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An Analysis of Austria’s Historical Geniuses: Their Royal and Noble Progenitors

Lute Currie


Published: 2021/06/01


From the Human Accomplishment dataset, the birth country of Austria was selected from all available European countries by random number generation. Extensive biographical and genealogical research was done on each individual to determine if they were of noble or royal descent. The analysis revealed that geniuses with at least one parent or grandparent of nobility or royalty constitute 21.33% of all individuals in the dataset, despite nobility and royalty having been a ballpark average of 1.3% of the Austrian population across time.

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