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List Rules 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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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added Jesus Christ

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5,361 2,182
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Leonardo da Vinci Died at 67 (1452-1519)

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2,792 1,402
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Plato

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2,557 1,212
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died at 35 (1756-1791)

5
4,612 2,916
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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3,042 1,583
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
William Shakespeare Died at 52 (1564-1616)

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3,419 2,409
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Abraham Lincoln Died at 56 (1809-1865)

8
2,242 1,663
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Alexander the Great Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

9
2,623 1,776
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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2,940 2,450
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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1,119 787
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

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1,883 1,044
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Aristotle Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

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1,145 720
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Isaac Newton Died at 84 (1643-1727)

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1,573 1,105
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Socrates

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1,178 956
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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1,946 1,341
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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1,672 991
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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1,867 1,104
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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1,974 937
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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1,151 726
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546)

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829 695
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Elsa Brändström Died at 60 (1888-1948)

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2,309 1,304
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

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1,027 569
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added J. R. R. Tolkien Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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891 905
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Fridtjof Nansen Died at 69 (1861-1930)

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815 647
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
fannon added Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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925 641
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

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1,003 546
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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2,061 1,669
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mother Teresa Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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787 769
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ChristineNewman added Jane Goodall age 83

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1,125 522
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

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1,928 1,045
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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757 723
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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1,038 655
Arminius is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Arminius

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1,013 599
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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1,442 776
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
dave44 added Galileo Galilei Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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2,059 1,464
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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1,804 1,319
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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1,318 1,330
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
MikaylaHarris added Diana, Princess of Wales Died at 36 (1961-1997)

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640 470
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870)

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843 900
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Charles Lindbergh Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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973 685
Erik the Red is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Erik the Red

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760 606
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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1,366 585
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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983 646
Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Yuri Gagarin Died at 34 (1934-1968)

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1,726 1,805
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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757 819
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Gallowayism added Edward Snowden age 33

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761 176
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
DaveHoffman added Ludwig van Beethoven Died at 57 (1770-1827)

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1,018 637
Frederick II of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Frederick II of Prussia Died at 74 (1712-1786)

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631 606
Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
pelican added Rachel Corrie Died at 24 (1979-2003)

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711 561
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person