Top 10 Smartest People In History


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81 Milton Friedman

A great man, possibly one of the smartest and most logical ever. The best economist ever by far.

82 Augustus

He brought about a 200-year golden era, Pax Romana.


83 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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84 Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Congrats Bharat Mata you have given birth to a great poet as well as a great person.

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85 Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.

Carl Sagan had on of the greatest multi-disciplinary understandings of science in the 20th century. While physicists such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking outmatched him in their ability to work out new physical laws to our universe and applying mathematics to this. Carl Sagan had a working and comprehensive understanding of all of their work, and works across all disciplines of Science as well as a deep understanding of the philosophy of science, and a myriad of academic sections within the humanities. He is probably one of the greatest thinkers of our time, and it's nice to know that at least the internet has given him some of the fame and respect that he deserves.

Carl Sagan was a brilliant man, who got a whole generation interested in science. He was well ahead of his time, and deserves to be far, far, far higher on this list. He had a message of scientific curiosity, and a cautious optimism that I wish more people would take to heart. That Jesus... A man, who arguably, might not have even existed, ranks so much higher than a man who's impact on the world is undeniable is baffling.

In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god's blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence.

Carl Sagan is awesome. I'm 13 and I want to be an astronomer when I grow up. He's great.

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86 George Carlin George Carlin

He proved that humor can also be intelligent!

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87 Noah

Who ever put him in this list should be in a nut house for the rest of their live's noah wasn't a real person.

He is not a carpenter

Wow. So a simple carpenter is now "smart"? Is everything from the bible now "smart" - ARandomPerson

He never existed

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88 Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

Absolute genius, no two ways about it. Why on earth is she beneath Noah though?

Because some stupid idiot thinks that Noah is smarter because he built a boat. - ARandomPerson

I think her knowledge is WAY ahead of time?...;-0

World first programmer


89 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

Leader of the famous Russian Revolution, that had a great effect on the world today.

He was a great and smart leader.

Without him the world would be a different place.

Lenin was very smart and knew a lot, because he read a huge number of good books and gave a deep thought to everything that could help him to understand important things better. For this purpose he leaned to read very quickly but carefully. His determination to make its Motherland and the whole world a better place to live for every honest man make me respect him so much!
He did what he could. He was surrounded by enemies who wanted nothing but money and power and making people suffer. One man can give a great push to good things but he badly needs a lot of support to make sure that what is right flourishes and well protected. Especially after his death...

90 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

He was a really good song righter in the 1960 and 70s.

Johnny lemon was good

He was with The Beatles

Ringo Starr
George Harrison
Paul McCartney
and himself

91 Mike Leach
92 Maximilien de Robespierre
93 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

Nelson lived all through the 27 years in prison and was still peaceful. I rank him 2 and 1 in most peaceful people of all time

The most famous politician in our life time. Demostrated that forgiveness is a powerful tool in bringing people together. And that political objectives can be achieved by peaceful means.

You have no heart people, 278, really

He must be top 50

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94 Rick Rosner
95 Stanley Meyer
96 Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer.
97 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Nobody becomes the most famous person on the planet without being smart. Plus, at least in terms of bodily-kinesthetic and musical-rhythmic intelligence he was clearly a genius.

He was smarter than Miley Cyrus so maybe he could be a little higher than place 378...

Was at the Jackson 5 then himself

I love him!

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98 Alexander the Great Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

Without Alexander the Great, the world would be a fraction of what it is today.

Alexander spread greek culture as far as India and established the largest
Empire ever. Alexander is my role model because he never gave up-The words
Give up and impossible were not in his dictionary!

He conquered all the known world at the age of 21 because of his intellect.

Looks like he's in a taxi

99 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.

Lol smart? , how a racist full of head can be smart? You kidding me? - Juniorxtrm

Donald Trump shouldn't even be on this website.

Because he's a racist

I love that Donald Trump is above Bill Gates, lol.

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100 David Icke

The thing about this guy is the fact that he has proof.

Dick also ran rather deep

Dick don't work. Its all scaly. Might be infected :(

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