Esitmated IQ Scores

of eminent historical figures were published in 1926 by Catherine M. Cox in The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses. Although such lists generate interest, poor assumptions often underlie the analyses, rendering the results highly questionable and largely irrelevant.

Sir Francis Galton

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

Alfred Lord Tennyson

William Wordsworth

Sir Walter Scott

Lord Byron

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

Nicolaus Copernicus

Michael Faraday

200

185

170

155

150

150

150

125

125

105

105


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