Sidis, William James

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Sidis, William James Gender: M
born on 1 April 1898
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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William James Sidis


American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical and linguistic abilities. During his life, his ratio IQ was estimated to be between 250 and 300, making it one of the highest ever recorded but the testing was different from standard IQ tests. He entered Harvard at age 11 and, as an adult, was claimed to be conversant in over forty languages and dialects. Sidis became famous first for his precocity and later for his eccentricity and withdrawal from public life. Eventually, he avoided mathematics altogether, writing on other subjects under a number of pseudonyms. He was a shy, gentle and sensitive soul, and all the attention he received frightened him. He felt that he was seen as a freak or curiosity, rather than as a human being.

Sidis died on 17 July 1944 of a cerebral hemorrhage in Boston at the age of 46.

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 11.46.56 EST.


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Shy
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages