Greatest Minds In History


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21 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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22 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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23 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
24 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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25 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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26 Robert Bunsen
27 Rudolf Diesel
28 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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29 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.

30 U.G. Krishnamurti
31 Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal
32 William James Sidis

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

33 C. V. Raman
34 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

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

35 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.
36 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
37 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?

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 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. V 1 Comment
40 Edwin Powell Hubble
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