Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

List Rules
Vote up the historical figures you'd like to see come back from the dead, hopefully to help improve society.

Throughout the course of history, the human race has produced some truly remarkable individuals - individuals who, sadly, have passed away, leaving nothing behind but the footprint of their influence on society. But what if these towering figures didn't have to stay dead? If you could bring someone of significant historical importance back from the dead, who would you pick?

Ranked by
  • Albert Einstein
    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    4,146 votes
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
    Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two ...more
  • Nikola Tesla
    Dec. at 86 (1856-1943)
    4,890 votes
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current ...more
  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)
    4,753 votes
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is ...more
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)
    4,400 votes
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 ...more
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
    4,029 votes
    • Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America
    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. ...more
  • Jesus Christ
    6,050 votes
    Jesus (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity. Most ...more