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Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system
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Judas, Adam & Eve, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Saladin, Brin & Page, Joseph Bazalette (if his system directly impacted/influenced future sewage design.  But if 200 people had a similar idea independently shortly thereafter, then I strike him from the list.

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12 minutes ago, Actinguy said:

Judas, Adam & Eve, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Saladin, Brin & Page, Joseph Bazalette (if his system directly impacted/influenced future sewage design.  But if 200 people had a similar idea independently shortly thereafter, then I strike him from the list.

Google's become VERY frustrating and disappointing for easily searching for anything that's not either current news or popular, American zeitgeist search list stuff, and a lot of the stuff that comes up is quite inexplicable, and often seems to push certain media perspectives (like, why does at least one picture of Donald Trump come up in EVERY image search, even if the search terms would make it downright ridiculous for any picture of him to come up?).

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7 hours ago, Patine said:

Google's become VERY frustrating and disappointing for easily searching for anything that's not either current news or popular, American zeitgeist search list stuff, and a lot of the stuff that comes up is quite inexplicable, and often seems to push certain media perspectives (like, why does at least one picture of Donald Trump come up in EVERY image search, even if the search terms would make it downright ridiculous for any picture of him to come up?).

Sure, but the question was about influence, and Google's domination of the search engine market completely changed the internet, which itself has played a role in nearly every aspect of life, nearly world wide.

I met my wife on a dating site that I discovered through a google search.  We lived more than an hour from each other, it's extremely unlikely we would have met in any meaningful way without it.  And now we have not just a marriage but also a daughter as a result -- a human being who might not have existed if not for Google. 

That's certainly not their claim to fame, but it's one example of how everything has changed...including the world's population...as a result of their invention/business acumen.

 

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7 hours ago, Actinguy said:

Judas, Adam & Eve, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Saladin, Brin & Page, Joseph Bazalette (if his system directly impacted/influenced future sewage design.  But if 200 people had a similar idea independently shortly thereafter, then I strike him from the list.

Thanks. Did you respond to part 1 yet? 

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7 hours ago, Patine said:

Google's become VERY frustrating and disappointing for easily searching for anything that's not either current news or popular, American zeitgeist search list stuff, and a lot of the stuff that comes up is quite inexplicable, and often seems to push certain media perspectives (like, why does at least one picture of Donald Trump come up in EVERY image search, even if the search terms would make it downright ridiculous for any picture of him to come up?).

Yeah, the algorithm changes every once in awhile. Google searches seemed to be the most helpful about 10 or so years ago. Are you going to take these polls?

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12 hours ago, vcczar said:

 

Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

 

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From Part 1:

  • HIppocrates, forefather of all medical professions
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II, one of the primary instigators of World War 1
  • Jacob Perkins, engineer and inventor of the refrigerator
  • Pericles, dubbed the first citizen of Athens by Thucydides, forefather of democracy 
  • Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber

From Part 2:

  • Sir Joseph Bazalgette, creator of London's sewer system and pioneer of modern city infrastructure
  • Hugo Grotius, pioneer of international law
  • Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology
  • Willis Carrier, inventor of the air conditioner
  • Brin & Page, creators of Google Search
  • Andreas Vesalius, author of De Humani Corpis Fabrica Libri Septem ("On the Fabric of the Human Body"), pioneer of modern human anatomy science
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13 hours ago, vcczar said:

 

Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

 

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16 hours ago, vcczar said:
Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

 

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6 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

 

Thanks! So the only people that need to do this 2nd list that did the first are: @SilentLiberty @Conservative Elector 2 @TheMiddlePolitical @MysteryKnight , while @Actinguy is the only person to do this list, but not the first. 

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5 hours ago, vcczar said:

Thanks. Did you respond to part 1 yet? 

 

5 hours ago, vcczar said:

Yeah, the algorithm changes every once in awhile. Google searches seemed to be the most helpful about 10 or so years ago. Are you going to take these polls?

I'll try to do both sometime later today.

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2 minutes ago, Patine said:

 

I'll try to do both sometime later today.

I know you are often critical of these influence lists in regards to the rankings, so this gives you an opportunity to influence the list toward a better or more accurate direction.

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Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system
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20 hours ago, vcczar said:

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

 

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Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

 

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On 5/31/2020 at 8:21 PM, vcczar said:

 

Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

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On ‎5‎/‎31‎/‎2020 at 6:21 PM, vcczar said:

 

Here's the 2nd part (likely of 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:

 

 

Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Miguel de Cervantes Author of the first modern novel (Don Quixote), arguably the most influential novel in world history; regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language.
William Wordsworth Innovated poet who triggered a change in poetry to make it subjective (about the inner life of the author) rather than objective (about kings, Gods, events, etc).
Aeschylus Considered the "Father of Tragedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving tragedy plays.
Aristophanes Considered the "Father of Comedy" for his plays, which are among the earliest surviving comedy plays.
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
Rumi Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar who, despite being dead for about 700 years, is probably the best selling poet in the world, including in the United States.
Erasmus of Rotterdam The foremost humanist, which makes him arguably "Father of Secularism."
Saint Patrick Christianized Ireland, which maintained its strong Catholic allegiances despite pressure from England; namesake of a popular world-wide holiday.
Pope Francis First pope from the Western Hemisphere, and first non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
Judas Iscariot According to Biblical tradition, triggered human salvation by betraying Jesus, which allowed for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judus is also a symbol that has been used to justify antisemitism worldwide.
Adam and Eve Whether biblical Adam Eve or the hypothetical DNA common ancestors, Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosmal Adam, they are the most recent common ancestors of all living human beings.
Charles Lindburgh First person to complete a solo trans-atlantic flight across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart First female to fly solo across the Atlantic; pop culture figure representing the clear equal capability of women in doing traditionally male work
Neil Armstrong First human to land on a celestial body outside of Earth--the Moon
Roald Amundsen Led the first expedition of the last continent--Antarctica
John D Rockefeller The first American billionaire and, if adjusted for inflation into 2020 dollars, would be the wealthiest in human history with nearly half a trillion dollars.
Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO, president of Amazon; Wealthiest person in human history.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Carl Jung Arguably the leading figure in personality psychology
Saladin Stopped the Christian advance during the Crusades, preserving Islam's lasting influence in the Middle East.
Jawaharial Nehru First leader of an independent India, laying the foundations for the largest democracy in world history.
John Milton First successful, lasting creation of a literary anti-hero (Satan) as a central character. Influence future literature that used flawed, non-heroic protagonists.
Vigdis Finnbogadottir First democractially directly elected female president in world history.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike First non-hereditary female head of state in world history when she became prime minister.
Ali One of the successors of Muhammad. A central figure in Shia Islam as they believe him to be the rightful successor of Muhammad and the first Islamic Caliph.
Jose de San Martin Secured the independence of what would become Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
Andreas Vesalias The founder of of modern human anatomy by way of writing the most influential book on human anatomy
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Konrad Adenauer Rebuilt Germany from the ashes of WWII and Nazism into arguably the largest economy in Europe and one of the most peaceful nation's on earth.
Pericles Presided during the Golden Age of Greece; fostered Athenian Democracy, the world's earliest known Democracy
Kemal Ataturk Replaced the Ottoman Empire with the first secular Muslim-majority government in world history
Mark Sykes & Francois Picot Drew up the post-World War I Middle East partitian agreement that is arguably the leading inaugural cause of all political instability and war in the Middle East in the last 100 years.
Sergey Brin & Larry Page Created the search-engine Google
Francis Collins & Craig Venter For creating the Human Genome Project, which sequenced human DNA, allowing advancements in medical diagnosis, treatment, and more insight into human DNA and biology.
Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell Cloned the first mammal--Dolly the sheep
Chuck Hull Invented 3-D printing
Willis Carrier Invented the first practical air-conditioner
Joseph Bazalgette Created the first urban sewer system

John that. And, by the way, there is SIGNIFICANT evidence - and has been for quite a while (though an across the board currency and assets conversion is not possible in his case) that Musa (possibly Musa II), Mansa of the Mali Empire in Medieval West Africa was wealthier, all things considered, than John D. Rockefeller.

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