Greatest Minds In History

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41 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.

42 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

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

43 Lebron James Lebron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.
44 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

Chaplin was an absolute genius. Most people think of him just as a comedian, as 'The Little Tramp', but he directed, wrote, edited and most other things for most of his full-length pictures. Also composed all the film music, too. How many people dared to take the piss out of Hitler at the very time? 'The Great Dictator' is not just a great movie, it's a historical document (as some other films by him too). He was also a real humanitarian, activist and pioneer in many ways.

45 Karl Benz
46 Edward Leedskalnin

Number 1 Except for Ed and unknown ancients, nobody has figured out how they moved them big rocks...

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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

49 Dr. Linus C. Pauling
50 Avicenna
51 Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

Father of mother astronomy, proposed heliocentric model and created a new scientific mindset around the world, he was also a polymath, astronomy was a hobby for him, he was a lawyer and had many other professions

52 Socrates Socrates

The father of critical thinking and the socratic method who personally taught plato and many other great philosophers, he never preached answers but instead guided others to find their own by asking questions, and was proclaimed by the oracle at delphi the be the wisest man. "The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing"

One of the smartest man and manny years befor Christ dude opened a lot of minds and was such a G his people made him kill himself

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53 Pierre de Fermat

Amazing frontiersman. Makes Wiles look like a charlatan

Last Theorem
Little Theorem
Made Descartes and many others look foolish

54 Umar Ibn-el-Khattab
55 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 . Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .
56 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Without a doubt the most underrated person on this list. Jefferson may be famous for being president, but he was stone cold brilliant as well. I can't think of anyone better to call the "greatest mind in history". - Mangocave

57 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.
58 James A. Garfield James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.
59 Bertrand Russell
60 Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.
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