Expert Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century  

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The official list of Time Magazine's most influential people.

The list is not ranked and is in alphabetical order, (except for Einstein, FDR, and Ghandi, for they are ranked 1,2, and 3 respectively.)

The ownership of this ranking belongs to the Time Corporation. 

Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
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#1 Person of the Century
 

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
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#2 Person of the Century.

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, Dutchess County, United States of America, United States, + more

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
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#3 Person of the Century.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu in India. Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
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Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, then turned professional later that year. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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