Greatest Minds In History
The Top Ten
Everything around us in our modern world is because of the genius of Tesla. He DID NOT cower to "robber barons" for monetary gain and/or celebrity.
He loved humanity and worked for the betterment of ALL! And thus, the "robber barons" destroyed him.
Expand ones mind, read a biography of Nikola Tesla, genius extraordinaire!
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
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
Albert Einstein is greatest mind ever as he understood geometry of space-time which is not at all easy stuff, I mean you can do math like newton and formulate laws but it only need to master in a technique but to really think and understand nature through imagination is very tough indeed.
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
Newtons accomplishments read like something out of a religious text as opposed to a normal human, same with Einstein but I think Newton for his time was greater
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
How Muhammed can be viewed as having a greater mind than Darwin is beyond me! Our understanding of biology, anthropology, paleontology stem from his work on evolution. Yes Muhammad was a great man but by no means was his mind greater than Darwins for he wouldn't be able to comprehend the world in the way Darwin could.
Changed *everything* about how we view the creation of a species. Amazing mind.
Darwin saw clearly in a time of ignorance and religious prejudice. A very clever human being and a great scientist
A child prodigy all right who was autistic back then he's a very unique being during that era
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
Oh my God. He is just not human. A man who cannot talk, or walk or move any part of his body and yet, as he would put it, " in my mind I am free". His principles and theories, his computations so unassailable,at least for the next century,his findings so groundbreaking. One of the only couple of people who understand einsteins relativity in full. He has even disproved its universal application! He just showed me how the universe can "create itself out of nothing", and a time " when there shall be no time". I just love him. I am into philosophy but I can't help but make him my role model!
He discovered that the black hole has a type of radiation named after him which is called hawking radiation and the black hole of being such an inescapable binding force.
Inspirational person. When he speaks about something, you listen. I am very grateful to be alive when he is, his moment in time will be an important moment in time. I can say I was there too!
One of the best mathematical physicists of the 20th century!
This is the man that not only gave the world something to believe in but also showed the world how to achieve great success. This is the only man on this list who has had an effect on all spheres of life. Not a single one of his prophecies to this day have been proven false. Each and every word in the book which was brought down on to him have been proven to be true, word for word...!
Muhammed was not a genius nor a man of peace. He was an impulsive and manipulative conqueror who preyed on the minds of weak men through faith and liked to diddle kids.
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
Creator of first Number is Called 0(Zero). Because of this person.
One of the greatest minded person ever in life of universe.
Dear solving an equation is simple
But giving a new number 0
Damn this man rocks!
To be creative and flexible in thinking to grasp such an ubiquitous concept as math is incredible all be itself.
To know yourself...know him...one of the greatest teacher ever to take birth...with incomparable discriminating ability...a flawless command over english... a orator like no other...whose little influence is enough to change the course of anyone's life...The very embodiment of fearlessness...THE WARRIOR SAINT.
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.
Revived Youth & exuberance of HUMANITY
Brilliant political mind, inventor, writer, publisher, scientist, world traveled, created postal service, fire departments, etc
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.
Archimedes invented the pulley! Several of his inventions are still used today, in my opinion he was brilliant, everyone that came after him, stood on his shoulders.
Even though Freud's theories can't be scientifically proven, they are fascinating! It's a tough job to try to develop a theory that attempts to explain human thought processes and behaviors for our crazy human race
One of the greatest minds in Psychology.
I was wanting to vote Freud down, but I now assume voting up is the only option. :-(
We can't understand the world before understanding ourselves.
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 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 is one of the grat and brilliant people in the world and specially India
Coming in at 19. Just shows people need to read a book or two. Easily number 1, 2 or 3.
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
He proved something that people didn't believe in his time, he was a genius
Greatest scientist ever had in universe...
Many people misinterpret his work on only take snippets of what he's meaning to say. His work is, in reality, much more than Western society makes it out to be. His work, while not a "must like" is a must read for anyone who wants to know about knowledge itself.
One of the smartest men of all time.
Nietzsche was a prophet
Way ahead of his time. Releavs the truth about our rotten society.
Greatest thinker of all time.
Should be on the top.
KARL MARX AS A ROMANTIC... HE DEFINED THAT THE RELIGION IS OPIUM OF LIFE
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!
One of the first great minds to have lived on this earth.
I wouldn't even venture to speculate as to his level of intelligence, and he is clearly the most influential thinker of all time (the founder of logic).
Probably the greatest human mind ever
He has no equal!
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.
He has the most logics on his mind
He should not be on this list
He made good music, but that's about it. He's never really contributed to science or philosophy in any way so I have no idea why he's on the list.
Better than Hitler
He generated a new sound using the electric guitar.A real genius but was indulgent and adventurous consequently short lived,
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.
Computation Theory, the Turing theories and works make possible a all the posterior computation and machines intelligence developments.
He had such a brilliant and beautiful mind, yet still because he was "different" he was treated so inhumanly that it drove him to kill himself. Another great mind ended in such tragedy.
A man never truly given credit for his achievements.
He is not greatest man ever, but he is better than most of those are above in this list
One of the greatest mathmaticians of the world. Father of algebra and algorithms.