Top 100 most influential people in History

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  1. mcpon

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    Yeah, in my revised list I took all 3 out. I just found more influential people. I still say Aristotle would have been the most influential out of them but he seemed to only have influenced a few 100 people and his theories didn't directly lead to technological innovations except if you count people refuting him. Their theories seemed to have, like von Guericke who refuted his idea that vacuums in space didn't exist which led to the steam engine.
     
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  2. sureshs

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    Why is sentinel not on the list?
     
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    Have we forgotten my fellow Montclair (NJ) resident Leo Sternbach? Leo, the inventor of Valium, died 8 years ago at the age of 97.
     
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    Also we should add the one and only Alan Greenspan.
     
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    Need to have Freud, Marx, MLK, Gandhi, Billie Jean King, Obama, Lincoln, Jenner, Salk, Mother Teresa, sureshs, Nostradamus (the poster), Breakpoint, sentinel, Tushy
     
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    Gandhi, MLK, Henry Ford, Bjorn Borg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs??
     
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    Rahul Gandhi or Soniaji ?
     
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    You mean females? Mother Teresa would be a good choice. Who would you put on the list Ronaldo?
     
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    Jesus on 5 and Mohammed on first. That's kinda odd, I'd like to see the argumentation for those.
     
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    The list and the ones you guys added looks pretty good imo. Not much I would change.

    Can't think of many woman who really contributed that much compared to those guys in the Top100.
    All really influential women I could think of: Mother Theresa, Queen Victoria, Grace Hopper, Dorothy Hodgkin, Florence Nightingale, Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, St. Theresa, Maggie Thatcher and for all those housekeeping mommies I'll add Oprah to the list. LOL
     
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    Actually when people mention Jesus, they forget to talk about Judas and Ponce Pilate.
    They had a decisive and pretty direct influence on the course of history...
     
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    Really? Not Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, or Susan B. Anthony? Four of those were heavy influences on large empires and one was a leader of a human rights movement that affects half the population of the planet.
     
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    There are several more like Indira Gandhi, Maria Stuart, Isabella I., Benazir Bhutto, Zoe, Catherine de Medici, Hatschepsut, Fulvia...

    But it's up to you to decide which one of them deserves to be in the Top100 here. Susan B. Anthony and Mother Theresa for sure. But who else?
     
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    The late Sanjay Gandhi
     
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    Was Mandela already mentioned?
     
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    What about Mao and Pol Pot? Lenin and Stalin?
     
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    I think you mean Lenin and McCartney
     
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    That list is incredibly bad. How is Mohammed #1, to begin with? Somebody like Columbus, Isaac Newton, or Hitler should be up there. Or perhaps Pasteur or Robert Oppenheimer.
     
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    maybe you should read what the man who made that list has to say about this...
    even if I dont agree with all what is said, his logic seems legit
    http://www.iupui.edu/~msaiupui/thetop100.html?id=61
     
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    The Poap has been watching too many "Three's Company" reruns...nothing from the LA 70's scene was life-changing.

    I nominate the non-tennis-playing guy in my signature...without him, the rest of history would have been significantly different!
     
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