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The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century 

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Updated August 30, 2019 22.7k views 18 items
Who do we most admire? Gallup found out with a poll in 1999. Here are the most admired people of the 20th Century, from Mother Teresa to John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 87 (1910-1997) from Skopje, Yugoslavia
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Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 39 (1929-1968) from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963) from USA, Massachussetts, Brookline
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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955) from Ulm, Germany
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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968) from Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America
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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 63 (1882-1945) from Hyde Park, New York, United States of America
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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Age 100 from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 85 (1920-2005) from Wadowice, Poland
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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965) from Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969) from Denison, Texas, United States of America
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994) from Southampton, New York, United States of America
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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 79 (1869-1948) from Porbandar, India
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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 95 (1918-2013) from Mvezo, South Africa
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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004) from Tampico, Illinois, United States of America
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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 84 (1863-1947) from Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan
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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Age 72 from Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 18 Most Admired People of the 20th Century
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013) from Eurasia, Grantham, United Kingdom, England