Genius Sidis went to university at 11

WILLIAM James Sidis, who was born in 1898, was regarded by many people as the most intelligent person in the world.

WILLIAM James Sidis, who was born in 1898, was regarded by many people as the most intelligent person in the world.

His father, a psychologist, believed he could teach James to be a genius. When he was three years old James studied extremely complicated maths, the kind most people study only at university.

When he was five he wrote a long article about medicine. He was a genius, but it was not possible to tell whether this was because his father taught him or because he had a special talent.

James was ready for university when he was nine, but the school thought he should wait until he was 11. When he was 12 he gave a speech that was so complex that other students and some of the lecturers could not understand it. - bigsiteofamazingfacts.com; wikipedia.org; everything2.com

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