There is not a person more likely to make you feel stupid and lazy than a child genius. Whether these children are born with a superior mind or a keen sense of motivation, it’s hard to tell, but here is a list of some of our most beloved and astounding child geniuses.
10. Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian philosopher, mathematician and linguist in the 1700’s. At five years old she could speak French and Italian, by thirteen she learned Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, German, Latin, and possibly more. They called her the “Walking Polyglot”. At 9 years old, she wrote and delivered an hour-long speech in Latin about a woman’s right to be educated, to a group of academics, no less. Randomly in her honor, they named a crater on venus.
9. H.P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft learned to read at the age of two and was writing complex poetry by the age of six, he became one of the most influential horror authors of the 20th century. Perhaps writing was an escape for Howard as his mother was chronically depressed and his father was a syphilitic psychotic. Howard rarely went to school and was often sick in bed himself. Inspiration goes a long way.
8. Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal was a seventeenth century mathematician, scientist, and philosopher educated by his father. He invented hydraulic press as well as a calculating machine. He died at thirty-nine.
7. William James Sidis
At eighteen months Sidis could read, he had written four books and was fluent in eight languages at age seven. By age eleven he gave a lecture a Harvard and at nine he enrolled there. His IQ is said to be be 250 – 300. Some consider him the smartest man who ever lived.
6. Kim Ung-yong
Currently recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest IQ of anyone on the planet. Kim Ung-yong may be the smartest man alive today. Kim entered university as a physics student at the age of three, and at seven years old he was invited to the United Stated to study with NASA.
5. Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith entered college at 10 years old and was first nominated for the Nobel Peace prize at only 12 years old. He even founded an advocacy group for childrens rights.
4. Okita Soji
Okita Soji was a sword fighting prodigy. By age twelve he defeated a kenjutsu master and became a master himself by the age of 18. He died from tuberculosis in his mid-twenties.
3. Pablo Picasso
Perhaps the most famous painter in history, Picasso started off as a child prodigy. Before the age of twelve, Picasso had was producing photo-realistic anatomical sketches, and in his teens he was already considered to be a mature artist who was producing significant works. His first known painting was La Picador produced at age eight.
2. Akrit Jaswal Akrit Jaswal is India’s youngest university student and Physician. He’s been performing operations since he was seven years old. He is currently working on a cure for cancer.
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart One of the most famous child geniuses of all time, Mozart learned to play the piano at the age of four, and composed his first masterpieces at the young ages of five and eight.
Get Thorpe Park tickets and enjoy quality family time at of the Uk’s largest theme parks.
No related posts.
Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.