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David Livingstone Report Abuse
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babylonian King
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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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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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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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James Cook Report Abuse
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Adam Smith Report Abuse
Economist, Wealth of Nations is a classic equal in status to Arthashastra of Kautilya.
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(The qualifier that Wealth of Nations is 'equal in status to the Arthashastra', strikes me as somewhat hilarious. Almost as if someone were to praise Paradise Lost as being 'at least as good as Harry Potter') Worth noting that Smith didn't consider himself an economist (the term didn't exist) but rather a moral philosopher, and if you don't read his Theory of Moral Sentiments alongside An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations you're apt to profoundly misunderstand the latter (as, for example, Ayn Rand did). The man was a thoroughgoing liberal and was concerned about the education and well-being of the working classes before Marx or Engels were even born.
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Amazing contributions to the "science" of economics. It is unfortunate that he is not more influential. He was right on just about everything.
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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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Archimedes Report Abuse
Greek scholar,curves and spiral,parametric considerations of a line.
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yo mama
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Sigmund Freud Report Abuse
Pschoanalyst
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Plato Report Abuse
Republic, Notion of Self eating immortal which made man realize mortality.
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Oh! did he now? Like in, 'life after death', which permeates religion around the world?
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Lao Tzu Report Abuse
Taoism
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Francis Drake Report Abuse
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Walter Raleigh Report Abuse
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William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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how come william shakespeare is at 124? i rank him at 2.
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He's the worlds most famous plagerist
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actualy wiliam waz ah tareible speeler himmself soo itt doessn't mater
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literarily!
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ok Orson Welles is more influential than shakespeare? thats literally the dumbest thing Ive ever seen
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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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El Cid Report Abuse
The Spaniard who is responsible to free Spain from the Muslims.
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He is a hero for Europe. He was a friend of the muslims but not of Islam. We need people like him today.
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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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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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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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Victor Hugo. Report Abuse
A literary genius neglected due to the difficulties of translation, Victor Hogo was a multifacted, myriad minded master of literature.
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Pizarro Report Abuse
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Leo Tolstoy Report Abuse
the greatest novelist of all time
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James Clerk Maxwell Report Abuse
Founder of the electromagnetic theory; also discovered that light travels in waves.
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Christian Neethling Bernard Report Abuse
Surgeon,open heart surgery and organ transplantation.
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Thomas Robert Malthus Report Abuse
Economist, Essay on the Principle of Population, Principles of political Economy.
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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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Mikhail Gorbachev Report Abuse
USSR was born in 1922.Valdimir Ilyich Ulyanov better known as Lenin and the Bolsheviks having brought in the change.Gorbachev started reforms which resulted in a collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 with New Age Democracy notions.Russia emerged as an independent nation.
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Without G. no freedom for Eastern Europe and no collapse so quickly of the communism. Without Gorbi no reunification of Germany. Without unification of Germany no strong Europe. Without a strong Europe USA getting too dominant in the world....
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James Watt Report Abuse
Developed the ideas of Charles Parsons's steam turbine,along with Mathew Boulton began building steam engines for pumping water from mines.The unit of power Watt is named after him.
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King Leonidas of Sparta Report Abuse
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Martin Luther King Report Abuse
Civil Rights Movement
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wow, i just found out he was a rebuplican
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But people live their lives according to the figure Jesus and that makes him deeply and widely influential to people of all races. I still vote up MLK
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he is most influential..
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Malcolm X is just as influential than this guy
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How did you put him and Gandi less then 50th??? What were u thinking :^/
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yeah I totally agree.
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I agree with the two comments. This man is easily the first or second most influential man ever. He started fighting for black right but ended up fight for equality for all man. I'm sorry to say this but he has done more for the world than Jesus did. Because what we know of Jesus is not his own words but of other. which in my mind means it is not soild fact.
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Absolutely, Nelly. He should have certianly made the Top 10 if not the Top 5.
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i Can't belive that MLK is this low on the list!
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Schimon Perez Report Abuse
served Israel from beginning of the state till now in a decisive manner
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Ariel Sharon Report Abuse
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Golda Meir Report Abuse
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Ulysses S Grant Report Abuse
Continuing his seige of Richmond,the combined forces of Grant and Sheridan defeated the Confederate forces whose greatest effect was the end of slavery in USA. It redefined the place of non-whites in American life.
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Top 5 greatest generals of all time by my book.
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Salman Rushdie. Report Abuse
A great writer and defender of human rights, Salman Rushdie has by consistently defending freedom of expression and the right to peaceful civil discourse, created a legacy of rational thought that is of etrenal value to our common humanity.
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Rushdie is the proof that there are intelligent capacities coming up in Islam background, who ar even more coming up, when they use the freedom of mind
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Carl Robert Lutz Report Abuse
Saved around 60.000 Jews from being holocausted
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Raoul Wallenberg Report Abuse
Saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from being murdered by the Nazis
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Louis B. Mayer Report Abuse
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George W Bush Report Abuse
Worst President ever and destroyer of America.
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Worst President? Really? Right out of the play book of the liberal media or Hollywood!!! History will be kinder to him!
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Worst President? Try again, history will be kind to him despite the media and Hollywood attacking him every day during his presidency!!
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Dude you just misspelled Obama, by ALOT.
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the most influential joke of all time
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I voted for this guy once & I voted against him once. He still has not fixed Social Security & he started 2 wars & left them for the next guy. I give him a negative influence.
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AMEN TO THAT! BUT NOT AN INFLUENTIAL PERSON.
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Niels Bohr Report Abuse
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Julius Caesar Report Abuse
A successful military and political leader, orator.Born in nobility first became Pontifex Maximus then gained power with Marcus Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus.Their rivalry remained and after the death of Crassus, Pompey became sole consul and with the aid of Roman Senate declared Julius as enemy of the people.He defeated Pompey and became the master of Rome.Befriended Cleopatra and helped her establish her rule in Egypt.
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Great and influential leader.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Report Abuse
German Philosopher,The World as Will and Idea.,emphasized the role of will as primary factor in understanding.Rejected the ideas of Hegel.
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Rutherford Report Abuse
Along with Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden made important discoveries regarding structure of the atom.
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Geiserich Report Abuse
King of the Vandals, he stopped the increase of power of the Catholics, but he is therefore also responsible for the loss of North Africa to Islam
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Chaim Weizmann Report Abuse
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Oskar Schindler Report Abuse
He saved more than one thousand Jews from extermination
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Benjamin Disraeli Report Abuse
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Genghis Khan Report Abuse
Founded the Mongol Empire
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love his name.
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Emperor Barbarrossa Report Abuse
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Queen Victoria Report Abuse
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The most powerful monarch of history is at spot 592?
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Bernhard Grizmek Report Abuse
Likely the most succesful wildlife preserver. He made the Serengeti survive.
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Nelson Mandela Report Abuse
Fought against racial discrimination
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I'm a great admirer of Mandela, but the question isn't how admirable they are it's how influential they are. He was the figurehead of a movement (which would have existed without him) to end deplorable repression in moderately sized country. He shaped the evolution of the country in so far as he was a voice for racial unity and moderation after the end of apartheid. Those positive trends he inaugurated are now reversing through the ANC of Jacob Zuma, and his contribution to the end of apartheid itself was more symbolic compared to the practical impact of Thabo Mbeki's diplomatic efforts to achieve trade sanctions on the apartheid government. He is a man to be honoured and admired, but his historical influence is dwarfed compared to the likes of Kemal Attaturk or Gandhi or Simon Bolivar or any world historical figure who was more individually influential.
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Nelson Mandela should obviously be in at least top 20, if not top 10.
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steve jobs more influencial that nelson? Who votes for this?
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Pythagoras Report Abuse
Greek philosopher,developed Babylonian notions into what is known as Pythagoras theorem.
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Yeah but he did popularize the notion of an immortal soul which is still extremely prevalent today. He also grasped the idea that the universe can be figured out through mathematics. These two topics themselves are undoubtedly influential to humanity. Furthermore, his philosophy was extremely influential on Plato, and through him, all of western philosophy. And the Pythagorean lifestyle of vegetarianism is also very prevalent in contemporary society. This man is one of the most influential figures of all time in my book.
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He himself probably did not actually develop the theorem, one of his followers did. And the actual theorem much predates him, being present in Egypt, China, Babylon, and other cultures
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James Joule Report Abuse
Proved heat is a form of energy,the unit of energy,joule, is named after him.
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Florence Nightingale Report Abuse
Hospital reformer, nursing
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Euclid Report Abuse
Geometer, whose works read along with those of Aryabhatta, father of trignometry and Sine angles, revolutionized human thinking
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Omg Euclid is father if ecugeometry more than trigonometry
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No, not thinking. He revolutionized math and therefore physics.
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Claudius Ptolemy Report Abuse
Created a system of viewing the Universe that formed the foundation to all cosmological understanding for roughly 1500 years. Established the Earth as the center of the universe, with all of the planets (including the moon and sun) orbiting it. Developed the ideas of Epicycles, Equants, and Deferents in order to more accurately account for the observed celestial phenomenon - tools which remained in use even by Copernicus, whose heliocentric model of the universe still relied on the ideas developed by Ptolemy around 100AD.
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King Adolf I of Sweden Report Abuse
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Alexander the Great Report Abuse
He wasn't called the great for nothing... voted the best military leader of all time (I'd say he's at least Top 3) and extremely influential... insanity that he previosly wasn't on the list.
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shaped the middle East hellenistic, as General he was superb, as human he was an awful egomaniac
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should be in the top 20. Shaped the modern world and modern thinking, was not just a conqueror, but a great visionary.
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I agree with the other person. Undefeated General, explored outside of their known world at the time... what else do you have to do to get recognized?
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Should be much higher
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Leonardo De Vinci Report Abuse
the painter of the "MONALISA".genius.polymath....et.al.
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he should be first and you spell it leonardo da vinci
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VERSATILE PERSON OF ALL TIME
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This man could be considered one of the most multi-talented people that have ever lived. He certainly should be higher up on the list.
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Leonardo Da Vinci, shockingly intelligent and artistic at the same time... Something no one else has ever done, or as well as this genius. 600 years ago as well... He was more than a human.
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what did it still have to invent Leonardo to be in the first 10 places?
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It's Leonardo da Vinci, smart one.
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Report Abuse
Founder of the Indian nation. Ahinsa(Peace) and civil rights movement.
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he is one of the most influential people that there has every lived...he should be number 2, only under Jesus...he has inspired so many people to be better and have inner peace and that is the most important thing that anyone can have!!
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How come Gandhi is not in top 5? He influenced billions across the world. This list is mostly made by religious zealots who cannot think ahead of the prime figure of their own religion. Nothing against religion... but that should not make us myopic.
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i agree with all
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he is topmost influencial person for those people which are under aunthoritarian rules and rights denied
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it should not in this list. their is no place for such a man who promoted bloodshed in the guise of peace
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agree wiyh u all.Even to this day greatest leaders and the common man look up to him!!however can people be so ignorant!! He should be in top 5!!!
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57???? his ideass were more ahead of his time, he should be in top5!!!!!
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they should be in the top 15
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yeah,i agree,it seems those in the field of science and mathematics are more influential than those who actually influence society.its strange that people like abraham lincoln and m.k. gandhi are not among the top15
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Your jokeing right? This guy was more influential then half the people above him :^/ Come on
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Erwin von Falkenhayn Report Abuse
He saved the Jews in Palestine from being genocided from the Turks before the end of WW I
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Peter the Great Report Abuse
Expanded Russia into a powerful Eurasian nation.
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he was a ruthless dictator
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definitely, he is one of the greatest rulers of all time
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peter the great is great
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Barack Obama Report Abuse
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He is Terrible
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He is by far the worst president ever. He said he was going to stop all the wars and we are ion more "policing actions" than ever. Solyndra was a scam and fast and furious got innocent people killed. He received more money from wall street than any politician in the past 20 years by a sunlight foundation study. He could have had the whole birth certificate thing resolved the first day if he just handed the paper to the FBI, but no.. Why not? Philip J Berg ,Democrat even sued him on this. Berg is both Clinton"s campaign managers for the Dem party of PA
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He is becoming a Dictator !
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To "Guest" he did NOT order the troops home, this was G w Bush's timeline, Obama wanted them to stay longer but could not get amnesty for our troops if we stayed.
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I Think he is a nice man but bad president
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Whether or not you like him, (I don't) He still is influential.
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hes awesome
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HE SUCKS! HE SHOULDNT EVEN BE ON THIS LIST
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Hey, he's doing the best he can after the mess Bush created. You try cleaning it up, if you think you can do a better job.
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Maybe if he actually did something as president he would be higher on the list! Being the first black prez only gets you so far Barack!
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obama ordered the troops to come back from iraq thats good
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Obama is way more inspiring than some of our past presidents. Unlike George W. Bush, he can actually give an inspirational speech.
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"Communist"? You morons. Obama's to the right of Richard Nixon. Stop letting Rush Limbaugh tell you what to think.
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This man is not doing well on this list. I wonder why?
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LOL communist.
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Communist
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Prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg Report Abuse
A wise councellor for the British Empire in the time of Queen Victoria
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Bartolome de las Casas Report Abuse
Dominican friar, Campaigned against the maltreatment of Native Amerians in South America by Spanish Conquerors.
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Highly underrated, a brilliant person with a greta heart - a tragedy that it led to the slave trade, though.
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Walt(er Elias) Disney Report Abuse
Cartoons, animated cartoons.
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No one has developed entertainment, the way he did
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Who would down Disney he rules!
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Cyrus the Great Report Abuse
The founder of the Persian Empire.
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Created the first bill of human rights! Created the greatest empire of ancient time! Abolished slavery! etc. - all 2500 years ago!
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Hammurabi Report Abuse
Earliest surving law code was drawn up by this Mesopotanian ruler (1792-1750 Common Era).Manu's Law Codes were originally oral and codification was done only when challenge to the oral tradition came, to the earliest version of Big Bang Theory,notion of time traveller in the first chapter of Manu Smriti.Hammurabi's code contains 282 laws while Manu's Code ends with the notion of Interpretation of Statutes.
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i believe you mean 1792-1750 BEFORE Common Era.
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Hammurabi's Code was not only the first written code of laws, but one of the greatest.
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Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) Report Abuse
Ibn Sina has been recognized by both East and West, as one of history's great figures. He wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240 have survived. In particular, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine. His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine, which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities. The Canon of Medicine was used as a text-book in the universities of Montpellier and Louvain as late as 1650.
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Great Muslim
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Jābir ibn Hayyān Report Abuse
Abu Musa Jābir ibn Hayyān (Arabic: جابر بن حيان‎), (Persian: جابر بن حيان) (born c. 721 in Tous–died c. 815 in Kufa)[2] was a prominent polymath: a chemist and alchemist, astronomer and astrologer, engineer, geologist, philosopher, physicist, and pharmacist and physician. He is considered by some to be the "father of chemistry." Born and educated in Tus, located in Iran's Persian heartland of Khorasan, he later traveled to Kufa. His ethnic background have been under debate. While mentioned as being of Persian ethnicity, other sources state that he was an Arab from Azd. Jābir is held to be the first practical alchemist.
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Abu al-Hasan ibn al Haytham Report Abuse
Egyptian physicist, rejected the Greek notion that eyes send out rays, Treasury of Optics.
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Ibn al-Haytham's most famous work is his seven volume Arabic treatise on optics, Kitab al-Manazir (Book of Optics), written from 1011 to 1021.
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Ibn al-Haythem made significant improvements in optics, physical science, and the scientific method. Ibn al-Haytham's work on optics is credited with contributing a new emphasis on experiment. His influence on physical sciences in general, and on optics in particular, has been held in high esteem and, in fact, ushered in a new era in optical research, both in theory and practice.
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Ghazali Report Abuse
Abu Hāmed Mohammad ibn Mohammad al-Ghazzālī (1058 – 1111) (Persian: ابو حامد محمد ابن محمد الغزالی), known as Algazel to the western medieval world, born and died in Tus, in the Khorasan province of Persia (modern day Iran) was a Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic. Ghazali has sometimes been referred to by historians as the single most influential Muslim after the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Besides his work that successfully changed the course of Islamic philosophy—the early Islamic Neoplatonism developed on the grounds of Hellenistic philosophy, for example, was so successfully refuted by Ghazali that it never recovered—he also brought the orthodox Islam of his time in close contact with Sufism. The orthodox theologians still went their own way, and so did the mystics, but both developed a sense of mutual appreciation which ensured that no sweeping condemnation could be made by one for the practices of the other.
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Rameses II Report Abuse
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Xerxes I Report Abuse
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Ulrich Zwingli Report Abuse
reformator
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Linus Pauling Report Abuse
Chemistry,chemical bonds and the structure of molecules, calculated the energies needed to make bonds,the angles at which bonds form,and the distance between atoms.
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Wallenstein Report Abuse
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Walter (Wilhelm Georg) Bothe Report Abuse
Physicist , brought in coincidence technique in sub-atomic particles, got the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954. The coincidence point theory underwent a major overhaul in 2005 when a book Methodological Frame of the Field by Manu reached CERN.The mathematics formulations got a breakthrough in the theory of gravitational spin.Super String Theory, probability by choice are bywords in New Age Mathematics.
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Angela Merkl Report Abuse
german chancler who wastes billions of euro to save Greece from collaps and to secure the EU
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William shakespeare- poet, playwright, great thinker. Report Abuse
One of the greatest intellects the World has ever had, William Shakespeare is the World's greatest Poet and Playwright. Shakespeare's work distinguished by intellectual profundity, wide variety and far reaching expressiveness is the pinnacle of human literary achievement.
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Lise Meitner Report Abuse
Woman nuclear physicist.Nuclear fission,A research institute was founded in Berlin in honour of Meitner and Otto Hahn.
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Paul McCartney Report Abuse
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Johnny Cash Report Abuse
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Robert Fulton Report Abuse
American engineer widely credited with developing the first practical steamboat.
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Tolstoy. Report Abuse
Tolstoy is the greatest novelist and short story writer the World has ever seen. His many masterworks such as "War and peace" and " The cossacks" are amongst the great works of literature.
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Georg (Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp) Cantor Report Abuse
German Mathematician,Arithmetic of the infinite which resulted in theory of sets for irrational numbers.
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Carolus Magnus Report Abuse
German sage with great influence on science in the middle ages
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Alexander ( Aleksandr) Solzhenitsyn Report Abuse
Russian Writer,imprisoned for unfavorable remarks on Stalin's conduct of war.On release his first novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch,set in a prison camp was acclaimed in the erstwhile USSR. Denunciation of of Soviet censorship led to the banning of his later semi-autobiographical Cancer Ward and First Circle. He was expelled from USSR.His later work The Gulag Archipelago is a factual account of Stalinistic terror, reality of political oppression and personal suffering.It presents the suppressed history of a viscious epoch and a system that effected millions of people.
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Charlie Chaplin Report Abuse
Comedian,his characterization of a tramp with a sense of humour despite hardship was loved by all.
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Thomas Young Report Abuse
British physicist,wave theory of light. The Young modulus is used to explain stress and strain in materials.
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Louis de Broglie Report Abuse
Physicist,every object in motion has a wave character.
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Judy Garland Report Abuse
Very influential to the entertainment industry!
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P.S.Laplace Report Abuse
Mathematician
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Probability
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Nikolaus Graf von Zinzendorf Report Abuse
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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier Report Abuse
Discovered many new elements, disproved the phlogiston theory, helped construct the metric system, and did many other things to shape modern chemistry as we know it. Also discovered that even though matter might change in shape or form, its mass is always the same.
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Rould Amundsen Report Abuse
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Gregor Mendel Report Abuse
Austrian monk who laid the foundation for modern-day genetics with his work with pea plants and the way they passed traits to their offspring.
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