Top 10 Smartest People In History


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221 Hannibal of Carthage

Was a military genius managed to defeat one third of Rome's army while outnumbered in the battle of Cannae.

He never got to take control of the Roman Empire, but if you research about him, you'll realize how smart and cunning he was. He defeated several consuls using his knowledge on the typical Roman values, and using it to his advantage. Some of the situations he managed to outwit the Romans in... it's impressive. - lulufairy

222 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

What? 157?
He was very wise!
Advised lots of leaders and pretty much stopped a lot of wars.

He developed his own religion and influenced the lives of many people.

His beliefs are still in practice today. Very influential man. 186 is way too low for him.

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223 Nathaniel Bowditch

How is STEVE JOBS and a bunch of other guys who probably can't compare to Nathaniel Bowditch above him?

He got a degree from Harvard, without even going there! This list is all based on opinion, and no, no way in hell is Adolf Hitler the smartest man ever to live. I guess if Hitler is number 1, then every other emperor or ruler of every empire ever comes right behind him because they made a successful empire, right? Wrong.

He was the genius mathematician and astronomer who wrote 'The American Practical Navigator. ' He went to school for two years as a small child, but was taken out of school to be indentured at a ship chandelry, but at that ship chandelry he self-educated himself by doing things like studying math, astronomy, and even reading Newton's Principia. He knew many different language by comparing his English Bible with many other language translations of the Bible. He was so smart that Harvard awarded him a diploma- and he never even went to school there or anywhere.

Without him, so many lives of men at sea would be lost if not for his ocean navigation book which is still used a lot today.

He schooled himself and got a Harvard degree without going to Harvard! In my eyes he easily makes the top 20.

224 William H. Gates

Became the wealthiest person in the world for many years now, without a college degree.. Scored 1590 out of 1600 in SAT.

225 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.

Boil the milk before drinking it!

226 Eratosthenes

He measured the Earth to 2% accuracy. In 230 because. With a stick. He's a genius. Look at what he did. He measured the distance from the Earth to the sun and figured out the Earth's tilt. He was the curator of the library of Alexandria. He invented a formula to calculate prime numbers. He wrote history biography and poetry. Hell, he even criticized Aristotle for being a racist. In astronomy he made a star catalogue and invented the leap day. His peers called him Beta, because he was the second best in the world... In every field of study.

His nickname was Beta because he was the second best in everything except for calculating diameter and circumference of planets, which he was the best at.

He is so smart... He foung out the earth was a round sphere!

Why isn't he #1?

227 Cyrus the Great

He has made best rules and justice in his time he is the greatest king in history - par

A great king of all Iran...a very wise man and justice providing ruler.

228 Asa Akira Asa Akira
229 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Ambedkar is grat man he is my role model in world great person who write a continuous of india ambedkar is poor person who is well educated he studied bay night

The Brilliant man who boost the INDIA to developing country on the way of success by making powerful Constitution

He is the person who wrote the Constitution of India and fought against racism.

Jay Bhim

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230 Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger
231 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.


He's crazy!
and that's why we love him - SoldierOfFortune

232 Amber Heard Amber Heard Amber Laura Heard is an American actress. She made her film debut in 2004 in the sports drama Friday Night Lights, starring Billy Bob Thornton.
233 Ted Bundy Ted Bundy Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier.
234 James Woods James Woods

Wow he sucks so bad James you are not good noob lol I'm better than u at pre algebra

235 John Calvin
236 Bhāskara II

The inventor of differential calculus but it spread to Europe, from where the likes of Gottfried Wilhelm Von Liebniz, Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke raced with each other to translate, re-invent and market it in their own names, in a acrimonious manner.

The one who observed Gravitation at least 500 years before Newton... And Discovered the motion rules.. And discovered many thing... But the Britishers learned Sanskrit and translated in their language and the concepts were spread all over the world... Even the Einstein had read bhagvatgita

237 Ludwig Wittgenstein
238 Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Knows his stuff. I don't like his verbal dueling with Skip however. It seems like Stephen A. Is shooting an unarmed man.

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239 Voltaire Voltaire François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation more. V 2 Comments
240 Orville and Wilbur Wright Orville and Wilbur Wright

True genius they should come in the top 50

Duh there smart and I live inDayton right next to the wright brothers house

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