Top 10 Smartest People In History


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61 Patanjali

Patanjali was an eminent sage, who removed the impurities of the mind through yoga, of speech through grammar, and of the body through medicine. He is the compiler of the Yoga Sūtras, an important collection of aphorisms on Yoga practice.

He founded Yoga! Isn't that enough?

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62 Garry Kasparov
63 Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler

Logistical genius. Not since the massive growth of globalization in the 21st century has such a large and sophisticated transportation network been run with such efficiency.

He did find Atlantis B4 I did he even left a calling card on the way to get there

64 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

Search Google with "Dr. Seuss" and you will find uncountable links with titles including "Dr. Seuss Quotes to Change Your Life", "Wisdom From Dr. Seuss" "The Inspiration, Dr Seuss." They all say the same how wise, caring, and inspirational a man he was. Read his books and take a good look, there is more than just rhyme, but messages to keep in mind.

No, this is not a joke entry. Dr. Seuss was one of the first people to recognize what factories were doing to the environment and he wrote about it in The Lorax. Each story he wrote was bigger than a book for four year olds. Now I ask you, why is this brilliant man behind Justin Beiber. I don't think he was the smartest person ever, but he deserves to be in the top 100.

Dr. Suess, where do I start... Sure his books are wacky but they have great lessons to be told. The Lorax taught us that we need trees and animals to thrive in our world, Green eggs and ham taught us that you'll never know how great something is until you experience it, oh the places you'll go explains that you can travel the world without ever leaving your mind, finally, let's not forget about one of his most famous books the cat in the hat which told us that imagination can brighten any cloudy day. Dr. Suess may not have created the light bulb or discovered a new planet, but he mentored us on some extremely important life lessons that tell us how important fun and creativity and exploring the possiblities is in life. Life is nothing with imagination and laughter.

Best poet ever

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66 Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson

He's a totally cool guy and he knows about space and stuff! If I had a dad I hope he'd be like Neil deGrasse Tyson and he could teach me about space and be funny.

Doubt it, he was tossed out of two graduate programs. He is photogenic, but compared to other scientists, not unusually bright.

Hope you get better and smarter


67 Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini more.

He had an influence on Adolf Hitler and we all know that Adolf is the most intelligent man of all time.

Just for his influence on Hitler he deserves to be on here.

He influenced the most intelligent man to ever live.

He deserves a spot on this list with his undeniable influence to the fuhrer.

He was an influence on Adolf so he deserves to be on here.

He was kicked out of italy

68 Muhammad Iqbal

One of the greatest poet, politician, philosopher, lawyer and genius in this planet. He created amazing poems which motivated people of Subcontinent to fight for their seperate country and ultimately Pakistan was created. His poems made revolution in Iran as well. And sir allama iqbal has motivated millions and lots of people took inspiration from him - Pakistat

I have great respect for him in my heart

He is the great poet ever

Allama Iqbal is one of those great personalities who born after centuries.

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69 Muhammad al-Khwarizmi

He invented algebra and estimated the worlds circumference 1500 years ago

Without him no algorithms, without algorithms, no technology

He should be first,look at his biography


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70 Helen Keller

I think Helen Keller shouldn't be number 68. She should be nearest to 20. She learned to read and write while she was deaf and BLIND. It takes smarts to comprehend literature when your deaf and blind. I think Helen Keller inspires women and men all around the world, that nothing is impossible. She is a perfect role model for children and adults all around the world with disabilities. Therefore, she should be included in the top 20.

At least smart than a brick and you really can't say that about the other contenders

I think she would have to be number one as she learned to write when she was both deaf and blind. I think that it is very unfair that Michael Jackson was put ahead of her and this is coming from an 11 year old!

She is an amazing woman. She learned to read, write, and talk when she was deaf and blind. You gotta give her credit do that.

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71 Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas thoroughly understood and improved on Aristotle's method of philosophy. He wrote a towering work of theology which, still today, only the best and brightest successfully search through hoping to gain nuggets of wisdom. Oh, and he dictated to six scribes on different subjects at the same time.

Pseudo-philosopher whose arguments have been refuted a million times.

Thomas Aquinas welded the wisdom of the ancient Greeks with that of Christianity. His philosophical grasp of Aristotle and explanatory powers are unrivaled.

72 Niels Bohr 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.

Without him atom will be no more

73 Sofia Kovalevskaya

The first major Russian female mathematician and a great writer, as well as an advocate of woman's rights in the 19th century

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74 Evangelos Katsioulis
75 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 . V 1 Comment
76 Mehran Tavakoli Keshe
77 Otto von Bismarck Otto von Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria, more.
78 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte 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 could do it all.

The most competent human being who ever lived.

Made France what it is today.


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79 Moses Moses

I disagree with the comment before mine. Moses led over 600,000,000 people to prove it look in the bible Exodus chapter 14


He has been proven to be real and so has Jesus. Dna people

The Flavion's wrote the bible. Jesus is not real and neither is Moses.

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80 Osama Bin Laden Osama Bin Laden Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets worldwide.

I haven't seen Barack Obama's name yet. I think in all fairness, he should be rated higher than the villain he disposed of.

Yes, he was very intelligent to make up that complicated plan on 9/11 - luisprado

I don't think he is smart because he attacked on9/11

Oh this guy how is he smart
I have to confess he is smart but he was the leader of 9/11 Hello

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