Greatest Minds In History


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Nikola Tesla
He is the only one greatest man I've ever heard about. His great invention that made the world much smaller... Although his papers couldn't be processed for practice.. Still he is great for all
The present is there's. The future for I really worked is mine.

So glad he is recognized for his genius
It hard to compare tesla to Einstein or Hawking. Tesla with what he had to work with attained an understanding of electricity that was so far ahead of his peers that even today we don't fully get it. A lot of what he said still seems like madness but every few years it turns out another thing he said was right. He is most likely one of the best alien glitch candidates on the basis of how else could you explain this guy.
He was too unknown for his time, and people should use his genius more to draw his full potencial
[Newest]Nikola Tesla was a man born before his time, the master of lightning, inventor of many inventions, and the greatest scientific mind to have walked on Earth throughout history.

2Albert Einstein
The photoelectric electric effect, relativity and the special theory of relativity, any one of his theories would have booked his name in the hall of fame of physics.
A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, the father of modern physics he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, the author of the special theory of relativity


Discovered the unlimited source of energy, and to his theory of the speed of light. We don't age if we run faster than the speed of light.
[Newest]Who like him, he challenged Newton's laws. He rose from a kid who felt like a looser to someone who is now admired decades later. His thinking was unique.

3Leonardo da Vinci
I feel the Vinci had a mind with more practical applications for every day life. A mind more easily understood by the average man. Some of the others, think so broadly I am sure bits and pieces of all their theories will be disproved as we learn more and more about the universe. The Vinci's thoughts could be more easily adapted to & adopted but any generation.
Leonardo the Vinci as an artist, inventor and engineer among other things was truly and extraordinary mind. I don't think we will ever see a man that creatively intelligent and bright in this world. He is the creator and founder of so many useful products and theories, most of which he hasn't been credited for. I feel his history has been repressed and people forget about his true contributions to our modern day society and just label him as a painter without knowing that he was so much more.
He is he most curious person I know of, there is very little he did not look into. He worked with things like optics, geometry, painting, anatomy, engineering, mechanisms, and more. You can only be as smart as your curiosity allows you to.
[Newest]He made so many things!

Greatest genius...
Dear solving an equation is simple
But giving a new number 0
Damn this man rocks!
One of the greatest minded person ever in life of universe.
According to me no one is as great as the great aryabhata

5Swami Vivekanand
Great Indian mind great philospher and reliogiouys man. His ideas and philoshphy were impressive in western countries he gave ideo of life

6Isaac Newton
Newton discovered a major part of Optics (mainly that white light is made out of rainbow colors... How does that work for the artist work? ). He discovered the Laws of Motion. He discovered Universal Gravitation. And then one day one of his friends comes up to him and ask "Why are the orbits of the planets elliptic and not circular? ", "I don't know... I'll come back to you in a few months" Newton said. A couple of months later Newton comes back to his friend "You see the elliptic orbits are sections of a cone cut in slices", "And how did you come up with that? " his friend asked. Newton answered "Oh I had to create Differential and Integral Calculus to do it". And then he turned 26! LMAO
Isaac Newton definitely should be number 1. Before Newton science virtually didn't exist. His intelligence seems to have been super human. Which is probably more than you can say about any of the other geniuses listed here.

Second or third, Archimedes or Einstein.
Newton should be #1. Leonardo #2 and Einstein #3... Newton took grandfather clock... Gears/springs/latches apart and put them all back together and the clock worked... He was 2 at the time!
[Newest]It is written SIR Isaac Newton!

Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity


Archimedes is the best in my opinion. Even for his time, such inventions and mathematics reshaped the world of knowledge. Better than any other mind. imagine before christ and you found much before any other great mind which is why this man should be praised.
This list is certainly laughable, but if it to include those outside of the realm of science, it should certainly include military and political strategists, and philosophers. From the Ancient Greek world there's none before Aristotle.

8Sigmund Freud
We can't understand the world before understanding ourselves.
One of the greatest minds in Psychology.

9Stephen Hawking
Stephen hawking is easily the greatist human mind the earth has ever seen to date. Don't get me wrong there are many others that shaped the world we know, but he is current on the leading edge of what's really going on out there. He's proved that for example some of einestiens equations and theories don't fully apply to the grand scheme of things. Yea they work very well for what the earth has used them for for years. But Stephen has found the existence of a world (figuratively speaking) that when you apply Einsteins equations, they become erratic and fall apart. Stephens theories are so far beyond anything anybody has yet to even imagine. He will most likely be the greatist mind this earth will ever see. ( and he won't be succesed only because "some" currently "unknown" source will be the cause of the human race won't survive long enough for a successor to emerge) he probably couldn't have done it without the many others before him but he understands so much more beyond what any of them would even be able to comprehend. Example put newton, einestien, and any of them in the same room as him today. Who would lead and who would listen? Einestien would be the only one who would even be able to keep up, they would work well together but Stephen would clearly be the mentor. Do the research, Stephen is light years ahead of where any of them even dreamed of leaving off.
Stephen Hawking is the greatest mind the planet has ever been blessed with and we it's had a few.
AH! It's because he's English

10Charles Darwin
He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution


Challenged religion methodically and laid the foundations for medicine and biology. The theory of evolution by natural selection is easily one of the most fundamental principles in science and has stood the test of time despite the vitrol which is constantly flung in its way.
He had the courage to pursue truth in the face of overwhelming dogma.

The Contenders

11Galileo Galilei
Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations


The man that changed the history

13John Calvin

14Karl Marx

15Robert Bunsen

16Henry Ford

17Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is one of the greatest voices of one of the worlds most hated group of people, atheist. He inspires us to look at things logically. He also has helped to spread ideas in biology, specifically genetics and evolution.

18Jimi Hendrix
Absolute one of thegreatest minds of all time.

19Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
He was truly a master in all fields from philosophy, to law, to anthropology, to social sciences, no field which he was a master & that is great feat in one lifetime.
He is one of the grat and brilliant people in the world and specially India
He is the man who born into untouchable family in India. And gives freedom to untouchables.

20Rudolf Diesel

21Friedrich Nietzsche

22Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr did some of the greatest and most significant and most rule-bending physics known to man. He deserves a pretty high rank on this list.


23Martin Luther King, Jr.
Advocate for freedom, human rights and social justice
He is a man that had a dream and unfortunately he couldn't see it come true but it did!

One of the first great minds to have lived on this earth.

25Thomas Aquinas
This great Saint gave us not only the greatest proofs for Gods existence but his clear minded genius gave us also the greatest proofs against Gods existence. Who else can argue with the objective clarity of this great intellectual?

26Blaise Pascal

27Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

28Karl Benz

29Edwin Powell Hubble

30Edward Leedskalnin
Number 1 Except for Ed and unknown ancients, nobody has figured out how they moved them big rocks...

31Srinivasa Ramanujan
Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions
Do some due diligence on this guy folks! The greatest mathematician in the history of humanity!

32Steve Jobs
He was a genius really

33William James Sidis
The greatest mind that has ever walked on the face of the earth


35James Hutton

36Robert H. Goddard

37Garrett Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 " August 27, 1963) was an African-American inventor. His most notable creations were a type of respiratory protective hood, a traffic signal, and a hair-straightening preparation. He is renowned for a heroic rescue in 1917 at Lake Erie in which he used his hood to save workers trapped in a tunnel system filled with fumes, after other rescue attempts had failed.

38Werhner von Braun
I don't know why Von Braun's name is'nt up here

39Michio Kaku

40Dr. Linus C. Pauling

41Paul Dirac

42Mathieu Orfila
Doctor of Medicine and Chemistry Professor. Introduced the science of toxicology. Wrote the watershed books on the subject. Raised standards for medical school admission and exams. Court expert during murder trials.

He is Iranian prophet


45Nicolaus Copernicus
Father of mother astronomy, proposed heliocentric model and created a new scientific mindset around the world, he was also a polymath, astronomy was a hobby for him, he was a lawyer and had many other professions

46Jiddu Krishnamurti
One of the finest human beings to have lived. He asks you to live and nothing else. Live and believe in nothing, to live afresh every moment. What he said might not appeal to 99% people today but will do after 500 years. I have found sense only in his talks. If this lists is for great minds, give him first rank. Bbut these great people won't worry about rankings. We stupid people do. And this quality of theirs makes them great.

47Richard Feynman

48Marie Curie

The father of critical thinking and the socratic method who personally taught plato and many other great philosophers, he never preached answers but instead guided others to find their own by asking questions, and was proclaimed by the oracle at delphi the be the wisest man. "The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing"

50Jefferson Davis

51Jacque Fresco
Solving problems of humanness destitute... a true scientist of mankind. The greatest mind in the 21st century... He has even proven that man cannot think or reason for himself. Also, friends with Einstein and Jacque even made Stephen Hawking look foolish. He has a no bull approach to solving our social and global crisis.

52John D. Rockefeller

53U.G. Krishnamurti

54Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

55C. V. Raman

56Dishant Goyal

57Bill Gates
The most genius and hardworking person ever to be bornon this Earth. Without Bill Gates there wouldn't have been Microsoft and Their Services. The most brilliant person.

58Jesus Christ
He is the only human in history to proclaim to be God, no one else ever dared to say such a thing. Just think if "just if" he was right, how is it going to be when you see him after our short staying in this earth?
Lived by example, taught love and compassion for humanity and all living things. His actions make him a genius to me.
Umm, he is god in human form and all. But I think he is kind of out of the competition the same way superman wouldn't play in the NFL.
[Newest]The greatest man to ever walk the planet

59Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 " October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Edison is the fourth most prolific inventor in history, holding 1, 093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. He is credited with numerous inventions that contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.
His advanced work in these fields was an outgrowth of his early career as a telegraph operator. Edison developed a system of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories " a crucial development in the modern industrialized world. His first power station was on Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York.
Without a formal education he is holding 1093 patent? This man should be among the first three.
Thomas Edison is a professional inventor.

60Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
Actually I would put him to number one because what he said before 2500 years equally holds true till date. "Nothing that exists lasts forever, everything dies and decays", "believe nothing unreasonable" and lots of lectures about human psychology that he gave us back then takes a some extraordinarily brilliant mind. He is the true model of a Human potential. He was the first one to think that everything can exist out of nothing, that's something science of today says as well. For the society back then, he simply knew more than anyone on earth.
After years of study and suffering, he found Enlightenment and taught his Disciples to believe what you want to believe and to love all and anyone. He was one of many great men who spread great teachings of Goodness and Peace.


He was the first scientist of the world. I deserves to be at number one spot undoubtably.

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