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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    most listed
    Died at 67 (1452-1519)

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  2. 2
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    - 1,914

    the people's #1

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  3. 3
    + 2,319
    - 1,011

    added by AmandaForbes

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  4. 4
    + 2,060
    - 847


    Died at 35 (1756-1791)

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  5. 5
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    - 1,238


    Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

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  6. 6
    + 3,869
    - 2,591


    Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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  7. 7
    + 2,562
    - 1,330


    Died at 52 (1564-1616)

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  8. 8
    + 2,810
    - 2,141


    Died at 56 (1809-1865)

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  9. 9
    + 2,122
    - 1,501


    Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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  10. 10
    + 2,424
    - 2,178


    Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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  11. 11
    + 1,583
    - 859


    Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

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  12. 12
    + 771
    - 590


    Died at 67 (1867-1934)

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  13. 13
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  14. 14
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    - 1,140


    Died at 83 (1743-1826)

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  15. 15
    + 1,291
    - 927

    added by AmandaForbes

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  16. 16
    + 1,538
    - 936


    Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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  17. 17
    + 1,616
    - 808


    Died at 84 (1706-1790)

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  18. 18
    + 796
    - 564

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

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  19. 19
    + 1,341
    - 827


    Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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  20. 20
    + 849
    - 500

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

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  21. 21
    + 653
    - 433

    added by fannon
    Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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  22. 22
    + 608
    - 498

    added by Merker94
    Died at 60 (1888-1948)

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    - 683

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

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  24. 24
    + 713
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    added by ElijahKaganer
    Died at 82 (1828-1910)

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  25. 25
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    added by Polar Bear
    Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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

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    - 467

    added by Polar Bear

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  28. 28
    + 1,853
    - 1,212


    Died at 39 (1929-1968)

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  29. 29
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    - 415

    added by Merker94
    Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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  30. 30
    + 882
    - 428


    Died at 89 (1475-1564)

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  31. 31
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    added by dave44
    Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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  33. 33
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    added by Polar Bear

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  34. 34
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    Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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  35. 35
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    - 629

    added by ChristineNewman
    age 81

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  36. 36
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    Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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    + 651
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    often listed & added by Polar Bear
    Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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  38. 38
    + 852
    - 469

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

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  39. 39
    + 580
    - 449

    added by pelican
    Died at 24 (1979-2003)

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  40. 40
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    - 1,242


    Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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  41. 41
    + 796
    - 470

    added by ElijahKaganer
    Died at 34 (1934-1968)

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  42. 42
    + 471
    - 63

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

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  43. 43
    + 937
    - 422

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

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  44. 44
    + 734
    - 413

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

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  45. 45
    + 613
    - 471


    Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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  46. 46
    + 457
    - 344

    added by prostoemail97
    Died at 58 (1812-1870)

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    + 606
    - 448


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  48. 48
    + 624
    - 649

    added by Gallowayism
    age 32

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    + 1,023
    - 1,152

    added by MikaylaHarris
    Died at 36 (1961-1997)

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  50. 50
    + 1,439
    - 1,135


    Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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