In short, both Cox (and here team) and Buzan (along with Keene) have, independently, determined or arrived at the conclusion that German polymath Johann Goethe (the core theory developer among the 500+ Hmoledia biographies) is likely to have been the smartest person to have ever lived.
Cox's 200-range Geniuses (1926) of 300-geniuses Buzan's 200-range Geniuses (1994) of 100-geniuses 1. Goethe (IQ=210) 1.Da Vinci (IQ=220) 2. Leibnitz (IQ=205) 2. Goethe (IQ=215) 3. Grotius (IQ=200) 3. Shakespeare (IQ=210) 4. Wolsey (IQ=200) 4. Einstein (IQ=205)
|English chess grandmaster Raymond Keene (1948-); co-author of the 1994 Buzan Book of Genius.Slightly modified table of IQs from their 2005 book Buzan’s Book of Mental World Records. |