History

Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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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?

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  • Albert Einstein
    1
    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
  • Nikola Tesla
    2
    Dec. at 86 (1856-1943)
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
  • Leonardo da Vinci
    3
    Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    4
    Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Abraham Lincoln
    5
    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
    • Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America
  • Jesus Christ
    6
  • Benjamin Franklin
    7
    Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    8
    Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)
    • Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
  • John F. Kennedy
    9
    Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachussetts, Brookline
  • Sitting Bull
    10
    Dec. at 59 (1831-1890)
    • Birthplace: South Dakota
  • Marie Curie
    11
    Dec. at 66 (1867-1934)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • Aristotle
    12
    Dec. at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)
    • Birthplace: Stagira, Greece
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    13
    Dec. at 60 (1858-1919)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    14
    Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)
    • Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
  • George Washington
    15
    Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
  • William Shakespeare
    16
    Dec. at 51 (1564-1616)
    • Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Plato
    17
  • Alan Turing
    18
    Dec. at 41 (1912-1954)
    • Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom
  • Jimi Hendrix
    19
    Dec. at 27 (1942-1970)
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
  • Joan of Arc
    20
    Dec. at 19 (1412-1431)
    • Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    21
    Dec. at 65 (1685-1750)
    • Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
  • Buddha
    22
  • George Carlin
    23
    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Florence Nightingale
    24
    Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Red Cloud
    25
    Dec. at 87 (1822-1909)
    • Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska