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who is the person in history who scored the highest on iq testing

-- tina ratliff (, August 30, 2004


Check the website which asks that question at

They mention Marilyn Vos Savant, who certainly appears to make claims of that sort--she's the lady who has a weekly column in Parade magazine.

A google search turns up many other sites focused on this question, and you should probably spent some time researching the legitimacy of those answers.

-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (, August 31, 2004.

Lewis M. Terman, the principal author of the Stanford-Binet, estimated the IQ of Francis Galton to be 200. If you'd like to check the estimated IQs of some other people notable in history, see if your library has the book "Genetic Studies of Genius, Vol. II, The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses" by Catharine Cox (1926). You'll find many interesting IQ estimates there.

-- John D. Hogan (, September 01, 2004.

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