Most Influential People of All Time

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61 Caesar Augustus

First Emperor of Rome, ruled for about half a century. If he had not won the civil war the empire might have split into two far earlier, lost its influence, or completely fallen apart. The name Caesar or Emperor became the name for half the rulers of Europe.

Augustus name echoed in history centuries before of almost all everyone mentioned in this list and he will be remembered many centuries after they are forgotten.

Took Julius Caesar's vision of a kingdom and twisted it into an empire. His actions set the groundwork for how the Roman government would decentralize and the military failure that was teutoburg forest laid the seed that would later lead to the cessation of Roman expansion and the transformation into a tributary state from a conquest state. He was the last 'elected' leader of Rome and set the stage for the dynastic rule that followed.

One of the best roman emperors he's AWESOME

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62 Muhammad Ali Jinnah 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 ...read more.

The one who changed the would three time with out blood shed...

Great Leader... And founder of the 1st ever Separate country based on Religion, Culture, Livings etc...

One of the greatest leaders this world has seen. Should have been in top 20.

Founder of the islamic republic of Pakistan

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63 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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64 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

His breath of knowledge and interest was limitless. His insight was provocative.

This man invented the deceleration of independence people he was a big hit the U.S. wouldn't this way with out him.

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65 Bill Wilson

This is Bill W. From AA, isn't it? That is an excellent entry.

It is great that he is on here and ranked fairly high up.

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66 John Dalton
67 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

His ability to talk and connect with the masses of all who listened to his music made him larger than life. Sure he was a miserable human being. But most great artists have tortured souls. Think about that. Kurt Cobain just had a massive talent for creating music in a way of communicating his inner most demons through his lyrics, music, voice and vision. It is true he lacked the musical talent that others like Lennon possessed, but he made up for it by his bearing his pain filled soul. You could hear his pain in his voice, it would rattle my own demons against the inner walls of myself and so many others like me. That's what made him a such a iconic speaker of the masses for a entire generation. If you look on sites like Tumblr nowadays and see these young people talk about Cobain and his music... you realize they weren't even alive when he was, but yet they can relate to what he was saying in his music. A visionary gone to soon. An icon that was unable to live a life without the pain ...more

He gave the world a good kick in the ass through his music with Nirvana. He proved that anyone from any background no matter how deprived can go onto be a huge influence in the world. There are better musicians who are 'technically' more skilled than he was. But he did what any good artist does. Play and create music with his heart and soul. It saddens me he was depressed for the majority of his short life, but his impact in the world will never be forgotten.
"It's better to burn out than fade away" - Kurt Cobain.

He changed the world in many ways with nothing more than Words, a Guitar & an attitude unknown at the time. He has influenced everything from Music, to Fashion, Attitude, Equality & became the spokesperson of a Generation seemingly overnight. His influences are still felt today, not only in his music, but in most fields of Art even though he hasn't been alive since 1994 (Committed suicide).

Don't even need to say anything. These guys got the gist of it.
But guys Come as you are, just say I'm not like them and don't be dumb. If your filled with pain drink Pennyroyal tea and just say All Apologies.

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68 Genghis Khan 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.

Way to far down the list. One of the most successful and powerful people of all time.

His armies were responsible for the deaths of upwards of 40 million people (<10% of the worlds population at the time, or 700,000,000 people in today's numbers), both by the sword and the bubonic plague (black death) that he brought along.

He founded the second largest empire of all time (after England and not by much, which had the advantage of boats and continents such as North America (Canada) and Australia)

Both Hitler and Napoleon are said to have modeled themselves somewhat after him.

Largest empire in the world, had a influence on most of Asia therefore without him, world history would be drastically different.. Although not above people like hitler and Muhammad, he definitely deserves top 10

He created the second biggest empire of all time, allowing for the spread of silk, gun powder, paper, printing, musical instruments, all are aspects of the renaissance. Also the first postal system, culture of meritocracy, and tolerance toward other customs and cultures.

Without him, Europeans would have probably stayed on their own little continent and would have never come to America. There are more influential people, but he was so low down that I had to boost him up. - gamingfoeealzs

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69 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling

From being nothing to being everything that she could. Truly inpirational

She changed my perspective in life more ways than one through 7 books

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71 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II

He changed a way of thinking in catolic church. He also take apart in comunism in comunism repart from Poland.

72 Notorious B.I.G. Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

Why is he on here?

Because he was one of the most influential voices in rap and the black community - 9713524179

73 Paul Walker Paul Walker Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .

I loved his bus stunt in fsf 7

74 Richie Sambora Richie Sambora Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. V 1 Comment
75 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 created Microsoft

Greatest donar in world

76 Adam Smith Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment.

He unleashed the power for us to have what we have today. Extremely important!

"Universal poverty equals universal equality'

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77 Dr. Jose Rizal

Showed the world on how to end a war using a pen. He mastered 22 languages this includes Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malayan, Portugese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tagalog, and other native dialects. He is alson an Physician, Poet, Novelist, Artist, Writer.

a many sided genius who proved that pen is really mightier than sword - che91_pangit

Gifted revolutionary. The biggest pride of the nation (of the Philippones, which should be renamed).

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78 Nicholas Copernicus Nicholas Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

Without this man's vision and intellect, in the face of staunch threat from church, earth might still be center of the universe. A man who showed us what responsibility lies on our shoulders and fits Sukruto's "life not examined is not worth lived" moto...

He was the first to come up with the theory that the sun was at the center of the universe

Polish stronomer known for his discovery of the hevenly bodies and his theory that they move round the sun and that the sun is the centre of the universe.

79 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

I think he's the one who should be admired very much. He lived in the time that racism was widely spread. He had somehow changed the way how the White people used to look to the Black people and the Asians. He's the first Asian superstar in the Hollywood, overcame the racism. He died too soon - just in the age of 32. If he had been able to live longer, he would've astonished the world even in the greater way... And there're more a bout his life, we should know clearly to see how admirable he is.

I think his philosophy will end up being his biggest mark on society. He had a HUGE cultural impact that continues to grow today.

The greatest martial artist of all time!

Do I need to describe the master!?

He used film to connect two cultures, and it is still done today. Very worthy of this list.

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80 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

One of the great scientists of the world.

He is the man who lit up your house.

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