Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person People

Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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List Criteria: Which public figure would you be most eager to meet in real life? Vote them up.

These are the famous folks it would be most exciting to meet in person, as ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Some of the best people to ever live make great role models for people of all ages. Who doesn't love a good celebrity putting forth positive energy and only good in the world? Maybe you've dreamed of having tea with Mother Teresa, or just shaking the hand of Honest Abe. Maybe you just want to say "hey" to Taylor Swift. This list includes both modern day and historical role models, dead and alive - some of the most inspirational, creative, selfless, and intelligent people ever to have walked the earth. Throughout history, common people have sought to surround ourselves with popular folks who can inspire and influence others. Anyone can add their personal role models to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the most interesting and inspiring role models in the world. From idols to heroes, these are the people other people most aspire to meet. So, add your two cents and see how your personal heroes stack up against the crowd's.
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  1. 1
    + 4,538
    - 1,843

    most listed
    Died at 67 (1452-1519)

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  2. 2
    + 7,156
    - 1,911

    the people's #1

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  3. 3
    + 2,281
    - 1,010

    added by AmandaForbes

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  4. 4
    + 2,027
    - 845


    Died at 35 (1756-1791)

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  5. 5
    + 3,866
    - 2,552


    Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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  6. 6
    + 1,845
    - 1,235


    Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

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  7. 7
    + 2,557
    - 1,328


    Died at 52 (1564-1616)

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  8. 8
    + 2,808
    - 2,139


    Died at 56 (1809-1865)

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  9. 9
    + 2,118
    - 1,500


    Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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  10. 10
    + 2,422
    - 2,178


    Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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  11. 11
    + 1,580
    - 858


    Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

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  12. 12
    + 768
    - 588


    Died at 67 (1867-1934)

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  13. 13
    + 968
    - 725


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  14. 14
    + 1,657
    - 1,138


    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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  15. 15
    + 1,291
    - 925

    added by AmandaForbes

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  16. 16
    + 1,538
    - 935


    Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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  17. 17
    + 1,613
    - 808


    Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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  18. 18
    + 1,341
    - 826


    Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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  19. 19
    + 794
    - 563

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 84 (1643-1727)

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  20. 20
    + 812
    - 498

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 63 (1483-1546)

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  21. 21
    + 617
    - 431

    added by fannon
    Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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  22. 22
    + 571
    - 497

    added by Merker94
    Died at 60 (1888-1948)

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  23. 23
    + 676
    - 451

    added by ElijahKaganer
    Died at 82 (1828-1910)

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  24. 24
    + 694
    - 682

    often listed & added by Polar Bear
    Died at 69 (1861-1930)

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  25. 25
    + 746
    - 368

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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  26. 26
    + 771
    - 434

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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  27. 27
    + 841
    - 466

    added by Polar Bear

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  28. 28
    + 1,849
    - 1,211


    Died at 39 (1929-1968)

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  29. 29
    + 882
    - 427


    Died at 89 (1475-1564)

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  30. 30
    + 773
    - 414

    added by Merker94
    Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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  31. 31
    + 637
    - 578


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  32. 32
    + 1,214
    - 666

    added by dave44
    Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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  33. 33
    + 1,734
    - 1,534


    Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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  34. 34
    + 598
    - 629

    added by ChristineNewman
    age 81

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  35. 35
    + 743
    - 474

    added by Polar Bear

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  36. 36
    + 1,616
    - 932


    Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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  37. 37
    + 651
    - 678

    often listed & added by Polar Bear
    Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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  38. 38
    + 580
    - 446

    added by pelican
    Died at 24 (1979-2003)

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  39. 39
    + 1,849
    - 1,240


    Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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  40. 40
    + 814
    - 468

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 74 (1712-1786)

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  41. 41
    + 757
    - 469

    added by ElijahKaganer
    Died at 34 (1934-1968)

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  42. 42
    + 900
    - 419

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 70 (1813-1883)

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  43. 43
    + 609
    - 471


    Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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  44. 44
    + 457
    - 343

    added by prostoemail97
    Died at 58 (1812-1870)

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  45. 45
    + 606
    - 447


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  46. 46
    + 434
    - 63

    ranked low on reranks & added by DaveHoffman
    Died at 57 (1770-1827)

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  47. 47
    + 1,437
    - 1,098


    Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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  48. 48
    + 696
    - 413

    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 56 (1872-1928)

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  49. 49
    + 622
    - 646

    added by Gallowayism
    age 32

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  50. 50
    + 1,023
    - 1,149

    added by MikaylaHarris
    Died at 36 (1961-1997)

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