Smartest man who ever lived?? IQ estimated between 250 & 300. Taught himself 8 languages as a child & was eventually conversant ~ 40, invented another & entered Harvard, age 11 (2 yrs later than he wanted). A mathematical as well as linguistic genius and went on to teach classes in geometry and trigonometry in Texas at the age of 17. Sadly he never fulfilled his potential, preferring a lifetime of isolation and privacy. He worked a succession of menial jobs until his death at the age of 46.
William James Sidis, shown here in his 1914 graduation photo, received his degree from Harvard University at age 16. He qualified for admission when he was 9, but he was not invited to attend until age 11, when faculty thought he would be more mature, biographer Amy Wallace says.
La historia del hombre más inteligente del mundo William James Sidis fue una calculadora humana, un genio de la #lingüística y el hombre más #inteligente del mundo, pero también el más #triste... #Curiosidades