7. Galileo Galilei – IQ level: 182


The Italian philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. The telescope was one of his greatest gifts to mankind. But compared to his many other significant scientific accomplishments, which include the discovery of planetary objects like Callisto, the Galilean moons, Europa, Ganymede, and Io, that is but a drop in the bucket. Galileo was also in the crosshairs of the Inquisition because he confirmed via actual observation that the solar system is heliocentric—that is, the sun is at the center and the planets circle around it... NEXT......BACK

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