Greatest Minds In History


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1Nikola 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

Not one person on this site has an understanding of how grammar or spelling in English works. And yet, they are voting on who in history has the greatest mind. It's rather sick, to be honest.

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One of the greatest minded person ever in life of universe.

Greatest genius...
Dear solving an equation is simple
But giving a new number 0
Damn this man rocks!

The discoveries by him are beyond nature and were very powerful. He only invented mathematical digit '0', but did not get credit for it.

Creator of first Number is Called 0(Zero). Because of this person.

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3Albert 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.

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.

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 - MatrixGuy

The creator of the greatest imaginative leap of all time, visualizing space-time, understanding the fabric of the cosmos.

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4Swami Vivekananda

Energized the youths of India... Most active person on earth at his times..

He combined the best of all major faiths via. ,Vedantic thoughts, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc and worked for real advancement of humanism.

The brightest mind world has ever seen. He will ever be remembered as the "Pride of Hindus..."

Revived Youth & exuberance of HUMANITY

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5Leonardo 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.

A master of every field he touched, the Vinci questioned authority and combined the smartest practices if the world during a time when it was believed that all knowledge as already known, creativity was the work of God and anything else was blasphemy. Artist, inventor, war strategist, philosopher, thinker, and great athlete (he was famous for his ability to fence and bend steel with his bare hands), the Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance man, the likes of which there had never been before and there hasn't been since.

A great mind in many fields, the Vinci is still referred to as the father of invention. Wright Brothers? Ha! He was the one who constructed the first flying machine (or at the least, designed). Whatever he put his hands to he excelled at. As an artist, he created the finest piece of art in history, the Mona Lisa. As a scientist, he founded many methods we still use today. This man was a genius, perhaps the greatest in history, and the Renaissance period can't agree more.

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6Isaac Newton

How in the world is newton ranked behind davinci, vivekanand, aryabhata, einstein and tesla? No doubt these five are among the greatest minds of human history, but newton invented the reflection telescope, discovered pretty much all of the fundamental properties of light, invented the calculus without any formal mathematics training, gave us the generalized binomial theorem in mathematics, laid down the fundamental 3 laws of motion governing physical bodies in the universe, and he invented the scientific method. this list is by no means comprehensive either, but the vast array and breadth of the scientific contributions attributed newton is beyond what I have time to list right now. to sum up, though, newton was profoundly instrumental in bringing humanity out of the dark ages, and if were not for his work in physics and mathematics, the industrial revolution, the rise of free enterprise with the division and specialization of labor in the mechanical process of industrial and post ...more

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

This man, quite frankly, invented physics. He also shared in the creation (or representation, to those who believe that mathematics is a discovery and not an invention) of Calculus, a branch of mathematics that changed everything and opened the gates to higher branches of mathematics and physics.

Made what he needed to improve his understanding ow the world beyond, a great thinker, inventor and theorist.

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

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.

All modern science owes him a debt

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8Sigmund Freud

One of the greatest minds in Psychology.

We can't understand the world before understanding ourselves.

NOT greatest mind.. Just a closet pedophile.
Psychology is NOT science.

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 ...more

Stephen Hawking is the greatest mind the planet has ever been blessed with and we it's had a few.

NOT greatest mind…because he believes in big bang, and does not understand the unifying theory of pico particles

Greatest mind next 2 Einstein.

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For his followers, he is the last messenger of God (Allah in Islam and monotheistic religions). However, what makes him is not this side, possibly. His humbleness while equating human in rich and poor and guiding them for social equity in a society of of clans makes him as great history maker with vision ever I believe.

The man that changed the history

Muhammad is indeed the one and only complete person ever born in this universe so you must study his life first then rate him in this list because he is the greatest
of all these greatest minds you wrote ''the man that changed the history "it means his name must be top on the list

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The Newcomers

?Leonhard Euler
?Louis Pasteur
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11Charles 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 - MatrixGuy

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.

12Galileo 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 - MatrixGuy

Greatest scientist ever had in universe...

13Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Absolutely right, he is the greatest person India has. His work might have contributed a little to the world (because of Indian situations at that time), but India witnessed his greatness since independence and will.

He is the greatest person on the planet, I have ever heard. He changed the lives of millions of people of India which no one could change for thousands years. Whatever I am today is because of him, not because of any other person.

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.

Father of modern thinking of India.

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14Friedrich Nietzsche
15John Calvin

Calvin is the only one of these men whose theories, doctrine, has not been overturned.

16Jimi Hendrix

He should not be on this list

Better than Hitler

Absolute one of thegreatest minds of all time.

17Robert Bunsen
18Karl Marx


19Richard 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.

20Henry Ford

The man who introduced assembly line manufacturing to the Industrial World.

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