Buzan IQ

Buzan IQs
Englishmen accelerated-learning expert Tony Buzan (1942-), pictured left, and chess grandmaster and Oxford literature scholar Raymond Keene (1948-), pictured right.
In genius studies, a Buzan IQ is an IQ assigned by Englishmen accelerated learning expert Tony Buzan and grand chess master and literature scholar Raymond Keene, as found in their 1994 Book of Genius, in which they attempt to rank the hundred greatest geniuses of all-time using an eight category, 835-point, scoring methodology, assigning IQs to each genius along the way.

Methodology
To make their list, Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene scored the world’s leading minds on an 835-point scale (GS=Genius Score): dominance in the field (100), active longevity (100), polymath (100), versatility (100), strength and energy (100), IQ (100), ongoing influence (100), prolificness and achievement of prime goal (100), universality of vision (15), outstanding originality (10), deliberate desire to create teaching avenues or academies to further the genius’ ideas (10).

Notes
Of note, in Buzan's list, we removed the great pyramid builders, ranked number three in Buzan's GS scale listing, as this is not one person—though, to note, Imhotep (2635-2595BC) may well fill this slot; also there is slight discrepancy between the IQs of the top fourteen geniuses as assigned in his 1994 book and those assigned as found in his 2005 book Buzan’s Book of Mental World Records. [2] The values below use the newer estimates.

Top 14 | 2005
The following is Buzan-Keene top 14 ranked by IQ 2005 version:

Buzan's 1994 list of the 14 greatest geniuses (with IQs)

List
The following is the listing of 99 geniuses (excluding the Pyramid builders):

Ranked by IQ (1994)
Ranked by GS

1.Leonardo da VinciDa Vinci (IQ=220)
2.Goethe (75px) Goethe (IQ=215)
3.Shakespeare Shakespeare (IQ=210)
4.Albert Einstein (1905) (75px) Einstein (IQ=205)
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5.Isaac Newton (75px) Newton (IQ=195)
6.Edison 75 Edison (IQ=195)
7.Jefferson 75 Jefferson (IQ=195)
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8.Aristotle 75 Aristotle (IQ=190)
9.Archimedes 75 Archimedes (IQ=190)
10.Brunelleschi 75 Brunelleschi (IQ=190)
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11.Copernicus 75 Copernicus (IQ=185)
12.John Stuart Mill Mill (IQ=185)
13.Franklin 75 Franklin (IQ=185)
14.Eliot 75 Eliot (IQ=185)
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15.Gottfried Leibniz (75px) Leibnitz (IQ=182)
16.Euclid 75 Euclid (IQ=182)
17.Borges 75 Borges (IQ=182)
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18.Galileo Galileo (IQ=180)
19.Faraday Faraday (IQ=180)
20.Curie Curie (IQ=180)
21.Hawking 75 Hawking (IQ=180)
22.Plato 75 Plato (IQ=180)
23. Alberti (IQ=180)
24. Bell (IQ=180)
25. Pitt (the Elder) (IQ=180)
26. Bonaparte (IQ=180)
27. Alexander the Great (IQ=180)
28. Khan (IQ=180)
29. Pavlov (IQ=180)
30. Phidias (IQ=180)
31. Dali (IQ=180)
32. Stravnsky (IQ=180)
33. Elizabeth I (IQ=180)
34. Carnegie (IQ=180)
35. Sinan (IQ=180)
36. Duchamp (IQ=180)
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37. Doyle (IQ=182)
38. Tinsley (IQ=182)
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39.Descartes 75Descartes (IQ=175)
40.MichelangeloMichelangelo (IQ=175)
41.SpinozaSpinoza (IQ=175)
42. Dante (IQ=175)
43. Homer (IQ=175)
44. Picasso (IQ=175)
45. 1st Ch'in Emperor (IQ=175)
46. Averroes (IQ=175)
47. Suli (IQ=175)
48. Erasmus, D. (IQ=175)
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49. Heisenberg (IQ=173)
50.Gates 75 Gates (IQ=173)
51.Darwin 75 Darwin (IQ=173)
52. Crick (IQ=173)
53. Sophocles (IQ=173)
54. Milton (IQ=173)
55. Stephenson (IQ=173)
56. Aeschylus (IQ=173)
57. Euripides (IQ=173)
58. Lao-Tzu (IQ=173)
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59. Cesar (IQ=170)
60. Confucious (IQ=170)
61. Lincoln (IQ=170)
62. Raphael (IQ=170)
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63. Marconi (IQ=165)
64. Wright (IQ=165)
65.Beethoven 75 Beethoven (IQ=165)
66.Machiavelli 75 Machiavelli (IQ=165)
67. Aquinas (IQ=165)
68. Bach (IQ=165)
69. Lister (IQ=165)
70. Wren (IQ=165)
71. Brunel (IQ=165)
72. Sun Tzu (IQ=165)
73. Sappho (IQ=165)
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74.Socrates 75 Socrates (IQ=160)
75. Mozart (IQ=160)
76.Jung 75 Jung (IQ=160)
77. Suleyman (IQ=160)
78. Gandhi (IQ=160)
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79. Montessori (IQ=157)
80. Vyasa (IQ=156)
81. Hannibal (IQ=155)
82. Alexander, F.M. (IQ=150)
83. Verdi (IQ=150)
84. Dickens (IQ=150)
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85. Cezanne (IQ=149)
86. Graham (IQ=148)
87. Ali (IQ=147)
88. Megellan (IQ=145)
89. Wellesley (IQ=145)
90. Nelson (IQ=145)
91. Titan (IQ=145)
92. Rembrandt (IQ=145)
93. Zizka (IQ=145)
94. Gutenberg (IQ=140)
95. Washington (IQ=140)
96. Columbus (IQ=140)
97. Chaplin (IQ=140)
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98. Ueshiba (IQ=131)
99. Disney (IQ=123)
1.Leonardo da VinciDa Vinci (GS=822)
2.Shakespeare Shakespeare (GS=818)
2.Goethe (75px) Goethe (GS=816)
4.MichelangeloMichelangelo (GS=814)
5.Isaac Newton (75px) Newton (GS=810)
6.Jefferson 75 Jefferson (GS=809)
7.Alexander 75 Alexander the Great (GS=808)
8.Phidias 75 Phidias (GS=808)
9.Albert Einstein (1905) (75px) Einstein (GS= 804)
10.Edison 75 Edison (GS=799)
11.Homer 75 Homer (GS=797)
12.Plato 75 Plato (GS=797)
13.Euclid 75 Euclid (GS=795)
14.Elizabeth 75 Elizabeth I (GS=795)
15.Archimedes 75 Archimedes (GS=798)
16.Aristotle 75 Aristotle (GS=798)
17.Brunelleschi 75 Brunelleschi (GS=788)
18. Carnegie (GS=785)
19. 1st Ch'in Emperor (GS=783)
20. Sinan (GS=782)
21.Copernicus 75 Copernicus (GS=780)
22.Beethoven 75 Beethoven (GS=779)
23. Picasso (GS=777)
24. Alberti (GS=777)
25. Pavlov (GS=776)
26.Faraday Faraday (GS=776)
27. Stravnsky (GS=770)
28.Franklin 75 Franklin (GS=770)
29.Darwin 75 Darwin (GS=769)
30. Sophocles (784)
31. Ali (GS=763)
32. Vyasa (GS=756)
33. Doyle (GS=755)
34. Bell (GS=754)
35. Dali (GS=752)
36. Aquinas (GS=750)
37. Borges (GS=750)
38. Milton (GS=746)
39. Khan (GS=744)
40. Bach (GS=741)
41. Disney (GS=740)
42. Columbus (GS=739)
43. Ueshiba (GS=739)
44. Graham (GS=739)
45.Curie Curie (GS=738)
46.Gottfried Leibniz (75px) Leibnitz (GS=737)
47. Cezanne (GS=734)
48. Marconi (GS=733)
49. Wright (GS=732)
50. Stephenson (GS=731)
51. Aeschylus (GS=730)
52. Crick (GS=725)
53. Montessori (GS=723)
54. Wren (GS=723)
55. Heisenberg (GS=722)
56. Socrates (GS=715)
57. Brunel (GS=714)
58. Gates (GS=713)
59. Cesar (GS=713)
60. Bonaparte (GS=712)
61. Lister (GS=710)
62.Jung 75 Jung (GS=708)
63.Hawking 75 Hawking (GS=708)
64.Galileo Galileo (GS=707)
65. Alexander, F.M. (GS=707)
66. Suleyman (GS=706)
67. Pitt (the Elder) (GS=701)
68. Megellan (GS=699)
69. Eliot (GS=699)
70. Duchamp (GS=697)
71. Tinsley (GS=689)
72. Verdi (GS=689)
73. Dickens (GS=688)
74. Confucious (GS=687)
75. Lincoln (GS=683)
76. Chaplin (GS=680)
77. Mozart (GS=676)
78. Nelson (GS=675)
79. Euripides (GS=673)
80. Wellesley (GS=672)
81. Lao-Tzu (GS=671)
82. Averroes (GS=655)
83. Raphael (GS=654)
84. Dante (GS=653)
85. Sun Tzu (GS=652)
86. Gandhi (GS=639)
87. Washington (GS=638)
88. Suli (GS=632)
89.John Stuart Mill Mill (GS=620)
90. Titan (GS=611)
91. Descartes (GS=609)
92. Machiavelli (GS=597)
93. Erasmus, D. (GS=569)
94. Rembrandt (GS=549)
95. Zizka (GS=540)
96. Hannibal (GS=536)
97. Gutenberg (GS=529)
98. Sappho (GS=514)
99.Spinoza Spinoza (GS=491)


See also
Cox-Buzan IQ
Cox IQ

References
1. Buzan, Tony and Keene, Raymond. (1994). Book of Genius. Stanley Paul.
2. Buzan, Tony and Keene, Raymond. (2005). Buzan’s Book of Mental World Records (IQ table: World’s top 14 all-time highest IQs (180-220), pg. 31). D&B Publishing.

Further reading
Methodology (Buzan 100 Geniuses) – Braintrust.org.
Greatest Geniuses of All Time (1-50) – Buzan’s book of Genius.
Top 10 Geniuses of All Time (1-10) - Buzan's Book Of Genius.

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