7 Smartest kids ever born in the history

by Vaishali Sudan Sharma updated on August 26, 2015

Take a look at top 7 child prodigies who did well in music, art, maths, languages, and what not at a very young age! With SUPERIOR to VERYsuperior IQ level, these smart kids transformed the world with their work across fields!

So, here we go with our list of child geniuses: 

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: At the age of 5, Mozart played the piano at the University of Salzburg. This boy started pretty early in life. At the age of 3, he played the harpsichord and by 6, he had written his first musical composition. His first symphony happened at the age of 8 and opera at 12.Smart kid 01

2. Pablo Picasso: This amazing Spanish artist had his first oil painting displayed in Barcelona while he was just 15!Smart kid 02

3. Shakuntala Devi: At an age of 3, this little girl started playing with numbers through card tricks. Also, known as a “Human-Computer” and “Hindu Mathematical Wizardess”. Devi’s claim to fame is when she extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number mentally and when she found the cube root of 332,812,557 in seconds.Smart kid 03

4. Robert James Fischer: He was the youngest to have won the World Chess Championship. All of 14, Fischer was and still is remembered as the star in the world of chess. At the age of 15, he became the youngest international grandmaster of all times.Smart kid 04

5. Kim-Ung-Yong: While he was 4 months old (entering from a newborn stage to that of an infant), he began speaking. At an age of 2 he was a multilinguist toddler. Yong was able to read in Japanese, Korean, German and English. When he turned 3, Ung-Yong began taking courses as a guest physics student at a South Korean University. By the age of 8, he was invited by NASA to study in the US.Smart kid 05

6. Akrit Jaswal: At an age of 7, while most of us are busy playing and learning sentence formation or table of 2 and 3, Jaswal on the other hand, was busy adding “surgeon” to his resume. This child surgeon became India’s youngest physician and university student.Smart kid 06

7. Gregory Smith: At 10 years of age, Smith received a four-year scholarship to Randolph-Macon College. This young boy eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minors in History and Biology.Two years later, he spoke in front of the UN and got nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Smith has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 3 times since then for his humanitarian work in East Timor, Sao Paolo, Rwanda, and Kenya.Smart kid 07

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11 thoughts on “7 Smartest kids ever born in the history”

  1. It is fascinating how some children have such huge IQs and marvelous as to what they accomplish. It sad, however,that many of them do not adjust well to society. They don’t seem to fit in well with other children and are too young to fit in with older people!

    1. My son’s best friend’s brother is specially gifted. But he does lack social skills. A friend of mine is a child psychologist and she said that there is a theory that the brain kind of evens out the specially gifted area but taking away from other areas. She said explained it like this: You would have 10 pieces in each area to start with. 10 in the area of social skills, 10 in lets say math, 10 in languages, 10 in science, 10 in movement, 10 in coordination and so on. Now imagine a specially gifted child/person. They would suddenly have 20 in one area. To even the total out, we have to take away from other areas. If the person is lucky, it’s distributed equally. But usually it isn’t. So in that little guys case the majority was probably taken from the social skills area of the brain…
      Does that make sense? It makes sense for me but I got the “professional” explanation…
      I think it’s highly interesting. Human beings are so strange and full of surprises and although we tend to think we know everything we just don’t.

      1. I agree with you. I came across a few names that I didn’t want to mention in this article. It would have set a bad example! Those kids, they started off well but ended up miserably. So, what really matters is how content we are with we have got..Above all, how to cope up..coping up is an important lesson to teach..

      2. How interesting. It makes sense. It would be true even with “ungifted” people; we are good in some areas and not in we others. How true your last comment is– “we think we know everything; we just don’t.” Thanks for this info.