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Leaders Wisest Leaders  

MichaelD
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List Rules The main criterion is that the individual must be or have been a political leader in some country at some time. The idea is then to rate the person as wise (thumbs up) or not wise/dictatorial (thumbs down). Please feel free to add leaders to the list.

This list is intended to be a ranking of the wisest leaders of all time. It is intended to be the OPPOSITE of the most dictatorial leaders. Thus, a leader who scored highest on wisdom would be expected to score the lowest on "dictatorialness" in a similar ranking.

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26 8
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 91 (1874-1965)

2
22 6
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 67 (1732-1799)

3
17 6
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 95 (1918-2013)

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15 7
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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12 5
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Wisest Leaders
emgannage added Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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13 8
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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13 9
Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Died at 88 (1892-1980)

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13 9
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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12 8
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added age 75

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12 8
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Pope John Paul II

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11 7
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 82 (1819-1901)

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10 6
Sitting Bull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Sitting Bull

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8 5
Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)

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10 8
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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6 4
Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Died at 80 (1898-1978)

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5 3
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Died at 57 (1881-1938)

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4 2
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added age 83

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3 1
Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added age 64

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8 7
Benjamin Disraeli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 77 (1804-1881)

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7 6
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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3 2
Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Died at 75 (1936-2011)

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3 2
Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added age 82

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2 1
Phil Gramm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 76

24
2 1
Rowan Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 68

25
5 5
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Wisest Leaders
Died at 73 (1758-1831)

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2 2
Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 80

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2 2
Joschka Fischer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 70

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2 2
Werner von Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Died at 68 (1878-1946)

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2 2
Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von G... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach Died at 71 (1790-1861)

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2 2
Jacques Chirac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 86

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2 2
Georg Leber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Died at 92 (1920-2012)

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2 2
Wim Deetman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 73

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2 2
Helmut Kohl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Wisest Leaders
age 88

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1 1
Michael Bar-Zohar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 80

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1 1
Dmitry Polyansky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Dmitry Polyansky

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1 1
Joseph Yieleh Chireh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 64

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1 1
Ludwig Erhard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Died at 80 (1897-1977)

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1 1
Alfred Barnes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Died at 78 (1823-1901)

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1 1
Ludwig Forrer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Forrer Died at 76 (1845-1921)

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1 1
Ludwig Scotty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Scotty age 70

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1 1
Malcolm Fraser is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 88

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1 1
Alfredo Chiaradía is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Alfredo Chiaradía age 73

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1 1
Ludwig von Moos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig von Moos Died at 80 (1910-1990)

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1 1
Horst Seehofer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 69

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1 1
Joachim Gauck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 78

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1 1
Igor Giorgadze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Igor Giorgadze age 68

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1 1
Igor Judge, Baron Judge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 77

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1 1
Igor Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Igor Smirnov age 77

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1 1
Ioannis Theotokis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ioannis Theotokis Died at 81 (1880-1961)

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1 1
Ion Iliescu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added age 88