Top 10 Greatest Geniuses of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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.

Greatest genius of all time. The one and only universal genius.

The man could paint with one hand and write a paper with the other AT THE SAME TIME! No one will ever come nearly as close artistically and in terms of being ahead of their time.

Obvious number 1

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... read more

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects." his quote suits best on him

He revolutionised the understanding of our ubiverse with his Special ( 1905 ) and General ( 1915 ) Theories of Relativity!

Why 3rd?
Must be 1st. No other chance at all.
The revolutionizer can't be replaced by anyone even in the future

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

The great Greek Philosopher, Physicist and Polymath who was the first to give an scientific explanation to the universe!

4 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.

Inventor of calculus and the the theory of gravity. He has been praised by so many other geniuses that no further justification is needed.

Interestingly enough, he was more interested in the book of Daniel than his work.

Gets the nod over DiVinci. Notice how all the top geniuses are not of our generation? Wonder why? Ha ha ha.

5 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.

Not only is Mozart's music among those great pieces surviving centuries, but his abilities to recall entire symphonies and compose new ones out of thin air shows his greatness as a genius.

Honestly, Mozart! This far down! But more importantly, UNDERNEATH WANGER! He was a musical genius and pretty much the DEFINITION of genius

'We need not despair on mankind knowing Mozart was a man. '

Albert Einstien

'A prolific fountain of beautiful music. '

Mike Fuller

6 Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.

'What for ordinary people defies understanding is the truth that one man could carry in him the totality of that design, could possibly construe from the first note to the last a coherent immensity of a complexity which defies analysis. '

Professor George Stien

'Perhaps the Greatest Genius who has ever lived. '

WH Auden

7 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist.

Great German Writer and Polymath. He had a used vocabulary of about 50,000 words! Twice Shakespeare's!
He is believed to be the last man to know all the knowledge in the world!

8 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 fluorescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry “invented” them. Nikola Tesla had... read more

Nicola tesla gave us that much no.. Of important things which no one could ever gave. Others researched the things in science but Nicola Tesla invented... Surely the underrated genius

Underrated genius. How you can read this without him?

Real founder of Electricity

9 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Perhaps the Greatest Writer who has ever lived!

No other writer close

10 James Clerk Maxwell

I would say JC Maxwell had the greatest mind of his time and the greatest scientific influence. Without his elecric and magnetic interactions, light would not have been seen as an EM Wave. Without that, Einstein would not have proved that nothing can exceed light speed. And we would not have had mass explained the way it was. Planck would not have come up with the quantised theory of light which sparked quantum mechanics, and so, no explanation of the atom after Rutherford. So Maxwell definitely gets my vote.

The Contenders
11 Archimedes Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

The greatest mathematician of the ancient world. His contributions to math and science are of immeasurable value, and just to top it off, there is proof that he had rudimentary ideas of CALCULUS, over a thousand years before its inception.

12 Napoleon  Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

He ranks along with Alexander The Great as The Greatest Military Leader of all time!

13 Michelangelo  Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Florentine Medici client, Leonardo da Vinci. more.

Italian Painter, Sculptor, Poet and Architect.
He Painted the Cistene Chapel! And is perhaps the Greatest Artist who has ever lived!

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

Brilliant Mathematician and Physicist! And Extraordinary Polymath!

15 Srinivasa Ramanujan
16 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.

The man qualified to succeed Einstein. He doubted the Big Bang, calling it the Big Squeeze, and advanced cosmology.

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

Mandatory on any list

19 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 number theory.

Arguably the greatest mathematician in history.
The constant e (Euler's constant) is named after him, and he published significant papers in a huge range of topics at an unprecedented rate, including many so ahead of their time that they weren't recognized for their true usefulness for decades.

20 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.
21 Terence Tao Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao is an Australian-American mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics.
22 Buddha
23 Michael Faraday
24 Johann Sebastian Bach
25 Pablo Picasso
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