Top 10 Greatest Scientists In History

The Top Ten
1 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.

His Scientific Achievements are foundational as much as they are significant. Moreover he did all this while serving as a member of parliament and being the head of the Royal Mint.

It still astounds me how he came up with his theory of classical mechanics. Genuine outside the box thinking that I inspire to be able to replicate

He is the father of mechanics, optics, and the inventor of the reflecting telescope, as well as the creator of calculus. Definitely the greatest scientist of all time.

He should at number 1 because he is the only scientist who worked on every fields of Physics whether it be light, sound or air. he even worked on motion and rest and on nuclear science.

2 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical more.

He is very smart, but his life was just fine. On other hand, Nikola Tesla was poor, he tore document that today is worth billions and billion dollars for VestingHaus, he didn't want to struggle other people and ask for money, and his decision that pleasure will came just by thinking, and he discard all other physical pleasures including girls. True Legend!

Gotta be the most quoted, well know and overall the most influential scientist of all time. And all the things he discovered too... Totally changed the face of science on all accounts. A well deserved 1st place.

A genius is not just about being good at something or even the best at something. it is about how one views the universe-as objective as humanly possible-without the screens of emotions, fear and ignorancey. Einstein was truly the greatest genius!

Albert Einstein my favourite scientist of all time my role model and he is god for me. Incredible and superintelligent mind of all time in the world.

3 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.

Greatest scientist of all time. Astonished that he is not on 1st. Have you ever heard of ball lightning? Till now it's a rare phenomenon and scientists can't perform this in their labs but tesla did it in 1890s.

This dude was just brilliant! Had vision, had intuition, had the creativity. Certainly most responsible for the larger scale 20th century technological advancements and beyond.

I'd go for Einstein but Tesla has a different views on why he invent things. Think about it, if JP Morgan didn't cut the funds for his experiment, we could've experienced free electricity right now. And I think it's because of him, we have Wi-Fi's.

Any modern technology being used he first created it. From AC current to laser, microwaves, x-rays, you name it. Even Einstien admited he is the smartest man who ever lived.

4 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.

Galileo's work is what led newton into mathematics and calculus is what made Einstein's genius possible. Give some respect to the father of modern science.

He is the first person who treated physics as only possible weapon to explore cosmos..

It's a shame he never lived to receive the praise he has now.

He was house arrested by the Catholic Church for just speaking about it

5 Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

He's a great scientist that helped millions of lives. For sure he has to be one of the top 3 best scientists of all time!

He's responsible for the existence of vaccines. Without him, many people will die for several diseases.

He is a really helpful and smart man by helping millions of peoples lives.

6 Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowskap, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

A woman who made the great contribution in the world of science. A woman who's under the discovery of radioactivity. I hope many women will follow her steps.

She's pretty much the source of our knowledge about radioactivity and X-Rays. Her discoveries have immense implications in medicine and things like nuclear power. I'm surprised and disheartened that she and Charles Darwin aren't higher on the list.

When whole the world was dominated by male scientists... she was the only who inspired many young girls to take science

Marie Curie discovered several elements and the x-ray. Come on guys.

7 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin ( 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, more.

The greatest scientific mind of all time. His theory of evolution should actually be a law as well proven as the law of gravity. To say that you don't "believe" in evolution is like saying that you don't believe in breathing.

This man should be higher. The hardest thing in science is to be able to see things that others can't/refuse to. Another out of the box thinker

If he didn't exists, you would still be an ape! He practically discovered evolution!

He's known for the theory of evolution of several species.

8 Otto Hahn
9 James Clerk Maxwell

More or less unknown but the guiding light of most modern physics. Best known to physicists his work is too advanced for the general public to understand but without Maxwell's equations, most of the modern world including computers, the internet and relativity wouldn't have existed. Einstein even had his photo on his desk for inspiration. oh and as a hobby he created the first ever colour photo and described Saturns rings...a true genius

You can put Einstein and Newton in his company but barely anyone else.

Maxwell's work was precursor for Einsteins derivations.

He is above most of them tempered by tragically short life. A true genius

10 Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His most famous research was on the theory of Black Holes.

When I came to know he was not physically fine
I got the "The most inspiring scientist of all time"
This legend shows that impossible is just in mind..
Salute to this legend who tried to change word by just thinking...

With his breakthrough scheme ever noted in history of science "The Grand Design", although being physically disabled, he proved what man can accomplish if he dares to hope.

He should be #1! Come on people! Please vote for him. He has earned so much of fame, even though he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis! Just imagine his struggles! Please vote for him, until he reaches #1!

With such a deliberating disease, he actually shook the world. He is the number 1.
A true champion. Come on! Vote for this inspirational person.

The Contenders
11 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) 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, and cartography.

He literally invented ideas that modern society uses. If we all did Leonardo's ideas in his time, we would all be technologically more advanced in modern society.

All the mordern day thinks are based on his inventions. He did that before of Newton, Einstein and all other

Leonardo was so much ahead of his time, it's surreal.

12 Carl Friedrich Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.
13 Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

He was not able to listen but he invented many things like the electric bulb, telegraph and many more the owner of 1000 patents

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

This man discovered pi, that's all that needs to be said. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

He was simply awesome!

15 Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 6, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.

He invented the elctricity. The image of benjamin franklin is on the usa's note.

16 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.

The man who invented telephone.

Well, Alex, you don't appear to have a social life with all your fans

17 John von Neumann John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath.

The Fastest mind ever. And possibly the most raw intelligent person ever

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

Even though he was wrong in more or less all his notions he still was the man behind empiric thinking - the principle of all modern science where you test your ideas through practical experiments or create theories judged upon experiences.

Simply put, scientists as we define them wouldn't exist without Aristotle.

19 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.

Deserves as much acknowledgement as Einstein and Rutherford. After all, he created the atomic model we still base our chemistry on to this date.

Why is bohr so low on the list, its ridiculous. He deserves top 5.


Without him, science would not be as it is.

20 Michael Faraday Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. He is known for inventing the first rubber balloon and the first faraday cage.

He's the one who founded one of the key concepts of electromagnetism after he made a discovery of one of his own lab experiments. However, he couldn't explain it mathematically but only on intellectual terms about the concept. It was not until Maxwell explains the concept further mathematically. Maxwell too has faced problems computing equations that describe the behavior of electromagnetic fields. Nowadays, we call it Maxwell's Equations that consists of 4 laws.

21 Max Planck Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German quantum physicist who was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Germany. He is best known for winning a Nobel prize on the field of physics in 1918 and he published his own well known book called treatise on thermodynamics. His accomplishments was for being elected more.
22 Hendrik Lorentz
23 Aryabhata Aryabhata or Aryabhata I was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy.

Aryabhatta ji deserves first position, without his discoveries nothing else would have been discovered.

He gave us zero. Without that everything and everyone is zero!

He invented 0 means he invented math...mens He invented the computers...

No. 20
All because he was an indian.

24 Werner Heisenberg Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics.

Developed quantum physics and the Uncertainty Principle. It was so complex and revolutionary even Einstein couldn't accept it.
(P.S. He won the Nobel Prize at 31, making him the 2nd-youngest person to win it. )

25 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.
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