The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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The Top Ten

1 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
2 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
3 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
4 Peter The Great Peter The Great
5 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
6 Elizabeth I Elizabeth I
7 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

Roosevelt held to principles of socialist nationalism, aka, national socialism. Hardly the definition of "enlightenment."

8 Napolean Bonaparte

So "enlightened" he aspired to conquer the world. So "enlightened" that he, like Hitler, was reckless, arrogant and foolish enough to invade Russia with winter looming.

9 Shivaji Shivaji Shivaji Bhonsle, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.

He is the greatest man in theatre world...He worked a lot for India...He risked his life many time to make India a best Country...He have to at least at top 3...

10 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II

The Contenders

11 Martin Luther Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.
12 B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar B.R. Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue an doctorate in economics abroad. He argued that industrialization and agricultural growth could enhance the Indian economy.He stressed investment in agriculture as the primary industry of India. According to Sharad Pawar, Ambedkar’s vision helped the government ...read more.

We are because He was...

He was the greatest leader of India who dedicated his whole life for the betterment and equality of people. He was the father of Indian Constitution, Reserve Bank of India was established on his book 'Problem of the Rupee: Its Origin and Its Solution', he was the first person in modern India to give gender equality and women rights, he gave 8 hours work shift rule and set minimum wages for labourers. He gave maternity leave provision in the system.
Indian constitution is the longest constitution in the world making India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizens of justice, equality, and liberty, and endeavours to promote fraternity among them.
He also inspired millions of Hindus especially Dalits to leave Hinduism which is based casteism and inequality to embrace Buddhism and the teachings of Buddha.

13 Muhammad (Prophet) Muhammad (Prophet) Muhammad (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (And last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

He was a true leader. Sent by God for all of mankind to follow.

14 Bhagat Singh Bhagat Singh Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary socialist who was influential in the Indian independence movement.
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
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