Bloom 100

In genius studies, Bloom 100 (Bloom 100:#) refers to the hundred greatest geniuses of language and literature according to Harold Bloom, as covered in his 2002 Genius: a Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds. [1]

List
The following is Harold Bloom’s list of 100 literary and language geniuses, categorized by group: [1]

Crown
Wisdom
Understanding
Kindness
Severity
1. William Shakespeare
2. Miguel de Cervantes
3. Michel Montaigne
4. John Milton
5. Leo Tolstoy
6. Lucretius
7. Virgil
8. Augustine
9. Dante Alighieri
10. Geoffrey Chaucer
11. The Yahwist
12. Socrates
13. Plato
14. Saint Paul
15. Muhammad
16. Samuel Johnson
17. James Boswell
18. Johann Goethe
19. Sigmund Freud
20. Thomas Mann
21. Friedrich Nietzsche
22. Soren Kierkegaard
23. Franz Kafka
24. Marcel Proust
25. Samuel Beckett
26. Moliere
27. Henrik Ibsen
28. Anton Chekhov
29. Oscar Wilde
30. Luigi Pirandello
31. John Donne
32. Alexander Pope
33. Jonathan Swift
34. Jane Austen
35. Lady Murasaki
36. Nathaniel Hawthorne
37. Herman Melville
38. Charlotte Bronte
39. Emily Jane Brontë
40. Virginia Woolf
41. Ralph Emerson
42. Emily Dickinson
43. Robert Frost
44. Wallace Stevens
45. T.S. Eliot
46. William Wordsworth
47. Percy Shelley
48. John Keats
49. Giacomo Leopardi
50. Alfred, Lord Tennyson





Beauty
Eternity
FoundationSplendor
Kingship
51. Algernon Charles Swinburne
52. Dante Gabriel Rossetti
53. Christina Rossetti
54. Walter Pater
55. Hugo von Hofmannsthal
56. Victor Hugo
57. Gerard de Nerval
58. Charles Baudelaire
59. Arthur Rimbaud
60. Paul Valery
61. Homer
62. Luis Vaz de Camoes
63. James Joyce
64. Alejo Carpentier
65. Octavio Paz
66. Stendhal
67. Mark Twain
68. William Faulkner
69. Ernest Hemingway
70. Flannery O'Connor
81. Gustave Flaubert
82. Jose Maria Ica de Queiroz
83. Joaquim Machado de Assis
84. Jorge Luis Borges
85. Italo Calvin
86. William Blake
87. D.H. Lawrence
88. Tennessee Williams
89. Rainer Maria Rilke
90. Eugenio Montale
71. Walt Whitman
72. Fernando Pessoa
73. Hart Crane
74. Federico Garcia Lorca
75. Luis Cernuda
76. George Eliot
77. Willa Cather
78. Edith Wharton
79. Scott Fitzgerald
80. Iris Murdoch
91. Honore Balzac
92. Lewis Carroll
93. Henry James
94. Robert Browning
95. William Yeats
96. Charles Dickens
97. Fyodor Dostoevsky
98. Isaac Babel
99. Paul Celan
100. Ralph Ellison

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References
1. Bloom, Harold. (2002). Genius: a Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (list). Fourth Estate.


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