Top Ten Most Important Leaders In World History

The Top Ten
1 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.

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

2 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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.

3 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 more.

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.

4 Napoleon 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.

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!

5 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). more.

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.

6 Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar, known by his cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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.

7 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 was awesome

Love this man

8 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 more.

How can a rapist be higher than him?

9 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.

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.

10 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. more.

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!

The Contenders
11 Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

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.

12 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

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

13 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. more.

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

14 Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

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.

15 Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. more.
16 B. R. Ambedkar Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb or B. R. Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards Untouchables (Dalits), while also more.

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...

17 Muhammad Ali Jinnah "Quaid-e-Azam" Muhammad Ali Jinnah (December 25th 1876 - September 11th 1948) was a British-Indian lawyer and politician, whom would later go on to become the founder of Pakistan in 1947 and its first Governor-General. He died only a year after from tuberculous, but has remained an influential and important more.

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".

18 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.
19 Cyrus II of Persia

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

20 Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

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.

21 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

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

22 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen "A. P. J." Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

A GREAT LEADER who lived such a simple life. He was an epitome of devotion towards his motherland. He needs to be saluted.

23 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 more.

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.

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