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Here's the 6th 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)

Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.
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Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.
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Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

 

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50 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 6th 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)

 

Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

 

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I've updated the spreadsheet. There will actually only be 3 more parts after this one, instead of 4. Anyway, we still need @WVProgressive @Actinguy @Reagan04 @MysteryKnight, and then @mlcorcoran @TheMiddlePolitical @Patine have more than one part to do if they want their votes to count in the final tally. 

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Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

 

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Here's the 6th 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)

 

Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

 

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8 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 6th 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)

 

Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

 

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Thanks! We just need @Actinguy out of the regular responders to respond, and then I'll start the descriptions for the next part.

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Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
   
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
   
   
   
   
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
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Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
   
   
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
   
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Thanks! I'll now start on the descriptions for the next part

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23 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's the 6th 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)

 

Mikhail Gorbachev Reformed the USSR towards social democrazy and Western tolerances, including limited market capitalism; arguably the most influential figure in the breakup of the USSR, despite his intentions to keep it together.
Hernan Cortes Conquistador who destroyed the long-lasting and immense Aztec Empire and brought New Spain (future Mexico) under Spanish rule.
David Arguably the most influential King of Israel; kills Goliath, captures Jerusalem; considered the ideal King and a forerunner for Jesus
John F Kennedy Pop culture figure who, as president, created the Apollo Program that put a man on the moon, and advocated the New Frontier that became LBJ's Great Society; amped up US aggression towards Communist Countries, laying the groundwork for the next stages of the Cold War
Charles Dickens Arguably the greatest English-language fiction writer; created several stories that have been made into films.
Joan of Arc Long-lasting pop culture icon for having led or inspired several French victories against the English, possibly saving France permanently.
Saint Peter According to orthodox Christian belief, served as the first Christian leader after the death of Jesus and as the first pope; Christian folklore states that Peter holds the keys to Heaven.
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
Tim Berners-Lee Invented the World Wide Web
Pier Giorgio Perotto Led in the creation of the first personal computer
Pablo Picasso Revolutionary artist who inspired modern art, and artisitic and literary theory throughout the 20th century.
Karl Benz Invented the first practical automobile
Henry VIII Created the Church of England by breaking from the Catholic Church; "Father of the British Navy," greatly expanded royal power, presided as the Renaissance was just emerging in England.
Queen Victoria Popular monarch who presided during her namesake age--The Victorian Age, possibly the most influential era since the Renaissance or since Antiquity; Called the "Grandmother of Europe" since a large portion of later monarchs are directly related to her.
Lao Tzu Founder of Taoism, a hybrid of religion and secular philosophy, that has inspired both Eastern law and worldwide anti-authoritarian movements. The Book of Tao and Taoism have a cult following, especially among people that embrace Eastern medicines, and Eastern theories of mental and physical well-being.
Thomas Hobbes "Father of Modern Political Theory" for his concept of the Social Contract, the idea that individuals are obligated to surrender some of their freedoms in exchange for protections by their government for the maintenance of social order and stability.
Theodore Roosevelt Crucial figure in the development of the power of the presidency, which was used as an advocating force for social, domestic policy to improve the quality of the lives of US citizens; inspired the conservation movement, business regulations, labor laws, etc; expanded the US navy into a competitive worldwide power.
Alessandro Volta Invented the electric battery and discovered methane; the "volt" is named after him.
Sargon of Akkad Led and created the first multi-ethnic, centrally-ruled empire in human history.
Philo Farnsworth Invented the first fully-functioning TV set.
Louis XIV Inspired absolutism in monarchs and the spread of centralized power in states. Presided as France was arguably the leading power of Europe and a colonizing force elsewhere. Advocate of warfare and glory.
Louis Le Prince "Father of Cinematography" for inventing and using the first functional motion picture camera.
Ulysses S Grant Victorious commanding general of the American Civil War; As President aggressively sought Civil Rights for former slaves in the South; set both the protocol for Federal intervention for Civil Rights, but also arguably inflamed White Southern hostility to the Federal Government and Civil Rights legislation, even to this day.
Mani Founder of Manichaeism, a former major religion, that has influenced the social disposition towards dualities, Us vs. Them, Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark., etc. Influenced other religions.
Sergei Korolev "The Father of Austronautics" as the lead Engineer that saw the USSR launch the first satellite into space (Sputnik), first Earthling into space (Laika the dog), and first man into space (Yuri Gagarin)
Yuri Gagarin First human to ever exit Earth, inspiring later man-made missions into space
Thales Earliest known person in Western Civilization ot have engaged in Scientific Philosopher; Often called the first philosopher; first known person to make a mathematical discovery; first advocate water was the principle element of all nature.
Carl Linnaeus "Father of Modern Taxonomy" for coming up with the system for scientifically naming species, such as with Homo sapiens. Also known as a "Father of Modern Ecology." Helped spur a more intensive study of Natural History and Natural Science.
Emperor Wen of Sui Buddhist Emperor that saw Buddhism rival Confucianism in China; reunified China after centuries of fragmentation.
King Arthur According to Tradition, an early British leader that united the natives of the British Isles into a common identity and common cause against invaders; inspired folklore and poems, such as stories about the Holy Grail and the Knights of the Round Table; Iconic Ideal of British History.
Cyrus the Great Created arguably the largest centralized Empire of the ancient world; inspired later Empires in regards to government, infrastructure, military, civil services, and with dealing with tolerating and assimilating diverse cultures.
Vasco da Gama First European to arrive to India by sea; laying the foundations for a wide exchange of exotic goods and for the foundation of European colonization in India and elsewhere.
Pythagoras Came up with the concept of the immortality of souls; invented the crucial pythagorean theorem of geometry; influenced philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
Ali Cousin and Son-in-Law of Muhammad. According to Shia Muslims, the rightful successor to Muhammad, a claim not supported by Sunni Muslims; Said to have been Muhammad's first convert to Islam and helped its spread.
William TG Morton "Father of Anaesthesia" for the first public demonstration of its use in surgery; He arguably invented it as well, but others challenged him on that claim.
Suleiman the Magnificent Presided during the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire that saw this Turkic, non-Christian government become a major power within Europe by expanding into Southwestern Europe.
Charles I His perceived absolutist tendencies led to the English Civil War, his execution, temporary abolishment of the monarchy, and laid the foundations for a Constitutional Monarchy in Great Britain.
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
James I Laid the foundation for Scotland joining the UK when he became King of both Scotland and England; presided during the creation of the King James Bible; patron of Shakespeare; led the first anti-smoking campaign
Zoroaster Founder of the first monotheistic religion, which influenced later monotheristic religions; Also called "The Father of Ethics" and "The First Rationalist," first to mention a heaven, hell, free will, and judgment after death.

Done. Two big villains here, but whose influence can't be ignored. George W. Bush, who took opportunistic advantage of a single terrorist attacks to seize Unconstitutional and heavy-handed powers, and compromise due process in completely criminal and unacceptable ways, including barbaric, and Medieval tactics as TORTURE, and lied thoroughly about his intentions, expanding his "War on Terror," (which, ironically, had the world's largest and most prolific terrorist organization - the CIA - as a major "asset," in the whole affair) to illegally invade Iraq - a nation with no known ties to the affair at the time, on a regime of lies, but to enrich contracting corporations like Haliburton - which his VP sat on the board of - and big oil corporations in Texas, which he, Cheney, and others personally hobnobbed with - a horrid man with no ethics, honour, or respect for any laws at all that sought to impede his criminal desires. Zoroaster is quite a different figure - he started a toxic and destructive viewpoint on the world that still lingers among so many today, even now that Zoroastrianism is reduced to seven tiny communities in India and it's offshoot, Manichaeanism, is dead, as religion - the twisted and warped viewpoint of black-and-white, binary, good-and-evil, us-vs.-them, simplistic moral and interpersonal thinking, without nuance or "middle ground."

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