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His words affected billions of people.
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Jesus is the most influential person in the world... Who else can say follow me and have people drop everything... Forget their old lives and give everything they have to live out what he says? No one.
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Jesus saves!
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In my opinion no one has come near to Jesus Christ with respect to His influence on so many aspects of our world and society. Most schools of higher learning in the English speaking world and many in the non-English speaking world exist because of Christ. Women and children throughout this world, with the exception of a few countries have a much better way of life because of what Christ taught and people accepted
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Sorry it would actually would probably be the year 2000 to the year 2015 somewhere in there.
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Christianity is Thousands of years old its almost 2000 years old. It will celebrate its 2000s birthday 2044 or somewhere around there If my history is right.
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I don't even believe in God and I know that Jesus is one of the Greatest men in History.
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He is the Son of God and the messiah of Israel and the redeemer of mankind.
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He is the prophet of islam who spreaded the message of allah all over the world, he taught peoples the way of life as allah wants, he taught about evrything ...he hd brighten the world with the light of truth...peace be upon isa ...amen!
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This is a great list with great educatinal value.
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Jesus is great but he is not god. He is saint who showed way of heaven and taught how to live life. I think in Christianity he is only saint thats why people worship him like God. If you see in other religions there are dozens of saint who are great than jesus.
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It does not matter if you're religious or not, this is a list of influential people; Christianity has greatly influenced the world for thousands of years.
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Hands down(or hands raised high)! Is and always will be protecting and guiding us all!
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SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amen, Jesus Is Lord. Glory to the King
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yup!
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Everybody on this planet had to do with him one way or another. The big question is whether the biggest event with him is still to come!
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Isaiah wrote 700 years before Christ about Christ (Is 53): “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.”
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Who was that man, who was the most influental in human history? Here are only a few biblical proofs that Jesus is God according to the Bible: Col 2,9: For in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily Col 1 15-17: (Christ) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Heb 1,8: But about the Son (Christ) he says, 'Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a sceptre of justice will be the sceptre of your kingdom 1Joh 5,20: We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Joh 20,28: Thomas answered him (Christ), “My Lord and my God Joh 10,33: The Jews answered him (Christ), “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 1Cor 3,23: and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God Isaiah 9,6:“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon4 his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah lived many hundred years before Christ. He was a prophet who spoke of a child born who was also a “Mighty God”. This fits well for Jesus.
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thats not what i asked for, they all imply the greatness of this man none of which say he is god. i asked for an explicit statement that says jesus is god and/or jesus should be worshipped. surely that shouldnt be too hard to find if thats the main message of christianity
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read it. not there. if u say it is then can u reference it??
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Jesus Christ is man and God in one. He was influental in his time and since two thousand years he is still most influental for most of humankind. It is stupid to negate that. But the most important thing is, that he will also be most influental the next two thousand years.
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did anyone notice that the whole world counts the years AC or BC, after Christs birth and before Christs birth. If you like Jesus or not, he is the most influental people on the world because billions of people since two thousand years are and were "followers" of him (or at least said and say ist). And even Billions of Muslims are influenced by him, he is a great prophet for muslims. And atheists all arpund the world deal with him, because they reject him. Everybody has heard from him, everybody hears aboput him at school, everybody has a church seen or a cross and and and. This discussion is really useless, of course he is by far the most influental man. Like it or not.
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I'd like to know who arollison is? If this list is a measure of influence, how did he measure this influence? Evidently not by the number of believers - the measures of knowledge or modern day sciences spawned from ideas of historical figures. Did they look this up on Google? Or is it personal opinion??
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Even if he was not "real" he has influenced more people than anyone, ever. Even if he does not exist (not saying he doesnt) he is still on this list as inspirational. This isnt a list of most inspirational 'real' people, it is a list of most inprisational people period.
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He and St. Peter will also have influence in the next life unlike others listed here.
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in allahs eyes all messangers and prophets are one thats why god choose them as its repersentives on earth why moh is more popular becasue on earth he told the truth about jesus, moses and he filled the final chapter of allahs revelation (for the record once i mention one of gods repersetive i will be sayiing all of them as the qurans love all gods repersentive
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Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God!
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I don't get atheists, they say we theists should provide proof on the existence of God (Allah/Jehovah/Yahweh/etc.) so that they could believe. Well first of all in order to believe you must have faith which clearly atheists lack! So why do some persuade us to revoke our beliefs? It's like trying to make a believer out of an atheist. It simply isn't possible. The day we theists throw away our belief is the day when atheists believe in God.
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Whether you believe in his divinity or not, as a HUMAN (not as "The Son of God"), he taught us the true philosophy of life. Even though the Vatican screwed up in the past killing innocent people for their so called "conversion of Gentiles", "witch hunts", etc., we can't deny the fact that His teachings were, and are still very true. You don't have to believe in Him as divine but as a man, he definitely knew more about living than anyone else in history. Also, throughout the course of history, many people defended and died just to preserve his legacy ~ 2000 years and counting in fact!
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I'm not religious, but I have to admit this man is very influential.. He has caused so many deaths and world events.
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with all of these applaud on one side and sophistry on the other, isn't it just as if we share an intensive zeal cast for or against him of this very object of controversy?, even they who posted him number 1 couldn't do it otherwise, why? perhaps the heart no matter where it took its religious and moral abode, seems unintentionally familiar and acquainted with this man always, that it could tell undeniably that this nice person(either deity or mortal) exudes intelligence far greater than them all. . .
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Since you guys have been arguing about Jesus and Muhammad,I would like put it this way.So far as Muslims and Christains,we all should come to a common understanding that both Jesus and Muhammad are the messanger sent by God/Jehova in Christain or Allah in Islam.Thus,its no good trying to put which should be first coz They both performed the same job which was assigned to them by GOD HIMSELF..And it can be assumed that in one way or another we worshiping the same GOD...Am I right?.. And since we've been worshiping the same GOD,let us all (both Islam and Cristians) put GOD first,the # 1.
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According to Jewish historian Falvius Josephus, Jesus was a real historical person, a teacher, a worker of miracles, and gathered a band of followers who continued to follow him after his death.
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At once God and man.
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jesus christ must be 1st among these people ..
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Praise Jesus Christ!!! Sould be first...
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Did you know that Jesus Christ is considered Islam’s Greatest Prophet and Messenger
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Everyone takes a shot at Christians, but no one dares say a bad word against Muhammad.
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Regardless if Jesus is real or not his words influence the heart and mind of all religions .... Jesus is quoted more than Mohamed in the Quran ... And Mohamed don't even make it close who ever said that... Mohamed was just a regular illiterate... Jesus is studied by hindus Buddhists muslims catholics Christians ... And theologians ... Even in the law of one, ra spends a considerable amount on answering questions about jesus and all his aliases ... I don't know nothing about if Jesus was fiction or not but I find his words enlightening and powerful... I'm not a Christian or muslim either... I just respect the mind and the power of the potential of it.... For sure Jesus is top 5
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As Muslim i Love Jesus (PBUH) ,Jesus was the Beloved prophet of God. He was the only the best in his time, I love him alot.
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Both Nikola Tesla and Einstein were Christians. Go figure! Whether you would put Him at number one or not, they sure would have. You will all know Him soon. I pray soon enough.
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I feel sorry for anyone who hates, belittles, or downright criticizes Jesus for what He did. In the words of the Messiah, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do". Luke 23:34
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Socrates and Buddha did the same things that Jesus did. And Jesus was not the first martyr. He has done nothing practical to benefit any of us living today. Einstein & Tesla deserve no. 1 spot.
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jesus was just a very persuasive cult leader...look at the facts. 1 you drink the body and blood of christ. 2. he walked on water. 3 he could cause the blind to see. 4 he spoke to a man in the sky and addressed him as "father". and you people call cults crazy lol
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if you truly believe that jesus is real ok thats fine. but he contributed nothing as an individual himself. how can anyone, that is sane, put jesus above nikola tesla. It's people like you and the ignorance you bring that caused our world to be tainted.
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Come on people its the 21st century, surely we are intelligent enough to move on from fairy tales. Jesus was just a story to get kids to go to bed 2000 years ago.
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I like to live in this, either as a myth or a truth people can argue, He is the true friend who was willing to die for the lost stranger like me.
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The best of the best of the best! Love your fellow person know matter where they are in life. Teach all people about Jesus the Christ. He Is By Far NUMBER ONE!.
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Totally the most influential person ever. Whether your a believer or a non believer. Jesus Christ changed the world. A famous writer once stated Jesus Christ is either a liar, crazy or is Lord. He is LORD .
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Albert Einstein, jeez i could think about tons of other people, but Jesus Deserves the No.1 Spot, the throne
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“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." 'Jesus Christ' This is just 1 of the hundreds of great quotes form the true Legend, you cant Deny.
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To The Haters: Get Your Facts Straight: # Christianity: 2.1 billion # Islam: 1.5 billion # Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion # Hinduism: 900 million # Chinese traditional religion: 394 million # Buddhism: 376 million # primal-indigenous: 300 million # African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million # Sikhism: 23 million
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Jesus was the most influential person in the history of the world, look at the population of religion, Christianity is leading by far ahead of Islam. Isnt That proof for ya!
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Why dn't you guys rad the Bible and you will find the good news. Jesus Christ who saved us all. Muhhamad may be a prophet of the true God but he did not include Jesus. Just like Jesus he existed but he did not deliver the truth.
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Even if Jesus was not the Messiah, his influence is still vaster than anyone elses for misleading billions of people. Thus, you can't say that because you don't believe in him he wasn't influential.
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As a non-Christian I am not stupid enough to say Jesus never existed but I am entirely sure that Jesus was far from the most influential person of all time. Few known roman writers ever wrote or even confirmed Jesus`s existence so the influence you claim comes from Jesus actually comes from the ideology and morals of the Jewish/Christians who wrote the new testament. The Christian ideals originated from the older Jewish religion and Plato’s philosophies from which the idea of a soul comes from so I wouldn’t credit Jesus too much for his moral teachings as they were already common at the time (Except for the anti-capitalist thoughts). If you were to credit anybody for your religion I would rather credit Constantine for stopping the official persecution of Christians, converting his vast empire and further spreading the Christian faith.
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Baseless. Jesus was an ordinary person who preached his own morals. Only posthumously was he given the status of God (or God's messenger) by the Catholic Church that used his name to expand its influence on the world.
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The question is who are Most Influential People of All Time (if Jesus is a God then how he is listed among people)
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cant get bigger than god
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I've seen bigger.
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And pigs fly. In all seriousness, though, this IS the list of the most influential people of all time, and he IS pretty influential o-o
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the bible is not a storybook. it's real.
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Ummm shouldn't the most influencial person of all time be someone that actually existed and not some character out of your storybook(The Bible)?
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Mohammed is No.1. Plz think people! his instructions are the for 1400 year.
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amen
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golden123, explain the difference using the bible.
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Can't argue with that. He's The Greatest.
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I have been searching for the ten most influential people who ever live. I find it difficult to believe that in all of the lists I have reviewed, Jesus Christ comes no closer than third. I would have thought that he might have been given a top spot somewhere. How people like Einstein, Hitler, Columbus take priority is unbelievable.
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That was god who helped Moses not Jesus, ther is a difference.
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Saint Paul Report Abuse
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He can be seen as the founder of the Christian church because Jesus taught him so whereas he taught the 12 apostles to preach to the people of Israel about the kingdom of God. Paul had to send the message to the nations to build up something totally new. Paul is read in millions of homes every evening. Therefore he should be second on the list of the most influental people.
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Paukl was writing in his epistles a lot about -mysteries - although he expressed what these miracles are. They were facts about God an mankind before not revealed, but now to Paul. Therefore he is one of the most influental man for the Christian part of mankind. He should be numver 2.
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Paul was revealing that all mankind will once be united in God in his epistle to the Collosians: “ For in Christ all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” Even most Christians do ignore “all things”. Even Muslims and Roman Catholics! Good news!
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Paul taught that Israel will be totally restored: (Romans 11,15-26) "!Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob."
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Paul was the preacher of love: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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The chronicler of the New Testament.
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A missionary, leader, and martyr.
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Without Paul we would not have Christianity.
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Soo true.
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Saint Paul should be just behind Jesus. Paul developed Christian theology.
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The Apostle John Report Abuse
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Ther gospel of John is very different to the gospels of Mark, Luke and Mathew, giving many important details about the relationship between God and Christ. In addition John wrote the book of Revelation which depicts the things to come in future. This book is very actual and is going to be even more actual as it seems.
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John was an eye witness of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He also wrote that Jesus was God and Creator of all things:“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
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Luke was a great historian. Astonishingly in his Bible books he does not go into detail about the teachings of Paul although he was his companion travelling a long time with him. He only wants to report the things that happen and not teach doctrines. This makles his works reliable.
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Luke wroet one of 4 reports about the life of Jesus. he also wrote the acts of the Apostles, the story of the uprise of Christianity in the frist century. He was a remarkable historian, since it turned out that all his details about persons, places and times are correct.
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God chose Him to be Jesus's disciple. He was a humble fisherman and yet God chose to write three of the books in the New Testament through him. We know of the Savior of the World in part through him.
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It is ironical too that Peter got the patron of the Roman church although he was the evangelist for the Jews. The Roman Catholic church had for many hundreds of years a bad position to the Jews and even proclaimed crusades for them. Most nazis were catholics, especially those who were in charge of the Holocaust.
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Peter said in his first sermon to the public in Jerusalem (Acts 2): Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. ... This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.” This was the very start of the Christian church. Therefore Peter was very influental.
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Peter was an eye witness about the events around Jesus. He said in 2 Pet 1,16-19: For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
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Yes, Peter was not Roman Catholic.
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Peters relation with Rome was this: he named it with the siginficant code name "Babylon" as the mother town of all abomination. He was far from being s.th like a pope, because the word pope comes from "father" and Peter knew well that Jesus had said (Mt 23,9): " And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven."
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Peter was never a Pope. The first Pope lived in the 4th century.
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Jesus Christ chose him. Also, he is the first pope.
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God chose him to carry on the work of Jesus.
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Did God choose him? Or did he choose himself?
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The Prophet Isaiah Report Abuse
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also very important for Jews
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Isaiah 9,6:“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon4 his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah lived many hundred years before Christ. He was a prophet who spoke of a child born who was also a “Mighty God”. This fits well for Jesus.
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The Prophet Isaiah wrote 700 years before Christ about the coming of Christ. Since the book of Isaiah was found in Qumran in 1947, the manuscript being more than 2000 years old, it was proven that the Bible we had till then was word by word identical with what the tradition brought to our times. This showed that there was in the Bible never a change. Therefore Jews and Christians have proved to be reliable preservers of their holy book.
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The Apostel Mathew Report Abuse
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According to the Bible, Matthew (Not Mathew) was an Apostle (not an Apostel) and was one of Christ's twelve disciples, and one of four Evangelists. He was one of the few who witnessed both Christ's resurrection and His ascension.. Before being called by Christ to be a disciple, Matthew collected taxes from the Hebrew people for Herod. Once called by Jesus the Nazarene, Matthew invited Jesus to his home for a feast. Upon seeing this, the scribes and the Pharisees criticized Christ for eating with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus replied “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)
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Mathew is the author of the world famous sermon on the mount which starts like this in Mt 5, 1-12:“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
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The Apostle Mark Report Abuse
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From Mark we knew that Jesus had brothers: Mk3, 31-32: And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.”Hundred Millions of people believe that what Mark wrote was right. And they orientate their lives to it. Since two thousand years uncounted numbers of people believe in his gospel. Like it or not. He is one of the most influental man in human history. If the share -ranks administration is deleting this coment it shows that they do not accept the voice of millions due to anti-christian censorship
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The Prophet Daniel Report Abuse
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Daniel was a great prophet who lived 500 years before Chrst. Why is he so influental? Because he made a prophecy about Christ. He foretold the coming of Christ in the first century and the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple of the Jews soon after. Christ was crucified in the year 30 and Jerusalem and trhe temple were destroyed from the Romans in the year 70. This is the biblical proof that Jesus was the Messiah (Dan 9): “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince (Jesus Christ) shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince (Roman general Titus who was not yet emperor) that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.”
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King David Report Abuse
He defeated the ennemies of Israel 3 thousand years ago and lai the foundation for the everlasting state of Israel. He was the darling of God JHWH. he was a great poet. His pslams are read daily of millions of people around the world. He is the great man of all Israelis since 3 thousand years. He wrote parts of the Bible.
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Few men in the world's history have achieved as much as David. The molding of Israel into a nation is exclusively his work, for he was the first to unify what until then had been merely a conglomerate of clans and tribes; and Israel remained one nation even after the division of David's single kingdom.
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From King David is the world famous Psalm 23 which goes: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name' sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever
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Johann Sebastian Bach Report Abuse
German Music composer,St. Mathew Passion, Mass in B Minor, polyphony.
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The student of music need not read far before encountering the passionate assertion that Johann Sebastian Bach was probably the greatest composer who ever lived. Such ardorous declarations might well be excused as author's bias were they not so prevalent in the literature--not to mention, proposed with such fervor--at least to elevate the proposition to a reasoned debate
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His music is played in hundred thousand of churches all around the world daily. And this since 400 years.
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There is Bach and there is the rest of the worlds music
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He is the sole master of music.
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Classic music from the 18th century and church music in which God and Jesus Christ is praised is not in the mood of everybody. But anybody who goes into this music will find an incredible richness in melody and forms. It is almost as if this man was a creation for exactly what he did. It is as if God himself formed his brains. He is the perfect example of a genius.
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Moses Report Abuse
Biblical Prophet.
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Fotr Christians and Jews it does not matter what the Quran says, because the quran was written 2 thousand years after Moses lived. The five first books of the Bible are written by Moses, 2 thousand years before Muhammad. Muhammad took a lot wrong because he could not read the Hebrew Bible.
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quran surah 2 ayat 136 Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the Prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.
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A fictional "character". There is no proof that he ever existed.
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jewism? you mean judism?
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Jewism is one of smallest religion in the world. i think Jesus Should be on Top Level.
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actually it spelled Allah
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Martin Luther Report Abuse
Started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to a church door, challenging the authority of the pope and bringing Catholicism back to its true purpose: the worship of God.
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Lurther had his mistakes. He was also a child of his age. But all the more he began a new age. The renaissance did not begin in Italy with Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo because they were children of the Vatican. The freedom of religion and thinking and science began with Luther. He opened the box of modern times. He broke the blind dominance of Rome to the benefit not only of Christianity but also for the whole western world.
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One of the most influental man in history. With Luthe the modern times began. Do not believe the religion blindly. Use your own reason.
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He should probably be a bit higher on the list... after all, he WAS the father of the civil rights movement, even if he didn't start it
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A brilliant man, what a inspiring man.Peace be upon him
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Without Martin Luther the world would be totally different. We had only totalitarian systems, no democracy. No freedom of rights, no human rights. With Martin Luther the dark middle ages stopped.
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He said: Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times
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He gave back to the world the true teaching of the Bible
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he gave the German people the Bible in German. By that he gave them a common language, because the Germans are divided in different tribes.He stood at first alone against the Roman Catholic church. This had a worldwide impact, because the message of the Bible was grossly falsified by the Catholics.
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This list contains a lot of people who have changed the way we look at science, made advances in technology and fueled our desire to learn more about our history/environment and future. But the true influential people are those that have changed the course of HUMANITY, not humans and this man deserves to be a lot higher. His actions, belief, and faith not only changed the biggest religion on earth, but the way he did it, his courage and determination will influence people for many, many years to come in giving them the same determination to change the world for the better
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This man should be MUCH higher than 75th..
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Courageous reformer.
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Brilliant man.
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Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
Music Composer
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ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT EVER!!!
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Man i really hate the people that cant enjoy this kind of music.. For me this piece is like a dream i cant understand why some poor intellectual people compare this genius with that little person of justin ..
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It's funny when people argue about things that shouldn't even be in the same conversation. Like Justin Bieber and Beethoven. I mean I could understand if you guys were arguing about Mozart and Beethoven but damn, this is sad. That you morons would even compare the Biebs' to someone as great as Beethoven. Sure he's popular now but the guy will be forgotten. Beethoven's legacy will actually surpass that of Justin Bieber. I mean to compare a snobby little brat to a man who COMPOSED music at 12 smh
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Some greatest musics are made by Beethoven, when he was deaf!
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Some considered his IQ from 165 until 180!
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One of the greatest artistic ever human created!
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When he was deaf, he still could create one of the greatest music and human achievement ever, Beethoven Symphony no.9!
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His musics so universal
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One of the greatest musical genius
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When he deaf, he still could made over 200 piece of musics! All of them are outstanding and hard!
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He can played piano when he only 3 years old!!!
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One of the greatest genius ever!
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He really does show, that anything is possible, even when you want to give up. Give it a go. He did. And Now, he enjoys the beauty of his work. A true musical Hero.
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If Beethoven symphonies are not heaven, what can we expect from heaven?
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The Japanese have totally different tradition in music. But even they are big fans of the music of Beethoven. Guess why!
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he was deaf, not blind
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hell yeah, he became blind and kept on going, that my friend is determination, something we all need.
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Abraham Report Abuse
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He is said to be the father of three religions. But he founded none. Accordfing to the Bible he was called from God. He did find nothing, he was found.
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very important because he founded 3 religions
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yes
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Theodor Herzl Report Abuse
Zionism,developed a political program to recover for the Jewish people their historic homeland after centuries of dispersion.Chaim Azriel Weizman helped secure the Belfour Declaration in 1917 and became the President of Zionist Organization. Weizman played a major role in the formation of Israel in 1948 and was its first President.In 1967 dispute over West Bank has lead to a standoff with Palestinians.
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Interestingly the German Jew Herzl was the architect of what the German (and Austrian) nazis gave the last decisive impuls. Build a homestate for Israel.
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So it was the German Jew Herzl who laid the foundation of the modern state of Israel! The Germans and Israel should celebrate this together!
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I am starting to notice that most of the people on this list have some kind of religious significance, or at least was affiliated with a religion... but I haven't gotten down to the very bottom of the list yet
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ironically, if Germany would have won WW I, the Jews would have had Israel much earlier and their would have been no Holocaust. And possibly we would have more peace in the Middle East.
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Why do you say that Herzl is responsible for that we have now the state of Israel. He was nothing but an instrument of God. Because it was God who gave the Jews their land back. read it in the Bible. It was prophesied there 3 thousand years ago already. he aaid that he would scatter them because of their disobedeince but in the right time he will gather them together. You can read it in 5. Mose 4,27 and many other places in the Old Testament.
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The German Kaiser Wilhelm II promised him a much bigger land for his state Israel, because he was a Protestant Christian and believed in the people of Israel as God`s people. But the Germans who were allies of the Osmans lost WWI and the British who were in control over the Middle East offered the Jews only a portion which became Israel in 1948. A bigger Israel would have nullified the Palestine problem. And there would have been peace and not the constant threat of war in the Middle East.
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Very important man for world history because he paved the way for the modern state of Israel, Israel being the most influental country in the world!
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The German Jew Herzl was decisive in the work to prepare the awarenenn for a own Jewish state in their former homeland. Around 1907 he foresaw that in 40 years this would happen. And indeed he was right.
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Johannes Gutenberg Report Abuse
Invented the printing press, perhaps one of the most influential inventions ever. We still feel the impact of his invention today in so many fields.
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Gutenberg could only be so succesful because Luther had paved the way to freedom in thinking. From thence freedom of press is not far away. Gutenberg and Luther - no accidence that they came in the right time! It was high time.
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I think he should be up near the top... without his invention, most people wouldn't have their precious religious texts and the only people who would actually have a book would be churches and the extremely wealthy. Without his very important invention, we would not know about Jesus Christ, God, Muhammad, even Albert Einstein! He needs to be higher on the list simply because the impact of those who are at the top of this list now would have hardly any impact without him
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Ok how is he not #1! He's the only reason we have books and even the internet!
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The modern world is based on his invention
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Sure, if he would not have invented the printing press, somebody esle would have done it. But it was him. So he is to blame. Another point is this: without him the reformation would not have been possible, because the reformation could only be successful when many people could read the Bible which was before Gutenberg not possible. Luther and Gutenberg where the architects of modern Europe although they had no idea of this.
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Everything the Chinese have invented! Yes, yes, even the TV 2 thousand years ago and the car 3 thousand yeasr ago. I myself lived 4 thousand years ago and invented the bglib. This will be invented again next year. You will see. It seems that Gutenberg was a unique inventor by providence. Be it as it may be, he started the development of the modern world. Like it or not. If you think about it, you cannot escape this conclusion
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One of the most important invention and man in the world history !
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The Chinese had movable type first, but Gutenburg modernized it and made it availible to the European world.
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It's not that he invented the printing press, it's that he invented Movable Type. This allowed printers the ability to quickly, easily, and cheaply re-use letters without having to re-engrave an entire book.
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The Chinese had invented printing presses long before Johannes Gutenberg.
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Gabriele Niederberger Report Abuse
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why didnt she come to Israel
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Much underrated, but this is due to her works in the underground. She always lays stress that nobody should speak about her. But her influence is tremendeous. She is indeed a boon to mankind.
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She should definitely ranked higher!
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Changed the lifes of so many! To the good!
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Great works of love and dedication for the good and the welfare of the people. An example of charity, self-denial and sacrifice. Her works will last for ever in the people she cared for and the memory of so many. She is the goddness in person.
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Karl Martell Report Abuse
This germanic general defeated the arabs in Tours/Poitiers in the 8th century, saving Europe from Islam. Therefore influental for the whole mankind.
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Think what would have happened with the World, if Karl and his Franks would have been defeated from teh Arabs! The whole western world not existent! No coca cola but everywhere Quran schools.154
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yes, infact, every school pupil in the world should know about him. The first defender of the free world to oppressors of human rights.
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Arminius Report Abuse
German freedom fighter. He defeated the Romans. Germany was not conquered by the Romans and not latinized. Because of this Western and Central Europe became germanic. The Saxons could take over in Britain the course of history, the Franks in Gallo-France. Other germanic tribes departed to other western European countries.
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very decisive for the development of Europe. The world became a western wolrd because the Germanic tribes like the anglo-saxons, franks and others could spread and take advantage of their predominance. The western wolrd is mainly a germanic culturised world! Even in China and Pakistan!
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Otto the Great Report Abuse
The German emperor defeated the asian invadors and prevented western Europe from conquest. Europe remained Christian. The German tribes east of the Rhine were unified. He was the first of of a long row until the year 1806 of German Kings who were crowned Roman emperor, to be the spiritually leading power in Europe. He and his followers tried to bind the pretentious supremacy of the Popes to the benefit of the free nations.
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I think he was on e of many German kings who made the Royal mounted police in the Eastern territories of Europe against the barbarian hordes while the Kings in France and England wasted their peoples lifes for questions of who is getting the throne.
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Konrad Zuse Report Abuse
He is the inventor of the computer
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He was the forefather of the Computers because he built the first functioning Computer. The System he introduced is used in all modern Computers.
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Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3, which became operational in May 1941. Zuse was also noted for the S2 computing machine, considered the first process-controlled computer. He founded one of the earliest computer businesses in 1941, producing the Z4, which became the world's first commercial computer. From 1943 to 1945 he designed the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül. In 1969, Zuse suggested the concept of a computation-based universe in his book Rechnender Raum (Calculating Space).
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In Millions of household and millions of firms his achievements are used. Modern life without computers on the basis of Zuses endeavour would not be possible.
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He was not the only one to contribute to the invention. But when compared with others he was the first who constructed a forerunner of the modern computer. HIs computing had everything.
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Paul Ehrlich Report Abuse
Scientist,pioneered synthetic drugs(chemicals produced in laboratory rather than extracted from natural resources, opened up the allopathic medicine world wide.
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Thanks to him, millions of lives have been saved and are being saved in future. It was not his feat alone, but he gave decisive impulses for that.
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You must be talking about Paul Ehrlich (14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915). I thought you were talking about the Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich. That Paul Ehrlich has influenced a lot of people, but has been wrong about just about everything.
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Johannes Kepler Report Abuse
Astronomer
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Underrated scientist since all the modertn astronomy is based on his findings
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he filled the gap in knowledge which Copernicus had created about the relations in our solar system. He finished the open answers Copernicus had given to the questions of his time about Astronomy. Unlike Copernbicus he did not foster the children of the times playmate which was astrology. With Kepler started the detection and what is called the "conquest" of the space.
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Max Planck Report Abuse
Physicist,Quantum theory and thermodynamics were greatly enriched by his work.
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He said, on the ground of the Cup of science knowledge of God is waiting.
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He is the scientist of the 20th century, not Einstein. And Einstein would agree with it.
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he was a friend of Einstein, but he proved that Einstein s idea of a strict determination of all things was wrong by his quantum theory. This theory, scientifically proved to be right influenced the science of physics and philosophy. The thesis of God got a new argument.
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Prinz Eugen von Savoyen Report Abuse
He brought back Eastern Europe from the Turkish sovereignty and pushed the Osmans back to Constantinople
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Sobieski saved Europe in vienna, but it was the Prince of Savoy who drove the turks back almost all the way whence they came.
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I thought It was Jan Sobieski.
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He meant for the 18.century what Karl Martell meant fo the 8th century: salvation from Islam invading Europe. What Martell perfomed in the West, he did in the East.
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Robert Koch Report Abuse
The Nobel prize winner became famous for isolating teh tuberculosis and cholera bacillus
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His work saved the lifes of many millions. Therefore he should be among the top 20
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Alexander von Humboldt Report Abuse
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Charles Darwin described him as "the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived." He is widely respected as one of the founders of modern geography. Alexander von Humboldt's travels, experiments, and knowledge transformed western science in the nineteenth century.
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One of the greatest allround savants and explorers ever. He dominated his age.
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Prophet Jeremia Report Abuse
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Jeremiah, a jewish prophet 600 years before Christ, is traditionally credited with authoring thebiiblical books of of Jeremiah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings and the Book of Lamentations. Jeremiah is regarded as the second of the major prophets.During the siege of Jerusalem, when it was finally obvious that Jeremiah’s prophecies of disaster would be fulfilled and that destruction and exile were imminent, God was telling Jeremiah that the nation would eventually be restored and that houses and fields would once again be bought in the land. This happened since 1948.
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Carl Friedrich Gauss Report Abuse
Mathematician,pioneered the application of mathematics to areas like gravitation,magnetism and electricity.The unit of magnetic induction is named after him.Gauss's law is the expression of charge as a source of electric field.
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Without his works and the works of kepler we had no knowledge beyond the orbit and the universe would be a black hole. No extraterrestrian flight, no Nasa - no wasting money for all these projects teh best of which is that we have nice pictures of distant galaxies
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Nikolaus Otto Report Abuse
Built the first practical four-stroke internal-combustion engine.
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The first car was built by Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz. They used the motor of Otto. No Otto- motor - no car. The car has along with the otto-motor a story of success of the last 120 years.
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There are two types of cars. Diesel and Otto engine cars. 300 Million cars are driven by Otto-motors. Is this influental enough?
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Leibniz Report Abuse
Mathematician, first to use the notion of functionalis.The difference with Isaac Newton caused a schism in European Circle.
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he was not only a mathematician. He was also a great philosopher who developed the theory of the Monaden which resembles the theory of today that the univers is comprised of nuclei and waves. ,he had no scientific proof for it. Today we know it is a right assumption.
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Werner Heisenberg Report Abuse
Uncertainity Principle
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Modern science is based on his findings
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The time when his reseacrh about the uncertainty principle will develop its most important results is still to come. Some philosophers (mainly atheists and existentialists) have still not understood that they can say good bye to their determinism principles. His detections are not known to the public. It would entail uncomfortable questions.
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He and Max Planck proved that Einstein was wrong with his determination theory.
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Polish King Sobiersky Report Abuse
He saved Europe in 1683 from Islam when the Turks where standing in front of Vienna. He came in right time to help the Austrians to beat the turkish armies. The Turks were supported by the Pope and the French king. They thought, if Vienna fell the door was open to central Europe and the Pope and the French King could have their part of the prey. Sobiersky was Catholic, but he was more Christian than catholic, therefore he helped to defend Christianity against Islam.
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John III (The Third) Sobieski, king from the polish gentry, in fact
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Here He is King SOBIESKI.
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Louis Pasteur Report Abuse
For creating the first vaccines and inventing pasteurization, a method which made safe the consumption of many food items. I think he might be a bit more important than Tupac shakur
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Pasteur proved that Darwin was wrong. He proved that life always comes from life.
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Prophet Joel Report Abuse
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Joel was a jewish prophet wholived 800 years before Christ. He foresaw that Israel would be scattered among the nations but regathered later. From Joel we have also a warning. Joel 3,1-2: "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land." The division of the land is still visible.
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Prophet Maleachi Report Abuse
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The Prophet Malachi (not Maleachi) and the Book of Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. Its Hebrew meaning is simply "My (God's) Messenger." The book of Malachi was written to correct the lax religious and social behavior of the Israelites, particularly the priests, in post-exilic Jerusalem. Although the prophets urged the people of Judah and Israel to see their exile as punishment for failing to uphold their covenant with Elohim, it was not long after they had been restored to the land and to Temple worship that the people's commitment to their God began, once again, to wane. It was in this context that the prophet commonly referred to as Malachi delivered his prophecy.
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Henri Dunant Report Abuse
Founder of Red Cross.
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Albert Einstein Report Abuse
Relativity Theory
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Because he did not want to work for the Nazis, he settled to the USA. Many German scientists followed his footsteps which was a very benefitial decision for the USA and the whole world.
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His great failure was that he tried to prove the determination of everything. Therefore he researched 40 years in vain. Max Planck was wiser in that.
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I would marry him.
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We cannot judge or classify each historical scientists according to their disscoveries etc...But we should at least appreciate each one them for what they had all done that contiributed to todays sciences.Credit to them all !!!...
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i disagree entirely, johannas gutenburg should by far be number 2. without him we would have anything to print on including this computer, and second of all we never wouldve broken off of catholisism. martin luther would have nothing to print his 95 thesis on and everyone would have to be catholic. and martin luther should also be on here
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Actually, Einstein did not have an active role in the creation of the atomic bomb besides mailing the President a letter of encouragement.
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Report Abuse
The Phenomenology of the Mind, Science of Logic, Encyclopedia of the philosophical sciences,Rejects the reality of finite and seperate and mind in space and time.There is an underlying unity as the absolute.The quest for unity is by dielectics.Rationalism, idealism and dielectics.The Hegelian left used only dielectics.
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he was the spiritual father of Marx. He forethought all the philosophies to come till our days. He is the spiritual architect of the modern world.
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Werner von Braun Report Abuse
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He was not the only one who was taken over by the US. All German scientists who had worked to develop rockets for the Nazis where carried over to the States and made good US citizens to help the USA make the Super Power No. 1. There were hundreds of them. The Soviets were less quick, but they too made their progresses after WW II with the help of the Ex-Nazi scientists. In fact it was luck that WWII ended not a little later.
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He worked during WW II for the nazis and developed the V1 and V2 rockets which brought so much death to English towns. After the war he was brought along with the other German scientists to the USA and made the USA teh nation which brought men to the moon. But his name was not Werner, it was Wernher
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He is without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement ... was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969.
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Isaac Newton Report Abuse
Founder of calculus
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Newton should be higher than Einstein, he basically invented physics and a lot of Einstein's theories were based on Newton's ones.
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Isaac Newton is by far the most influential. Whoever made this list is retarted.
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i wouldnt say that calculus is that important to all but engineers and physicists. Honestly, algebra or geometry were probably more important. However, i think that his strides in science alone were enough to put him in the top ten.
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Yeah, Newton pretty much invented physics as we know it, and he co-founded calculus; the most useful ind of maths.
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christopher columbus also share ds rank
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i admire newton for me he is the best..
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With out the findings of Newton ... Einstein wouldnt have completed theory if e=mc2 So in my point of view Newton should be rank higher than Einstein
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Newton has done more for the fields of science than anyone in history. This man should be #1 (or at least #2).
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He doesn't like you.
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i don't like him.
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Prophet Hosea Report Abuse
He prophesied the restauration of Israel in the end of times
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He prophesied Israel a great future 700 years before Christ. Hos 1,10: "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God." Since 1948 we see the fulfilmment of this prophecy!
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Prophet Samuel Report Abuse
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Leonhard Euler Report Abuse
Mathematician
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Report Abuse
Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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This man was a genie in many respects, but I cannot see that he was so tremendous influental. He was the king of poetry and a master of his language. But poetry is much overrated. It serves the ordinairy people to nothing.
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John Wayne Report Abuse
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courage is scared to death, but saddling up anyway!
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Rudolf Diesel Report Abuse
Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engin
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THat is to say, his motors are in 30 percent of all cars and most lorries on earth, plus so many ships which run a Diesel engine plus home generators all around the world. And this since a hundred years. If this is not influental! By the way, my car is also a Diesel car.
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Christopher Columbus Report Abuse
You probably wouldn't live where you do today if not for him.
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Christopher Columbus founded America. And he probably was not the first on to do that. So the statement "You probably wouldn't live where you do today if not for him." is a very very incorrect statement for many reasons.
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What the west Indies?
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Really? No other explorer would have found this big lump of earth that we now live on?? Totally overrated
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Menachem Begin Report Abuse
Israeli statesman, As Israeli PM worked for peace in the region with Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
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Menachem Begin affected the Jews, the Middle East, Great Britain, and the world at large. Starting at his earlier years he was enrolled in several armies, a member of Zionist and Nationalist groups. Menachem was a right-wing extremist who promoted violent acts towards the Arabs and Great Britain due to their threat to him and Israel. The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt which Menachem Begin signed is still in effect today. This treaty is very beneficial for Israel. The boldness and fortitude used in bombing the nuclear reactor in Baghdad, that was at first criticized, in retrospect was extremely positive for Israel, America and the rest of the world.
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Peace should be in scare quotes here. Why on earth is Begin on the list but Yitzak Rabin isn't. Rabin is one of the few genuine men of peace to have held high office in Israel, and got himself killed for it.
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George Washington Report Abuse
Commander of American Forces. In 1787 presided over the Constitutional Convention and became first President of USA.
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The model for all great world leaders.
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Set the example for all succeeding presidents.
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Could have been king, but chose to be a citizen leader.
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Under-rated.
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Overrated.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Report Abuse
Composer,The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute
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Karl Benz Report Abuse
In 1885, German mechanical engineer, Karl Benz designed and built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine. On January 29, 1886, Benz received the first patent (DRP No. 37435) for a gas-fueled car. It was a three-wheeler; Benz built his first four-wheeled car in 1891. Benz & Company, the company started by the inventor, became the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles by 1900.
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no Benz - no cars - no pollution
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All the Mercedes Benz cars have him as forefather and all the other cars in the world are built after his design.
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Mark Twain Report Abuse
American writer and humorist who created such classics as "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn".
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I reject his later works, but the main body of his (earlier) work is a boon to mankind. He is a preacher of humanity. Bad people cannot read his books, or they do and get better.
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Friedrich Schiller Report Abuse
German philosopher and poet
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One of the most underrated philosophers and poets. Propably because few translations in English. He was equal with Goethe, but died young
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He was the unique master of describing the drama of being human opposed to the godly descandance of man. This serves to create a higher being of man, mature and back to divine meaning and destination. Not like the devastating chaotic and nihilating literature of later days.
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Benjamin Franklin Report Abuse
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Odometer Franklin was curious as to how far he was traveling by carriage, in his role as postmaster, for his travels between Philadelphia and Boston. While the concept of the odometer dates back to ancient times, Franklin did create his own version. The concept was to attach the device near the wheels of a carriage, determine the circumferance of the wheel and the number of revolutions required to travel a mile, and have the device register the distance traveled.
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Flexible Urinary Catheter In Franklin's day, catheters (tubes inserted through the urethra into the bladder to drain urine from the body) were rigid and quite painful. Franklin devised a catheter with a flexible tube. John, Ben's older brother, suffered from kidney stones, and so Ben found a way to ease some of the disconfort for his brother.
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Swim Fins Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today's foot flippers, these were attached to one's hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.
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In colonial America, homes were warmed by a fireplace. The Franklin stove, invented in 1742, is a metal-lined fireplace that stands in the middle of a room. It has rear baffles for improved airflow. It provides more heat and less smoke than an open fireplace and uses less wood. This cast-iron furnace would radiate heat from the middle of the room in all directions, and the iron walls even absorbed heat, providing warmth to the room long after the fire went out.
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Mapping the Gulf Stream Franklin made eight voyages across the Atlantic Ocean (or, as it was known then, the Western Ocean) between the Colonies and Europe. He wondered why journeys eastward were faster than return trips. His curiosity led him to be the first to map the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream, along with the North Atlantic Drift, is the ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, exits through the Strait of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
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invented the lightning rod-Once Franklin had an understanding of the behavior of electricity, he set about to protect houses from the destructive forces of lightning. A lightning rod, simply, is a rod attached to the top of a building, connected to the ground through a wire. The electric charge from lightning strikes the rod and the charge is conducted harmlessly into the ground. This protects houses from burning down and people from electrocution.
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invented Bifocals
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Franklin did not, of course, invent electricity, but he discovered many things about it, previously not understood.
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Really? The grammar gives it away?
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I absolutely guarantee that the guy who said 'Well if you look at the world we live in today. You can't help but notice the huge influence the US has on most of the world.' is an American. The grammar gives it away.
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From my point of view over here in the uk, Ben who???
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you can't "create" electricity
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I don't rate Ben to high myself. However to the comment above that say's we are not rating the most influential people in the US. Well if you look at the world we live in today. You can't help but notice the huge influence the US has on most of the world. So having said that those who influence the US will influent the world.
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he didn't create electricity. tesla did that
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Sure. Electricity is SO overrated...
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We are talking about the most influential people of all time here......not the most influential people of the united sates of America. Whoever voted to put Ben up here in 7th place is an idiot.
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Please tell me I'm hallucinating. Only Homer and Sam Walton are more overrated than Benjy here.
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King Solomon Report Abuse
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He was not only a wise king. He wrote two books of the Bible and hundreds of generations of people all over the world lived according to it and took his councel.
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wise king
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Ronald Reagan Report Abuse
Under his leadership we regained respect for America and at his suggestion the Berlin was was taken down!
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He stopped the Soviets. He was one of the few who understood that appeasement is not the politics to deal with the might of evil. He was one of the few who learnt from the events of the 1930s
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Great President!!
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actually it was George H W Bush that ended the Cold War
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Best president in my time!
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nothing against Reagan so much but I find it interesting that if u ask a republican what is the biggest issue and who is the best president, they all say lower taxes and Reagan, even tho he raised taxes and increased the size of Government more than anyone. Too bad Jimmy Carter wasnt very influential because one of his biggest ideas was to get America off foreign oil.
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A true leader.
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Brought back hope and pride in America.
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Won the Cold War.
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One of the greatest presidents.
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your an ass. Reagan was one of the best, if not 'the' best, president of the United States
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Kidding me? Ronald Reagan shouldn't be on here, he just took credit for the collapse of the USSR's economy.
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Abraham Lincoln Report Abuse
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First Republican president ever
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He unified the USA and set it on the course to become the greatest and most powerful nation the world has ever known. Instead of the United States are it became the United States is
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Are you guys also forgetting that he helped push for abolition? Free slaves and all the junk? People can be influential in more than one aspect.
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If it were not for this man, the US would probably have never become a superpower, which would make the world today dramatically different. He had enormous influence.
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Dude, Abe Lincoln was totally overrated...
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Fyodor (Mikhailovich) Dostoevsky Report Abuse
Russian novelist, Poor Folk,Crime and Punishment,The Brothers Karmazov, Realism in fiction.
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absolutely brilliant
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greatest writer of all time
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Louis Braille Report Abuse
Invented Braille system to enable blind people to read
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So do I.
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I agreed with the 2nd comment
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There must be a lot of blind people reading this. I mean, If they COULD READ!
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No offence to blind people, I don't think he was one of the "most influential people of all time."
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Nicolas Copernicus Report Abuse
Astronomer,heliocentric system,De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,when publishedin 1543 had a hostile reception.Swept away the mediaeval cosmic clockwork of wheels within wheels with earth as the centre of the universe.
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This German astronomer was starting a totally new view how to look at the world. In a scientific way, not influenced by religious bias. He knew true Religion and true scientific proof are no contradiction.
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Koperinikus or Kopernik had identified himself as Polish, and Thorn or Torun was Polish City, why are so many liers?
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Copernicus self-identified himself as Polish.
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Copernicus is surely ahead of Galileo who became more famous because of his contest with the Catholic church. But ahead of Copernicus is Johannes Kepler. Just ask an astronomer. he will tell you that Kepler set Copernicus right.
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His name was Nikolaus Kopernikus, but his fathers and birth name was Nikolaus Koppernigk, since he was teh son of a wealthy German merchand who lived in Thorn, which was a town of the German Hanse. His mother was also of german decendance, Barbara Watzenrode. Thorn left in the 30-years war the German Order and became part of Prussia which had subjugated to the King of Poland for protection. This might be the reason why Poles regard him as one of them.
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he was wrong. the universe doesn't revolve around the sun
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Copernicus should be ahead of Galileo... if not for Copernicus, who knows where we'd be now.
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Nicolaus August Otto Report Abuse
One of the most important landmarks in engine design comes from Nicolaus Otto who in 1876 invented an effective gas motor engine. Nicolaus Otto built the first practical four-stroke internal combustion engine called the "Otto Cycle Engine.
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Vietnam Vets Report Abuse
all heros
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No, I am German and also voted for them, because these guys deserve it to be memorized. They influenced the thinking of the world biggest nation. But they were not heroes.
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Yes, they were all very influential for the study of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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anyone who voted for this must have a mental condition/be american
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Agustinus Report Abuse
He introduced teh doctrine of endless punishment in hell and roman lawful thinking into the church
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By far, the main person responsible for making Hell eternal in the Western Church was Augustine (354-430 CE). He did not know Greek, had tried to study it, but stated that he hated it. Sadly, it is his misunderstanding of Greek that cemented the concept of Eternal Hell in the Western Church . Augustine not only said that Hell was eternal for the wicked but also for anyone who wasn't a Christian. So complete was his concept of God's exclusion of non-Christians that he considered un-baptized babies as damned; when these babies died, Augustine softened slightly to declare that they would be sent to the "upper level" of Hell. Augustine acknowledged the Universalists whom he called "tender-hearted," and included them among the "orthodox."
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He influenced Christianity strongly with his ideas. But he did not know greek, therefore he misunderstood the original Bible textes. He used the latin versions which mistranslated a lot. The latin roman church is grounded on his misconceptions.
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Constantine Report Abuse
Converted Roman Empire to Christianity which went on to become the most important religion in Europe.
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He laid the foundations for the world church.
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Part of God`s plan? Constantine did not convert the Romans to Christianity. This is nonsense. He just allowed the Christians to be Christians. Before that it was not allowed and Christianity was a persecuted religion. Read the history books. But he, the politician, gave the Roman bishop the supremacy by order. And then the mess started.
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Part of God's plan.
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Robert von Mayer Report Abuse
German doctor and physicist who found the Law of Thermodynamic. Unfortunately Darwin did not read his works. Mayer proved that work and energy are equivalent an can be transformed one to another.
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very much underrated. He found important laws. But he made not a big deal out of it.
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Gottlieb Daimler Report Abuse
n 1885, Gottlieb Daimler invented a gas engine, revolutionizing car design.
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DIdnt daimler use Ottos engine, daimler built the car
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Justinian Report Abuse
Jurist, Codification of Roman Law.The edicta (pronouncements), rescripta(opinions),mandata(instructions to officials) were the last parts in codification whose corpus starts twith the primitive code in XII Tables.
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Richard Wagner Report Abuse
composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as he later called them). Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs.Wagner achieved all of this despite a life characterized, until his last decades, by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors. The effect of his ideas can be traced in many of the arts throughout the twentieth century
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Magellan Report Abuse
Explorer
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Vasco da Gama Report Abuse
Portuguese explorer who opened the sea way to India
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Wilhelm Konrad von Rontegen Report Abuse
Physicist,X rays.
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Erwin Schrodinger Report Abuse
Quantum Physics
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Johannes Brahms Report Abuse
Great composer of clasical music
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Immanuel Kant Report Abuse
German Philosopher
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wonderful
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Albert Schweitzer Report Abuse
This German philosopher became famous as rainforest doctor and expert on Bach music. He earned his living with organ playing. As theologician he showed that the traditional belief about Jesus was not the biblical one.
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Philip Melanchthon Report Abuse
Imortant Reformator
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Frederick the Great Report Abuse
He gave hundred thousands of protestant protection against the persecution from the catholics. He made flourish imminent parts of Eastern Europe. With his constant wars against Austria and France he kept their inlfluence to centtral Europe at bay and made it possible that cenral Europe remained free. Napoleon studied his warfare and tactics.
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Otto von Bismarck Report Abuse
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he was the constructor of peace in Europe to the end of the 19th century by installing an engenious alliance system. When this was abolished the nations fell into WW I
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David Livingstone Report Abuse
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Charlemagne Report Abuse
Inherited his kingdom, ruled wiyh brute force.
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He was the first germanic king who reestablished the Roman Empire. He was the first one who built an European common market as far as western continental Europe was concerned. He conquered with his Franks the non-christian Saxons and pressed them in catholic religion.
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Hernan de Cortez Report Abuse
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Johannes Calvin Report Abuse
Reformator
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Augustus Caesar Report Abuse
Influential ruler of the Roman Empire
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Actually the med was already conquered by the time Augustus came to power.
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defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra, conquered all of the mediterenean
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THE BEATLES Report Abuse
THEY DEVELOPED A STYLE OF MUSIC THAT WILL NEVER BE DUPLICATED OR SURPASSED FOR GENERATIONS
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michael jackson was way better.....
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Friedrich Nietzsche Report Abuse
are you kidding me? why is he not at the top of the list already? friedrich nietzsche is one of the greatest philosophers of all time, he examines how christianity and other religions impede on the progress of a society and are a huge waste of resources. Go look up a list of Nietzsche quotes and tell me you don't recognize any of them...
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Why did Nietzsche waste his time and resources wnehn he examined how christianity and other religions impede on the progress of a society and are a huge waste of resources? He was very influentious, because he influenced very much Hitler and the Nazis.
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Max Müller Report Abuse
He saved all the ancient indian literature. Without his works there would be hardly any hindu philosophy of meaning based on the ancient thinkers
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Simon Bolivar Report Abuse
Charismatic Leader, led South America to independence from 400 years of foreign rule.nown as The Liberator the country Bolivia is named after him.Between 1819 to 1822 , Bolivar won a series of cictories against Spain getting Colombia and Venezula getting confirmation of independence. In 1822 his general Antonio Jose de Sucre got Ecuador's independence.Two years later Bolivar made a deal with Argentinian liberator Jose de San Martin who was active in Peru. As a result Sucre defeated the Spanish at Ayacuho bringing independence to Peru.Soth American nations suffered successive military rulers and leftist liberation groups became active. The worst sufferers were the indigenous people who had lost control to white settlers from foreign lands and there was massive decimation of entire civilizations and cultures. Finally new age democracy notions arrived and by 1960's were being heard.By 1987 there was revival in the lost civilizations and Cultures and Peru became the focal point of New Age Movement.
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Archimedes Report Abuse
Greek scholar,curves and spiral,parametric considerations of a line.
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yo mama
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Socrates Report Abuse
Philosopher, his style of teaching is still emulated
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Agreed. Socrates should be higher than Plato, who should in turn be higher than Aristotle, not the other way around.
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Socrates taught Plato... Who basically ripped off his work after he died, passing it off as his own. Why would Socrates be ranked lower than Plato?
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Confuscious Report Abuse
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It's spelled Confucius. If he is the 58th most influential person of all time, he at least deserves his name spelled right.
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Yeah; nothing
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Too bad he wasn't around in modern times... imagine what he could have done.
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Karl Marx Report Abuse
Theory of class stuggle
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Marx should be much higher. Whether you agree with him or not, his ideas influenced millions of people. And I'd even argue that he was a positive influence.
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Marx was certainly influential, but not in a good way.
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it's STRUGGLE
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Marx's ideas were influential for almost a century after his death, their implementation resulting in at least 85 million deaths.
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Aristotle Report Abuse
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"The Philosopher" was his title for over a thousand years.
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very attentive and influential
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Origenes Report Abuse
Greatest of all Apostles after the 12. Greatest theologian sage and defender of the Christian faith in the 2nd centurzy
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Pizarro Report Abuse
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Friedrich Engels Report Abuse
German socialist philosopher, collaborated with Marx and founder of scientific socialism. Communist Manifesto.
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