Top Ten Most Underrated People In History

This is a list of people who don't really get the attention they should.

The Top Ten

1 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and Electric motors. Tesla developed and used more.

The man who worked for the future - The Great Nikola Tesla. He was a true genius,his intelligence was unreachable but most of his inventions were got copied or stolen by others...In my opinion he was the most intelligent man ever born on the planet

Even Albert Einstein admitted that Nikola Tesla is most genius.

A very smart and innovative person, but he did not remotely "invent" or "discover" electricity.
He lived during an age of incredible discoveries happening almost daily, and many of those ideas "time had come", resulting in many inventions happening separately at almost the same time.
We would have everything we have today, even if he had never lived.

Could be the greatest mind of the 20th century. He invented the single most important thing in todays world - electricity. Without it there would be no tvs, cell phones, computers etc. He also has over 700 inventions under his name and some of them were stolen from him - the radio (stolen by Marconi), the x-rays (stolen by Roentgen). - Bruno2202

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2 Stanislav Petrov

He saved the world from nuclear war, read more here:
This man definitely deserves more respect.

3 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

Absolute legend

He's the best

4 Ismail Al-Jazari
5 Emmy Noether

A German mathematician who made groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Albert Einstein called her the most important women in the history of mathematics. Her work on differential invariants in the calculus of variations - Noether's theorem has been called one of the most important mathematical theorems ever proved in guiding the development of modern physics. - Bruno2202

6 Cecilia Payne

Discovered what the sun is made of but was told not to publish her work by Henry Norris Russel. 4 years later he repeated her work, published it and was given all the credit. - Bruno2202

7 John Tyler John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.
8 Lise Meitner

Co-discovered nuclear fusion, her collegues intentionally published the paper without her name. They went on to win the Nobel Prize. - Bruno2202

9 Nettie Stevens

Discovered that sex was determined by chromosomes. She sent her work to Thomas Morgan who, in public, dismissed her and called her "just a technician". Later he published his own book on sex determination and took all the credit. - Bruno2202

10 Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Discovered the first pulsar. Her senior Anthony Hewish put himself on the paper and got all the credit and the Nobel Prize. - Bruno2202

The Contenders

11 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

Actually, pretty much everyone knows who he is... - Alpha101

It seems that many TTT members think that a Russian was the first human on the moon, instead of Neil Armstrong. They and their teachers, are none too bright.

In 10,000 years, nobody from our time will be remembered except for him; the first human to leave the planet and walk on another world.

12 Thomas Newcomen

The actual inventor of the steam engine. James Watt didn't invent it, he perfected it some 50-60 years later. - Bruno2202

13 Johann Philipp Reis

The real inventor of the telephone.A.G. bell perfected it about 15 years later. - Bruno2202

14 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt more.
15 Jesus

Underrated? Our calendar is based on his birth. We are now in 2016, meaning that he was born 2016 years ago. Even if we talking about something 3000 years ago we use 0 ( his birth ) as reference. How could he be underrated if we measure years and days based on him.

Not really underrated though

He died for you

16 Thomas Hooker
17 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

I actually meant to vote for John Adams but the site obviously had other ideas. Why John Adams? He has an underrated name. Too few males are called John Adams. - Britgirl

Oh give me a BREAK... - TheMainReason

18 Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai S.St is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
19 Muammar al-Gaddafi Muammar al-Gaddafi Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
20 Alan Turing Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.
21 Rosalind Franklin

An x-ray crystallographer who made significant contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA. She didn't recieve any credit before her death and her colleagues recieved the Nobel Prize for the discovery after her death. - Bruno2202

22 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
23 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.
24 Herman Dalmatin

He was one of the first translators of the Arabic languages. He translated Aristotle's books to latin which were lost at the begining of the middle ages and were only preserved in arabic language, also he translated the quran in latin. - Bruno2202

25 Ms. Natalie (Natalie Harris)

Coolest Teacher Ever! (CTE)

26 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
27 Karl Malone Karl Malone Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.
28 Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. more.

He invented the printing press. Without that, modern communication wouldn't exist.

29 George W. Bush George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

Get this devil out of this list

30 Mithridates

Roman ass kicker.

Mithridates was a lengendary general only to be forgot. Read history and you will figure out that he had the geat in his title.

31 Ryan White Ryan White
32 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and marine biologist who was best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also contributed to Rocko's Modern Life as a director and producer. more.
33 Helmuth Hübener
34 Enrico Fermi
35 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
36 Ron Paul Ron Paul
37 Miklós Jancsó
38 Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, an American congressman, and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended runaway slaves in court proceedings.
39 Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923.
40 Ralph Nader
41 Cai Lun
42 William Wilberforce

I liek alliterated names dueruduur

43 Paul Allen
44 Roger Penrose
45 Philip K. Dick
46 Erwin Schrodinger Erwin Schrodinger Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation more.
47 Jabir ibn Hayyan

Known as "father of chemistry". - zxm

48 Abdul Sattar Edhi Abdul Sattar Edhi Abdul Satter Edhi (1st January 1928 - 8th July 2016) was a Pakistani humanitarian and social activist, known for being the founder of the Edhi Foundation. He was revered by the population of Pakistan, often known as the "Angel of Mercy" and is often called one of the world's greatest humanitarian.
49 Alexandra Scott Alexandra Scott
50 Iqbal Masih Iqbal Masih
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