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

World Leaders (Allegedly) In The Illuminati Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics

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

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

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Wisest Leaders
emgannage added Theodore Roosevelt Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Wisest Leaders
Queen Victoria Died at 82 (1819-1901)

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

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Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Lech Wałęsa age 74

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Wisest Leaders
Franklin D. Roosevelt Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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

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Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Josip Broz Tito Died at 88 (1892-1980)

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Pope John Paul II

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Wisest Leaders
Margaret Thatcher Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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Sitting Bull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Sitting Bull

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Died at 57 (1881-1938)

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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Vladimir Putin age 65

The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Benjamin Disraeli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Wisest Leaders
Benjamin Disraeli Died at 77 (1804-1881)

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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Wisest Leaders
James Madison Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Wisest Leaders
James Monroe Died at 73 (1758-1831)

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Joschka Fischer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Joschka Fischer age 69

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Phil Gramm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Phil Gramm age 75

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Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Wisest Leaders
Julius Caesar Died at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)

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Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Golda Meir Died at 80 (1898-1978)

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Georg Leber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Georg Leber Died at 92 (1920-2012)

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Jacques Chirac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jacques Chirac age 85

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Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von G... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach Died at 71 (1790-1861)

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Wim Deetman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Wim Deetman age 72

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Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Juan Carlos I of Spain age 79

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Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Wisest Leaders
Elizabeth I of England Died at 70 (1533-1603)

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Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Wisest Leaders
Nikita Khrushchev Died at 77 (1894-1971)

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Wisest Leaders
Richard Nixon Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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Robert Menzies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Wisest Leaders
Robert Menzies Died at 84 (1894-1978)

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Pope Francis age 81

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Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama age 82

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Jean-Claude Juncker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jean-Claude Juncker age 63

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John Joseph Connolly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added John Joseph Connolly Died at 76 (1906-1982)

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Paul Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Paul Martin age 79

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Philip S. Crooke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Philip S. Crooke Died at 71 (1810-1881)

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Phillip Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Phillip Bennett age 89

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Died at 81 (1746-1827)

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Phil Hogan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Phil Hogan age 57

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Jim Bolger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jim Bolger age 82

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Jean-Claude Gaudin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jean-Claude Gaudin age 78

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Jean-Claude Trichet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jean-Claude Trichet age 75

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James Joseph Butler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added James Joseph Butler Died at 55 (1862-1917)

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John Milledge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added John Milledge Died at 61 (1757-1818)

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Jordi Pujol i Soley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jordi Pujol i Soley age 87

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Joseph A. Palaia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Joseph A. Palaia age 90

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Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Joseph A. Califano, Jr. age 86

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Jorge Telerman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jorge Telerman age 62

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Ludwig Erhard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Erhard Died at 80 (1897-1977)