LEONARDO DA VINCI - 220
Leonardo Da Vinci who was born in Vinci 1452, was possibly one of the greatest geniuses that ever lived. Da Vinci was a true “polymath” – one who mastered many different fields, not only art and sculpture but also anatomy, mathematics and science. He is considered to be one of the best painter of all times. What was the IQ test score of Leonardo Da Vinci?
Who was Leonardo Da Vinci?
Da Vinci showed his gift of talent at a very young age. He is considered to be one of the best painters of all times. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are the most famous painting of all times. Virgin of the Rocks was another masterpiece which was painted by Da Vinci. Among his drawings Vitruvian Man is regarded as the cultural icon. The Virgin and the Child with St.Anne is another example of his famous drawings.
As far as intelligence is concerned Da Vinci was the greatest genius of all times. His IQ test score estimated to be around 220.
Leonardo not only was a masterful artist and an open-minded scientist, but also as a markedly alluring and eloquent conversationalist with a light-hearted character and attractive appearance. He was the genius of geniuses.
Da Vinci himself said “Anyone who conducts and argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory”
In order to correctly estimate IQ score you have to estimate how well someone would be able to answer the most difficult IQ style question.
Da Vinci’s IQ would not be any higher than 160 based on some simple observations:
- At least half of Da Vinci’s invention failed when tested, this does not show high IQ at all.
- Da Vinci was not a super-fast learner (the main sign of high IQ)
- Da Vinci tried to learn mathematics but did not really get very far
- Da Vinci’s works do not require a high IQ