Greatest Minds In History

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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 ...read 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

No doubt

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2 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 is more older than your jesus and allah

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3 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 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.

Its mind is sharp as he had spoken 24 hours on zero.

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4 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

The greatest physicst who ever lived.

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5 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, ...read 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.

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 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.

Too smart, simple!

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6 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.

Must be on the 1st place.

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7 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.

All modern science owes him a debt

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8 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.

We can't understand the world before understanding ourselves.

He had a great mind and is the father of modern psychology

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9 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

He is the best masha ala

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10 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.

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!

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!

I love to listen to Stephen Hawking. His thoughts take me away to thoughts I would never have on my own.

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The Newcomers

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

The Contenders

11 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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12 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.

World's sharpest mind in all fields

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13 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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14 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.

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

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

15 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 ...read more.

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.

He generated a new sound using the electric guitar.A real genius but was indulgent and adventurous consequently short lived,

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17 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

18 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.

Probably the greatest human mind ever

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19 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.

20 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.

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