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Set the stage for Western metaphysics for the next 2500 years or so. Only Kant comes close to Plato's significance.
Founded modern theories and common ideas as we know it. And this was also when technology was young,
Platonic love is not yet dead.
Had an awesome mind. should be in top 10V 4 Comments
Greatest mathematician of all time. He had to spend a lot of his valuable time into land measuring and astronomy (boring repetitive jobs with lots of numerical data analysis), but in his free time he saw so much further than all other mathematician, that his notes were a valuable source of mathematical discoveries for centuries. At his 18th birthday, he thought up a geomertical construction for dividing a circle in 17 equal parts (unsolved at the time). Oh and he invented the telegraph (basis of all modern communication), but just on the side.
How is Gauss not higher up than 54th place. He has made contributions everywhere in mathematics while 4/3 of people struggle with fractions. He outsmarted his own math teacher in elementary school when he was asked to add all numbers from 1 to 100.
Really deserve top 10 or top 3 position. Well undervalued by people that don't really understand mathematics as the kernel of almost everything
Gauss need to say more?V 4 Comments
Abraham Lincoln was better than George Bush and has made a great difference. He knew what was right, and what was obviously wrong. He spoke the truth and made one of the greatest speeches in the world and freed slaves.
He should be the wisest guy in the world.
I think that he is smart, and he made one of the greatest speeches.
Love youV 15 Comments
He solved the most difficult maths problem in the 20th century, quantum-electrodynamics, by drawing a picture on a blackboard; he was known for being able to explain even the most intricate problems in very simple terms that anyone could understand, and he made a hobby out of cracking top secret government safes, vaults and lockers using maths.
The guy was also a total baller who played the bongos and worked on physics problems in strip clubs. All hail Feynman.
Let's be honest with ourselves here.
Really no 42 let's be serious, one ahead of Frank Zappa
His contributions to QED!V 8 Comments
Two Nobel prizes anyone? Discovered radiation? She deserves more credit
Agreed. She sort of withered away into her emotional needs towards the end of her life but she is a great scientist. The sad thing is that she didn't do much work after her husband got run over by a horse (he died). All she did in the latter part of her life is defend her original works
Pains me that there are so few women on this list. Zero in the top ten of course. But it's hardly surprising - women have never really been allowed to be smart. Or at least famous for being smart. That would be too threatening. Hopefully that will change in the coming generations, though. Amazing this woman was as accomplished as she was for her time.
Super smart and accomplished in the world of science dominated by man!
Wow just wowV 18 Comments
Alexander Graham Bell, an ancestor of mine, may have produced the telephone but the invention is only a grain of sand in his ocean of ideas and capabilities. His knowledge will continue to shine down upon us..
Come on people if we didn't have the telephone then what would we be doing right now? :-I
The man changed the world as we know it. Without him, who knows where we would be.
Not only did he invent the telephone but he also invented the metal detector which almost saved president Garfield's life.V 6 Comments
Probably the best boxer ever.
He is a pretty swell guy, I'm sure he is very handsome too, but I guess I'll never know for sure. I know for sure that he is better than everyone else on list.
He's a BrainiaC! Muhammad was a top bloke and a real player in the game.
He can't even read! So we would never know his true intelligence. - 7faremaV 246 Comments
The entire thing here borders on hilarious, and ignorant. If you read of his books he would have to be in the top 5. I am not familiar with anyone that has done more to help the world. You should check these people out. Among many other things he exposed religion for what it is.
Great philosopher, author, composer, and contributor to Western culture. - plurplenurples
One of the greatest philosophers of all time. The only reason he is not in the top five because most people are far too stupid to even begin to comprehend his masterful ideas (Hitler (ironically at number eight), who completely misinterpreted them for example). Nietzsche was true genius.
I am sure he is the most genius of all human geniuses to have ever existed.
But first I will have to give some thought...
Man knew what he was doing. Manipulated the world.
A deadly combination of intelligence and determination.
What use is intelligence, when it is wasted in such a narrow field. He became just a pawn of the cold war.
The toppest of the blokes.
He's beautifully brilliantV 3 Comments
Can you ever think of whatever he did. He was a first class philosopher, historian and much better legend of political sciences than both Einstein and newton put together in physics.
He was one of the biggest liars and manipulators ever, stirring up hatred in the mind of the employees against their employers. A genius maybe, but for sure a genius of pure evil and bogus morality. - Laris758
In soviet Russia, Marx vote for You!
Most influential political thinker of the industrial revolution. Founding father of modern social thinking. Work permeates all economics, even those that disagree with his views on classless society.
No matter political beliefs he was one of the most inspirational people in history.V 10 Comments
Was the original Batman. No, really.
Jefferson could not set his slaves free by law. He did treat them exceptionally well. Never bought or sold slaves
Actually he was the third president, after George Washington and john Adams...
How can he be Batman? He didn't live in the 1930s. You are lying.V 7 Comments
He is the greatest leader in the world
He was able to conquer half of world
Genghis. Khan. He good.
Very very seriously under rated because of his race. These ratings are for in the history of mankind this an intellectual ratings not emotional most on list shouldn't be here. THIS MAN WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST IN THE HISTORY OF MAN KIND I'm a black man & I know this to be true. Khan is a top ten not 49
He should be in the top 5 at leastV 9 Comments
Paul was the person most directly responsible for the adoption of Christianity by nearly the entire Western world. He must be one of the smartest people to ever live to have spread the message of Jesus to so many. His work has changed the history of the world dramatically.
St. Paul is a key hinge of history. His teachings are the most important of all time. Pauline Christianity is the Best Way to Help a person, Period.
Paul was a backwards ignorant idiot. A homophobic misogynist. A disgrace to humanity. He was an ignorant liar who managed to fabricate one of the most stupid myths of all time, Christianity.
Thick git and a dirty liarV 1 Comment
He is the is the greatest astronomer ever. A person who can calculate the approximate diameter of earth can do any thing. He was also one of the greatest mathematician an gave us "sin" a word of trigonometry so I think he will be on the top 10 list. He was the great scientist and mathematician.
The one who first discovered the value of pi and.. Telescope before Galilei but the books were spread all over the world and the Indians left behind
He is obviously one of the greatest and deserves a better place in this list.
He is the one who found Pythagoras theorem much before Pythagoras.
He was the one who found the number "0"(zero).
Yes he was way ahead of his time...
One thing more where is Buddha?
Wrote the most beautiful music with great care and skill
Really Johann Sebastian Bach is number 38 how about number 10 one because he played organ violin viola cello two because of artworks
To have composed so many masterpieces and to never compose something bad in the conditions under which he lived is of utter genius!
A true genius. An absolutely outstanding composer - the best in my opinion - and how unbelievely clever his writing? To create such beautiful and intelligent music is beyond me. He should definitely be higher up the listV 7 Comments
I'm pretty sure this guy was working for NASA when he was 8. Seriously.
He started speaking at the age of 6 months and was able to read Korean, Japanese, English, German and many other languages by his second birthday. He could do differential equations at 4. Most adults can't do that. Also yes he did contribute to NASA by the time he was 8. Anybody who thinks they know everything should look at him and others similar and realize just how insignificant they are. He is actually rather humble though and doesn't believe to be better than everybody which I personally admire him for.
He also knew 4 languages by the time he was 2 and holds the world record for the highest IQ score.
Easily smartest person ever do research on him. He didn't do anything to make himself famous but had a brain far superior to anyyy human ever documented.V 8 Comments
Yeah the smartest man of our time hands down. A good damn PARTICLE! 1!
His idea changed the way we view the universe. And to think that most people doubted him at first. That is incredible.
He discovered a particle that no one even knew existed
This man is amazing! He was able to defeat one of the best armies in the world with local militias. He had very little to work with yet still beat them. Plus he became one of the greatest presidents of all time!
He was a genius with great charisma and practical knowledge, also an excellent soldier and leader. Very well rounded. He also had bipolar and functioned well without "modern medication".
George Washington was a humble man who had the chance to become "king" of the U.S. but he didn't abuse his power in the American Revolution. He only returned back home and went back to his everyday life, like he had done nothing big. He also was a soft-hearted man who cared for everyone. He was brave and courageous. And even in all these qualities he possessed, he was a pure genius. He also became the first president of the United States, in which you must be extremely intelligent to become a president in general. Even greater in becoming the first.
Second best U:S president.V 6 Comments
This is Martin Luther, the guy who kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. Not Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader.
Its funny we have so many dumb people voting for the 10 smartest people in history.
Well I do not know what the adjective "smart" comprises, but having the ability and patience to translate considerably long passages from the Bible from Latin into German requires a bit of brain in my opinion. Plus, writing the 95 theses and making them public, requires courage that can be acquired only if one has the ability to self-motivate himself and believes in what he says. Moreover, being able to stand before the smartest of that time at the congress and answering the questions with so much precision, it is something.
I'm an agnostic, but in a time when people weren't allowed to be nonreligious, Martin Luther was really progressive and cool and good.
ad King JrV 3 Comments
Why is he so far at the bottom of the list! He was the one who lead the civil rights movement and helped end segregation in America. I hate racism and would have been part of the civil rights movement because racism is just wrong. King should definitely be in the top ten and without him, our country would not be same and probably worse without his intelligence!
Don't let him be on 39. Make him go higher. Please
King needs to be higher on this list man. He's an amazing man.
Needs to be higherV 8 Comments
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