Top 10 Smartest People In History


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141 Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American more.

Quoth the raven "Nevermore... Shall you not be on this list"

Brilliant poet. Ridiculously long rhymes.

142 Christopher Poole

Creator of iconic animated T.V. show "inspector gadget"

He cured AIDS. Definitely the worlds smartest person

The creator of a bastion of free speech, Christopher "moot" Poole brilliantly pulled off a website wherein overweight, sweaty weeaboo nerds can become internet vigilantes who start trends and have their collective anonymous voices heard.

He's Christopher Poole.
Need I to say more?

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143 Mihailo Petrović Alas
144 Jane Goodall
145 Niels Henrik Abel
146 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach


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147 Kesha Kesha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

What? Who is she?

She doesn't deserve to be in this top 1541763435

What is she doing on this list

She has an IQ of 140 and score of 1500 out of 1600 on her SATs

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148 Wernher von Braun Wernher von Braun Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun was a German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States.

Was and still is a genius. Imagine if he was alive now?

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149 Carl Jung

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong"

Achieved a higher level of being, interpreted over 180,000 dreams. He gets my vote.

150 Josef Fritzl
151 Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.

He has a very particular set of skills; skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for people like you.

Best actor ever! ICH LIEBE DICH!

152 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

I can't believe he has not been already mentioned. He was a real genius! He directed, acted, wrote the scripts, wrote the music and more for most of his films. Movies like 'Modern Times', 'City Lights', 'The Gold Rush', 'The Great Dictator' (not many dared to make fun of Hitler at the time) and many more are timeless classics, influential to most comedies that came after. One of the first to become independent in Hollywood, a great humanitarian and socialist and he is certainly one of the most recognisable icons of the 20th century all around the world.

153 Johannes Kepler

One of the smartest Germans of the 1600s

154 Søren Kierkegaard
155 Les U Knight
156 Rudolf Steiner

No one has come close to producing the volume of work he produced - No one - not even 1100 of legal common law and millions of law practitioners. Steiner shows us how to go beyond the limits of sense perceptible cognition - Einstein doesn't come close.

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157 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the more.

He saved the world from nuclear war. That's says every thing

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159 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

No one greater in music.


160 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
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