Top Ten Most Important Leaders In World History

The Top Ten Most Important Leaders In World History

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.

THE MAN WHO CONQUERED THE WORLD (killed by malaria) essentially meaning that no human being killed him

My opinion he was killed in the battle between Asian (Indians)

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. - iliescu

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

This man. Everyone needs to learn more about this man. This man didn't just saved the turks and founded the Turkish republic, He has done so many revolutions that if I were to make a list you would have to read for hours. Just search him a little bit more. You'll appreciate it

According to my point of view, ATATURK was number 1 leader during his era. He created modern Turkey and contributed to world peace..

3 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.

Come on people this guy spread democracy across europe!

That guy sucks

4 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.

A stormy mind, a stormy life, unsuccessful love stories, unbelievable mind and planning and genius Manager. But of course not everything he has done wasn't so well but still one of the best

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. - Y_R_ASHS

I know he was evil and all, but I can't help but to admire how far this man came!

Hitler was really good person Beck's he take out Germany from its bad economic conditions and started first anti smoking rule

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.

Whoever votes against Jesus is going to Hell for an eternity

He died for us screw some napoleon and alexander without him alexander would've been compared to ivan the terrible

I think, I'm well within the mark when I say
That all of the armies that ever marched
All of the navies that ever sailed the seas
All of the legislative bodies that ever sat
And all of the kings that ever reigned
All of them put together have not affected
The life of man on this earth
So powerfully as that one solitary life

Here was a man

Jesus is the holy one, he should be number one, the Son of God and the almighty Messiah.

6 Julius Ceasar

He helped make the western culture what it is today. France would not exist without the founder of the Roman empire.

I like trains

Because it's Caesar

7 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.

Saved the word from hitler

It was America who did without america Europe would have been under communism as Hitler was slowly losing in the eastern front because of the Russian winter and Hitler being dumb - Dvafan2

He is number 3

8 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.

I cannot tell a lie he is awesome

He was awesome

Love this man

9 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 its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Abraham Lincoln was a great leader who also loved cats!

The greatest president of all time

He was good also

My role model

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

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!

Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth - Albert Einstein. Truly a Mahatma(Great Soul)

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.

I think he should reach to be the first I think he give our india republic day whidout violence

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11 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.
12 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.

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!

Great man...I love him
Supreme leader

Great lawyers and honest person

I love him. My Quaid

13 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.

I am not suprised he is on this list but he should be first ya know

He could to unite a uncivilized people by morality laws in islam

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.

Great person in all phase of life

14 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

He actually had an affair with his wife

Winner of a nobel peace prize

15 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 - shahinakbari

Great founder of Iran

He's just great

16 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

You bernie supporters need to get a life again

No. 1 in My opinion

He is the Father of communism.

17 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.


18 Georgia’s King David IV

King of caucasus.

19 Cyrus the Great
20 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.

It is speechless...

Be ambedakar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar & study of law are just like two sides of coins which compliments each other.

21 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.

He made China great again!

Even more horrible than Hitler.
Mao was history's biggest-ever killer of civilians, which unfortunately does make him important.

He killed more people than Hitler and Stallin combined.

22 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.

He ruined Romania

Praise be daddy stalin.

Why is this douchebag on here. He's been as the 2nd biggest mass murderer in history, right under Mao Zedong.

23 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

Another one who slaughtered millions of civilians.

24 Augustus Caesar of Roman Empire
25 Shivaji Maharaj

Shivaji Maharaj is great king of India

26 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.

He looks absolutely wonderful in light of who followed him.

He is nicer then donald trump

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. - errrr

27 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.

28 Charlemagne
29 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 more.
30 Sultan Mehmed II

-According to histrocal source, He could speak arabian,persian,Turkish and also ancient Greek. Also he could read serbian and italian.
-He was one who could understand west and east properly in his age so that They called him Lord of two worlds(west and east). Also known grand Turk and Mehmed The Conquerer.
-He brought to end Roman Empire completely and he had avoid to attemp occupation comes from East.
-According to historicans if he did not die at the age of 49 He could conquer the Rome

31 George Patton

This guy definitely is a good world leader

32 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004
33 Crazy Horse


34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

How is HE BAD

35 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events more.
36 Ashoka the Great

How come he isn't in top ten? Does'nt "The Great" explain everything?

One of the great leader,person,who wins all the world

37 Emiliano Zapata

Sadly ignorance killed him and betrayal(from friend).Loved also the Movie.Viva Zapata

38 Thiruvalluvar
39 Hammurabi

He made the first legal code in the entire world, and put them up in pollars of Babylonian cities. How is he now in the top ten? - Turkeyasylum

40 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

I wouldn't really call him a leader, more of a politician

41 Benito Mussolini Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. more.

His own people turned on him, hung him, and left his dumb ass to decay for all to see

42 Nikita Khrushchev
43 Subramania Bharati
44 Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. more.
45 Baron Waqa
46 Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following more.
47 Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
48 Maharana Pratap Pratap Singh or Pratap Singh was the ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan.

No words to describe the person

49 Casimir III the Great

Probably the best polish ruler that will ever exist. He was a genius, his ancestors fought wars with the HRE that couldn't been won, thus making the polish kingdom smaller and smaller. Kasimir changed world history when he accepted the German supiriority over Prussia and Silesia. Instead he looked eastwards and conquered the rich galicia-wholhynia from the Mongols, although being heavily! outnumbered.

50 David Cameron David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who is at present the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of its Conservative Party, and Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney.

The leader

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