Marilyn vos Savant

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About Marilyn vos Savant

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Marilyn vos Savant (/ˌvɒs səˈvɑːnt/; born August 11, 1946) is an American who is known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired. Savant is a magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. Since 1986, she has written "Ask Marilyn," a Parade magazine Sunday column where she solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects.

Marilyn vos Savant was born Marilyn Mach in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Joseph Mach and Marina vos Savant. Savant says one should keep premarital surnames, with sons taking their fathers' and daughters their mothers'. The word savant, meaning someone of learning, appears twice in her family: her grandmother's name was Savant; her grandfather's, vos Savant. She is of Italian, Czechoslovakian, German, and Austrian ancestry, being descended from physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach.

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Marilyn vos Savant's Timeline

1946
August 11, 1946
St. Louis, Missouri, United States