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Most Influential Leaders In History

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Who do you think were the most influential leaders in history ? Or who're most influential leaders in history?

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     following is the list of 100 most influential people of all times:




    Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965 Lutheran

    Chiune Sugihara 1900-1986

    Raoul Wallenberg 1912-c.1947

    Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 Baptist

    Desmond Tutu 1931- Anglican

    The Dalai Lama 1935- Tibetan Buddhism

    Han Dongfang 1963-

    Thinkers and Philosophers

    Lao Zi [Lao Tzu] c. 600 B.C. Taoism

    Confucius 551-479 B.C. Confucianism

    Socrates 469-399 B.C. Greek philosophy

    Plato c. 427-347 B.C. Platonism / Greek philosophy

    Aristotle 384-322 B.C. Platonism / Greek philosophy

    Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527 Catholic

    John Locke 1632-1704 raised Puritan (Anglican); Liberal Christian

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778 born Protestant;

    converted as a teen to Catholic;

    later Deist

    Karl Marx 1818-1883 Jewish; Lutheran;

    Atheist; Marxism/Communism

    Kings, Emperors and Politicians

    Hammurabi c. 1792-1750 B.C.

    Alexander the Great 356-323 Greek state paganism

    Asoka c. 300-232 B.C. Buddhism

    s**+ Huangdi 259-210 B.C.

    Julius Caesar c. 100-44 B.C. Roman state paganism

    Charlemagne 742-814 A.D. Catholic

    Kublai Khan 1214-1294

    Peter the Great 1672-1725 Russian Orthodox

    George Washington 1732-1799 Episcopalian

    Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Catholic (nominal)

    Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 Catholic (nominal); Atheist

    Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Regular Baptist (childhood);

    later ambiguous -

    Deist, general theist or

    a very personalized Christianity

    Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948 Hindu (mother was a Jain)

    Kemal Ataturk 1881-1938

    Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882-1945 Episcopalian

    Nelson Mandela 1918-

    Mikhail Gorbachev 1931- Russian Orthodox

    Religious Leaders

    Zoroaster c. 628-c. 551 B.C. Zoroastrianism

    Muhammad c. 570-632 A.D. Islam

    Buddha c. 563-c. 483 B.C. Hinduism; Buddhism

    Moses c. 13th century B.C. Judaism

    Jesus Christ c. 6 B.C.-c. 30 A.D. Judaism; Christianity

    Martin Luther 1483-1546 Catholic; Lutheran

    Musicians and Composers

    Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 Lutheran

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 Catholic

    Ludwig van Beethoven 17770-1827 Catholic

    Richard Wagner 1813-1883

    Arturo Toscanini 1867-1957 Catholic

    George Gershwin 1898-1937 Jewish

    Louis Armstrong 1898-1971 Baptist

    The Beatles formed 1960

    Writers

    Homer c. 700-c. 800 B.C. Greek paganism

    Virgil 70-19 B.C.

    Dante Alighieri 1265-1321 Catholic

    William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Catholic; Anglican

    Moliere 1622-1673 Catholic

    Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Anglican

    Mark Twain 1835-1910 Presbyterian

    Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956

    Painters, Sculptors and Architects

    Michelangelo 1475-1564 Catholic

    Rembrandt 1606-1669 Dutch Reformed

    Christopher Wren 1632-1723 Anglican

    Katsushika Hokusai 1760-1849

    Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

    Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 Dutch Reformed

    Frank Lloyd Wright 1869-1959 Unitarian

    Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Catholic

    Le Corbusier 1887-1965

    Stage, Screen and Photography

    Charlie Chaplin 1889-1977 Anglican; agnostic

    Jean Renoir 1894-1979 Catholic

    Sergei Eisenstein 1898-1948 Russian Orthodox; Marxist; Freudian

    Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-

    Orson Welles 1915-1985 Protestant Christian

    Steven Spielberg 1947- Judaism

    Scientists

    Euclid c. 330-c. 260 B.C. Platonism / Greek philosophy

    Archimedes c. 287-212 B.C. Greek philosophy

    Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 Catholic

    Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Catholic

    Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Anglican (rejected Trinitarianism, i.e., Athanasianism;

    believed in the Arianism of the Primitive Church)

    James Watt 1736-1819 Presbyterian (lapsed)

    Michael Faraday 1791-1867 Sandemanian

    Charles Darwin 1809-1882 Anglican (nominal); Unitarian

    Louis Pasteur 1822-1895 Catholic

    Joseph Lister 1827-1912 Quaker

    Sigmund Freud 1856-1939 Jewish; atheist; Freudian psychology/psychoanalysis

    Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Jewish

    Alexander Fleming 1881-1955 Catholic

    Linus Pauling 1901-1994 Lutheran

    James Watson and Francis Crick 1928-; 1916-

    Inventors

    Zai Lun c. 50-118 A.D.

    Johannes Gutenberg 1400-1468 Catholic

    Samuel Morse 1791-1872 Christianity

    Nikolaus Otto 1832-1891

    Alfred Nobel 1833-1896

    Alexander Graham Bell 1847-1922 Unitarian

    Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Congregationalist; agnostic

    Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright 1871-1948; 1867-1912 United Brethren

    Guglielmo Marconi 1847-1937 Catholic and Anglican

    Explorers and Pioneers

    Marco Polo c. 1254-1324 Catholic

    Christopher Columbus 1451-1506 Catholic

    Ferdinand Magellan 1480-1521 Catholic

    Roald Amundsen 1872-1928

    Yuri Gagarin 1934-1968

    Neil Armstrong 1930-

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