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]No one else Will come close

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]Greatest Genius of all time

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]Tell me. who invented machine? Who invited the first flying object. He invented all of that. without machine I think our work will be slow. And the future, past and present will be the same. But I will considered him second greatest mind of all cause god (Jesus) is the most intelligent person in the whole universe

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
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.

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 industrial production methods, and even the invention of computers and the internet would just flat out not exist.

Tesla did amazing things with electricity and discovered ac current. the vinci was a gifted artist, philosopher, and somewhat of the quintessential enlightenment thinker in his time. aryabhata was like the father of a very long line of important Indian mathematicians, and he wrote several influential papers on astronomy and mathematics in his time, even inventing entirely new numeric systems that we still use to this day. vivekanand was not the same sort of great mind of history as these other gentlemen, but he was and remains nevertheless influential and important in human history and modern times, but the beliefs he lived and his somewhat revolutionary philosophical views did not impact humanity the way newton has. it's not even the same level or playing field. finally, einstein was like a prophet of science, and he was always a maverick, which is why he has risen to the level of rockstardem in many modern peoples' conceptions. and to be sure, einstein's general relativity contradicts to a large extent newton's universal gravition, and einstein's work was given credence by the discovery of the binary pulsar during the latter half of the 20th century, but einsteins entire thought process was only possible within the framework of newtonian physics, and ultimately einstein just gave the world further insight into the nature of the fundamental force of gravity in the universe. of course, newton gave the world gravity.
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.
[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.
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 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.
NOT greatest mind…because he believes in big bang, and does not understand the unifying theory of pico particles

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

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 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

14John Calvin

15Karl Marx

16Robert Bunsen

17Henry Ford

18Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

20Jimi Hendrix
Absolute one of thegreatest minds of all time.

21Rudolf Diesel

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.

25Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

26Thomas 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?

27Blaise Pascal

28Alan Turing
Broke Enigma, father of theoretical computer science and AI, provided a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, when aged 16, Turing encountered Albert Einstein's work; not only did he grasp it, but he extrapolated Einstein's questioning of Newton's laws of motion from a text in which this was never made explicit, worked on on mathematical biology, specifically morphogenesis. He published one paper on the subject called The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis in 1952, putting forth the Turing hypothesis of pattern formation the theory was experimentally confirmed 60 years after his death.

29Karl Benz

30Edwin Powell Hubble

31Edward Leedskalnin
Number 1 Except for Ed and unknown ancients, nobody has figured out how they moved them big rocks...

32Srinivasa 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!

33Steve Jobs
He was a genius really
The greatest CEO in the earth of all time

34William James Sidis
The greatest mind that has ever walked on the face of the earth


36Marie Curie

37Bill 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.

38James Hutton

39Robert H. Goddard

40Garrett 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.

41Werhner von Braun
I don't know why Von Braun's name is'nt up here

42Michio Kaku

43Dr. Linus C. Pauling

44Paul Dirac

45Mathieu 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


48Nicolaus 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

49Jiddu 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.

50Richard Feynman

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"

52Jefferson Davis

53Jacque 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.

54John D. Rockefeller

55U.G. Krishnamurti

56Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

57C. V. Raman

58Dishant Goyal

59Werner Heisenberg

60Andrew Wiles
Most accomplished livinh mathematician

61Pierre de Fermat
Last Theorem
Little Theorem
Made Descartes and many others look foolish

62Jesus Christ
Jesus is above the station of all on this list. His words and life still affect the entire world today. Time is calculated starting from his death, and preceding his life. Non is up to the task. He is by far the greatest. The most searched name on the internet.
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.
[Newest]The one and only Lord! Greatest mind ever and for ever...

63Thomas 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.

64Siddhartha 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 a one of the greatest minds in the universe.
And he was the best that there is. But to get to the point he is the best.

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