In genius studies, underrated geniuses, as compared to “overrated geniuses”, refers to geniuses, culturally or colloquially speaking, that do not tend rated as high as they should be rated; geniuses who tend to not have enough representation in the top 1000 geniuses rankings.

In 2014, Tom Siegfried, in his “Top Ten Unsung Geniuses”, gave the following list of underrated geniuses, in the fields of mathematics and science: [1]

1. Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
2. Emile Borel (1871-1956)
3. William Clifford (1845-1879) ✓
4. Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874) ✓
5. Mary Somerville (1780-1872) ✓
6. Antoine Parent (1666-1716)
7. Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621)
8. Nicole Oresme (c.1320-1382)
9. Robert Grosseteste (c.1170-1253) ✓
10. Brahmagupta (598-c.670)

The check mark ✓ indicates the individual has been added to the top 1000 genius rankings.

See also
Forgotten genius

1. Siegfried, Tom. (2014). “Top Ten Unsung Geniuses” (Ѻ), Nautilus, Oct 16.

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