The brain is the most mysterious part of the human body. It is the most essential part of our system, but what is really with the brain that make other people seem to be so smart? This article lists out the names of famous geniuses and greatest minds of all time, throughout history. These geniuses include top philosophers, physicists, famous poets, teachers, physiologists, artists, inventors, engineers, and those whose talents span across many fields of study.
This list takes a historic perspective, so the greatest thinkers who are included on this list come from many different eras. The greatest minds of the 21st century may be quite different from great geniuses from the distant past, but each person should be judged within the context of the time that they were living. For example, inventing a new type of telephone in 2013 would not qualify one as “the most brilliant mind of all time,” but in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell first patented the telephone, it was an act of genius not seen before.
There are a lot of intelligent people all around the world. However, this list was compiled based on their IQ level. Let us take a look at the people with the highest IQ ever recorded – The Top 10 World Most Famous Geniuses.
10. Michael Faraday – IQ level:175
The English scientist who received little formal education. His works advanced the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, the precursor of the high technologies that we enjoy today.
Testament to his genius, numerous scientific principles are named after him: Faraday’s law of induction; Faraday effect: Faraday cage; Faraday paradox; Faraday wheel; and Faraday wave among others.
His research would make it possible for later inventions in electricity and current.