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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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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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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)

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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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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Abraham Lincoln Died at 56 (1809-1865)

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Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Alexander the Great Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

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William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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

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Homer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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Socrates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546)

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

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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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Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Fridtjof Nansen Died at 69 (1861-1930)

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J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
J. R. R. Tolkien Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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

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

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

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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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Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

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Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Jane Goodall age 83

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Arminius is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Galileo Galilei Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Charles Lindbergh Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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Erik the Red is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870)

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Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Yuri Gagarin Died at 34 (1934-1968)

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Ludwig van Beethoven Died at 57 (1770-1827)

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Frederick II of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Frederick II of Prussia Died at 74 (1712-1786)

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Roald Amundsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Roald Amundsen Died at 56 (1872-1928)