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This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.
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32 minutes ago, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

 

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

 

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

You forgot to mention that Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahab's Wahabi sect is not only the toxic and revisionist false interpretation and practice of Islam (similar to how Fundamentalist, Dominionist, Prosperity Gospel, and Calvinist Evangelical (especially Deep South U.S. and Northern Irish groups) churches are toxic and revisionist false interpretation and practice of Christianity) is not only the guiding principal of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, but the state religion of Saudi Arabia, one of the two toxic allies and "tails wagging the dog," that constantly drag the U.S., and other Western nations (including Canada, shamefully) into endless military endeavours in their constant defense, sinkholes of money and arms, unaccountability, and full political backing against international consequences of rash actions, internally or abroad, whenever these two primadonna nations snap their fingers. The other such nation I'm referring to in this light is, of course, Israel.

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12 minutes ago, Patine said:

You forgot to mention that Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahab's Wahabi sect is not only the toxic and revisionist false interpretation and practice of Islam (similar to how Fundamentalist, Dominionist, Prosperity Gospel, and Calvinist Evangelical (especially Deep South U.S. and Northern Irish groups) churches are toxic and revisionist false interpretation and practice of Christianity) is not only the guiding principal of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, but the state religion of Saudi Arabia, one of the two toxic allies and "tails wagging the dog," that constantly drag the U.S., and other Western nations (including Canada, shamefully) into endless military endeavours in their constant defense, sinkholes of money and arms, unaccountability, and full political backing against international consequences of rash actions, internally or abroad, whenever these two primadonna nations snap their fingers. The other such nation I'm referring to in this light is, of course, Israel.

I’m trying to keep descriptions brief. Are you going to vote?

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5 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I’m trying to keep descriptions brief. Are you going to vote?

I'll try to later tonight. And to get that Russian poll voted for too.

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Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.
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I'll do the next list once we get 10 total votes. We need 6 more people to do this. 

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Just creating a master tag list to see if I can get up to 10 votes: @vcczar @Reagan04 @Actinguy @Patine @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @WVProgressive @SilentLiberty @pilight @admin_270 @Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @mlcorcoran @Leuser @upandaway @jvikings1 @Rodja @Edouard @jnewt @Nentomat @Kingthero @Sunnymentoaddict @RFK/JFKfan @Mr.Blood @Zenobiyl @Wiw @MBDemSoc @ThePotatoWalrus @Alxeu @Allyn @Cenzonico @CentristGuy @Ishan @billay @wolves @RI Democrat @lizarraba @lizphairphreak @TheLiberalKitten @MysteryKnight and anyone else interested. If I can't get 10 votes per round, then I'll stop this experiment. But it would be fun to create a a top 100 list as created by the forum. See my original post at the beginning of this thread. If you respond to this first poll, then I'll tag you to the 9 future polls. 

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7 hours ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:
Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

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18 hours ago, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

 

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I've calculated the 6 responses into a Spreadsheet to keep track of everyone's vote. 

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On 5/30/2020 at 7:30 PM, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

 

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29 minutes ago, Actinguy said:

Hippocrates, Atilla the Hun, Solon, Samuel Colt, Bi Sheng, Martin Cooper, Deng Xiaoping

Thanks, so we just need @TheMiddlePolitical @SilentLiberty @MysteryKnight and @Patine to respond to the Part 2 (a Patin part 1 as well), following that I'll create Part 3. 

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On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2020 at 5:30 PM, vcczar said:

This will likely be a 10 part series. Copy + Paste the list below and put an * or bold the names of those that you feel confident should be on a top 100 influential list of all time. Anyone on this list should not only have lasting importance, but they should probably also have worldwide or near worldwide importance. I'll collect everyone's responses and make a 270Soft list when we finish:

 

Henry Bessemer His steel-making process made steel affordable and quicker, launching a revolution in structural engineering
Charles Goodyear Invented the process for vulcanizing rubber, allow it to be used for practical purposes.
Hippocrates "Father of Medicine" developed medicine as an individual field of study; originator of the Hippocratic Oath, which is still recited by doctors today.
Henry the Navigator The leading figure in funding and encouraging Portuguese exploration, which led to the Portuguese colonial empire.
Hugo Grotius Created and codified International Law
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Founder of Wahhabism, which inspired the ideology of numerous terrorist cells, including Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Nicolas Appert "Father of Canning" for inventing canned food.
Jacob Perkins "Father of Refrigerations" for inventing the first practical refrigerator.
Auguste Comte "Father of Sociology" for developing the field; coined the word "altruism"
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Wilhelm II For his "blank check" to Austria, which ultimately forced nations into World War I.
Fritz Haber "Father of Chemical Warfare" for developing the process of it.
Sun Yat-sen Led the overthrow of the long-lasting Chinese Monarchy, setting the stage for a Communist China
Vallabhbhai Patel Unified post-British India, which would become the world's largest democracy
Jean Monnet "The Father of Europe" for laying the foundation for the European Union
B R Ambedkar Chief architect for the Constitution of the largest Democracy in world history
Deng Xiaoping Initiated the economic-market reforms that made China the production capital of the world by the 21st century and a major power
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Vladimir Putin Returned Russia to status of major power following Cold War collapse
Jimmy Wales Creator of Wikipedia, a multi-lingual dictionary and largest reference source on the internet
Andrew Weinreich The originator of online social networking
Akbar Laid the foundations of a multi-cultural state in the Indian subcontinent.
Murasaki Shikibu Wrote the world's first novel
Ralph Waldo Emerson Leading American proponent of declaring America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" from European intellectual influences; "The Sage of America"
Bi Sheng Invented the first movable type process
William Addis Invented the first mass produced toothbrush
Samuel Colt Invented the mass production of commercially available hand guns
Elias Howe Invented the first practical sewing machine
Whitcomb Judson Invented the zipper
Nikolay Basov Primary inventor of the laser
Shen Kuo First to hypothesize gradual climate change; discovered concept of true north via magnetism and invented magnetic compass
Omar Khayyam Laid down the principles of algebra and created the theory of proportional geometry
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Swami Vivekananda Led revival of Hinduism, making it a major world religion; Introduced Yoga into the Western World
Norman Borlaug The "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation.
Ramses II Presided at the heighth of Egyptian, arguably creating the mystique and legacy of Ancient Egypt
Solon Laid the foundation for Athenian Democracy, the earliest known democracy.
Atilla the Hun Responsible for the major Turkic and Germanic migrations which altered the gene pool in Europe and West Asia
Cleopatra International pop culture icon of Egyptomania and female power for centuries and who is consistently represented in the arts.
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.

Done that one!

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