The Most Influential Jews In History

Have you ever wondered about the great men of Jewish origin? Why can a people with less than 1% of the world’s population, contribute the most inventions to human development? This blog will give you insights into some of the greatest people of Jewish origin.

How does science explain the Jews?

The Jews are the most intelligent people in the world. This is not a baseless assertion. Scientists have proven this to be true based on real numbers. In 2005, a study showed that Jews have superior communication and numeracy skills compared to other ethnic groups. In the 20th century, up to 27% of American scientists who won Nobel Prizes were Jewish. Not only that, Jewish people accounted for the following achievements, including about 25% of mathematicians who won the Fields Medal (similar in value to a Nobel in mathematics), 25% of the ACM Turing Award winners (a medal for computer scientists), 9 out of 19 chess champions.

In 2015, Jews made up less than 0.2% of the total global population, which is about 14.3 million people. As early as the 19th century, about a quarter of the world’s scientists were Jewish. Famous persons such as Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, and Rosalind Franklin are all Jews.

Famous scientists with Jewish origin

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is perhaps the most known scientist of Jewish origin in the world. He is famous for his shaggy hair, big and sad eyes, as well as long mustache. Einstein was a great physicist with many stunning contributions to mankind. His greatest inventions were the theory of relativity and the hypotheses about the universe. In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on photovoltaics.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Einstein wrote four essays on quantum problems and the transmission of light. He was later invited to be a physics lecturer,  which made him extremely happy to be able to support his family with his dedication to physics. After giving his speeches about “the theory of relativity” to the public, he quickly gained worldwide admiration.

Karl Marx

Karl Marx is known as a great revolutionary. He is also a prominent economist, historian and sociologist. Although he did not stay alive to see his ideas recognized globally, his works  are important documents in the construction of international communism. From an early age, Karl Marx witnessed distinctions about his national origin. He wondered if it was these distinctions that caused society’s problems.

Karl Marx
Karl Marx

After being expelled from France, he and Engels completed the work “The Communist Manifesto”. The work emphasizes that human history is a class struggle and this will disappear if the proletariat rises up to fight and build a new type of state.

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin is a geneticist. She is the one who created a helical DNA model, which is the basis for scientists to further study the transmission of genetic characteristics from parents to children. Rosalind’s prominence was evident from an early age when she was very good at science, Latin language and sports.

Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin

At the age of 25, she was awarded a doctorate for her great contributions to science. Unfortunately, she passed away at the age of 37 from cancer when her research was not recognized, even plagiarized by male colleagues. Later, experts have verified and confirmed her great contributions to science, and this is a worthy reward for a woman dedicated to world science.