VOTE The All-Time Greatest People in History  

Alan Smithee
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List Rules The person does not necessarily have to be a perfect saint. Some of the people on this list did controversial things (Thomas Edison, LBJ, George Washington, etc.). They just have to be someone who has had a very positive influence overall.

These are the most influential people in history for good. Some of these figures are not without controversy, but they nevertheless have impacted humanity much more positively than negatively. These are people who promoted peace and good values. They are people who are sterling examples of character. They are people who have fought for freedom. They are people who made advancements in science, technology, politics, economics, medicine, and so on. They are people who gave us great art, plays, literature and movies.

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher

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2,446 2,124
Moses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Prophet

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176 110
Leif Erikson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Kalle Kallesson added Conquistador

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2,182 2,037
Noah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Prophet

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505 503
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist

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453 450
Alexander von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added Scientist, Naturalist, Mountaineer
Charles Darwin described him as "the greatest scientific traveler who ever lived." He is widely respected as one of the founders of modern geography. Alexander von Humboldt's travels, experiments, and knowledge transformed western science in the nineteenth century.

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414 425
John III Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added
He saved Europe in 1683 from Islam when the Turks where standing in front of Vienna. He came in right time to help the Austrians to beat the turkish armies. The Turks were supported by the Pope and the French king. They thought, if Vienna fell the door was open to central Europe and the Pope and the French King could have their part of the prey. Sobiersky was Catholic, but he was more Christian than catholic, therefore he helped to defend Christianity against Islam.

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831 913
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Surveyor, Politician, Soldier

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127 109
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Jim_In_Texas added Professor, Astronaut, Voice acting

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100 78
Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Jim_In_Texas added Politician, Military Officer

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244 244
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Politician, Military Officer, Author

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1,314 1,479
Johannes Gutenberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Engraver, Inventor, Printer

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395 421
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added Physician, Writer, Philosopher
The Phenomenology of the Mind, Science of Logic, Encyclopedia of the philosophical sciences,Rejects the reality of finite and seperate and mind in space and time.There is an underlying unity as the absolute.The quest for unity is by dielectics.Rationalism, idealism and dielectics.The Hegelian left used only dielectics.

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558 610
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

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296 309
Nikolaus Otto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added Inventor

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637 707
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
BaruchLalaev added Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist

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603 672
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Statesman, Inventor, Author

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1,426 1,644
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Futurist, Physicist, Inventor

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1,246 1,433
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Tutor, Polymath, Scientist

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476 528
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added Pianist, Composer

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772 879
Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor

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627 712
Wright brothers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History

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1,262 1,470
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
BaruchLalaev added Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist

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405 451
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schel... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Polar Bear added Philosopher

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722 830
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest People in History
Statesman, Librarian, Politician