What’s the need for god? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself!”
— Jeffrey Dahmer (c.1993), variant of atheism belief he tried (see: killing spree paradox); as told to his father (Ѻ)

Noted as a working case study of someone who made the "Dostoevsky dilemma" his working creed; first-slate: 135|#1073 (Dec 2020).

M American
1094. 135
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Adam Sedgwick
87 (Murray 4000:15|E) Geologist and priest;
“Better die of this want [of a term] than bestialize or tongue by such a barbarism.”
— Adam Sedgwick (1834), “Comment, amid the “Whewell-Coleridge debate, on Whewell’s proposal to introduce the new term ‘scientist’, as someone who works in the real sciences, similar to the established terms: artist, economic, and atheist; noted for proposing the Cambrian and Devonian period on the geological timescale; first-slate: #|# (Dec 2020).
M English
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145 divide

Presently, there are 78-names in the 145+ (to previous divide) range.

140 divide

Presently, there are 57-names in the 140+ (to previous divide) range.

135 divide

Presently, there are 4-names in the 135+ (to previous divide) range.

Genius floor?

In 1916, Lewis Terman, amid inventing the "IQ scale", defined an IQ of "above 140" as being "genius or near genius". Moreover, he clarified this determination as follows:

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) [12]

Hence, somewhere in the range of 141+ (to the ceiling genius IQ) is where pass from "genius or near genius" to "genius"? Accordingly, the determination of what specific "IQ number" to assign to the genius / non-genius divide, similar to the IQ 200 divide, is a problematic subject.

In 1938, Leta Hollingworth, objected to this cutoff, i.e. 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.

In 2020, Libb Thims, amid switching article titles from "top 1000 geniuses" to "top 2000 geniuses", began to realize that the premise of there being two-thousand actual geniuses, in totality, may be a value not matching up with reality?[13]

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  1. Alpharabius quotes –
  2. Al-Farabi –
  3. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume One (§:Orbital Applications, pgs. 285-87). LuLu.
  4. Missing Medieval Genius (Philoepisteme, 2020) – Hmolpedia Forum.
  5. Wycliffe, John. (1382). Bible (Genesis 1.1). Publisher.
  6. (a) Binet, Alfred. (1905). “New Methods for the Diagnosis of the Intellectual Level of Subnormals”, L’Anne Psychologique, 12:191-244.
    (b) Binet, Alfred; Simon, Theodore. (1916). The Development of Intelligence in Children: the Binet-Simon Scale (translator: Elizabeth Kite) (§3:37-91; quote, pg. 43). Williams and Wilkins.
  7. Binet Simon –
  8. 8.0 8.1 What is the IQ estimate of Che Guevara? (2018) – Quora.
  9. Brown, William. (1863). The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements (pg. 181). Thomas Hamilton.
  10. Brooks-Wiley theory (subdomain) – Hmolpedia 2020.
  11. Not Enough Artists (2013) – Hmolpedia Forum.
  12. Terman, Lewis. (1916). The Measurement of Intelligence: an Explanation of and a Complete Guide for the Use of the Stanford Guide for the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale (classification of intelligence, pg. 79; genius IQ, pg. 101). Houghton Mifflin Co.
  13. Note: we 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?
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