Greatest Minds In History


The Top Ten

1 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 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

Tesla for sure. Even Einstein thought so. - sonixelectronix

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2 Albert Einstein Albert 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.

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 - MatrixGuy

Albert Einstein used Growth mindset

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3 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.

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

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 ...more

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.

6th Place is an insult.

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4 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.

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.

He''s very intelligent in multiple subjects and a great artist - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

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5 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

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 - MatrixGuy

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.

Not sharing the religious arguments but he did have a way with thoughts and thinking outside the box.

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6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

A child prodigy all right who was autistic back then he's a very unique being during that era - Kevinsidis

7 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 13, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

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. - Kevinsidis

Its elementary Stephen Hawking was a truly amazing thinker

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8 Paul Dirac

One of the best mathematical physicists of the 20th century!

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

Creator of first Number is Called 0(Zero). Because of this person.

One of the greatest minded person ever in life of universe.

Greatest genius...
Dear solving an equation is simple
But giving a new number 0
Damn this man rocks!

He was greatest scientists of the world

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10 Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (And last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

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

Muhammad is the greatest human being ever walked on earth. No doubt at all, seriously if you read his biography and what he said and done it's a miracle

Muhammad [saw] is gteatest from all

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The Contenders

11 Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

To know yourself...know 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.

Swami vevekanand is a unsparing man

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12 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

Brilliant political mind, inventor, writer, publisher, scientist, world traveled, created postal service, fire departments, etc

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

Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity - MatrixGuy

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.

Top Ten

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14 Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

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. :-(

This man was nuts

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15 Dr. 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 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.

I think Dr. Ambedkar is the greatest personality who used his mind in the raise of the humanity in the whole world since the begining of the life on the earth so he is the most intelligent person in the world.

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16 Richard Feynman 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.
17 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

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.

Nietzsche was a prophet

One of the greatest minds in philosophy. HE'S NIETZSCHE, BIETZSCHE.

Way ahead of his time. Releavs the truth about our rotten society.

18 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.

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 - MatrixGuy

He proved something that people didn't believe in his time, he was a genius

Greatest scientist ever had in universe...

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19 Karl Marx Karl Marx

Greatest thinker of all time.


20 Richard Dawkins Richard 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.

He has the most logics on his mind

21 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

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,

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22 Aristotle Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

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

Really? He invented LOGIC and you put him down there on the toilet? dude...

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23 Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

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.

24 John Calvin

Calvin was instrumental in the murder of Miguel Servitus. And why? Because he printed pamphlets contrary to the doctrines of Calvin. If Calvin had the true doctrine why engage in murder? The true doctrine can stand alone without violence. Can you imagine Albert Einstein being involved in the murder of Nikola Tesla because he feared his mind and publications? 500 "witches" were executed by burning in just 2 years while Calvin was the "high priest" of Protestant theocracy in Geneva. He was truly a Satanic Character.

Calvin is the only one of these men whose theories, doctrine, has not been overturned.

25 Alan Turing Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

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.

He done many wonders at early age

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26 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.


27 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). more.

Guys, I understand and respect all opinions, but just because Jesus Christ was God's son and a wise man does not mean he was by any means a genius. It means he had integrity and compassion. This man probably didn't know any mathematics either, and if he did a very basic portion, but, given the time period, that was common. However, since he didn't invent a new way of thinking, redefined our SCIENTIFIC world, or contributed to any SCIENTIFIC principle, he shouldn't be considered to be up here.

Jesus never claimed to be God. In fact he clearly said that the Father was greater than he was. The Bible also says that Jesus was the first of God's creations, and subsequently God used to him to create all other things. Therefore, he must have had an extensive knowledge of science and mathematics, far more than any human could ever have.

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.

Jesus has returned and all of humanity are being blessed by his love and guidance. Once you start seeing that life becomes a whole new game - and a much more fun one.

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28 Srinivasa Ramanujan Srinivasa 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!

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29 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs

I think the 5th greatest.

Should be top ten

He was a genius really

The greatest CEO in the earth of all time

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30 Plato Plato Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

If Plato is not in the top 10 - we have problems. Almost western philosophy is a footnote on Plato. Today his concepts and thoughts influence modern society (for good and for bad! ). He is one of most - if the most influential minds of all human history

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31 Robert Bunsen
32 Rudolf Diesel
33 Martin Luther King, Jr.

It would be a mistake to leave out this progressive thinker off any list of greatest minds considering his iconic contribution to equality in the US.

He is a man that had a dream and unfortunately he couldn't see it come true but it did!

Advocate for freedom, human rights and social justice

He is a great man with respected work for decades to come.

34 Henry Ford Henry Ford Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

The man who introduced assembly line manufacturing to the Industrial World.

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35 William James Sidis

The greatest mind that has ever walked on the face of the earth

36 U.G. Krishnamurti
37 C. V. Raman
38 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.

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. - PositronWildhawk

39 Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal 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 to the study of fluids, more.
40 Leonhard Euler 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.
41 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
42 Thomas 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?

43 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.
44 Lily Collins Lily Collins Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress and model. The daughter of English singer Phil Collins and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child.

The genius of this centery.

45 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Without a formal education he is holding 1093 patent? This man should be among the first three.

Thomas Edison is a professional inventor.

He is one of the most worst inventors ever, he didn't even make the lightbukb which every person thought he did.

I would vote for Nikola Tesla but he doesn't need much help. I just stay here and trash talk Edison. He didn't invent his patents he bought them. He electricuted animals, decided not to use radar that Nikola Tesla invented in WWI. I could go on and on this person should be number l on top dumbest people in history

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46 Edwin Powell Hubble
47 Werhner von Braun

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

48 Michio Kaku Michio Kaku

He is great physician and work on parallel universe

I think Dr. Kaku is insanely awesome, but too soon to decide if he's in the top 10

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50 Bill Gates Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.

Thinking outside the box always, very innovative and should be in the top 10.

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.

3rd on this list.

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