Most Influential People of All Time

The person who has had the largest impact on culture, society and history. Whether positive or negative.

The Top Ten

1 Jesus Christ 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.

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).

Nobody is as influential as Jesus - hiphopgod

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2 Muhammad 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.

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.

Before understanding other faiths fully, especially the higher intellectual traditions of Hindus and China, avoid posting misleading comment.

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

Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) was the greatest man that has ever walked the earth. No doubt Hazrat Isa (Jesus) was also the greatest man to walk the earth but it would be more better if Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W)was first.

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3 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

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

If God exists, it's Einstein!

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

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 freshie

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5 Buddha 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.

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.


Mahatma budha is a great saint.his guidelines and are ability never compare to anyone

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6 Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle 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 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

Too bad he got killed by Nero

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7 Abraham Abraham Abraham, originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs. His story, told in chapters 11 through 25 of the Book of Genesis, plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to the bible, God called upon him and told him 'through your son, Isaac, more.

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 - Andyman234

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8 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

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.

The man whos idea created the modern world.

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

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.

He should be above Jesus and every other religious leader. He stands for everyone

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10 Sir Isaac Newton Sir 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.

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.

The best,most astounding human to ever walk the face of planet earth..

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The Contenders

11 Martin Luther Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.

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.

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12 Constantine I

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

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

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...

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14 Moses Moses

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.

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,

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 jr

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15 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

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!

16 Joseph Lister

Obviously he is a nobody

He was very good in medical

17 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

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 should be on top ten.His fans knows how much we love him

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18 Nelson Mandela 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.

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 person

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19 Abraham Lincoln 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 through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .

"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.


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20 Max Planck Max Planck Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German quantum physicist who was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Germany. He is best known for winning a Nobel prize on the field of physics in 1918 and he published his own well known book called treatise on thermodynamics. His accomplishments was for being elected more.
21 George Washington 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 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

George Washington was the first presedent.

I do not care about this man but he was for shure racist.

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22 Justinian I

He developed the foundation of our law system today.

23 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

Ben belongs in the top 10, easy.

No doubt.. read of him

24 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

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.

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

If it weren't for him and Queen there wouldn't probably be a Lady Gaga! He influenced her! What a great man!

Legend. Immortal man. Live forever.

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

Second person to find america

Italian navigator, colonizer and explorer who introduced the lands of America to the Europeans. - 09ShamsulBahriel

I think he is kind of both (good and bad) over all he did bad things and good things so he�'s in the middle of everything.

26 Pope Peter I

My one over-riding goal, even more than being God's representative on Earth, was to one day find myself between Socrates and Tupac.

27 Anne Frank Anne Frank

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

She was inspirational person

28 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

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


29 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

"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 - hiphopgod

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30 Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

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.

The most inspiring guy that I have ever seen.. in his Speech swami says " O lions shake of the delusion, and I'am not this body'... imagine what was his energy levels. I swear on his Guru Ramakrishna that none can give speech like him.. best Orator for all time...

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31 Napoleon Bonaparte 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.

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.

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32 Socrates Socrates

"An unexamined life is not worth living". That's all you need to know in life.

Taught Plato who taught Aristotle who taught Alexander the Great. Just one example of the massive ripples of intellect he has sent thousands of years into the future.

33 Malcolm X Malcolm X Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist.

"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. "

34 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 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 during more.

WWII. America = Back to Back world war champs!

Great president

35 Dwight Eisenhower Dwight 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.
36 Ashoka

The first person who provided the golden age in history and showed how to win over the world in a perfect way.

Asoka probably created first welfare state and declared the first forerunner of Human right declaration act and made that his state policy. He said" All citizens/humans irrespective of any distinction of caste/creed/sex are his children". He was the first one to establish the empire of spirit.

He is considered as the emperor of emperors. Dot. The most influential person forever.

He should be put after muhammad and jesus

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37 Felix Manalo

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

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38 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Champion in the ring, a champion to his religion, a champion to his race and a champion to man kind

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.

39 Plato 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.

Why is he not higher? Please for the sake of yourselves read some Plato.

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40 Bill Gates Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.

He technically made the internet so.

He made what the world is today

He created Microsoft

Greatest donar in world

41 Winston Churchill 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.

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!

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42 Isaac Newton 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.

English mathematician and physicist, famous for his discovery of the law of Gravitation and three Laws of Motion.

Greatest scientist of all time

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43 Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. more.

Get a life.

44 Cai Lun

The invention of paper by Cai Lun was the most important ever, together with the Transistor and the Condom

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45 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is 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 Romney.

Thanks for proving my point. You just say "worst president in American history". You don't say why because you can't. Really? Worse than Bush? Worse than Coolidge? Worse than Grant? Learn some history before making such a false statement.

Oh Obama you don't have to be hated by your country anymore come join the Canadian government.

If Obama is here then Putin King abdullah should be here too

Are you serious worst president the usa ever had

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46 William Shakespeare 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.

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 good

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47 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. more.

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.

48 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and electric motors. Tesla developed and used more.

This man help give us the modern age, a genius without a doubt who was robbed by Edision as well as other power brokers of the day. I admire him not only for his incredible mind but for a character that was so dedicated to the idea and to the greater progression of man that though he knew later that he had been dubbed he made very little of it and went on inventing, writing and creating till the end. I cannot say enough about this amazing individual.

This guy was so incredible, his ideas were ROBBED by Thomas Edison!

Nikola Tesla is the greatest geek who ever lived. I read two books about him and I think he is the most awesome person ever

Champion of science. Worth being on this list and much higher...

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49 Che Guevara Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.

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

50 Abubakir As-Siddique

He deserves to be higher up on the list

I think he must be at the top of criminal and murderer list

I'm surprised why he is out of top 10 he was good leader and he was a good examplery leader to all our leaders

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