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Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

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Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

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I'll post the next part soon. Still waiting for these people to respond. For the final Top 100 list that will appear when we finish all of these, I'll only count the votes for people that respond to all parts of these:  @WVProgressive @TheMiddlePolitical @Reagan04 @Patine @Actinguy @mlcorcoran . 

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23 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

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On 6/4/2020 at 12:25 PM, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

Thanks guys. We just need @TheMiddlePolitical @Actinguy @Patine and @mlcorcoran (the latter who also has part 3 to fill). I'm still working on the descriptions for the upcoming part, so it might not be posted until late tonight or tomorrow. 

I'll try to get this done today. Though I can't help but notice that this one is bringing out a very sharp ideological divide rather than a measured view of "significance," in most respondents, so far, which is interesting...

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On 6/4/2020 at 12:25 PM, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
   
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
   
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
   
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
   
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
   

 

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 10:25 AM, vcczar said:

Here's the 4th 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:

 @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 you want your votes to count, you'll have to respond to all parts (see other threads for 1st, 2nd, 3rd part, and so on)

 

Virgin Mary According to Biblical tradition, the only virgin woman to give birth in human history; said to be the mother of Jesus Christ; venerated in Christianity, most notably by Catholics.
Blaise Pascal Created the first successful mechanical calculator
Robert E Lee Leading Confederate General during the Civil War; symbol of the Lost Cause, although he was the foremost figure in calling for his former soldiers to accept defeat and embrace the reunified nation.
Leonhard Euler One of the greatest mathematicians, discovering infinitesimal calculus; huge influence on mathematical analysis.
Oscar Wilde Celebrity writer who is still famous for his wit
Charles II Restored the British Monarchy after the Civil War; arguably the first British monarch to accept Parliament as the predominant governmental power
Thomas Malthus Most influential scholar and theorist on population growth
Nelson Mandela The most famous anti-Apartheid leader; South Africa's first elected black head of state.
Richard Nixon First president to resign from office; opened relations with China which opened up their economy; moved the US from the Gold Standard to fiat currency; established the Environmental Protection Agency
Niels Bohr Made the foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Louis XVI His weak leadership allowed the French Revolution, and his death escalated the French Revolutionary Wars
Charles V Presided during the height of Habsburg power in Europe and in the New World; Fought for a Universal Monarchy in his younger years, but ultimately voluntarily abdicated all his titles in old age.
James Joyce Influential experimental author who has heavily influence all later modernist experimentation
Philip II Presided during the Golden Age of Spain and the failed Spanish Armada
Rachel Carson Arguably the leading figure in advancing the global enviornmental movement
Johann W von Goethe Greatest literary figure in the German language; arguably the first true literary celebrity.
J Robert Oppenheimer The "Father of the Atomic Bomb" by developing the first used atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project
Susan B Anthony Arguably the most iconic women's suffrage activist in US history
John Maynard Keynes Influential economist who formed the basis of Keynesian Economics, the most common economic thought worldwide today. The key concept being that the idea that a government should spend money that they don't have to save capitalism with consistent economic activity.
Pope John Paul II First non-Italian Pope in over 450 years; played a leading role in ending Communism in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland
Steven Spielberg Pioneer of the New Hollywood Era; highest grossing film director in film industry history
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Florence Nightingale The founder of modern nursing; laid the foundations for the first nursing school
Nikola Tesla Great inventor known primarily for his innovations in alternating current (AC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Icononic human rights advocate with worldwide fame; arguably the most influential First Lady ever in the US
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Charlie Chaplin Influential figure in film and worldwide pop icon; masterful actor and director
Enrico Caruso International opera singer; one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Otto von Bismarck Masterminded German unification, which laid the strong foundation for their military, economic, and demographic power for the later World Wars.
Jonas Salk His polio vaccine more or less eradicated one of the most frightening epidemics in the world.
Fatima al-Fihri She founded the first and oldest continually operating university in world history
Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Louis Armstrong Arguably the most influential jazz musician in world history; one of the first African-American celebrities with international fame
Petrarch Influential Italian poet; initiated the Italian Rennaissance when he rediscovered Cicero's letters; credited with creating the concept of the "Dark Ages."
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Walt Whitman The "Father of Free Verse," his unrhymed poetry, which often embrace the democratic, self-reliant, and inclusive nature of America, influence later generations of poets, almost all who write in free verse primarily
Andrea Palladio His writings on architecture make him arguably the most influential instructive architect of all time, influencing those in the Renaissance and beyond
Andrew Carnegie Promoted his "Gospel of Wealth," which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society; The leading steel magnate of world; one of the richest men in US history and gave away 90% of his wealth
Lyndon B Johnson Inaugurated the Great Society and the Vietnam War
Andrew Johnson First American president to be impeached; Presided during the purchase of Alaska
Barack Obama First African-American president of the United States, a country with a long history of Slavery; Presided during the legalization of US Same-Sex marriage, creation of US universal healthcare, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Done. I wanted to put Tesla in there, too, but he would have made eleven. Even though I consider Atomic Bombs and Nuclear Weapons, by their effects, and by the very process they work, are the greatest collective sin, evil, and atrocity, technologically committed by humanity thus far - Oppenheimer's influence, as evil and wicked as it is - and something no nation with a majority Abrahamic Monotheist population and pretense of legal and cultural basis - which is all but the PRC, India, and North Korea among nuclear powers - should really think is an acceptable thing to stockpile, have on ready, tolerate, and especially to be PROUD OF - but, nonetheless, Oppenheimer and his engines of vileness of potentially blasphemous genocide must be acknowledged for their influence on history.

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