Leaders 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 ...more

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

Age: Died 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, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he won a record four elections and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was a central figure in world ...more

Profession: Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer, Writer, Lawyer

Age: Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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

Credits: Zeitgeist: The Movie, World War II in HD Colour, The President's Mystery, Fala: The President's Dog

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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 ...more

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Credits: Mahatma Gandhi Talks, Satyagraha, Satyakam, Mera Gaon Mera Desh

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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 is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified ...more

Profession: Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist

Age: 75

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Credits: When We Were Kings, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, A.k.a. Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story

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