Top Ten Greatest Men

The Top Ten
1 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). ...read more.

The Comforter, the Son, the Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, the one and only Jesus Christ. He is in fact God, but just in the form of a man. Let me remind everyone he is the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, creator of all things and he cared for all of us that much to live our type of life and live through the same struggles and temptations. Yet, he never sinned once. As a man, he's done a great many miracles and predicted the future many times. Most of all, he died on the cross for our sins so we could spend eternity in Heaven with God, instead of going to Hell. He is literally perfect, he saved me, and can save anyone, all you have to do is believe he died on the Cross for our sins, repent of those sins, and accept him as our Savior (he's so gracious that he won't actually force us to do this, he lets us decide on our own). I find it very saddening that still a great many people reject receiving him, it is simple really. Jesus's grace is endless, he has every single great quality ...more

Jesus Christ is indeed the greatest man to ever live. His teachings brought everyone together. He was the awaited Nazareth and the Chosen One. He is the son of God and the hero of this world. If it wasn't for Christ, our sins would've been unforgiven. He saved us.

By the way, Jesus Christ was real. The pope we have today is the 266th pope. However, the first pope of all time was St. Peter, one of Jesus' closest allies and followers. St. Peter established the Christian church.

He brought peace between God and man. The wall of HOSTILITY has been broken down in His flesh on the cross. See what love that Father has given us. Jesus made a way of salvation that does not based in any way upon a person's ability to serve God or anyone, but upon God's grace and love.
If your salvation depended 99.99% on God and 0.01% on you, you would be damned to Hell. Praise God for His grace in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God in whom we have the redemption, the forgiveness of all sin.

He is without comparison. Regardless of your personal beliefs, Jesus Christ has objectively influenced humanity in thought, devotion, and deed in terms of quality and quantity more than any mortal being history has and will ever know. One aspect of His greatness may be seen in the greatness of His influence His influence. Moreover, His extensive influence was not owing to things He wrote, built, invented, conquered, discovered, developed, or dreamed--His influence was most particularly the result of who He is and what He did on behalf of guilty and morally corrupt people. He is the only Substitute the world will ever know!

2 Muhammad 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.

Well he was ranked as number 1 in Michael H. Hart's book "The 100", he did many great things in his life, he always thought of others, he loved and died poor, he didn't seek revenge.

The sad thing is that people always try to ruin his greatness by saying lies about him and they try to destroy his view, but they always fail because people who read about his life will know why did he deserve to be the number 1 upon all humans.

Read about his battles and the aftermath so you can know and understand that he didn't fight for glory or money and that he didn't force anyone to convert to Islam, and know how he treated his enemies and the people around him.

No matter what Muslims do we will never be able to thank him or be even 10% like him, trust me he is almost perfect so never believe what ignorants say about him because there are hundreds of books that wrote about his true life so try reading them because his life was hard yet happy.

May god guide you to the ...more

Peace be upon him

May he takes us to the heaven with him.

I love and respect him more than any human being in the whole wide world.
He is the greatest human being ever to live..

Because he is the prophet for not only muslims but for all man kind and he is the man mostly followed by the most number of peoples in the world. I do not like to make any statements which makes hurt to any religion but one thing being the truth that is; for the mankind there is any speech/direction like the Hadith and Speech of Last Pilgrimage made by any other prophet or religious leader ever, so other than the Quran the said Speech and Hadith is sufficient to prove that undoubtedly Muhammad is the number 1 greatest man of the world.

There's so much that could be said about this amazing man, none of which I can properly and eloquently describe. The prophet Muhammad's life was the hardest life that anyone will ever endure, a life which no one but him could bear to live. As a child, he lost both his parents and witnessed the terrible ways the people around him lived their lives. He saw his enemy wrip the body of his uncle and chew his internal organs. He, most beloved to God, could've wished ill on his enemies who constantly pursued him. He, who was the last messenger of God could've changed the message he was trusted with to exalt himself and make his life easier, guarantee his safety. What did he do? Anyone who is honest with themselves would know that not only is Muhammad the best of our kind but the last prophet of God. Please, for the sake of the tears he shed, the comforts he gave up for you, honor him and stop telling lies. This selfless man deserves our respect. Those who lie about him will rot in hell ...more

3 Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Not many people like to realize it now, but Newton was a devout Christian writing books on the interpretation of the Bible and the last times. He is mostly known for finding the laws of inertia and gravity. Newton was one of the greatest scientific minds in history if not the greatest.

He was "THE MAN" and greatest of all who have ever lived on this planet earth. He was the "Son of God". He should be number one above all.
Hats off Sir Issac. We need a you on earth to move the world 500 years ahead.

Not a single scientist is important then any other. They all played their part. They took the work further from where it was left. If writing was not invented at newton's time. Then...

A brilliant man who discovered gravity, the refraction of light, ultraviolet and infrared and also proved calculus in a different method.

4 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

I think that Albert Einstein was great in the ways he thought about the world. He was vegetarian for most of his life and from reading about him, he seems to be a kind person. And I love his quote that says that creativity is greater than knowledge. P. S. why is Darwin not on this list.

He was a theoretical physicist. His many contributions to physics include the special and general theories of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the first post-Newtonian expansion.

Actually contributed to something, other than most on this list. Discovered most of modern physics and ushered in the age of information.

Intelectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. This was the level of his thinking, his contribution to physics is unmatchable he is my role model and should be of every physicist

5 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States in its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was born in Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. ...read more.

I love how the other top 5 are like gods or important religious figures and then there's Lincoln. It's awesome, he's awesome, and yea. Amazing dude :)

"I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race" Abraham Lincoln, 1858

"no arab is better than a non-arab, nor a non-arab better than an arab... , except in god consciousness" Prophet Muhammed (s.A. S), 63

Slaves are banned because of this great man. No knowing what Americans could be without Abraham Lincoln. All slavery could vanish if not for John. Hail him.

He believed in God and trusted in him that is something many people don't know. He freed our country from slavery and oppression.

6 Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

He was truly a greatest person ever. He have rejected all the concepts which cannot be proven scientifically, practically in real life. He never accepts anything simply because it has been delivered/preached by a elders or popular figure. He rejected the existence of god or any supernatural power which will change the human life. He suggested that only we can bring changes in our life by following 'middle path' and attain nirvana. The entire world will live peacefully by following him.

The Buddha is a great person who has no equal .He gave up all luxuries to be enlighten an teach the world the truth ,the path to prevent re- incarnation and be happy .He brought peace to the whole world with no war and was a very compassionate person and as Buddhist we must follow the path of Buddha NAMO BUDDHAYA!

Well as a Buddhist I support my religion my god the one who has attained enightment .He is no second to anyone or anything and that's why he is the BUDDHA . The buddha gave up all luxuries to teach the world the truth and a path to be free from the sansara chkra NAMO BUDDHAYA !

He is a kind well-mannered religious teacher. His truly heartwarming story is an emotional one. His mother gone after 7 days of birth is an extremely devastating situation.

7 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Great military leader

8 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Shakespeare and The Bible are the most quoted sources in the western hemisphere. There is a reason for that.

One of the greatest writers in the history of mankind. Until now, world literature is under his influence.

Probably the greatest writer in the English language.

To be or not to be, that's the question!

9 Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

Founder of logic and champion to the human mind. Aristotle liberated the minds of man; he broke down the door of close-mindedness. This accomplishment was not immediate, but the seed was planted by just one statement.. "A is A". A is A because I am man. Because I am the judge of what I perceive. If you cannot believe what you perceive, then you can believe nothing, and your life is such. This may sound like a simple concept, and that is special because the notion didn't exist before Aristotle. All men were slaves in their minds. Shackled by pain and fear and guilt. Aristotle, with absolute wisdom and courage, annihilated the shackles.
This is just one small example of the greatness that Aristotle accomplished. There are so many more, and so many that have been lost through the years, that have come to be the very foundation of our lives.

A quote comes to mind that, to me, epitomizes Aristotle's legacy:

"Never have so many owed so much to so few. "

This guy is epic. What else is there to say?

10 Saint Paul Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world.

I think St Paul is greater than the Prophet Muhammed of Islam... I was Islam lover untill reading the koran and hadith... what I learned is muhammed died as a self praiser, murderer, rapist, curser and forcefull converter... St paul was a murderer untill knowing christ... after that his life changed and repented about his past always... considered himself below all apostles and he was a decent man...

He lived and died for believing in God and trusting Jesus. He was truly a great and honorable man.

He was a liar and deceived and lied about the appearance of Jesus!

Has great testimony

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11 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, ...read more.

He was a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, astronomer, cartographer, botanist, historian and writer. His paintings are the most famous existing. He is the Father of paleontology. He conceptualized flying machines, an armored vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. E made substantial discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

If this isn't enough to put him in place no. 1 I don't know what is demanded of a person!

How come this man came out to be no. 29 on this list? He was and always will be the greatest man in the history of mankind. He was a universal genius which is a quality nowhere to be found in the other great mens.

Extraordinarily, superspecialized multitalented man of art, science and nature who was way way ahead of his time.

There is no doubt that the Vinci is the greatest man ever. Talking about facts, not bull and fairy tales.

12 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.

He could've been king for life, but turned it down for a democracy. His decision shaped the world.

13 Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He is the founder of the religion with the same name as him. Confucius believed he was doing the Will of Ti'en (God or 'Heaven') by preaching ethics.

The founder of modern Chinese civilization and author of the Analects. Confucian ideals such as respect for elders, education, and loyalty to family continue to influence East Asia to this day.

Wow. Why this great thinker is so down in the list. Maybe he is not popular enough or maybe people are ignorant or maybe this site doesn't work in China

If a man falls asleep with itchy arse, he wake with smelly finger.

14 Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

In a very short lifespan, he was able to conquer great part of the known world of that time and managed to do what the Greeks have been trying forever, destroy the Persian Empire.

Destroyed a great empire. Paved the way for Roman expansion. More of a destroyer than a builder.

He should be above others like... Nelson Mandela cause he is a true hero

One of the most epic figures of antiquity.

15 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September ...read more.

Perhaps one of the most controversial, interesting, and tragic man in recent history, Hitler will either inspire tears of joy or tears of anger. So powerful a man was Hitler, however, that he has an image that is larger than life, and the more one reads about him, the more deeply interesting and thought-provoking his story becomes. Though the man had his faults, it is clear that he has secured a place for himself amongst history's greatest leaders, resurrecting Germany from the lowest place of depravity and poverty on Earth and turning it into a superpower to challenge both the United States and the burgeoning Soviet Union. The many faceted leader of Germany, there are no end to the fascinating stories of his life, his deeds (for good or ill), or the acts that almost transcend believability done by followers and admirers in his name and inspiration.

Turned out to have been right about a lot more than the autobahn and the importance of worker safety and personal hygiene. Led Germany to excel in every area until they were the most productive, most innovative nation the world has ever seen. As mandatory as it has become to admonish him for going overboard in recognizing that middle-Eastern culture presented a clear and present danger to European cultures of the time, if it weren't for Hitler, we wouldn't have the life saving and live-prolonging technologies that have shaped the modern world. All the worlds Old Money would still be in Europe, and USA would still be a nation of farmers with a piddling industrial revolution behind it. More influential than Jesus or John Lennon.

Hitler was a man who intensely loved his country, and it pained him greatly to see it suffering so much during the Great Depression. The Germans were badly oppressed under the unfair terms they were forced to agree to after WWI, forced into being the scapegoats for a war that wasn't really their fault. He sought to liberate his country from the crushing poverty that was imposed upon them, and through pride and culture elevate them back to their rightful status as the greatest nation on Earth. He was a man who understood the importance of both strong discipline and the arts as the backbone of a powerful, righteous empire.

For those of you saying this disgrace of a man was great by any means you are WRONG. He was A COWARD, who committed suicide instead of facing the enemy like a true great man. Hitler was addicted to drugs and fame, like an egotistical maniac, and historians have proved that he had a host of mental illnesses. The only reason this cretin took power was because his country was in economic turmoil due to many reasons beyond the Jewish influx in the country, and the people would turn to any monkey proposing a popular plan to redemption. Screw Hitler and screw everyone on this thread spouting antisemitic remarks, or pro-Nazi remarks. Hitler wasn't great.

16 Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.
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18 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

One of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He shined a light on the science of evolution and allowed us to expand on those discoveries to unearth every life on earth's origin.

Discovered and described the laws of evolution.

Why is he so low?

19 Johann Gutenberg Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. ...read more.

Once the printing press was developed, human learning took a turn from which it never turned back. Thank you, Johann.

20 Karl Marx Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.

One of the greatest thinkers ever lived. He discovered the laws of social development, described the mechanisms of functioning of capitalism.

He had some good ideas, but due to the human condition, we are incapable of putting his ideas into action.

For all his flawed social theories, he was still the greatest economist in History.

Not much of a Communist.

But all other economists sit in his shadow.

21 Moses Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. He is the Lawgiver of Judaism. God sent him to the Pharaoh in Egypt to tell him to release the children of Israel from bondage. When the Pharaoh disobeyed God, God sent 10 plagues. Finally, Pharaoh relented, and Moses led the children out of Israel (through ...read more.

According to the Muslims, Moses (Musa) was the only human being who spoke directly to God. He talked to God as if both were best for frieds of each other. Moses always stove for what was right and helped each person who needed him. He trusted God every time and never asked why he has to fulfil any order commanded by God. Below is a very brief part of Moses mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Wow! Also in the chapter named after Mary:

Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was a messenger (and) a prophet.

And we called him from the right side of Mount (Sinai), and made him draw near to Us, for mystic (converse).

And, out of Our Mercy, We gave him his brother Aaron, (also) a prophet.

He was a man of true leadership, patience, and faith. One of the greatest leaders in all history. He brought the Israelites out of their slavery they were in for 400 years in Egypt.

You have already put Moses here, thn why again you need to put him as Prophet Musa(AS) even though they are same person, but called with different name in Islam and Christianity.

Our Holy teacher
Our Love our leader
Our best companion should be on second number after Yehshua Messiah
because He is a person on whom nobody can not criticize.
Love you Moses.

22 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Although I don't agree with many of his policies, if any at all, I still think every President of the United States- from Washington to Biden and everyone in between- deserves at least every American's respect.

So much better than Trump. The sad part is all the redneck morons actually put Trump on this list. Sad!

Was a great president

How is trump above obama

23 Plato Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
24 Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through ...read more.

Martin luther king jr. Was a homosexual, communistic, fake believer of god. He literal talks about how jesus wasn't the son of god or even relatively close to god in any way, and started and preached at two baptist churches preaching this insanity. He is currently burning in hell and shouldn't even be on this list. Sorry if I offend you, but the truth is never comforting.

Bravely fought for the right for people to be treated equally regardless of race. His words would still be very useful today due to a broken justice system, affirmative action and other racist policies.

Damn shame he isn't on this list. Might not be as good as Gandhi, but like him, he nearly drove racism from his country without even using firearms. To some of us, that is life-changing.

A man with vision who fought against wrong and cruelty in favour or discrimination. He always believed that the rights of men should be equal no matter whatever is the colour of your skin.

25 Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

Whether you loved or hated his accomplishment, to get in a ship and sail out into the unknown takes courage and determination such as few possess.

He discovered the Americas for the Europeans to colonize. He was not a bad man, it was not his fault the natives had not formed their immune system defense against the many diseases.

He killed a bunch of natives and lied about his discovery.

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