Genius rankings

In rankings, genius rankings refers to any one of a number of means of ranking or ordering geniuses per classifications or methodologies, such as brightness (IQ), greatness, polymathy, and or influence, etc. A work-in-progress chronological ranked collection of listings of various top 20 greatest genius thinkers of all-time, are shown below:

Lists
The following are a work-in-progress collection of rankings, by various means, of the world’s greatest minds, ordered chronologically, with fictional names removed, each respective listing showing only the top 20 names: [1]

Aristotle citation rankings | 322BC
Aristotle
(ranked)
6 Great Men | 1850
Ralph Emerson
(chronological)
Nietzsche Uberman | 1880
Friedrich Nietzsche
(chronological)
Cattell 1000 |1894
James Cattell
(space allocation ranking)
Cox 300 | 1926
Catherine Cox
(IQ ranked)
Greatest Minds of All Time | 1950
Will Durant
(chronological)
Walberg | 1981
→ Herbert Walberg ←
(word count ranking) (Ѻ)
Walberg | 1981
→ Herbert Walberg ←
(citation ranking) (Ѻ)
Walberg | 1981
→ Herbert Walberg ←
(IQ ranking) (Ѻ)
Buzan 100 | 1994
Tony Buzan
(IQ ranked)
Cox-Buzan IQ
(combined)
20 Greatest Minds | 1996
→ Jim Glenn ←
(chronological)
Simmons Scientific 100 | 2000
→ John Simmons ←
Combined sciences | 2003
→ Charles Murray ←
Murray 20
Western philosophy | 2003
→ Charles Murray ←
Murray 20
Western literature | 2003
→ Charles Murray ←
Murray 20
Wikipedia 20 most influential | 2012
→ Cesar Hidalgo ←
(ranked)
Hildago-Cattell
(Combined)
Street poll | 2010
Libb Thims
(ranked) (Ѻ)
TheTopTens.com | 2013
(thumbs up ranking) [3]
Hmolpedia genius IQs | 2013
Libb Thims
(ranked)
Hmolpedia citation rankings | 2013
Libb Thims
(ranked)
Hildago-Cattell-Hmolpedia
(Combined)
Ranker.com greatest minds | 2014
(voted ranked)


1. Plato
2. Homer
3. Empedocles
4. Anaxagoras
5. Democritus
6. Pythagoras
7. Euripides
8. Socrates
9. Heraclitus
10. Sophocles
11. Parmenides
12. Zeno of Elea
13. Coriscus
14. Hesiod
15. Isocrates
16. Gorgias
17. Melissus
18. Leucippus
19. Xenophanes
20. Antiphon
1. Plato
2. Emanuel Swedenborg
3. Michel Montaigne
4. William Shakespeare
5. Napoleon Bonaparte
6. Johann Goethe
1. Socrates
2. Julius Caesar
3. Leonardo da Vinci
4. Michelangelo
5. William Shakespeare
6. Johann Goethe
7. Napoleon Bonaparte
1. Napoleon Bonaparte
2. William Shakespeare
3. Voltaire
4. Francis Bacon
5. Aristotle
6. Johann Goethe
7. Julius Caesar
8. Martin Luther
9. Plato
10. Napoleon III
11. Burke
12. Homer
13. Isaac Newton
14. Cicero
15. John Milton
16. Alexander the Great
17. Pitt
18. George Washington
19. Augustus
20. Wellington
1. Johann Goethe | IQ=210
2. Gottfried Leibniz | IQ=205
3. Hugo Grotius | IQ=200
4. Thomas Wolsey | IQ=200
5. Blaise Pascal | IQ=195
6. Paolo Sarpi | IQ=195
7. Isaac Newton | IQ=190
8. Pierre Laplace | IQ=190
9. Voltaire | IQ=190
10. Friedrich Schelling | IQ=190
11. Antoine Arnauld | IQ=190
12. George Berkeley | IQ=190
13. Albrecht von Haller | IQ=190
14. Philipp Melanchthon | IQ=190
15. William Pitt (younger) | IQ=190
16. Galileo Galilei | IQ=185
17. Joseph Lagrange | IQ=185
18. Humphry Davy | IQ=185
19. Jean D'Alembert | IQ=185
20. Pierre Gassendi | IQ=185
1. Plato
2. Aristotle
3. Nicolaus Copernicus
4. Thomas Aquinas
5. Francis Bacon
6. Isaac Newton
7. Voltaire
8. Immanuel Kant
9. Charles Darwin
1. Samuel Johnson
2. Martin Luther
3. Rembrandt
4. Leonardo da Vinci
5. Napoleon Bonaparte
6. George Washington
7. Abraham Lincoln
8. Johann Goethe
9. Isaac Newton
10. Charles Dickens
1. Rene Descartes
2. Napoleon Bonaparte
3. Isaac Newton
4. Gottfried Leibniz
5. Martin Luther
6. Georg Hegel
7. Immanuel Kant
8. Charles Darwin
9. Galileo Galilei
10. Leonardo da Vinci
1. Johann Goethe | IQ=200
2. Gottfried Leibniz | IQ=200
3. Hugo Grotius | IQ=197
4. Blaise Pascal |IQ=192
5. Paolo Sarpi | IQ=187
6. Voltaire | IQ=185
7. Giacomo Leopardi | IQ=185
8. Philipp Melanchthon | IQ=180
9. Thomas Macaulay | IQ=180
10. Jacques Bossuet | IQ=177
1. Leonardo da Vinci | IQ=220
2. Johann Goethe | IQ=215
3. William Shakespeare | IQ=210
4. Albert Einstein | IQ=205
5. Isaac Newton | IQ=195
6. Thomas Edison | IQ=195
7. Thomas Jefferson | IQ=195
8. Aristotle | IQ=190
9. Archimedes | IQ=190
10. Brunelleschi | IQ=190
11. Nicolaus Copernicus | IQ=185
12. John Mill | IQ=185
13. Benjamin Franklin | IQ=185
14. George Eliot | IQ=185
15. Gottfried Leibniz | IQ=182
16. Euclid | IQ=182
17. Jorge Borges | IQ=182
18. Galileo Galilei | IQ=182
19. Michael Faraday | IQ=180
20. Marie Curie | IQ=180
1. Johann Goethe | IQ=213
2. Leonardo da Vinci | IQ=200
3. Gottfried Leibniz | IQ=194
4. Isaac Newton | IQ=193
5. Galileo Galilei | IQ=183
6. John Mill | IQ=183
7. Rene Descartes | IQ=178
8. Michelangelo | IQ=178
9. Erasmus | IQ=178
10. John Milton | IQ=177
11. Michael Faraday | IQ=175
12. Benedict Spinoza | IQ=175
13. Nicolaus Copernicus | IQ=173
14. Benjamin Franklin | IQ=173
15. George Eliot | IQ=173
16. Raphael | IQ=170
17. Charles Darwin | IQ=169
18. Charles Dickens | IQ=165
19. Ludwig van Beethoven | IQ=165
20. Johann Bach | IQ=165
1. Aristotle
2. Archimedes
3. Galileo Galilei
4. William Harvey
5. Rene Descartes
6. Blaise Pascal
7. Isaac Newton
8. Carl Gauss
9. Michael Faraday
10. Charles Darwin
11. Evariste Galois
12. Gregor Mendel
13. Robert Koch
14. Ivan Pavlov
15. Albert Einstein
16. Werner Heisenberg
17. John Neumann
18. Alan Turing
19. Linus Pauling
20. Stephen Hawking
1. Isaac Newton
2. Albert Einstein
3. Niels Bohr
4. Charles Darwin
5. Louis Pasteur
6. Sigmund Freud
7. Galileo Galilei
8. Antoine Lavoisier
9. Johannes Kepler
10. Nicolaus Copernicus
11. Michael Faraday
12. James Maxwell
13. Claude Bernard
14. Franz Boas
15. Werner Heisenberg
16. Linus Pauling
17. Rudolf Virchow
18. Erwin Schrodinger
19. Ernest Rutherford
20. Paul Dirac
1. Isaac Newton
2. Galileo Galilei
3. Aristotle
4. Johannes Kepler
5. Antoine Lavoisier
6. Rene Descartes
7. Christiaan Huygens
8. Pierre Laplace
9. Albert Einstein
10. Michael Faraday
11. Louis Pasteur
12. Ptolemy
13. Robert Hooke
14. Gottfried Leibniz
15. Ernest Rutherford
16. Leonhard Euler
17. Charles Darwin
18. Jacob Berzelius
19. Euclid
20. James Maxwell
1. Aristotle
2. Plato
3. Immanuel Kant
4. Rene Descartes
5. Georg Hegel
6. Thomas Aquinas
7. John Locke
8. David Hume
9. Augustine
10. Benedict Spinoza
11. Gottfried Leibniz
12. Socrates
13. Arthur Schopenhauer
14. George Berkeley
15. Friedrich Nietzsche
16. Thomas Hobbes
17. Bertrand Russell
18. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
19. Plotinus
20. Johann Fichte
1. William Shakespeare
2. Johann Goethe
3. Dante Alighieri
4. Virgil
5. Homer
6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
7. Voltaire
8. Moliere
9. Lord Byron
10. Leo Tolstoy
11. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
12. Petrarch
13. Victor Hugo
14. Friedrich Schiller
15. Giovanni Boccaccio
16. Horace
17. Euripides
18. Jean Racine
19. Walter Scott
20. Henrik Ibsen
1. Isaac Newton
2. Gandhi
3. Albert Einstein
4. Aristotle
5. Vasco da Gama
6. Leonardo da Vinci
7. Plato
8. Archimedes
9. Mao Zedong
10. William Shakespeare
11. Socrates
12. Karl Marx
13. Michelangelo
14. Nelson Mandela
15. Galileo Galilei
16. Julius Caesar
17. Joseph Stalin
1. Aristotle (4.5)
2. William Shakespeare (6.0)
3. Isaac Newton (6.5)
4. Plato (8.0)
1. Albert Einstein
2. Leonardo da Vinci
3. Thomas Edison
4. Isaac Newton
5. Stephen Hawking
6. Benjamin Franklin
7. Bill Gates
8. Galileo Galilei
9. Marie Curie
10. Nikola Tesla
1. Nikola Tesla | 995+
2. Albert Einstein | 307+
3. Leonardo da Vinci | 356+
4. Adolf Hitler | 3,327+
5. Isaac Newton | 347+
6. Galileo Galilei | 76+
7. Stephen Hawking | 123+
8. Charles Darwin | 129+
9. Benjamin Franklin | 58+
10. Pythagoras | 57+
11. Aristotle | 13+
12. William Shakespeare | 17+
13. Mahatma Gandhi | 24+
14. Johann Goethe | 11+
15. Karl Marx | 26+
16. Wolfgang Mozart | 16+
17. Archimedes | 25+
18. Ludwig Beethoven | 11+
19. Solomon | 7+
20. Plato | 16+
1. Johann Goethe | IQ=230
2. Albert Einstein | IQ=220
3. Isaac Newton | IQ=215
4. James Maxwell | IQ=210
5. Willard Gibbs | IQ=210
6. Rudolf Clausius | IQ=205
7. Gottfried Leibniz | IQ=200
8. Galileo Galilei | IQ=200
9. Leonardo da Vinci | IQ=200
10. Thomas Young | IQ=200
11. Hermann Helmholtz | IQ=195
12. Aristotle| IQ=195
13. Gilbert Lewis | IQ=195
14. Pierre Laplace | IQ=195
15. Carl Gauss | IQ=195
16. Ludwig Boltzmann | IQ=195
17. Leonhard Euler | IQ=195
18. Rene Descartes | IQ=195
19. Nikola Tesla | IQ=195
20. Ettore Majorana | IQ=195
1. Johann Goethe
2. Willard Gibbs
3. Rudolf Clausius
4. James Maxwell
5. Gilbert Lewis
6. Hermann Helmholtz
7. Isaac Newton
8. Ludwig Boltzmann
9. Sadi Carnot
10. Charles Darwin
11. Ilya Prigogine
12. Albert Einstein
13. William Thomson
14. Henry Adams
15. Max Planck
16. Claude Shannon
17. Georgi Gladyshev
18. Sigmund Freud
19. Torbern Bergman
20. John Neumann
1. Isaac Newton (7.0) 1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. Isaac Newton
3. Galileo Galilei
4. Aristotle
5. Albert Einstein
6. Plato
7. Nikola Tesla
8. Mozart
9. Archimedes
10. Marie Curie
11. Michelangelo
12. Charles Darwin
13. Johannes Kepler
14. Pythagoras
15. William Shakespeare
16. Nicolaus Copernicus
17. Benjamin Franklin
18. Immanuel Kant
19. Socrates
20. Stephen Hawking


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Meta-analysis
The following shows the number of times a person shows up in the above 22 listings, three or more times—hyperlinks shown below link specifically to mononymous, i.e. by a single name, articles, in contrast to full name linked articles above:

Newton (16) — Quote (exact): “I can calculate the movements of stars, but not the madness of men.” (1690)
Goethe (12) — Quote (mindset): “I can calculate the madness of men, but not the movements of stars.” (1809)
Aristotle (10) — Quote (view): “I can almost calculate the madness of men, and the movements of stars.” (322BC)
Galileo (10)

● Da Vinci (9)
Einstein (8)
● Leibniz (8)
Plato (8)
● Shakespeare (8)
Darwin (7)
● Descartes (6)
Voltaire (5)
● Napoleon (5)
● Faraday (4)
Archimedes (4)
Socrates (4)
● Franklin (4)
Maxwell (3)
● Tesla (3)
● Laplace (3)
● Kant (3)
● Caesar (3)
● Pascal (3)
Michelangelo (3)
● Copernicus (3)
Homer (3)
● Luther (3)

Those with two citations include: Gibbs, Clausius, Lewis, Bacon, Pythagoras, Euclid, Euler, Spinoza, Neumann, Gauss, Marx, Hegel, Eliot [F], Curie [F], Mill, Milton, Melanchthon, Berkeley, Edison, Aquinas, Washington, Dickens, Grotius, Sarpi, and Beethoven—the red ‘F’ signifying the only two double females in the list.

Note: add Simmons (2000) and Ranker votes (2014).

See also
IQ ranking methodology
Libb Thims (genius ranking)
100 essential thinkers | Philip Stokes (Ѻ)

References
1. Removals: Jesus Christ (#1), Confucius (#2), and Buddha (#16), are three Aggregate non-existive religio-mythology figures removed from the list, as they were not individual “people”, per se; the first and third, i.e. Jesus and Buddha, being religio-mythology figures, derived largely as extensions from the Imhotep-constructed Heliopolis creation myth theory, the second, i.e. Confucius, being largely a Chinese proverbs attributed aggregate figure, arguably non-existive, similar to other mythological figures, such as: Abraham, Moses, Mohammed, Lao Tzu, etc. (Ѻ)
2. Human Accomplishment – Wikipedia.
3. Ten Smartest People in History – TheTopTens.com.

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