Greatest military geniuses

In genius studies, greatest military geniuses refers to []

Ranking
The following is a work in progress ranking of military geniuses, the first-draft ordering of which derived from IQ|# ranking in the as found in the top 1000 geniuses rankings:


IQ
Person
IQs cited
Description



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1.180

107
Napoleon Bonaparte 75Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821)
IQ U 2=186
 IQ_B \,=180
 IQ_{CB} \,=163
 IQ_C \,=145
 IQ_W \,=142
(Cattell 1000:1) [RGM:149|1,320+] (CR:34) (HD:20) (FA:67) French military leader, emperor, and philosopher; Nietzsche uberman (IQ:186+); was the first to systematically query all leading French scientists about theory atheism belief (see: Napoleon Laplace anecdote); high military IQ; Goethe and Napoleon were mutual devotees of each other; read Goethe’s Sorrows of Young Werther over six times during his various campaigns; was on a philosophical bent ascertain (or disprove) the theory or location of the soul in the context of modern physical science.
2.180

153
Alexander the Great 75Alexander the Great
(356-323BC)
 IQ_O \,=200
 IQ_B \,=180
(Cattell 1000:17) [RGM:83|1,320+] Greek emperor-warlord; tutored by Aristotle; by age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires in ancient history; established the Library of Alexandria, unified Greek science with Egyptian theology to form the forerunner religion to what, in the Roman recension would become Christianity (some argue, that via a reformulation of Osiris-Horus, he was prototype to Jesus); carried the works of Homer and Aristotle into battle (Ѻ); cited by some (Ѻ) with IQ of 200.
3.180

180
Charlemagne 75Charlemagne
(c.1742-814)

[RGM:176|1,500+] Frankish king; noted for his rulee of much of Western Europe from 768 to 814; classified, by Morris Zucker (1945), with Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Genghis Kahn, in The Philosophy of American History: The Historical Field Theory (pg. 57), the four dominate examples of “purely synthetic creations of individual genius”, in respect to great man theory of history.
4.180

183
Genghis Kahn 75Genghis Kahn
(c.1162-1227)
 IQ_B \,=180
 IQ_O \,=120-125
Mongol Empire[RGM:313|1,300+] Founder of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire (Ѻ) in history; the secret of their power, was said to be their drinking of mare’s milk, which heightened their intellect and warrior power; IQ Quora gauged (Ѻ) at 120-125 (2017); Hmolpedia gauged (Ѻ) as intellectually comparable to: Alexander the Great, and Napoleon Bonaparte, and Charlemagne, by Morris Zucker (1945).
5.170

341
Caesar 75Julius Caesar
(I00-44BC)
 IQ_B \,=170(Cattell 1000:8) [RGM:131|1,320+] Roman general, statesman, Latin prose author; noted for his critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman republic and the rise of the Roman empire; Nietzsche uberman (IQ:186+).
6.165

451
Frederick the Great 75Frederick the Great
(1712-1786)

Voltaire and Frederick the Great (labeled)(Cattell 1000:49) [RGM:N/A|1,320+] [GCH:12|300+] Prussian king, from 1740 to 1786, and philosopher noted for being the host to Voltaire, when he was banished from France, for appointing, per suggestion of Pierre Maupertuis, Julien la Mettrie as his court physician, who was posthumously referred to as the "court atheist" (or "royal atheist") by Voltaire, and for his general efforts to promote French enlightenment stylized ideals in the Prussian empire; first slating: 170|#311 (Jan 2018); second-slating: 165|#405 (Apr 2018) per Frederick II and Francois Vayer rankings.
7.165

472
Sun Tzu 75Sun Tzu
(c.540-496BC)
 IQ_B \,=165(RGM:45|1,500+) [GCH:34|300+] a top ranked Chinese genius; purported author of the Art of War.
8.165

510
Norman Schwarzkopf 75Norman Schwarzkopf
(1934-2012)
 IQ_O \,=170
 IQ_O \,=150-168
High school valedictorian; MS in mechanical and aerospace engineering; went on to successfully lead all coalition forces during Persian Gulf War (1990-1991).
9.155

605
Carl Clausewitz 75Carl Clausewitz
(1780-1831)

[RGM:226|1,500+] (GMG:9) (CR:9) Prussian general noted for his moral, i.e. “moral force”, and romantic theory of warfare, who in his 1832 posthumously-published treatise On War, used the principle of friction to distinguish real war from the mechanical, Newtonian world; a Philoepisteme “top 10 missing” (Ѻ) top 1000 geniuses candidate (2018); first-slating: 155|#605 (Oct 2019).
10.155

617
Adolf Hitler 75Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945)
IQ SS=143
 IQ_O \,=125-150
TopTens.com's "10 Smartest People in History" (Ѻ); IQ cited at: 125 (Ѻ), 130 (Ѻ), and 150 (Ѻ); must be at least comparable to: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, or Napoleon, all of which sought world domination.
1#.155

618
Simon Bolivar 75Simon Bolivar
(1783-1830)
 IQ_C \,=155
 IQ_W \,=145
(Cattell 1000:N/A) [RGM:640|1,500+] [GCH:277|300+] Venezuelan statesman and military leader; noted for []
11.155

619
Hannibal 75Hannibal
(247-182BC)
 IQ_B \,=155(Cattell 1000:107) [RGM:N/A|1,500+] Carthaginian military commander (see: greatest military genius); noted as the man who nearly brought Rome to its knees.
12.155

654
Robert Blake
(1599-1657)
 IQ_C \,=155(Cattell 1000:460) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] [GCH:42|300+] English admiral.
13.150

663
Horatio Nelson 75 newHoratio Nelson
(1758-1805)
 IQ_{CB} \,=148
 IQ_C \,=150
 IQ_B \,=145
(Cattell 1000:N/A) [RGM:N/A|1,500+] [GCH:6|300+] British naval commander and national hero; famous for his naval victories against the French during the Napoleonic Wars.
14.150

678
John Franklin
(1786-1847)
 IQ_C \,=150(Cattell 1000:442) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] English naval officer.
15.150

679
Auguste de Marmont
(1774-1852)
 IQ_C \,=150(Cattell 1000:174) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] French marshal.
16.145

694
Jan Zizka 75Jan Zizka
(c.1360-1424)
 IQ_B \,=145(Cattell 1000:N/A) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] Czech general; his Battle of Kutna Hora (1421), wherein he defeated the army of the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, was the first case of recorded use of field artillery (previously, artillery was used only during sieges of towns); one of several commanders in history who never lost a battle (alongside Alexander the Great, Bai Qi, Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Subutai, Yi Sun-Shin, the Duke of Marlborough, Alexander Suvorov, Fyodor Ushakov, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck); his skin, according to his dying wish, was used to make drums so that he might continue to lead his troops even after death.
17.145

706
John Churchill
(1650-1722)
 IQ_C \,=145(Cattell 1000:187) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] [GCH:11|300+] British general.
18.140

717
George Washington 75George Washington
(1789-1797)
 IQ_{CB} \,=140
 IQ_C \,=140
 IQ_B \,=140
 IQ_W \,=135
(Cattell 1000:19) [RGM:50|1400+] [GCH:85|300+] (EPD:F11) American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who also served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797; noted for his “Crossing of the Delaware”, an Art of War stylized surprise attack, on Christmas eve Dec 25, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey.
19.140

727
Hernan Cortes
(1485-1547)
 IQ_C \,=140(Cattell 1000:219) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] [GCH:128|300+] Spanish soldier; conqueror of Mexico.
20.140

728
Giuseppe Garibaldi
(1807-1882)
 IQ_C \,=140 (Cattell 1000:234) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] [GCH:157|300+] Italian general, politician, and nationalist.
21.140

730
Robert Lee
(1807-1870)
 IQ_C \,=140 (Cattell 1000:585) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] American general.
22.140

731
George Monk
(1608-1670)
 IQ_C \,=140 (Cattell 1000:317) [RGM:N/A|1,310+] English general.

Other

Redditor u/spergingkermit thinks Charles XII (1682-1718) is a military genius (Ѻ) with a guesstimated IQ of 165 (Ѻ). George Patton (1885-1945) [GCH:12|300+] will likely rank high.

See also
War thermodynamics

Videos
● Anon. (2019). “100 Greatest Generals in History” (Ѻ), Cottereau, Mar 15.

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