Every once in a while, remarkable geniuses arise to help move humankind ahead and inspire those around them. Sometimes, however, these highly intelligent individuals achieve more than even the smartest or most intuitive people who ever lived thought possible. Let's take a closer look at just some of these incredible geniuses.
1. Judit Polgar
After men dominated the world of chess for centuries, a young Hungarian girl born in 1976 changed all that. Judit Polgar quickly rose to become the strongest female chess grandmaster in history, achieving her title at only 15 years of age and managing to defeat many of the greatest male chess players of all time, including Garry Kasparov and Boris Spassky.