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Here's the 5th 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)

 

Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium
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Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

 

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21 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 5th 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)

 

Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 5th 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)

 

Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

 

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Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
   
   
   
   
   
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Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
   
   
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James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
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Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
   
   
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Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
   
 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium
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Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

 

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Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

 

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2020 at 6:36 PM, vcczar said:

Here's the 5th 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)

 

Bill Gates Pioneer of the Microcomputer Revolution; Wealthiest person in the world for about a quarter of a century
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Friedrich Nietzche Philosopher whose theory of conflicting wills, the super man, etc. has inspired later philosophers, but also inspired Fascism and Nazism.
Robert H Goddard Created and built the first liquid-fueled rocket, allowing for the eventual Space Age
Menes Founder of the First Egyptian dynasty when he united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Woodrow Wilson Architect of Wilsonian Democracy, which transition the US into an interventionist country; architect of the League of Nation's, which was later readapted as the United Nations; presided as the US became the financial country of the world, surpassing London; Presided during World War I.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Justinian I Presided during the resurgence of the Roman Empire under the guise of the Byzantine Empire; Presided during the creation of Justinian's Code, which allowed Christianity to prosper in much of Europe
Mahavira Founder of Jainism, a major religion in India, which exists in much smaller numbers worldwide.
Margaret Sanger Arguably the most crucial figure in the abortion debate; Opened the first birth control clinics that would become Planned Parenthood; popularized "Birth Control"
Carl F Gauss Considered the "Greatest Mathematician since Antiquity" advanced almost the full spectrum of mathematics.
James Madison "Father of the US Constitution" for his role in getting the convention organized; co-wrote the Federalist Papers; architect of Jeffersonian Republicanism; wrote a Resolution that laid the Foundation for secession; 4th US President; presided during War of 1812.
Pope Urban II Crucial in initiating the First Crusader by promising forgiveness and pardon to those who joined the Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land.
Nicephore Niepce Inventor of photography; created a camera that took an image of the first real-world scene
Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Edgar Allan Poe His poetry and fiction are central to Romanticism, especially the Gothic subgenre; inspired science fiction and detective novels into become major genres of literature
Marco Polo First European to detail a chronicle of his travels to Central Asia and East Asia; inspired worldwide exploration and cartography
Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism (Later Day Saint Movement) in the US; Published the Book of Mormon
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wrote the document that initiated the first women's rights and women's suffrage movement in the US.
George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
James Cook Explorer and mapper who from Hawaii to Australia, and the first European to contact the people in these two locations
Joseph Lister "Father of Modern Surgery" for pioneering antiseptic surgery.
John Adams Foremost advocate of the US declaring independence from Great Britain; made the proposal that Washington be made General-in-Chief of Rev War army; 1st US minister to UK; 1st US VP; 2nd US President
Nicolaus Otto Developed the combustion engine that ran on petroleum gas, leading to the modern combustion engine for automobiles.
Richard Wagner Revolutionized opera into a total work of art using poetry, visual arts, music, and dramatic art.
Walt Disney Arguably the most influential figure in the animation industry; Disney theme parks have spread worldwide
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Influential composer who was crucial to spreading Russian classical music internationally
Andrew Jackson Inspired universal white male suffrage in the US; altered the life of Native Americans with his Indian Removal Policies; first leader and fire president of the still extant Democratic Party; set the precedent for Union used by Lincoln during the Civil War
DW Griffith Pioneering film director of the Silent Movie era
Emmeline Pankhurst Most notable Women's Suffrage activists in UK history
Vladimir Zworykin Played a crucial role in inventing the system for early televisions in the 1930s; Some consider him the "Father of Television"
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Pope Gregory VII Battled the Holy Roman Emperor to gain Papal Supremacy over policies regarding the Catholic church
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Vincent Van Gogh Arguably the most well-known contibutor to the foundations of Modern Art; His work is routinely the most expensive sold worldwide.
Diana, Princess of Wales Pop culture icon who has inspired worldwide volunteerism and awareness for causes such as helping victims of AIDS, cancer, and various illnesses
Jabir ibn Hayyan Called by some "The Father of Chemisty" for creating the oldest known systematic classification of chemical substances and instructions on how to work with most of them.
Robert Boyle Called by some "The Father of Modern Chemisty" for describing absolute pressure and volume of gas.
John the Baptist Jewish itinerant teacher and forerunner to Jesus. According to Biblical tradition, baptized Jesus,
Khufu Ordered the construction of the largest Egyptian pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Ptolemy His theory that the Earth was the center of the universe prevailed for over a millennium

Done. Again, like with Oppenheimer before, I see Urban II as a real villain, politicizing and militarizing the Roman Catholic Church, and corrupting and tainting thoroughly it purpose and mission for centuries thereafter - arguably, in residual areas, to the modern day. In fact, I didn't choose Gregory VII, because he was just riding on the coattails of this politicization and militarization precedent, really.

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