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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.
list ordered by

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25 6
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Wisest Leaders
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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20 6
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Wisest Leaders
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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17 5
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Wisest Leaders
Nelson Mandela Died at 95 (1918-2013)

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12 4
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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13 6
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Wisest Leaders
Franklin D. Roosevelt Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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13 7
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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12 7
Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Josip Broz Tito Died at 88 (1892-1980)

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

9
12 8
Lech Wałęsa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Lech Wałęsa age 74

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11 7
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Wisest Leaders
Ronald Reagan Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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

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9 5
Sitting Bull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Sitting Bull

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9 7
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Wisest Leaders
Margaret Thatcher Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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6 4
Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Golda Meir Died at 80 (1898-1978)

World Leaders (Allegedly) In The Illuminati

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4 3
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Died at 57 (1881-1938)

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3 2
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama age 82

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3 2
Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Pope Francis age 81

18
2 1
Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Wisest Leaders
zxray added Angela Merkel age 63

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2 1
Phil Gramm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Phil Gramm age 76

20
2 1
Rowan Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Rowan Williams age 67

21
1 0
Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Wisest Leaders
AJBoyd added Colin Powell age 80

The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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9 9
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Vladimir Putin age 66

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7 7
Benjamin Disraeli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Wisest Leaders
Benjamin Disraeli Died at 77 (1804-1881)

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6 6
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Wisest Leaders
James Madison Died at 85 (1751-1836)

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

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5 5
Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Wisest Leaders
Julius Caesar Died at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)

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3 3
Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Wisest Leaders
Tony Blair age 64

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2 2
Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Wisest Leaders
patislav added Václav Havel Died at 75 (1936-2011)

The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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2 2
Werner von Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Werner von Blomberg Died at 68 (1878-1946)

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2 2
Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Juan Carlos I of Spain age 79

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

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2 2
Jacques Chirac is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jacques Chirac age 85

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2 2
Helmut Kohl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Wisest Leaders
Helmut Kohl age 87

34
2 2
Joschka Fischer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Joschka Fischer age 69

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2 2
Wim Deetman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Wim Deetman age 72

The Greatest Minds of All Time

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2 2
Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von G... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach Died at 71 (1790-1861)

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1 1
Igor Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Igor Smirnov age 76

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1 1
Ioannis Theotokis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ioannis Theotokis Died at 81 (1880-1961)

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1 1
Phil Hogan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Phil Hogan age 57

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1 1
Igor Judge, Baron Judge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Igor Judge, Baron Judge age 76

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1 1
Ion Iliescu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ion Iliescu age 87

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1 1
Ivo Sanader is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ivo Sanader age 64

The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

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1 1
Igor Giorgadze is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Igor Giorgadze age 67

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1 1
Jacques Philippe Lantier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jacques Philippe Lantier Died at 68 (1814-1882)

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1 1
Jacques Santer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jacques Santer age 80

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1 1
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added William Howard Taft Died at 73 (1857-1930)

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1 1
Ludwig Forrer is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig Scotty age 69

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1 1
Jorge Rafael Videla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Jorge Rafael Videla Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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1 1
Ludwig von Moos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Wisest Leaders
jackklugman added Ludwig von Moos Died at 80 (1910-1990)