7 Most Intelligent People Throughout The History


Let’s dig a little deeper and explore who the most intelligent people throughout history were together. As a matter of fact, the people on the list today have invented countless things during their lives. Even if they’re not here in the world anymore, their inventions still help people today. Below is the list of 7 geniuses of the world and their inventions that you should know.

1Leonardo da Vinci

Birth-Death: 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519

His full name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, and he was a very talented Italian polymath. He did pretty everything including inventing, painting, sculpting, science, music, literature, anatomy, astronomy, and more. But he seemed to be more skillful in mathematics although his paintings were beyond amazing. Mona Lisa is one among his famous paintings that people around the world know of. His famous inventions are the anemometer, the idea of helicopter and parachute, giant crossbow, triple barrel cannon, colossus, self-propelled cart, and more.

Best Quote: “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

2William Shakespeare

Birth-Death: 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616

We all know the story of Romeo & Juliet, and thanks to William Shakespeare for that. He was a very talented English playwright, poet, and an actor himself. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and more during his work. The great part was that his plays have been translated into many languages, and some of them are also included in literature studies. His skills in writing and composing have proved that he is one of the most intelligent people. Not everyone can create amazing plays like that.

Best Quote: “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

3Galileo Galilei

Birth-Death: 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642

Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath who specialized in astronomy, physics, engineering, philosophy, and mathematics. He used Han’s invention and developed it into a telescope that allowed him to discover even more. His astronomy and science led him to the discovery of the phases of Venus, the four largest satellites of Jupiter, and more. People called him the Father of Observational Astronomy, the Father of Physics, the Father of Scientific Method, and the Father of Science.

Best quote: “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”

4Isaac Newton

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Birth-Date: 4 January 1643 – 20 March 1727

Issac Newton was a mathematician who developed the basics of Physics, like the Laws of Motion and Gravity. The subject that I almost failed, thanks a lot. Because the apple fell from the apple tree, he could develop such theories and laws. That apple tree is still there today in Trinity College, Cambridge. This English mathematician also developed calculus and Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy as well. This theory of his led to a lot of advancements resulting in modern technologies since then.

Best Quote: “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

5Charles Darwin

Birth-Death: 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882

Charles Robert Darwin was a spectacular English man who contributed so much to evolution. He was a biologist, naturalist, and geologist who published his own theory of evolution. Charles Darwin also discovered the theory of life sciences that explained the diversity of life and species and more. During his lifetime, he has published a lot of books based on his examinations and research. He was also a great influential figure in the history of humans as well.

Best Quote: “A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

6Thomas Edison

Birth-Death: 11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931

Thomas Alva Edison was an American business and creative inventor. One of his well-known inventions is the light bulb. Apart from that, he also invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera, electrographic vote recorder, magnetic iron ore separator, and more. A man who could invent such helpful things like that is no ordinary man. That is why he was one of the intelligent men.

Best Quote:: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

7Albert Einstein

Birth-Death: 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955

When it comes to intelligence, Albert Einstein is always in the first rank. He has had an interesting history since he was a baby because he was born with an unusual head size. As a matter of fact, he even had a unique brain size and shape as well. Albert’s best skill is science, physics, and philosophy, and this man was absolutely a genius. This German man published more than 300 scientific papers in his life. His most famous equation is E= mc2 which led to many other creations after that.

Best Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

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