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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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8,600 2,509
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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5,479 2,223
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)

3
2,849 1,454
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Plato

4
2,635 1,252
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
3,111 1,631
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

6
4,725 2,950
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

7
3,514 2,443
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
2,298 1,708
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
2,692 1,808
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)

10
1,171 816
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

11
3,009 2,485
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

12
1,925 1,063
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)

13
1,633 1,122
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Socrates

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1,228 981
Homer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

15
1,198 739
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 15 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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1,719 1,012
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849)

17
1,981 1,367
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

18
1,915 1,128
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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2,010 962
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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847 721
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Elsa Brändström Died at 60 (1888-1948)

21
1,181 755
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546)

22
1,068 584
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

23
2,386 1,325
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

24
797 739
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

25
1,870 1,341
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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897 935
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 26 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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824 670
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 27 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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1,015 564
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 28 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)

29
2,109 1,491
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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939 661
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

31
2,106 1,704
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mother Teresa Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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1,971 1,060
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

33
1,154 538
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

34
807 796
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ChristineNewman added Jane Goodall age 83

35
654 626
Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 35 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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665 489
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 36 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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1,467 793
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 37 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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1,358 1,360
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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1,028 622
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 39 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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1,044 682
Arminius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Arminius

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1,418 597
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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727 571
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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778 621
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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980 520
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added Buddha

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669 433
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
2probb added Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941)

46
855 923
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 46 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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779 840
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Gallowayism added Edward Snowden age 33

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987 708
Erik the Red is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Erik the Red

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1,752 1,829
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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786 180
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
DaveHoffman added Ludwig van Beethoven Died at 57 (1770-1827)