Top Ten Most Important Leaders In World History
He certainly played a large role in history, but in my opinion he was rather awful (quite ironically). He was a power hungry tyrant who is suspected to have organized the murder of his father. He put his own selfish desires before his people and was very vain. He died quite young, and there is speculation that he was poisoned by one of his soldiers (after making his army travel and conquer for eleven years, despite their protests).
Alexander the Greek or Alexander Macedon - very famous and known. A bittersweet tension between the vision and military deeds and a somewhat intimidating figure and less intellectual.
I am persian and I believe whe Alexander came to my Country, I have been created!
I choose him as my father.
Was he even human? His greatness is legendary
A father, a teacher, a revolutionary, a wiz and a marshal. Dyansty was corrupted, the whole country was surrounded by enemies. He shined like a hope upon the people. And today, 19th May, he established the national struggle, started indepence war and encouraged people to sly the enemies from lands. After long war days Turkish people met with the peace again and the sun risen again at the every corner of the region. He didn't confine himself with those. He has done countless revolutions like recognition of the right to choose and to be chosen to women, opening schools in every corner of Anatolia, alphabet revolution, industry revolution, and many other revolutions. Also as a writer, he has given various books about science and history. He was a real man of culture. He used to do a traditional dance named "Zeybek" with his friends as well. I would give you many more information about Ataturk but I recommend you to read the life of this man in a reliable source.
You must be read what ever he did in 19th and 20th century because he did lots of thing. My english is not very well because of that I can't explain now. I'm a turkish people and we gave his history in lesson (it tooks 1 year and we didn't take all of the details) it's amazing. He wrote a book (turkish name is "NUTUK") of what happen in Independence War (1919-1923). In Independence War we fight 6 countries at the same time and we didn't had lots of weapon like the other countries because we're poor in that time
Commander of Turkish War of Indepence, founder of Republic of Turkey and its first President. His surname "Atatürk" means father of the Turks. He formed a secular state in which religion doesn't interfere with government affairs. Thanks to him, women in Turkey gained the right to vote and to be elected in 1930 before some western countries such as France, Italy and Belgium. Died at the age of 57 due to cirhosis.
Bringer of democracy. He has had the chance of being a dictator, but he has choosen not be one of those. Given all his life for people. Contributed to the peace in the world. He has done countless revolutions.
Adolf Hitler was undoubtedly a horrible person, and probably influenced the world in the worst and most disgraceful way possible, hence to Germany's dismay for 40+ years. Although the word "bad" was invented because of him, he was one of the greatest leaders of all time. Almost successful in a herculean task, one of the greatest speakers, led a country with pure leadership, and always determined for success.
Although he was a terrible human being...He is still know as the most important and one of the best dictator/leader of all time. It takes a genius to run a country like he did, Of course though he was a sadistic dictator, but lets not forget how important he was in out History, we can't change that.
I know he was evil and all, but I can't help but to admire how far this man came!
A lot of bad stuff happened to Germany because of him.
That stupid rapist is higher than this genius commander?
I don't want to live in this planet anymore.
Come on people this guy spread democracy across europe!
Jesus Christ is God. Not just the Son of God. He also has the GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THE WORLD. Technically speaking Jesus is the head of the Catholic Church, and the Church has had maximum influence on world affairs, cultures, war and just about anything. You can't say he didn't exist because one- Who then started Christianity? And two, We have millions of testimonies of people who have seen and touched him. How is Alexander the Great more influential than GOD, the founder of Christianity and a democratic culture?
I believe Jesus Christ is the greatest man in history. Atheists may argue this out, but fact is fact and truth is truth; blind scientists may say there is no proof of this, but we believe in many things we have no proof of.
Jesus is the holy one, he should be number one, the Son of God and the almighty Messiah.
Well, he wasn't a world leader, but he did make a lot of sacrifice to save lives of many people.
He certainly had his flaws, but he was a wonderful leader that cared about the common people of Rome, and not just the upper-class. He was a genius military general as well, and his impact on society is massive.
He helped make the western culture what it is today. France would not exist without the founder of the Roman empire.
He was awesome
Love this man
How can a rapist be higher than him?
Muhammad SAW is undoubtedly the greatest leader of all time. He effectively united the backward society of Arabia. He established peace and unity between people, and having won many battles from armies larger than his. He spread Islam faster and more effectively than other religions, and during Islam, the world lived in peace and harmony. Now with the disappearance of Islam, the effects of disunity can be seen today, for example, the middle east, which has been effected the most, after the disappearance of Islamic rule.
Muhammad united most of the known world within a very short time. Within only about 700 years, Islam spread from as far East as China and India to as far west as Spain.
Muhammad Rasulullah SAW peace be upon him should be the first. He is the truthful person ever lived in the earth. The best creation of God.
The most successful and influential leader in the history. Huge respect.
Even more horrible than Hitler.
Mao was history's biggest-ever killer of civilians, which unfortunately does make him important.
He made China great again!
A student Lilly asked Barrack Obama, which person, living or dead, would he like to have dinner with? He replied, "Mahatma Gandhi".
"Christ gave us the goals, and Mahatma Gandhi tactics." -Martin Luther King
"I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time.". -Albert Einstein
Harris Majeke, South Africa's ambassador to India said, "While Nelson Mandela the father of South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi is our grandfather."
Funny that a fake baba, Ram Rahim Singh, a rapist, is in the top, even though no one except people from South Asian subcontinent know of him while Mahatma Ghandhi, a true face of what Hunduism stands for is ranked so low. This thread has made me realize that religion=ignorance.
If Albert Einstein himself admitted that for generations to come, the world would not see a man such as GANDHI, undoubtedly then, Mahatma GANDHI is the undisputed #1 world leader of ALL TIME!
He had devoted his whole life for the betterment of common people of India.
And he always supported non voilence.
He had worked hard in his old age for the freedom of India.
This dude literally carried the entire allies for a long time and had to alone hold the Western Front, after the fall of France, against the extremely powerful Third Reich FOR AROUND A YEAR. If the Brits had an idiot instead of Churchill, you probably wouldn't be reading this list.
Best prime minister ever
We may never have a British ruler like him again.
The greatest human ever
Although I would like to vote for M.L. King Jr., I have to hand it to Lincoln because without him, slavery could possibly still be a thing in America and King wouldn't have even gotten the chance to give his speech.
Abraham Lincoln was a great leader who also loved cats!
He was good also
My role model
He's here because the Soviet Union was one of the two most important countries in the world, from the time he came to power until it ended. He was a very, very effective leader, no matter how many people he killed.
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 labours. 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.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar & study of law are just like two sides of coins which compliments each other.
It is speechless...
He made a country never existed before and did it single handedly and by constitutional means and by the power of vote. Fought against the element use religious angles in politics namely Gandhi Jee. What a man wa Jinnah!
Gangus will hate but the fact that he made a country when his own population was so poor and powerless shows the extent that one man can achieve. Indians should be embarrassed with their left over, meaningless country. Lol 'India' is named after a Pakistani river! So much for claiming to be 5000 years old!
Yeah, yeah, very good leader. Was he high or anything? came to this land and said, "Urdu and Urdu shall be the state of language of Pakistan"
He was the best leader in the history of the world.He was not only leader of Muslims but all the people of India.He founded the biggest Islamic state in the world "Pakistan".
Every one know he had the greatest and biggest empire ever and of course he is one of the best leaders of all time. he is one of three emperors whom had never lost any wars or battles in the world with alexander the great and Genghis khan. the Cyrus cylinder shows he was the first man who wrote rule and justice in the world
Great founder of Iran
He's just great
Nelson Mandela succeded to make the transition from apartheid to democracy a peacefull one. In South-Africa he is highly respected by people of all colour. Outside South-Africa he is an inspiration for everybody who wants to make the world a better place.
He payed the path for Stalin but he made life better for the people, he made the Soviet Union and showed the world the evil ways of capitalism
He is the Father of communism.
No. 1 in My opinion
A GREAT LEADER who lived such a simple life. He was an epitome of devotion towards his motherland. He needs to be saluted.
Barak Hussain Obama was the first black president of the United States. He is a politician, and lawyer. He was the 42nd president of the United States of America.
He looks absolutely wonderful in light of who followed him.