SERIOUSLY UNDERRATED PEOPLE IN HISTORY
Added on: 13th Oct 2016
Although she discovered nuclear fission, her colleague
Otto Hahn got all the credit and denied that she had
helped him. Eventually, however, the truth came out and
today she even has an element named after her, meitnerium.
After picketing for women’s rights for years, being thrown in
jail, and sent to an insane asylum, word finally got out about
how she was being treated and she was released. It led to
the near immediate passing of the 19th Amendment.
He trained both Beethoven and Schubert but is not
nearly as well known.
A Polish soldier, he willingly got himself sent to Auschwitz
and successfully set up a resistance movement.
CECILIA HELENA PAYNE-GAPOSCHKIN
She discovered the composition of stars but was told to
leave it out of her PhD thesis because it was
unconventional and she was a woman. Not long after,
somebody else got credit for her discovery. In recent
years, however, the injustice has been somewhat rectified.
He invented antibiotics and has probably saved your life
multiple times. Actually, you probably wouldn’t even be here
if it weren’t for his discoveries.
In 1956 he patented the shipping container and standardized
the shipping industry. It pretty much revolutionized international trade.
An English physician, he was a leader in the adoption of
anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is also considered
the father of epidemiology and advocated strongly for
better waste management in London following a cholera
outbreak. His ideas spread around the world, vastly
improving public health, and possibly saving
millions of lives.