The phrase ‘genius’ gets thrown around a lot these days and ahhh, what we would do to be considered a genius! Unfortunately, our intelligence and natural ability stops after the 3rd decimal of Pi – although we are exceptionally skilled in eating a yummy apple tart.
Throughout history, there have been obvious geniuses who have changed the course of the world. There was Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity. There was Michelangelo with his Sistine Chapel. There was Rene Descartes and his modern philosophy. And there was Leonardo Da Vinci and his renaissance inventions.
However, there is much more to being a genius than simply bringing something new and exciting to the table. To be classified as a genius, one must have a high intelligence quotient (IQ) – to be exact; one must have an IQ score of around 140/145 to be classified as a genius. So, let’s have a gander at some of these historical figures and their IQs: Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160, Michelangelo had an IQ of 177, Rene Descartes had an IQ of 180, and Leonardo Da Vinci had an IQ of 200.