Best Scientists In History


The Top Ten

1 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

He is very smart, but his life was just fine. On other hand, Nikola Tesla was poor, he tore document that today is worth billions and billion dollars for VestingHaus, he didn't want to struggle other people and ask for money, and his decision that pleasure will came just by thinking, and he discard all other physical pleasures including girls. True Legend!

Gotta be the most quoted, well know and overall the most influential scientist of all time. And all the things he discovered too... Totally changed the face of science on all accounts. A well deserved 1st place. - Leosco

Albert is the smartest person I know. He is my role model.

Most genius person in this Universe. Father of physics

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2 Isaac Newton Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

The Father of mechanics. The greatest ever scientist of classical period.

Creator of physics. Simply brilliant!

Newton the greatest Change the direction of the time with his incredible discovery

The father of modern science and industry revolution

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3 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and electric motors. Tesla developed and used more.

He was such a genius, sad that many others took the credit of his intelligence - Ananya

He was a true genius most of invention of his time have been directly or indirectly discovered by him, he has learn 8 languages

His life and his mindset are absolutely unique. True Genius!

He is like god to me
Hats off to u sir

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4 Marie Curie Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska [ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska], was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

She's pretty much the source of our knowledge about radioactivity and X-Rays. Her discoveries have immense implications in medicine and things like nuclear power. I'm surprised and disheartened that she and Charles Darwin aren't higher on the list.

Best woman scientist by far. The rest don't even come close.

Marie Curie discovered several elements and the x-ray. Come on guys.

5 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

He should be first. He found a universe with just thinking

With his breakthrough scheme ever noted in history of science "The Grand Design", although being physically disabled, he proved what man can accomplish if he dares to hope.

When Albert got it wrong Stephen got it right!

He has the ability to not only see the future of all life on earth, he can see the future of all life everywhere.

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6 Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

He Is The Reason Of Our Knowledge About The Universe, Sun, Moon, Planets Everything Including And Out Of Earth.. His Sacrifices Took Us To Moon.. Of Course Galileo Is One Of THE GREATEST..

He is the first person who treated physics as only possible weapon to explore cosmos..

He was house arrested by the Catholic Church for just speaking about it

It's a shame he never lived to receive the praise he has now. - naFrovivuS

7 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.

Well, Alex, you don't appear to have a social life with all your fans

He is super

8 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, more.

He invented helicopter, robot etc

He needs to be at the top

All the mordern day thinks are based on his inventions. He did that before of Newton, Einstein and all other

9 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Whoever wrote the last comment is the world's most stupidest and most evil person

He was not able to listen but he invented many things like the electric bulb, telegraph and many more the owner of 1000 patents

I Wouldn't Be Able To Write This Comment If It Wasn't For Him And Mr Tesla - 12cc

Ya, because they pretended like tesla helped

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10 Ben Franklin Ben Franklin

He invented the elctricity. The image of benjamin franklin is on the usa's note.

He did not invent electricity, he merely discovered that lightning is electric. - ARandomPerson

The Contenders

11 Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

He was simply awesome! - Ananya

He Is The Father Of The Language Of The Universe!
He's Literally A God Cause He Could Move The By Just A Place To Stand And A Lever Long Enough! - greenarrow

12 Carl Friedrich Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.

Greatest mathematician world has ever received

13 Niels Bohr Niels Bohr Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

Deserves as much acknowledgement as Einstein and Rutherford. After all, he created the atomic model we still base our chemistry on to this date.


Without him, science would not be as it is.

The greatest: the world is stochastic not deterministic

14 Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

Before the invention of telescope he set the theory of the solar system

15 John von Neumann John von Neumann John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath.
16 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

If he didn't exists, you would still be an ape! He practically discovered evolution!

No sweetie, we were apes, just we didn't evolve when he discovered it. We evolved with the monkeys from a common ancestor. Not from monkeys. His theory of evolution is not just a "Educated Guess" It is a scientific theory, a theory based on vigorous research and has no evidence to disprove it. - ARandomPerson

Hi theory is what distinguishes Religion from Science

Without this guy we'd still think women came from ribs

World had changed by his theory

17 Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler
18 Hendrik Lorentz Hendrik Lorentz
19 Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

He's a great scientist that helped millions of lives. For sure he has to be one of the top 3 best scientists of all time!

He is a really helpful and smart man by helping millions of peoples lives.

20 Aryabhata Aryabhata Aryabhata or Aryabhata I was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy.

He gave us zero. Without that everything and everyone is zero!

He was greatest

So clever and creative personality

No. 20
All because he was an indian.

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