Most Influential People of All TimeThe person who has had the largest impact on culture, society and history. Whether positive or negative.
The Top Ten
2,000 years and we're still talking about him - Vooduon
Its good to be talked and listen about someone great. No doubt he was "one" of the greatest "man" in the history. I would suggest you to learn more about him & had a good influence of him instead of hating wrong or false influence. THANK YOU
Jesus was definitely the most influential people of all time, as he is also one of the, if not the most controversial figures in history! He was the reason behind the season!
Billions claim him as Lord and Savior! - LadyLioness
He is a just prophet & messenger in Islam, whom was given the book of bible by Allah (god) to guide the children of Israel (disbelievers) and convey same message as all the prophets who came before him like (Noah, Abraham, Moses and many others may Allah's (God' s) peace be upon them all) that non ha the right to be worshiped except Allah because he is the Lord of the heavens & the world and all that is between them, The Almighty; The creator of everything; The Most Merciful; The Most Generous; The Forgiver; The Most Powerful;Allah the Almighty is the one & the only God & to him all human mankind will return at the end (i. E; resurrection).
The Lord and saviour he is, indeed...? - KevinsidisV 465 Comments
He was the man of true justice. He was with peace those who deserve peace and respected peace. He was there for law and order and not some silly baba or pandit who just say few words of peace and doesn't not actually guide or show the direction to attain peace in this world and hear after. My fellow Christians don't know that the founder of Christianity is not Jesus it's St. Paul. No matter how much I love Jesus the son of mary peace be upon him, he can't be the most influential person because he doesn't not meet the requirement.
Instead of proving the essence of peace and Islam, You just disregarded Yogis/Christians. There are good reason as to why most of the world detest Muhammad and many do violence (ISIS) against other religion, against women (Saudi/Iraqi law), against animals (public display of animal sacrifice) in the name of Islam.
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Peace Be Upon Him. The prophet who preached the teachings of Allah, the one and only God and presented us with the Holy Quran, the book to guide us through out our lives.
He was the best justice provider in the world he was the best and history has no personality equal to him he also promoted the respect for women that was not present in arab and the whole world before him he was greatest man ever narrated by historians
Great manV 758 Comments
Yes! He promoted non-violence during World War II during HARSH times. AMAZING PERSON
I think he is great as nelson mandela. He had lot of patience which taught, how to be patience and wait for fruitful at the end. - subhash
Political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of civil disobidience
What a freshieV 66 Comments
Siddhartha left all of his possessions, his pampered life, his food, and even his family to gain the true knowledge of suffering and to find enlightenment. I am an Anthropologist that specializes in religion. The Buddha has influenced so many people in China, Tibet, India, Japan etc. This once rich, famous prince gave up everything he had, becoming a man of the land and became divine. His followers confronted and meditated with Jesus himself.
Lord Buddha was one of the first men to realise the true nature of life and spread it to the rest of the world. His teachings have bought so much good into this world and have helped many people to lead a happy and peaceful life. definitely the most positively influential person to have ever lived.
TO MEASURE THE GREATNESS OF BUDDHA GREATNESS HAVE TO RAISE HIS STANDARDS BUDDHA IS THE MOST VERSION SOUL WHO EVER WALKED ON EARTH HE IS A PURE CONCIOUSNESS EXCEPT ONE PERSON KRISHNA IN THE HUMAN HISTORY NO ONE TRANSCEND THE GLORY OF BUDDHA
Two words - peace and humanityV 64 Comments
Physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons)
Albert Einstein could not speak until he was 4 years old and his parent were told he would not amount to much. Such an inspirational man.
This most famous physicist has revolutionized modern physics the way we see it and grasp lot of people can't grasp it but I'm the only extraordinary autistic being who understand his theories and obviously his world famous equation. - Kevinsidis
HE IS THE SMARTEST PERSON EVER!V 42 Comments
Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, and I greatly admire him for it, considering he was a Christian.. If it weren't for him I might be a Christian, when I am strongly atheist. And the pressure he was under; he was in a creationist world, his book the Origin of Species was ridiculed, yet he didn't keep his theory hidden for fear of this happening- he showed it to the world and changed the subject of science forever.
Darwin changed the way the scientific view views humans in the universe. He gave us the tools to truly trace humanity's origins through verifiable means, and made it possible to answer how we got here in the first place. - Robobrain
EVERY person in the advanced world knows who he is, what he did & either has come to understand about our existence thanks to him or holds strong opposing beliefs. Either way... He changed "life" for EVERYONE.
Of secular figures there can be little doubt, Darwin should top the list. We see the world the way we do because of him.V 17 Comments
I am not sure how Martin Luther is above the Apostle Paul, as it was the Book of Romans and the book Galatians that fuelled Luther to the Reformation. If it was not for Paul then Luther have never been known... As well as Paul had a great influence on the other Apostles and Peter, making Paul's influence felt higher than Peter's despite Pope claims. And don't forget that Paul was in a scene was Luke's mentor, making Paul the most influential person under Jesus. Because in the end the Apostles and Christians, Pope's and all live for the Glory of Jesus Christ.
Other than Jesus Christ, Paul is my favorite person in the Bible. He went though so much, yet didn't complain at all. He pointed to Christ in every situation. He was (in my opinion) the most influential apostle. The books in the Bible that he wrote are not only a comfort for many, but strength for those who are crumbling under struggles and pressure. Martin Luther looked to the Apostle Paul as one of his inspirations, so how did Martin Luther go above Apostle Paul? Even though they all lived for the Glory of Jesus Christ, I know for a fact that the Apostle Paul is more influential than Martin Luther. If Martin Luther was alive... he'd agree too.
We would never know about Jesus if not for Paul. Paul is #1
If not for paul, there may not have been a Christian religion. he "convinced" others that jesus was god's son. meanwhile, jesus was born, lived, and died a jew.
religion itself is a man made invention. it was created in order to set down some laws for man to live by. well intentioned as it was, religion has caused more death and suffering than all of the wars combined.
if there is a god, it's not the biblical kind.
Promoted equality between all people and things. With out him we may still be stuck with the clouded ideas of "justice" and "fairness" we once had.
This man should be right behind jesus
He was the most influential American ever. I always imitate him when speaking in public. I am a victim of racism and I will always support the civil rights movement. He was the leader of America. If he was born some years later, I think he would replace Obama.
Shouldn't be this high. This is a list of people who had the biggest influence on the world good or bad. MLK is a blip on the radar compared to many other people.V 19 Comments
He is awesome and even his ideas are too!
There are not many people who thought like him.
I am Chinese and I hope that we would believe in him again, rather than communism. I am against communism!
I have learned about a new person now!
The original monotheist, whose theological foundation has spread to the entire world through Christianity and Islam. He should be much higher up.
Without Abraham, there would be no Jesus. Jesus himself was Jewish and he was the first to establish a monotheistic religion, setting an example for the rest of the world. Definitely should be higher.
The prophet and the Father of the prophets, peace and blessings be upon him, god's beloved, Ibrahim
What if they put Abraham then Abraham linclon - Andyman234V 11 Comments
Without Constantine, there may be no discussion about the merits of Jesus Christ. Constantine helped lay the foundation for what is the modern Catholic church and was instrumental in organizing its members to determine a uniform Christian doctrine (First Council of Nicaea) without which the church would fractured and most likely never would have gained the success it did. Whether good or bad, Constantine paved the way for converting the greatest nation the world had ever seen into the center for the Holy Roman Church.
He changed the course of history, two of his major decisions the foundation of Constantinople and his conversion to Christianity had profound impact on history. Our world would have been different without him, probably still in the dark ages. Besides he was a great statesman and a superb military leader.
He helped the Catholic Church greatly but for selfish reasons
Although I don't agree with eveyting he did, he did make christianity last througout the dark ages dispite the deaths of all the leaders of the church that christ organized and I think that's pretty good. Not to mention extremely influential. - queen11
Is this about Martin Luther, or Martin Luther King Jr? Martin Luther is the Christian reformationist, and Martin Luther King Jr is the campaigner for black rights in the USA. Considering the lack of 'King' after the name, it seems most people are ignorant of the original Martin Luther. The original Martin Luther is probably the reason Martin Luther King Jr's parents named him Martin Luther, and probably also the reason his father was named Martin Luther as well (Martin Luther King Sr).
For those of you who are confused. No, this is not the Martin Luther King Jr., the man who gave the "I have a dream speech." Although he is very important and an inspiration to me and millions of others. Martin Luther was a monk and the creator of Lutheranism. He was born in Germany and lived from 1483 to 1546. Martin Luther was also a composer, theology professor, and priest, but he's mostly known as a monk.
In kiching off the protestant reformation, Martin Luthur triggered a whole sequence of events that have led direclty tot he society we know and enjoy today.
I would say that Martin Luther was one of the most evil people to walk the earth. He talked about religion. But days after his marriage (He was still a monk, and have any relationship with a woman is forbidden.) he commited adultry. Google "Martin Luther Insults" and see for yourself.V 12 Comments
They didn't call him the king of pop for no reason from dance moves that have inspired most musicians of today and one of the biggest givers in the music business.
His musical genuis and humble humanitarian work places him among the greats. It's not about what you do for a living but what you've done for others that will matter in the end. Michael has helped so many people outside of his charity work. He's truly a role model and a hero. The way Michael experienced betrayal and adversity by showing love and true class, that is why he is loved all across the globe and truly one of the most influential individuals. Long Live The King!
No one has more impact on our society than Michael. Listen to his songs and his message. And all the money from his concert tours that he donated to help the poor. He was a great humanitarian and an inspiration to all.
He's... BADV 47 Comments
Obviously he is a nobody
He was very good in medical
I voted for him as a joke.
A massive contributor to every field of human knowledge. He started on nearly nothing and ended up as the near-sole basis of all science for almost two thousand years. Possibly the only person in human history to have known everything there is to know in his time, a true polymath. His metaphysics still hold clear merit in the modern world, and much of how we see and separate the sciences is derived from him.
The basis of many scientific theories and philosophies come from Aristotle, along with his direct contribution to history as the teacher of Alexander the Great and inspiration to other philosophers/scientists such as Rene Descartes.
He basically created the philosophy of the west, it would be madness not to add him. You hear me? MADNESS!
Easily the most influential person who didn't find a religion...V 5 Comments
He's well-known for physics, but he also invented differential and integral calculus, came up with color theory, studied the speed of sound, he was an astronomer who built the first reflecting telescope... He was arguably the single most important thinker in human history. He contributed to everything.
Why is Isaac Newton not higher? Pretty sad that anyone would think a video game designer is more influential then Isaac Newton. Ranking Einstein ahead of Isaac Newton is like saying Sidney Crosby is a better hockey player then Wayne Gretzky, this list is retarded
He invented calculus. He should be next to like, Muhammed and Jesus. He pretty much helped bring about the entire Scientific Revolution, which led to innumerable innovations in medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy.
Discoverd gravityV 19 Comments
Ok, somehow hard to write here. I don't think Jesus isn't that big anymore. Maybe in the US but elsewhere? I don't know.
Hitler as a leader wasn't worse than Stalin or Mao Zedong (I mean the tough side; they all were bad persons who killed millions). But he had more influence on people and still has, than both of them.
So what I mean is:
He is responsible for USA and USSR to gain the state of superpowers. Without him, the atomic bomb, either wouldn't have been invented, or would have been later invented.
Also Germany wouldn't have lost it's state as a science centre of the whole world, which is still discussable by asking was it good or bad?! (They had scientists none reached till today).
First man on moon, as ridiculous it sounds, wouldn't have been without him that fast. It was the competition between Soviets and Americans, which was a result of WW2 and the engaging of German scientists after the war (What wouldn't have happened, if WW2 hasn't ...more
Convinced an entire nation to believe what he believed! He's very intelligent and cunning.
He might have killed millions of people but if you look at him before that he was a great person. He created Vollswagen, the autobahn, the first ever Boy Scouts and created millions of jobs to bring Germany out of a depression created by world war 1 with over 40% unemployment rate. He also was a great speaker and was able to influence all of Germany into believing in his goal. Now if you don't think creating a world war has some kind of influence on the world you are an idiot. He should be much higher on this list.
WW2 is lying on his shoulders. You could say, it was bad and it was. But it let Men progress. Surviving for Manking is in space and he laid the first stone, even though he was a lunatic.V 52 Comments
He was general of the us army and unanimously elected president? How is that not important and influential
Thanks to him, we have America. And how much has america given us? Well, They are one of the largest economies, One of the largest militaries, Huge influence over other countries
AND the revisionist dumbing-down of the American education system is complete. Some of the posts here reflect the most brainwashed SJW's anywhere.
SJW's hate him.V 4 Comments
He stopped racism in South Africa. How more influential can you be? He probably changed more than ten people put together could.
Nelson Mandela is amazing! My family is African and we had to leave Africa because of apatite and just as we left he got out of prison. I'm so proud of my country now because of what he has done and even today he brings great happiness to my family.
Great leader with great desire to change lives of young people
Great personV 16 Comments
My one over-riding goal, even more than being God's representative on Earth, was to one day find myself between Socrates and Tupac.
He developed the foundation of our law system today.
"that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish on this earth"
"trusting on Him who can go with me and remain with you, I confidently hope that all will yet be well."
"i am a firm believer in the people, if given accurate information they can be relied upon to meet any national crisis"
Arguably the greatest president ever who led his country through the toughest of times.
Indeed, one of the few who truly recognize themselves as human beings. Those who know the majesty of nature constructed by altruism and consideration.
NiceV 6 Comments
Justin Bieber *Status* HAS A COLD/MINOR SICKNESS - Cancels entire concert
Freddie Mercury *Status* VERY VERY SICK, ALMOST DYING - Still sings like no other man can
I cannot believe he wasn't in the top ten, let alone the whole list! By now, you must know me, the crazed Freddie Mercury fan. I am just very upset that I had to ADD him! He deserves to be number 2 or 1! (Jesus is #one). All you have to do is listen to "The Show Must Go On". He influenced me in many ways. He told me to be creative, to love, and of course that you should never give up. As I say, "Don't stop till you drop! "
And this quote was like how Freddie was. He never gave up until he succumbed to HIV/AIDS in 1991. Long live.
If it weren't for him and Queen there wouldn't probably be a Lady Gaga! He influenced her! What a great man!
We love you Freddie. Your legacy will live on forever. We will never ever forget you. RIP Mr. Fahrenheit.V 6 Comments
French statesman, king of France, the most brilliant general of his time, he won series of splendid victories against England, Russia and Austria in 1805. He was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 and exiled to St Helena, where he died in 1821.
He was a political reformer and brought glory to France. He did not kill his own people like Stalin, he was well educated and he seeked peace when he became an emperor but his enemies regarded him as a traitor and that is why he fought against them.
Napoleonic code, pushed the unification of Italy and Germany, sold the United States the massive Louisiana territory thus allowing America to become the declining superpower that it is today.
He was the better human of history.V 1 Comment
Ben belongs in the top 10, easy.
No doubt.. read of him
This young girl was like anywhere young girl. She liked music, had crushes. But she was treated as inhuman. All because she was Jewish. Her family and another family and a dentist had to go into hiding. Luckily this kind woman Miep Gies gave them the attic and the back of the house. Unfortunately she was discovered in 1945 August. Nobody knows the person who betrayed her. But she and the others were sent to westerbrok camp and the aushtwitz where Edith frank died and then Bergen Belsen Anne and marmot were the only members of the family still together. Otto frank was the only one to survive
She was an inspirational person.
What she should be number one Abraham Lincoln #2
Wait wait wait
Anne frank is higher than
Karl marx.Che Guevara.Joseph stalin
This is the funniest list or the worst one available on the internet.
I have no words.
Who made this list? Tupac is more influential on a social cultural level than Elvis in the world? Michael Jackson is more important than Elvis in changing music? " Before Elvis there was nothing " said John Lennon, and he was right. Elvis made black music ( it was called race-music back in the fifties ) popular by mixing it with white music all over the world ( a very risky thing to do in the racist US ). He started ( now taking for granted ) a teen revolution in attitude, style, clothes etc... Without him there would be no Michael Jackson or Tupac ( and so many other entertainers, black and white ). He was pretty important and influential on a cultural level all over the world.
He flipped the world and everything changed. The old repressive ways were replaced with a new freedom... Entertainers today can say, do, and be what they wish because of the social revolution that began with Elvis Presley.
The most influential person in music industry - Alexandr
I LVOE ELVIS
The most influential person to youth. He describes the duties of youth in such away that, the youth have the power to change the fate of an economy of a country and the entire world. My suggestion to any one is that please read his books then we can influence ourselves and we are the one going to rock the world!
Read his quotes then you will get all the power or energy to take up all the challenges and responsibilities. A great man who practiced what he preached
He is the person who introduce Hinduism to the world. With his effort Hinduism is now a days considered as the only way of living.
He was next to god. He is my idol. A real human being and fantastic personalityV 6 Comments
"So complicated to escape fate
And you can never understand till we trade places
Tell the world I been guilty to being anxious
Ain't no way in hell, that I could ever be a rapist
It's time to face this, cold world on a good day
When will they let the little kids in the hood play?
I got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing
Living proof there's a God if you need a reason"
This man stood up for what he believed and never let go of what he thought he was a legend I'm only 13 but he still inspires me I wish he didn't die but all good things come to an end
Pac is the realist that ever wrote. He was a prophet for everything he wrote with his pen happened and is still happening today. Like he put it "I don't know how to change the world, but I can guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world." So many people have changed their lives for the better because of this mam. He is the Black Jesus not only for black people in America, but for all the people that suffered. He was the stone that the government refused but the food that the people needed.
Alright, I'll be the first to comment on my homie. I am a white 13 year old, yet I still praise his music, knowledge, lifestyle, and everything else. I have a picture of him on the wall and his own book. He may be forgotten but he is still in this child's eyes and he was a good person and he teaches me through his music. R.I.P. friend, thug till I die, and even when I die cause I'll be in THUG MANSION.
He's a great rapper, but not really influential - hiphopgodV 5 Comments
"We declare our right on this earth... To be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. "
Get a life.
WWII. America = Back to Back world war champs!
Felix Y. Manalo is the founder of the Most Indigenous Religious Organization in the World
He's so very influential, very popular and very respectable person... - ANNECURTISSMITH
Felix Ysagun Manalo (born Félix Manalo ý Ysagun May 10, 1886 - April 12, 1963), also known as Ka Félix, was the first Executive Minister (Tagalog: Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan) of the Philippines'-based religious organization Iglesia ni Cristo, and incorporated it with the Philippine Government on July 27, 1914. He is the father of Eraño G. Manalo, who succeeded him as Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, and the grandfather of Eduardo V. Manalo, the current Executive Minister.
Because there were no precursors to the registered church, external sources and critics of the Iglesia ni Cristo refer to him as the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo and describe him as such but the official INC doctrines claim otherwise.
The official doctrine of the Iglesia ni Cristo is that Felix Y. Manalo is the last messenger of God, sent to reestablish the first church founded by Jesus Christ, which the INC claims to have fallen into apostasy following the death of the Apostles.
Just because she is brave and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, if that ain't influential then I don't know what is!
He technically made the internet so.
He made what the world is today
He created Microsoft
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Champion in the ring, a champion to his religion, a champion to his race and a champion to man kind
The only Muhammad that should be on this list.
He was a really amazing guy
Has to be the Greatest. Not because of boxing even though he was.
Stood up for what he believed in, no matter what.
Spoke with his charismatic mind with wise words.
Changed the world from race to religeon through reciting inspirational poems, humour and most of all courage and belief.
There is nothing left to say, that he hasnt said himself.
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES
English mathematician and physicist, famous for his discovery of the law of Gravitation and three Laws of Motion.
Greatest scientist of all timeV 2 Comments
In 20, 50, 100, 500 years girls/women will still copy and imitate her - Alexandr
A timeless character. Her mystery and persona will forever intrigue generations to come.
A romanticized monster who murdered innocent women and children in public stadiums. The cult of personality that has grown around him is a fine example of the ignorance and degeneracy of the leftist mentality.
He was the best...
Greatest guerrilla fighter of all time. Helped to save Cuba from the capitalist claws of USA and general Fulgencio Batista. HASTA SIEMPRE COMANDANTE!
Most notarius latin-American man in history, stod up against the greed and extreme poverty in latin-america. Great man who died way too young, he changed the world for the better
The dude stood up to Hitler. How much more influential can it get?
One of the greatest leaders England and the world has ever seen. He saved his country in the face of fear showing great courage and bravery. He stood strong when nobody else did.
He had bipolar and was able to deal with that plus lead a country during a world ward. That deserve a higher vote.
Intelligent, Confident and Hilarious. He commanded the respect and attention of the entire world. He should be rated much higher!V 1 Comment
If you cannot understand my argument, and declare "It's Greek to me'', you are quoting Shakespeare; if you claim to be more sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you recall your salad days, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you act more in sorrow than in anger; if your wish is farther to the thought; if your lost property has vanished into thin air, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you have ever refused to budge an inch or suffered from green-eyed jealousy, if you have played fast and loose, if you have been tongue-tied, a tower of strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, if you have knitted your brows, made a virtue of necessity, insisted on fair play, slept not one wink, stood on ceremony, danced attendance (on your lord and master), laughed yourself into stitches, had short shrift, cold comfort or too much of a good thing, if you have seen better days or lived in a fool's paradise -why, be that as it may, the more fool you, for it is a foregone conclusion that ...more
Countless words attributed to modern day english language.
His plays offered new definitions of western civilization. Next to the bible he is the most quoted author in history. - mgenet
he os goodV 3 Comments
A Lovable and Adoring person who sacrificed life for orphanage
She is my real mother. She was in kolkata where I am living. Really honour to me.
Humble, selfless, loving and caring. Your legacy will live on forever on Mother Teresa
She must be place in top 10sV 6 Comments
I love her.. I think she should be second, after Dr Sandra Lee
Stood up to the Nazis, won World War II, made The Soviet Union a superpower, scared America, and had a perfect mustache.
Turned the Soviet Union into an industrial powerhouse second only to the U.S. through the power of communism, a monumental economic and military leader, and stopped a crazy, delusional right-winged German with an inferior mustache from conquering the world in WWII. If it wasn't for our great leader Stalin and his leadership on the Eastern Front, we would have been slaves to Nazis.
Inventor of vaccination, not well known but really should be in the top five because he has indirectly saved more lives than any other person on Earth - dead or alive
Moses, talked to God, peace be upon Moses, the prophet, the first to wake up from the graves in the day of resurrection, before Muhammad and the rest of the prophets, and their peoples,
Founded the Jewish nation, another move without which we wouldn't have Christianity or Islam (through Judaism) and whose laws also influenced all of the modern world. Should be much higher up.
The Ten commandments and the Levitical laws put forth by him are still the backbone of every free nation that supports natural law.
I have a step brother named Moses jrV 5 Comments
Considered as the greatest player to ever set foot on the basketball court. Love by many around the world and Nike is still making a lot of money selling Jordan brand. Not only influential in the basketball court but also influenced many athletes around the world such as soccer David Beckham and the current dominate player in the NBA Lebron James.
The greatest sportsman of all time! Owns a billion dollar brand! I don't know why Ali gets all the hype, he is widely regarded to NOT be the greatest boxer of all time!
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