Top 100 most influential people in History

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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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    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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    I have a revised list if anybody wants to see it, lol. I apologize if this post rubs people the wrong way, such as if it is bumping up a dead thread. I don't mean to offend. :)

    1. "Mitochondrial Eve"
    2. Otto von Guericke
    3. Cyrus II
    4. Johannes Gutenberg
    5. Muhammed
    6. James Watt
    7. Christopher Columbus
    8. Carl Bosch
    9. Isaac Newton
    10. Genghis Khan
    11. Aristotle
    12. Homer
    13. "ancestor of all that has natural blue eyes"
    14. Louis Pasteur
    15. William Paterson
    16. Charles Darwin
    17. Malcolm McLean
    18. Mehmed II
    19. James Clerk Maxwell
    20. Tiglath-Pileser III
    21. Abbes Sieyes
    22. Alhacen
    23. Li Si
    24. Euclid
    25. Julius Caesar
    26. Claude Shannon
    27. Edward Coke
    28. Justinian I
    29. Maharshi Veda Vyasa
    30. Karl Marx
    31. Brahmagupta
    32. Alexander Fleming
    33. Cai Lun
    34. Martin Luther
    35. Francis Russell (Duke of Bedford)
    36. Menes/Narmer
    37. Napoleon Bonaparte
    38. Alyattes/Alyattes II
    39. Johann van Oldenbarnevelt
    40. John Snow
    41. Thespis
    42. Abu Bakr
    43. Luca Pacioli
    44. Edwin Drake
    45. Gavrilo Princep
    46. Marquess of Shen
    47. Thomas Edison
    48. David Ogilvy
    49. Sundiata Keita
    50. Harun al-Rashid
    51. Adam Smith
    52. John Montagu (Earl of Sandwich)
    53. Richard Arkwright
    54. Robert Peel
    55. Ebenezer Cobb Morley
    56. Parameswara
    57. Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt
    58. John Locke
    59. Norbert Weiner
    60. Charles Frederick Worth
    61. Nicolas Appert
    62. Friedrich Wohler
    63. Elvis Presley
    64. Dhabhani
    65. George Cayley
    66. Cesare Beccaria
    67. Simon Stevin
    68. John Smeaton
    69. Pericles
    70. Boulanger
    71. Sumu-Abum
    72. Gratian
    73. Henry Bessemer
    74. Vasili Arkhipov
    75. Carl Wilhelm Scheele
    76. Russell Marker
    77. Saints Cyril and Methodius
    78. Zhong Yao
    79. Wilhelm von Humboldt
    80. Otto Hahn/Lise Meitner
    81. Thomas Cook
    82. William Cullen
    83. Hugh Capet
    84. Norman Borlaug
    85. Henrietta Lacks
    86. Charles Henry Brent
    87. Otto von Bismarck
    88. Sanford Fleming
    89. James Bonsack
    90. William Shockley, Walter Brittain, John Bardeen
    91. Henry Ford
    92. Hennig Brandt
    93. Charles Gordon Greene
    94. Henry Luce
    95. Charles Augustus Fey
    96. James Ritty
    97. Rachel Carson
    98. Elizabeth Arden
    99. Professor Ludovico Brunetti
    100. Matthew Prior
     
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    Who is "Parameswara?"
     
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    Yep, the Malay Sultanate helped Malay-ize large portions of that region of the world and Malay is currently the 5th or 6th most widely spoken language in the world, lol. :)

    He founded the Malay Sultanate. :)
     
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    Any list that does not put Sir Francis Bacon at the top, I can't take seriously.
     
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    Francis Bacon is strange one. He has a wide spectrum of opinions, ranging from virtually just about every modern convenience is owed to him to him being pretty insignificant in terms of actual influence, lol. :)
     
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    We may be thinking about different people........

    Sounds like you're thinking of Sir Francis Chicken Breast
     
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    Yes, Hubert H. Humphrey was VP of the USA and lost a contentious run for POTUS to Nixon in 1968. He even had a large indoor stadium in his native Minnesota named after him.

    You left out at least two H-squares...the fictional Humbert Humbert, played by James Mason in Kubrick's "Lolita" and real life sex symbol Harry Hamlin, who cut his romantic teeth with original Bond girl Ursula Andress but moved on to hotties Nicolette Sheridan and Lisa Rinna.
     
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    Is Nadal on the list?
     
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    Hugh Capet at 83? 83?

    What a F-ing a joke.
     
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    He was the founder of the largest and oldest European royal house. The stats were like around 36 kings of France, 11 kings of Portugal, 10 kings of Spain, besides numerous other kings and queens of other European countries and dukes, etc. :)
     

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