Top 10 Greatest Men of All Time

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). ...read more.

He created the world and EVERYTHING. Glad he's on Number #1 On this list. The only Jesus Christ. He has done many miracles. He died on the Cross and Rose again for us so we can go to Heaven and spent some time with a lot of other people, animals, and God, And so we wont go to Hell, " I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more. And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary." (Hebrews 10: 17-18; NIV) He saved me, He saved a lot of Y'all. Plus you have to do these also to not go to Hell, All you have to do is tell other people about Him, be a Christian, And go to church. If you get closer to Him, He'll get closer to you. "Come near to God and He will come near you." - James 4:8

He is without comparison. Regardless of your personal beliefs, Jesus Christ has objectively influenced humanity in thought, devotion, and deed in terms of quality and quantity more than any mortal being history has and will ever know. One aspect of His greatness may be seen in the greatness of His influence His influence. Moreover, His extensive influence was not owing to things He wrote, built, invented, conquered, discovered, developed, or dreamed--His influence was most particularly the result of who He is and what He did on behalf of guilty and morally corrupt people. He is the only Substitute the world will ever know!

Jesus Christ is one of the greatest men of all time. He is the son of the Messiah or God, and his entire way of life is peace, and he has the largest religion group of all time. Also, one of his apostles has my name so that is cool.

Undoubtedly the greatest man to ever live. No one can compare to him. He died for my sins and your sins. He could've fought back. He could've gotten off the cross but he didn't. He stayed on the cross because he loves us. He went through the pain because he loves.

2 Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad ibn Abdullah (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of the world religion of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. ...read more.

Well he was ranked as number 1 in Michael H. Hart's book "The 100", he did many great things in his life, he always thought of others, he loved and died poor, he didn't seek revenge.

The sad thing is that people always try to ruin his greatness by saying lies about him and they try to destroy his view, but they always fail because people who read about his life will know why did he deserve to be the number 1 upon all humans.

Read about his battles and the aftermath so you can know and understand that he didn't fight for glory or money and that he didn't force anyone to convert to Islam, and know how he treated his enemies and the people around him.

No matter what Muslims do we will never be able to thank him or be even 10% like him, trust me he is almost perfect so never believe what ignorants say about him because there are hundreds of books that wrote about his true life so try reading them because his life was hard yet happy.

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Peace be upon him

May he takes us to the heaven with him.

I love and respect him more than any human being in the whole wide world.
He is the greatest human being ever to live..

Because he is the prophet for not only muslims but for all man kind and he is the man mostly followed by the most number of peoples in the world. I do not like to make any statements which makes hurt to any religion but one thing being the truth that is; for the mankind there is any speech/direction like the Hadith and Speech of Last Pilgrimage made by any other prophet or religious leader ever, so other than the Quran the said Speech and Hadith is sufficient to prove that undoubtedly Muhammad is the number 1 greatest man of the world.

There's so much that could be said about this amazing man, none of which I can properly and eloquently describe. The prophet Muhammad's life was the hardest life that anyone will ever endure, a life which no one but him could bear to live. As a child, he lost both his parents and witnessed the terrible ways the people around him lived their lives. He saw his enemy wrip the body of his uncle and chew his internal organs. He, most beloved to God, could've wished ill on his enemies who constantly pursued him. He, who was the last messenger of God could've changed the message he was trusted with to exalt himself and make his life easier, guarantee his safety. What did he do? Anyone who is honest with themselves would know that not only is Muhammad the best of our kind but the last prophet of God. Please, for the sake of the tears he shed, the comforts he gave up for you, honor him and stop telling lies. This selfless man deserves our respect. Those who lie about him will rot in hell ...more

3 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.

Not many people like to realize it now, but Newton was a devout Christian writing books on the interpretation of the Bible and the last times. He is mostly known for finding the laws of inertia and gravity. Newton was one of the greatest scientific minds in history if not the greatest.

Not a single scientist is important then any other. They all played their part. They took the work further from where it was left. If writing was not invented at newton's time. Then...

He was "THE MAN" and greatest of all who have ever lived on this planet earth. He was the "Son of God". He should be number one above all.
Hats off Sir Issac. We need a you on earth to move the world 500 years ahead.

A brilliant man who discovered gravity, the refraction of light, ultraviolet and infrared and also proved calculus in a different method.

4 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development ...read more.

I think that Albert Einstein was great in the ways he thought about the world. He was vegetarian for most of his life and from reading about him, he seems to be a kind person. And I love his quote that says that creativity is greater than knowledge. P. S. why is Darwin not on this list.

He was a theoretical physicist. His many contributions to physics include the special and general theories of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the first post-Newtonian expansion.

Actually contributed to something, other than most on this list. Discovered most of modern physics and ushered in the age of information.

Intelectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. This was the level of his thinking, his contribution to physics is unmatchable he is my role model and should be of every physicist

5 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, ...read more.

Slaves are banned because of this great man. No knowing what Americans could be without Abraham Lincoln. All slavery could vanish if not for John. Hail him.

He believed in God and trusted in him that is something many people don't know. He freed our country from slavery and oppression.

This man understood the importance of ending the shame of our United States, our own holocaust, the slavery of the black people.

Greatest president ever everywhere I look or type I type who is the greatest president ever and it said Abraham Lincoln Boom 56?!... ..,?!

6 Gautama Buddha Gautama 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.

He was truly a greatest person ever. He have rejected all the concepts which cannot be proven scientifically, practically in real life. He never accepts anything simply because it has been delivered/preached by a elders or popular figure. He rejected the existence of god or any supernatural power which will change the human life. He suggested that only we can bring changes in our life by following 'middle path' and attain nirvana. The entire world will live peacefully by following him.

Do not believe in any thing simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in any thing simply because it's spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in any thing simply because it's found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. BUT after observation and analysis when you find that any thing agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all then accept it and live up to it. A quote of Lord Gauthama Buddha.

Before Buddha, did man ever know that he could live as great a life as proposed by Him. His self-control is one of the things that admire in the whole of Humanity. Buddha's principles, if strictly followed, will definitely change where the world's headed to! And, by the way, I'm a Hindu!

A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by man through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower.

7 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.

Great military leader

Best military ever

8 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.

Shakespeare and The Bible are the most quoted sources in the western hemisphere. There is a reason for that.

One of the greatest writers in the history of mankind. Until now, world literature is under his influence.

Probably the greatest writer in the English language.

He is an a good writer who wrote very good theatre that always be the best the art on the world

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

Founder of logic and champion to the human mind. Aristotle liberated the minds of man; he broke down the door of close-mindedness. This accomplishment was not immediate, but the seed was planted by just one statement.. "A is A". A is A because I am man. Because I am the judge of what I perceive. If you cannot believe what you perceive, then you can believe nothing, and your life is such. This may sound like a simple concept, and that is special because the notion didn't exist before Aristotle. All men were slaves in their minds. Shackled by pain and fear and guilt. Aristotle, with absolute wisdom and courage, annihilated the shackles.
This is just one small example of the greatness that Aristotle accomplished. There are so many more, and so many that have been lost through the years, that have come to be the very foundation of our lives.

A quote comes to mind that, to me, epitomizes Aristotle's legacy:

"Never have so many owed so much to so few. "

This guy is epic. What else is there to say?

10 Saint Paul Saint Paul 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 think St Paul is greater than the Prophet Muhammed of Islam... I was Islam lover untill reading the koran and hadith... what I learned is muhammed died as a self praiser, murderer, rapist, curser and forcefull converter... St paul was a murderer untill knowing christ... after that his life changed and repented about his past always... considered himself below all apostles and he was a decent man...

He lived and died for believing in God and trusting Jesus. He was truly a great and honorable man.

He was a liar and deceived and lied about the appearance of Jesus!

Has great testimony

The Contenders
11 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, ...read more.

He was a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, astronomer, cartographer, botanist, historian and writer. His paintings are the most famous existing. He is the Father of paleontology. He conceptualized flying machines, an armored vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. E made substantial discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

If this isn't enough to put him in place no. 1 I don't know what is demanded of a person!

How come this man came out to be no. 29 on this list? He was and always will be the greatest man in the history of mankind. He was a universal genius which is a quality nowhere to be found in the other great mens.

Extraordinarily, superspecialized multitalented man of art, science and nature who was way way ahead of his time.

There is no doubt that the Vinci is the greatest man ever. Talking about facts, not bull and fairy tales.

12 George Washington George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot ...read more.

He could've been king for life, but turned it down for a democracy. His decision shaped the world.

No political parties all the way.

13 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He is the founder of the religion with the same name as him. Confucius believed he was doing the Will of Ti'en (God or 'Heaven') by preaching ethics.

The founder of modern Chinese civilization and author of the Analects. Confucian ideals such as respect for elders, education, and loyalty to family continue to influence East Asia to this day.

Wow. Why this great thinker is so down in the list. Maybe he is not popular enough or maybe people are ignorant or maybe this site doesn't work in China

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

A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. He was no great warrior, scientist, king, prophet or philosopher. A man who changed world by his sheer will. He knew world is full of suffering and grudge, hatred and selfishness will only divide the world. He was hated by few people in his own country and was killed by one of his countrymen. But by next century when people will be more interconnected economically, culturally and intellectually then people will realize he was pioneer who won hearts of his people and enemies. Salute to Greatest Man ever.

A lady goes to Gandhi and requests him to tell her child not eat jaggery (candy). Gandhi tells to see him after a month. Surprised, she goe goes away. After a month she meets him. Then tells the child not to eat candy. The lady asks Gandhi why did he need a month's time to tell this simple thing to her child. Gandhi said, " I have to stop eating jaggery and then only I can tell your child not to eat. " This Gandhi, he practised what he preached. Therefore, with all his limitations, he is one of the greatest men in the world

People do not understand Mahatma Gandhi. A person who can unite such a populous countries divided into hundreds of barriers is surely not human. Think about it, how can a person who was an Indian be "worshipped" in a foreign country? Barack obama, Martin luther, Nelson Mandela. Please respect him, read about him. He is something who is idolised by the whole world. He is so underrated. at least I consider myself to be one of the luckiest in the 6 billion people that I have been born in the same nation in which a MAHA-ATMA was born.

When you read about Mahatama Gandhi, you can really see an image of yourself struggling in life.
He was not a blessed man like the other candidates in the list.
How we know him today is result of his will, in every instance of life, he applied his ideal of Truth & Ahimsa. He used the method of Satyagraha I.e. Non Violent means of non cooperation.
It is only a matter of willpower, if a man places forth the Gandhian ideals, he may become the next Gandhi.
It is really a matter of shame, grief rather, that the modern Indian youth consider him a coward.
When the truth is that in this list of greatest men, Lord Buddha & Mahatama Gandhi are the only once who were mortals that realised the truth in their lives, rest all were God themselves.

15 Alexander the Great Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

In a very short lifespan, he was able to conquer great part of the known world of that time and managed to do what the Greeks have been trying forever, destroy the Persian Empire.

Destroyed a great empire. Paved the way for Roman expansion. More of a destroyer than a builder.

He should be above others like... Nelson Mandela cause he is a true hero

One of the most epic figures of antiquity.

16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through ...read more.

Bravely fought for the right for people to be treated equally regardless of race. His words would still be very useful today due to a broken justice system, affirmative action and other racist policies.

Damn shame he isn't on this list. Might not be as good as Gandhi, but like him, he nearly drove racism from his country without even using firearms. To some of us, that is life-changing.

A man with vision who fought against wrong and cruelty in favour or discrimination. He always believed that the rights of men should be equal no matter whatever is the colour of your skin.

What a travesty that this amazing brilliant compassionate inspirational and selfless man isn't at the very top. He changed the world and didn't mind dying in the process

17 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September ...read more.

Perhaps one of the most controversial, interesting, and tragic man in recent history, Hitler will either inspire tears of joy or tears of anger. So powerful a man was Hitler, however, that he has an image that is larger than life, and the more one reads about him, the more deeply interesting and thought-provoking his story becomes. Though the man had his faults, it is clear that he has secured a place for himself amongst history's greatest leaders, resurrecting Germany from the lowest place of depravity and poverty on Earth and turning it into a superpower to challenge both the United States and the burgeoning Soviet Union. The many faceted leader of Germany, there are no end to the fascinating stories of his life, his deeds (for good or ill), or the acts that almost transcend believability done by followers and admirers in his name and inspiration.

Turned out to have been right about a lot more than the autobahn and the importance of worker safety and personal hygiene. Led Germany to excel in every area until they were the most productive, most innovative nation the world has ever seen. As mandatory as it has become to admonish him for going overboard in recognizing that middle-Eastern culture presented a clear and present danger to European cultures of the time, if it weren't for Hitler, we wouldn't have the life saving and live-prolonging technologies that have shaped the modern world. All the worlds Old Money would still be in Europe, and USA would still be a nation of farmers with a piddling industrial revolution behind it. More influential than Jesus or John Lennon.

Though he did many things that we can all disagree upon, it would be terrible to realize the good that this mysterious man brought the world. He pulled Germany from the rubble of The Great Depression, which helped spark the fire which got the entire world back on track. He was one of the most intelligent military leaders the world has ever seen: the only reason he lost at Stalingrad was because he was on leave and left another man to organize most of the battle. From his incredible economic policy to his military genius, Adolf forever changed the world as we know it.

Hitler was a man who intensely loved his country, and it pained him greatly to see it suffering so much during the Great Depression. The Germans were badly oppressed under the unfair terms they were forced to agree to after WWI, forced into being the scapegoats for a war that wasn't really their fault. He sought to liberate his country from the crushing poverty that was imposed upon them, and through pride and culture elevate them back to their rightful status as the greatest nation on Earth. He was a man who understood the importance of both strong discipline and the arts as the backbone of a powerful, righteous empire.

18 Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.
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20 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin ( 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental ...read more.

One of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He shined a light on the science of evolution and allowed us to expand on those discoveries to unearth every life on earth's origin.

Discovered and described the laws of evolution.

Why is he so low?

21 Johann Gutenberg Johann Gutenberg Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. ...read more.

Once the printing press was developed, human learning took a turn from which it never turned back. Thank you, Johann.

22 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States. ...read more.

Although I don't agree with many of his policies, if any at all, I still think every President of the United States- from Washington to Trump and everyone in between- deserves at least every American's respect.

So much better than Trump. The sad part is all the redneck morons actually put Trump on this list. Sad!

Was a great president

How is trump above obama

23 Karl Marx Karl Marx Karl Heinrich Marx ( 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital ...read more.

One of the greatest thinkers ever lived. He discovered the laws of social development, described the mechanisms of functioning of capitalism.

He had some good ideas, but due to the human condition, we are incapable of putting his ideas into action.

For all his flawed social theories, he was still the greatest economist in History.

Not much of a Communist.

But all other economists sit in his shadow.

24 Socrates Socrates Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought.

A philosopher of mental education, a sharp what was going through the colder seasons at the time, and I overcome everything without looking back and there are even more wonderful details of this great man Socrates, a true genius and was always aware of what others will tell their warmer version of what they could live.

A man for all to look up too and a leader of society. I only wish I may serve him and society to my finest and wish to take as much as possible from his teachings. Great men like this must be heard and understood by our youth so that we may live in a society that all strive for the advancement of mankind.

Greek thought, and the method of reasoning, is still to be contended with, all these centuries later.

His ethics lessons and teaching inspired western world from ancient to modern times.

25 Moses Moses Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. He is the Lawgiver of Judaism. God sent him to the Pharaoh in Egypt to tell him to release the children of Israel from bondage. When the Pharaoh disobeyed God, God sent 10 plagues. Finally, Pharaoh relented, and Moses led the children out of Israel (through ...read more.

According to the Muslims, Moses (Musa) was the only human being who spoke directly to God. He talked to God as if both were best for frieds of each other. Moses always stove for what was right and helped each person who needed him. He trusted God every time and never asked why he has to fulfil any order commanded by God. Below is a very brief part of Moses mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Wow! Also in the chapter named after Mary:

Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was a messenger (and) a prophet.

And we called him from the right side of Mount (Sinai), and made him draw near to Us, for mystic (converse).

And, out of Our Mercy, We gave him his brother Aaron, (also) a prophet.

He was a man of true leadership, patience, and faith. One of the greatest leaders in all history. He brought the Israelites out of their slavery they were in for 400 years in Egypt.

Holy Messenger of God. A lion of Allah who clashed with mighty power full tyrant Pharaoh and with Allah's help destroyed whole pharaoh kingdom

The greatest leader who led a nation guiding along the most difficult situations for a long 40 years.

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