Best Scientists In History

The Top Ten Best Scientists In History

1 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

He only knows to steal ideas from other scientists, he's not even a scientist.

Oh my gosh he was better than many scientsits combined his unquie way of thinking and he was a good person from the inside too

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

2 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.

Isaac Newton nowadays would have gotten 4 Nobel prizes: gravity, laws of motion, optics/light research and Calculus - ScienceGenius

Isaac Newton would have one at least 4 Nobel prizes: Calculus, light optics, law of gravity, laws of motion. - ScienceGenius

Words aren't enough to describe this man, the father of scientific revolution.

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

3 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

True genius, his work was outstanding and I hope Thomas Edison is in the deepest parts of hell for stealing Tesla’s credit.

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

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

4 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.

5 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

One of top 5 by born genius - lehos

6 Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) was 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

Bruh. Best person ever.His disability was his greatness.The doctors said he should give up because he would only survive for like a year but he has better things to do than worry about that rubbish and then he survived for sixty more years to be the greatest scientist of all time

When Albert got it wrong Stephen got it right!

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.

7 Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

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

He is a horrible person! - lionsforlife

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

8 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

9 John von Neumann John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath.

The Fastest mind ever. And possibly the most raw intelligent person ever - lehos

10 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

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11 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

Leonardo was so much ahead of his time, it's surreal.

He needs to be at the top

I think he should be first he was like a MAN FROM THE FUTURE

12 Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

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

13 Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowskap, 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.

She should be higher up on the list

Yay Mari curie! She is awesome - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

14 James Clerk Maxwell

You can put Einstein and Newton in his company but barely anyone else.

Maxwell's work was precursor for Einsteins derivations.

1.Newton 2.Einstein 3. Maxwell - lehos

15 Hendrik Lorentz
16 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

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

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

Darwin should be Top 5!

17 Max Planck Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German quantum physicist who was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Germany. He is best known for winning a Nobel prize on the field of physics in 1918 and he published his own well known book called treatise on thermodynamics. His accomplishments was for being elected more.


18 Werner Heisenberg Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics.

Developed quantum physics and the Uncertainty Principle. It was so complex and revolutionary even Einstein couldn't accept it.
(P.S. He won the Nobel Prize at 31, making him the 2nd-youngest person to win it. )

19 Michael Faraday Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

He's the one who founded one of the key concepts of electromagnetism after he made a discovery of one of his own lab experiments. However, he couldn't explain it mathematically but only on intellectual terms about the concept. It was not until Maxwell explains the concept further mathematically. Maxwell too has faced problems computing equations that describe the behavior of electromagnetic fields. Nowadays, we call it Maxwell's Equations that consists of 4 laws. - Kevinsidis

He is a great guy, I did research on this man and without him the world wouldn't b the same.

He was said electro boy by n d Tyson he has never a formal education still he discovered dynamo, electric motor etc without him we could not have all tech was have today

20 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.

21 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

Without him no one can do anything

22 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.

Why is bohr so low on the list, its ridiculous. He deserves top 5.

The greatest: the world is stochastic not deterministic

23 Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician and engineer who made important and influential discoveries in many branches of mathematics like infinitesimal calculus and graph theory while also making pioneering contributions to several branches such as topology and analytic more.
24 Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.
25 Wolfgang Pauli Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss and American theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics.
26 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

27 Richard Feynman Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the more.

A brilliant mind who pioneered quantum computing and nanotechnology.

28 Alessandro Volta
29 Otto Hahn
30 Alec Jeffreys
31 Paul Dirac
32 Erwin Schrodinger Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation more.


33 Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, was a New Zealand physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.
34 Mahmoud Hessaby

He knew what is humanity and devoted all his life for it.

A Scientist and a country developer!

35 C.V. Raman

He is the first noble prize winner for india

He was a genius. Noble prize winner. Famous for "The Raman Effect". Also, discovered that photons of light carry angular momentum �" in quantum terms, photons possess a property called spin. It's a big discovery.

36 Bill Nye William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.


Who in their right minds wouldn't vote for him?

Whoever wrote the comment before me is stupid

Lol this guy is the biggest idiot in history - PumpkinKing109

Easiest decision that I have ever made.

37 Charles Babbage Charles Babbage was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage, along with Ada Lovelace, is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer.
38 Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron) (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine more.
39 Dmitri Mendeleev
40 Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.

Only men of culture can testify to the fact that he is the greatest scientist of all time

41 Carl Sagan Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.

An absolute legend of science. Not the most prolific in terms of his advancement of knowledge, but he turned science on its head from a highly elitist language that only few people with many qualifications could learn and contribute to, to one in which everyday people like you and me could understand aND apply to our everyday lives.

Sagan didn't answer the big questions, he translated them for us. Science has become a very universal and accessible language now. If you've ever stood out and marvelled at the stars, watching 'Cosmos' is an absolute must.

The greatest, but for him science and cosmos would not be interesting or understandable

Carl Sagan was a total genius. Miss him.

42 Linus Pauling
43 Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions more.
44 Johannes Kepler

He supported the heliocentric theory, and proved it with math

45 Michio Kaku
46 Wright Brothers

Orville wright and Wilbur invented the aeroplane

47 Gregor Mendel
48 Ricardo Morales
49 Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

Even though he was wrong in more or less all his notions he still was the man behind empiric thinking ��" the principle of all modern science where you test your ideas through practical experiments or create theories judged upon experiences.

Simply put, scientists as we define them wouldn't exist without Aristotle.

He got so much wrong!

50 Rosalind Franklin
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