Gap fill in world leaders

I’m compiling a list of world famous people who have affected the course of history for a creative project. Being no history buff, I could do with some help!

I’ll be starting with Cleopatra, Ceasar and work my way up through time to the 20th century and dare I say it, maybe even Bush! I will be stayong away from spiritual leaders but will include Joan of arc and maybe Ghandi…

I know it’s very tempting, but no silliness please :stuck_out_tongue:

here is my humble list :help:

Cleo
Ceasr
William the conqueror
Colombus
Eliz 1
Henry 8
Jona arc
Napoly
Lenin
Hitler
Churchill
Roosevelt
Ghandi
Stalin
CKS
Mao
PolPot
Mandella

I know I have bypassed centuries here… Cheers

Define creative project.
Why so many politicos?
Google is your friend.
(Say, how about the boys from Google? Too soon?)
Start here: tostepharmd.net/hissoc/top100people.html

[quote=“viba”]I’m compiling a list of world famous people who have affected the course of history for a creative project.

here is my humble list :help:

Cleo
Ceasr
William the conqueror
Colombus
Eliz 1
Henry 8
Jona arc
Napoly
Lenin
Hitler
Churchill
Roosevelt
Ghandi
Stalin
CKS
Mao
PolPot
Mandella[/quote]

Oh so much to say and so little time to say it. I

How about:

Jesus

Mohammad

Buddha

Confucious

All others pale in comparison.

[quote=“Shin-Gua”]How about:

Jesus

Mohammad

Buddha

Confucious

All others pale in comparison.[/quote]

Sorry, the name that deserves that phrase is Friar John Cor.

All others pale in comparrison to his creative project..

OOC

[quote=“viba”]I’m compiling a list of world famous people who have affected the course of history for a creative project. Being no history buff, I could do with some help!

I’ll be starting with Cleopatra, Caesar and work my way up through time to the 20th century and dare I say it, maybe even Bush! I will be stayong away from spiritual leaders but will include Joan of arc and maybe Ghandi…

I know it’s very tempting, but no silliness please :stuck_out_tongue:

here is my humble list :help:

Cleo
Ceasr
William the conqueror
Colombus
Eliz 1
Henry 8
Jona arc
Napoly
Lenin
Hitler
Churchill
Roosevelt
Ghandi
Stalin
CKS
Mao
PolPot
Mandella

I know I have bypassed centuries here… Cheers[/quote]

Off the top of my head :

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Europe
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Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (of course :slight_smile: But seriously, he had much sway over Europe and after he went, Europe spiralled into the chais that eventually led to WWI and WWII)
Plato
Aristotle
Archimedes
Alexander the Great
Galileo Galilei
Leonardo Da Vinci
Michealangelo
The Medici family
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria
Louis XIV
Attila the Hun
Emperor Octavius (Augustus)
Gnaius Pompeius Magnus (Pompei the Great)
Emperor Constantine
Cicero
Agememnon
Erik the Red
Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci
Henry the Navigator
Vasco de Gama
Christopher Columbus
Admiral Nelson
Ivan the Great
Peter the Great
Catherine the Great
Mikhail Gorbachev
Karl Marx
Leon Trotsky
William Shakespeare
Sir Isaac Newton
Alexander Graham Bell
Albert Einstein (German Jew - Immigrated to America)
Louis Pasteur
Marie Curie
Alfred Nobel
Igor Sikorsky
John Stringfellow (little known inventor of the airplane. He preceded the Wright brothers as he lived between 1799-1883)

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Middle East
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Mohammed - The founder of not only Islam, but also the father of the Islamic Empire.
Suliman
Gilgamesh (Whether legend or fact - the idea sparked much development in the region political, socially and economically)

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Americas
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George Washington
Henry Ford
The Wright Brothers
Thomas Edison
Eli Whitney
Abraham Lincoln
Admiral Chester Nimitz
I’m sure there are some I’m forgetting here, but none that I can remember now…

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Asia
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Emperor Chu Huang Ti (Qin Shi Huang)
Sun Tze
Sun Bin (Pin?)
Admiral Zheng He
Mao Zedong
Emperor Hirohito
Ghengis Khan
Kublai Khan
Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
Cai Lun (50 -121AD) China - Invention of paper

[color=black]Africa[/color]

Emperor Haile Selassie I - Ethiopia
Imhotep - Seriously, he was the designer of the step pyramid at Saqqara, among other things
Pharoah Kufu - The designer of the Pyramids of Giza
Pharoah Ramesses
Pharoah Thutmose
Pharoah Tutankhamun
Ptolemy
F.W. De Klerk (Freed Mandela and dismantled Apartheid. Recieved a Nobel Peace Prize together with Nelson Mandela)
Nelson Mandela
Prof. Chris Barnard - South African surgeon who performed the first successful heart transplant
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

For more information (other than google) check out www.wikipedia.com for what these people did and how it influenced the world. Maybe you can also search for and find many others there too.

Mathematicians
Euclid - Axiomatic approach to Geometry
Renee Descartes - Cartesian co-ordinate system, analytic geometry
Kurt Godel - Incompleteness theorem
John von Neumann - von Neumann computer architecture
Claude Shannon - founder of information theory
Newton and Leibniz - invention of the Calculus
Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Janos Bolyai, Karl Gauss - initial work on non-Euclidean Geometry, i.e. not assuming the parallel postulate
Georg Cantor - inventor of modern Set Theory

The ideas from these mathematicians have not only revolutionized Mathematics (except for Von Neumann computer architecture) but also have significantly altered the course of human history. Some are quite subtle, such as non-Euclidean Geometry and Set Theory, but the others are not, such as the Calculus, information theory, Euclidean Geometry.

Martin Luther;
the printing press guy;
GW Bush (but the jury is out on that one)

Okay, I’m back with my favorite.

Joseph Needham - “Science and Civisation in China”

Lao Tze
Sun Yat Sen
Chou En Lai

and let’s not forget:

Jesse Owens
Jackie Robinson

Tana Umanga
Wayne Shelford
Michael Jones
Sean Fitzpatrick
Jonah Lomu
Sir Peter Blake

Sorry,

Richard Pearce (the real little known inventor of the airplane from NZ)
Earnest Rutherford (split the atom)

No, wait, we are talking about world leaders…

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