The Magnificent 10

Episode 7: The greatest oddballs in history

Today, everyone knows what “nerds” are, those eccentric individuals who have a detailed knowledge of a particular field but who are socially somewhat inept. We usually immediately think of computer freaks. But is this human species only a recent phenomenon? Definitely not! Nerds were around in analogue times too. Hildegard von Bingen, Beethoven, Michelangelo and other geniuses from the past had many characteristics that remind us the modern-day nerd.


WRITER: Martin Becker     EDITOR: Igor Garbuzenko, Isabelle Schmidt, Fabian Wienke, Marie Wilbers    COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Tina Weimar (ZDF), Katharina Kohl (ZDF), Daniela Rößler (ZDF)