9. Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

A visionary unlike any other in recorded history, Einstein has probably gone further than any scientist in unlocking the secrets of the universe.

His general and special theory of relativity earned him uncontested fame, and he is also considered to be one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.

What other famous scientist, researcher or generally intelligent personality of our time and of centuries gone by would you add to the list? Also, which of the people I've mentioned here do you think should be given the most praise for their work and abilities?

Sources:

www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk
biography.com
eoht.info
wonderslist.com
thetoptens.com

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