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100 Most Important People of all time

The 100 Most Important People of all time

1. Jesus Christ – Son of God, Savior of Mankind, origin of all moral and behavior codes
2. Socrates – Philosopher. Taught western society to question and think.
3. Johannes Gutenberg – Inventor of the Printing Press.
4. Abraham – Father of Monotheist religions of Christianity and Judaism .
5. Isaac Newton – Physicist. Discovered laws of Motion and Law of Gravity.
6. Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor. Built first telephone.
7. Confucius – Philosopher. Dominant influence on Chinese society.
8. Mother Eve – Mother of Humanity according to genetics, origin of first sin.
9. Muhammad – Founded Islam. Wrote the Qu’ran / Koran. Laid foundation of all modern day religious terrorism.
10. Aristotle – Philosopher and Scientist. Set up guidelines for knowledge.
11. Moses – Religious leader. Receiver of the Ten Commandments and the Torah.
12. Siddhartha Gautama – The Last Buddha. Religious Leader.
13. Martin Luther – Leader of Protestant Reformation.
14. Virgin Mary – Mother of Jesus Christ. Object of worship.
15. Hammurabi – Babylonian ruler. Set up first set of known Codified Law.
16. St. Paul – Religious figure who helped greatly to spread Christianity to the masses.
17. Anton von Leeuwenhoek – Microscopist. First to identify Germs.
18. Nicolas Copernicus – Scientist. Champion of the Solar centered universe theory.
19. Johannes Kepler – Mathematician and Astronomer
20. Hippocrates – Medical Doctor. Father of Medicine and Diagnosis.
21. Charles Darwin – Biologist. Proponent of the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
22. Plato – Philosopher. Built on the Socratic foundation to search for knowledge.
23. Democritus – Scientist and Philosopher. Gave name to ‘democracy’
24. Joseph Lister – Medical Doctor. Introduced antiseptics conditions in surgery.
25. Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist, Inventor and Anatomist.
26. Albert Einstein – Physicist. Pioneer in Relativity and Nuclear Physics.
27. William Shakespeare – Playwright. The Greatest in his field.
28. Gregor Mendel – Austrian monk. Father of Genetics
29. Galileo Galilei – Astronomer. Inventor of the Refracting Telescope
30. Henry Ford – Inventor. Developer of the Production Line
31. Edward Jenner – Medical Doctor. Developed immunization technique against Smallpox.
32. Louis Pasteur – Scientists. Discovered cure for rabies. Developed Bacterial sterilization procedures. Defeated age old Theory of Spontaneous Generation.
33. Alexander Fleming – Discoverer of Penicillin
34. James Simpson – Medical Doctor. Developed First Real Anesthetic – Chloroform
35. Gottlieb Daimler – Built first Motor Vehicle
36. Mahatma Gandhi – Political Activist. Won independence for India. Father of non-violent philosophy.
37. Guglielmo Marconi – Sent first Radio transmission. Built first wireless radio.
38. Wright Brothers – Brothers Orville and Wilbur. Built and flew first airplane
39. Adolph Hitler – German dictator whose actions were responsible for World War II and the Holocaust
40. Mao Zedong – Chinese Leader. Communist Revolutionary.
41. John Logie Baird/Vladimir Zworkyin – Joint Inventors of Television.
42. Vladimir Lenin – Russian Revolutionary.
43. Genghis Khan – Mongol Warlord. Conquered most of Asia and parts of Europe.
44. Constantine – Roman Emperor. Conversion to Christianity on his death bed helped spread Christianity across Europe.
45. Elizabeth I – Queen responsible for the future growth of English Power.
46. Julius Caesar – General and Politician who played a significant role in the expansion of Roman Power.
47. George Washington – American Revolutionary War General and First President
48. Otto van Bismarck – Prussian statesman and Unifier of Germany.
49. Napoleon Bonaparte – French Emperor. Conquered vast portions of Europe in the late 18th and early 19th century.
50. Marie Curie – Two time Nobel Prize Winner. Discoverer of Radium.
51. Alexander the Great – Macedonian General. Created vast Empire during 12 year span.
52. Thomas Jefferson – US Statesman. 3rd President. Took prominent role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
53. Karl Marx – Philosopher. Author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
54. Christopher Columbus – Explorer.
55. Kublai Khan – Enlightened Monarch of China
56. Henri Dunant – Founder of the Red Cross
57. Sigmund Freud – Father of Psychoanalysis
58. James Watt – Scottish Engineer . Involved in the development of the Steam Engine.
59. Jonas Salk – Scientist. Developed Polio vaccine
60. Thomas Edison – Inventor. Most noted for the Electric Light Bulb.
61. George Stephenson – Inventor and Railway pioneer. Built the Rocket Steam Engine.
62. Homer – Greek Bard. Author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
63. Carl Jung – Psychologist. Father of Analytical Psychology
64. St. Augustine – Philosopher. Father of Church doctrine,
65. Peter the Great – Russian Tsar. Modernizer of the country.
66. Kublai Khan – Chinese -Mongol Emperor.
67. Pope Urban II – Champion and main driving force behind the First Crusade.
68. Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain – Financiers of the Voyage of Columbus and the Spanish Inquisition.
69. Jozef Stalin – Soviet dictator
70. Archimedes – Greek Scientist and Mathematician
71. Michelangelo – Italian Painter and Sculptor
72. Charles Babbage – English Computer pioneer
73. Marco Polo – Middle Ages Italian explorer
74. Lao Tzu – Chinese Philosopher and writer. Founder of Taoism.
75. Nikolai Tesla – Yugoslav Physicist. Father of Alternating Current.
76. St Paul – Leading figure in the spread of Christianity
77. Charlemagne – French King and Religious leader.
78. James Watson and Francis Crick – Co-discovers of DNA Double helix structure.
79. Michael Faraday – English Scientist. Great figure in the field of Electromagnetism.
80. Menes – Egyptian pharaoh. Unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt.
81. Abraham Lincoln – American President. Freed the Slaves of America and saved the Union.
82. Sulamein the Magnificent – Turkish (Ottoman) Empire Builder
83. Robert Oppenheimer – Nuclear Physicist. Father of the Manhattan Project.
84. Hernando Cortes – Spanish Conquistador.
85. Ramses II – Egyptian Pharaoh
86. Samuel Colt – Inventor of the revolver.
87. Euclid – Greek Geometrician. Author of The Elements.
88. Voltaire – French ‘Age of Reason’ Philosopher.
89. Winston Churchill – British Politician and Writer.
90. Werner von Braun – German Rocket Pioneer.
91. Georg Hegel – German Philosopher. Father of Dialectics.
92. Tamerlane – Muslim Conqueror and warlord.
93. Simon Bolivar – South American Liberator
94. Andreas Vesalius – Leading figure in the birth of Modern Anatomy.
95. John Bardeen – Co-inventor of the transistor. Superconductor pioneer.
96. Joan of Arc – French saint, soldier and motivator.
97. Martin Luther King – American Civil Rights Leader.
98. Justinian I – Byzantine Emperor.
99. Chi Huangdi – Chinese Emperor. Builder of the Great Wall of China.
100. King David – King of the Jews.

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