Greatest Minds In History

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1 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.

2 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

The photoelectric electric effect, relativity and the special theory of relativity, any one of his theories would have booked his name in the hall of fame of physics.

Discovered the unlimited source of energy, and to his theory of the speed of light. We don’t age if we run faster than the speed of light.

3 Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Newtons accomplishments read like something out of a religious text as opposed to a normal human.

Newton discovered a major part of Optics (mainly that white light is made out of rainbow colors. He discovered the Laws of Motion. He discovered Universal Gravitation. And then one day one of his friends comes up to him and ask “Why are the orbits of the planets elliptic and not circular? “, “I don’t know… I’ll come back to you in a few months” Newton said. A couple of months later Newton comes back to his friend “You see the elliptic orbits are sections of a cone cut in slices”, “And how did you come up with that? ” his friend asked. Newton answered “Oh I had to create Differential and Integral Calculus to do it”.

This man, quite frankly, invented physics. He also shared in the creation (or representation, to those who believe that mathematics is a discovery and not an invention) of Calculus, a branch of mathematics that changed everything and opened the gates to higher branches of mathematics and physics.

4 Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry.

Da Vinci had a mind with more practical applications for every day life. A mind more easily understood by the average man. Some of the others, think so broadly I am sure bits and pieces of all their theories will be disproved as we learn more and more about the universe. The Vinci’s thoughts could be more easily adapted to & adopted but any generation.

A master of every field he touched, the Vinci questioned authority and combined the smartest practices if the world during a time when it was believed that all knowledge as already known, creativity was the work of God and anything else was blasphemy. Artist, inventor, war strategist, philosopher, thinker, and great athlete (he was famous for his ability to fence and bend steel with his bare hands), the Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance man, the likes of which there had never been before and there hasn’t been since.

Leonardo the Vinci as an artist, inventor and engineer among other things was truly and extraordinary mind.

He is the creator and founder of so many useful products and theories, most of which he hasn’t been credited for.

5 Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution

Changed *everything* about how we view the creation of a species. Amazing mind.

6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

A child prodigy all right who was autistic back then he’s a very unique being during that era

7 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

He discovered that the black hole has a type of radiation named after him which is called hawking radiation and the black hole of being such an inescapable binding force.

8 Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac

One of the best mathematical physicists of the 20th century!

9 Muhammad

Muhammad (570 AD – 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (and last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

This is the man that not only gave the world something to believe in but also showed the world how to achieve great success. This is the only man on this list who has had an effect on all spheres of life. Not a single one of his prophecies to this day have been proven false. Each and every word in the book which was brought down on to him have been proven to be true, word for word…!

For his followers, he is the last messenger of God (Allah in Islam and monotheistic religions). However, what makes him is not this side, possibly. His humbleness while equating human in rich and poor and guiding them for social equity in a society of of clans makes him as great history maker with vision ever I believe.

The man that changed the history

10 Aryabhata


Aryabhata or Aryabhata was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy.

Creator of first Number is Called 0(Zero). Because of this person.

One of the greatest minded person ever in life of universe.

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11 Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

To know yourself…know him…one of the greatest teacher ever to take birth…with incomparable discriminating ability…a flawless command over english… a orator like no other…whose little influence is enough to change the course of anyone’s life…The very embodiment of fearlessness…THE WARRIOR SAINT.

Energized the youths of India… Most active person on earth at his times..

He combined the best of all major faiths via. ,Vedantic thoughts, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc and worked for real advancement of humanism.

Revived Youth & exuberance of HUMANITY

12 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Brilliant political mind, inventor, writer, publisher, scientist, world traveled, created postal service, fire departments, etc

13 Archimedes


Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity

Even for his time, such inventions and mathematics reshaped the world of knowledge. Better than any other mind. imagine before christ and you found much before any other great mind.

Archimedes invented the pulley! Several of his inventions are still used today.

14 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

Even though Freud’s theories can’t be scientifically proven, they are fascinating! It’s a tough job to try to develop a theory that attempts to explain human thought processes and behaviors for our crazy human race

One of the greatest minds in Psychology.

15 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Absolutely right, he is the greatest person India has. His work might have contributed a little to the world (because of Indian situations at that time), but India witnessed his greatness since independence and will.

He was truly a master in all fields from philosophy, to law, to anthropology, to social sciences, no field which he was a master & that is great feat in one lifetime.

He is one of the great and brilliant people in the world and especially in India

16 Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed .

17 Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

One of the smartest men of all time.

Many people misinterpret his work on only take snippets of what he’s meaning to say. His work is, in reality, much more than Western society makes it out to be. His work, while not a “must like” is a must read for anyone who wants to know about knowledge itself.

Way ahead of his time. Reveals the truth about our society.

18 Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.


19 Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations

He proved something that people didn’t believe in his time, he was a genius.

20 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated

He generated a new sound using the electric guitar.A real genius but was indulgent and adventurous consequently short lived,

21 Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is known for his books The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype and The God Delusion. He is also known for coining the word “meme” in 1976, although the word is most commonly used to describe internet memes of today.

Richard Dawkins is one of the greatest voices of one of the worlds most hated group of people, atheist. He inspires us to look at things logically. He also has helped to spread ideas in biology, specifically genetics and evolution.

22 Aristotle


Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

One of the first great minds to have lived on this earth.

I wouldn’t even venture to speculate as to his level of intelligence, and he is clearly the most influential thinker of all time (the founder of logic).

Probably the greatest human mind ever.

23 John Calvin

John Calvin

Calvin was instrumental in the murder of Miguel Servitus. And why? Because he printed pamphlets contrary to the doctrines of Calvin. If Calvin had the true doctrine why engage in murder? The true doctrine can stand alone without violence. Can you imagine Albert Einstein being involved in the murder of Nikola Tesla because he feared his mind and publications? 500 “witches” were executed by burning in just 2 years while Calvin was the “high priest” of Protestant theocracy in Geneva. He was truly a Satanic Character.

Calvin is the only one of these men whose theories, doctrine, has not been overturned.

24 Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

One of the greatest mathmaticians of the world. Father of algebra and algorithms.

25 Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.

26 Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

27 Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says “she was found with child of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4).

28 Plato


Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

29 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following .

30 Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

Broke Enigma, father of theoretical computer science and AI, provided a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, when aged 16, Turing encountered Albert Einstein’s work; not only did he grasp it, but he extrapolated Einstein’s questioning of Newton’s laws of motion from a text in which this was never made explicit, worked on on mathematical biology, specifically morphogenesis. He published one paper on the subject called The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis in 1952, putting forth the Turing hypothesis of pattern formation the theory was experimentally confirmed 60 years after his death.

Computation Theory, the Turing theories and works make possible a all the posterior computation and machines intelligence developments.

He had such a brilliant and beautiful mind, yet still because he was “different” he was treated so inhumanly that it drove him to kill himself. Another great mind ended in such tragedy.

31 Robert Bunsen

Robert Bunsen

32 C. V. Raman

C. V. Raman

33 Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel

34 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr

It would be a mistake to leave out this progressive thinker off any list of greatest minds considering his iconic contribution to equality in the US.

He is a man that had a dream and unfortunately he couldn’t see it come true but it did!

Advocate for freedom, human rights and social justice

He is a great man with respected work for decades to come.

35 U.G. Krishnamurtir

U.G. Krishnamurtir

36 Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

37 Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

The man who introduced assembly line manufacturing to the Industrial World.

Yes, and his anti-Semitism is one that Hitler would envy.

38 Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas

This great Saint gave us not only the greatest proofs for Gods existence but his clear minded genius gave us also the greatest proofs against Gods existence. Who else can argue with the objective clarity of this great intellectual?

39 Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal’s earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions .

40 William James Sidis

William James Sidis

41 Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician and engineer who made important and influential discoveries in many branches of mathematics like infinitesimal calculus and graph theory while also making pioneering contributions to several branches such as topology and analytic.

42 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.

Niels Bohr did some of the greatest and most significant and most rule-bending physics known to man.

43 Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowskap, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

44 Bill Gates

Bill Gates

William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.

Thinking outside the box always, very innovative.

45 Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress and model. The daughter of English singer Phil Collins and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child.

46 Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

47 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.

48 Edwin Powell Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble

49 Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

He is great physician and work on parallel universe

50 Avicenna