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Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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.

Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person People
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    the people's #1

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    Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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    Died at 35 (1756-1791)

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    Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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    Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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    often listed
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    Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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    Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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    Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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    Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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    Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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    added by fannon
    Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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    Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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    Died at 59 (1882-1941)

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

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

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    often listed & added by ChristineNewman
    age 81

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    age 32

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    age 66

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    Died at 73 (1809-1882)

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

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    Died at 58 (1812-1870)

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    Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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    often listed & added by Merker94
    Died at 60 (1888-1948)

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    age 73

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    Died at 88 (1889-1977)

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