Top 10 Greatest Scientists In History

The Top Ten
1 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.

His Scientific Achievements are foundational as much as they are significant. Moreover he did all this while serving as a member of parliament and being the head of the Royal Mint.

He is the father of mechanics, optics, and the inventor of the reflecting telescope, as well as the creator of calculus. Definitely the greatest scientist of all time.

He should at number 1 because he is the only scientist who worked on every fields of Physics whether it be light, sound or air. he even worked on motion and rest and on nuclear science.

Invented classical mechanics, separated white light, invented laws of gravity,
modifies the telescope, invented calculus...Greatest Scientist Ever.

2 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 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!

I agree he's one of the best scientists on this list he just completely revolutionized modern physics and his theories make people hard to grasp in his unseeable imaginative mind and world of what's it like that physics mean to him and what kind of binding force does he see in it,but I agree and I'm the only one who understands his theories and his world famous equation.

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.

A genius is not just about being good at something or even the best at something. it is about how one views the universe-as objective as humanly possible-without the screens of emotions, fear and ignorancey. Einstein was truly the greatest genius!

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.

Greatest scientist of all time. Astonished that he is not on 1st. Have you ever heard of ball lightning? Till now it's a rare phenomenon and scientists can't perform this in their labs but tesla did it in 1890s.

I'd go for Einstein but Tesla has a different views on why he invent things. Think about it, if JP Morgan didn't cut the funds for his experiment, we could've experienced free electricity right now. And I think it's because of him, we have Wi-Fi's.

This dude was just brilliant! Had vision, had intuition, had the creativity. Certainly most responsible for the larger scale 20th century technological advancements and beyond.

Everyone is good in their jobs Einstein was a Theoretical physicist
And tesla an inventor. Tesla made light and Einstein taught us relativity

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 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.

3rd greatest scientist ever after newton and einstein

5 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.

6 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.

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

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

She should be higher up on the list

7 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!

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

8 Otto Hahn
9 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

10 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.

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.

He should be #1! Come on people! Please vote for him. He has earned so much of fame, even though he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis! Just imagine his struggles! Please vote for him, until he reaches #1!

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

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

The Contenders
11 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

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

He was simply awesome!

This man discovered pi, that’s all that needs to be said. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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!

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

Ya, because they pretended like tesla helped

Made over 1,100 inventions. without him, we wouldn't have a lot of things we have today.

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

14 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) 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, more.

He literally invented ideas that modern society uses. If we all did Leonardo's ideas in his time, we would all be technologically more advanced in modern society.

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

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

He invented helicopter, robot etc

15 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

16 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

17 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.

18 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.

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.

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 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.
21 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.

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

The greatest: the world is stochastic not deterministic


Without him, science would not be as it is.

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

Aryabhatta ji deserves first position, without his discoveries nothing else would have been discovered.

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

He invented 0 means he invented math...mens He invented the computers...

So clever and creative personality

23 Hendrik Lorentz
24 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. )

25 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.
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