Most Influential People of All Time

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21 Justinian I

He developed the foundation of our law system today.

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23 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

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

George Washington was a dick. he killed natives and was and ectreme racist he was like donald trump kind of he was a major racist donald trump is a major racist exept trump is kind of like Hitler as well. I am not trying to say that george Washington was like Hitler because he was liek donald trump I want't to say he is a stupid racist like trump.

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24 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.

25 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.

26 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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27 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 ...read 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.

God of hiphop

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28 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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29 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. ...read 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

30 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.

31 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.

32 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 ...read more.

WWII. America = Back to Back world war champs!

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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 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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35 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.
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES

36 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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37 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.

Intelligent, Confident and Hilarious. He commanded the respect and attention of the entire world. He should be rated much higher!

Winston churchill is another famous person he is cool and loved for his braveness

38 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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39 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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40 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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