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Here's part 7 of a 9-part series. Almost done! 

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)

 

 

Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.
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Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.
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Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

 

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Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

 

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Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

 

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Here's part 7 of a 9-part series. Almost done! 

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)

 

 

 

Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

 

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10 hours ago, vcczar said:

Here's part 7 of a 9-part series. Almost done! 

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)

 

 

 

Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

 

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On ‎6‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 11:13 AM, vcczar said:

Here's part 7 of a 9-part series. Almost done! 

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)

 

 

 

Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
Buddha Founder of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.
Mohandes Gandhi Pop culture figure; arguably the most well-known practitioner of non-violent resistance; led the movement that eventually saw Indian gain independence from the UK; inspires worldwide Civil Rights and freedoms.
Ashoka Crucial figure in the survival and spread of Buddhism by converting to the faith; As emperor conquered most of the Indian subcontinent.
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
Napoleon Bonaparte Most studied military figure in human history; directly involved in the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire, the expedition that discovered the Rosetta Stone, creation of the Napoleonic Code, the Louisiana Purchase, and more; Inspired European nationalism which would later see the unification of Germany and Italy; Inspired the concept of the Great Man theory; nearly conquered continental Europe; his defeat led to the Concert of Europe/Balance of Power, a long period of relative peace.
Michelangelo Considered by many as the "Greatest Artist of All Time" for his paintings, frescoes, architecture, and sculptures; Painted the Sistine Chapel and was one of the architects for St. Peter's Basillica. Triggered the Mannerism art movement; also a famous Italian poet.
Leonardo da Vinci Painted some of the most popular and most reproduced works of art; considered the epitome of a "Renaissance Man" for being arguably the most diversely talented person in human history; made several unrealized scientific discoveries and innovations in a variety of field, but had little impact on the independent discoveries as he never published his findings and they remained unknown for a long time.
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
St Thomas Aquinas Ground breaking theologian and philosopher who attempted to reconcile Christian theology with Aristotle's philosophy, leading to the concepts of arguing for the existence of God on reason and ordinary experience rather than by faith and scripture alone.
Niccolo Machiavelli "Father of Modern Political Science" for his political theories; argued that political leaders can brush aside morality and use deception, treachery, violence, etc., if the intention and result is beneficial for the country; Argued it is better for a leader be feared than loved, if you cannot be both; his surname has come to mean deviousness or deceit.
Dante Alighieri Wrote arguably the greatest literary work in the Italian language; Called the "Father of the Italian Language" for making Italian the language of literature in Italy, rather than Latin; his depictions of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory have influence religion, politics, and the arts.
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
Sigmund Freud Founder of psychanalysis, psychotherapy, and the theory of the unconscious; inspired arts, literature, and film with his influence on Surrealism.
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
St. Paul Most important figure in the spread and survival of Christianity by hellenizing it and making it palatable to non-Jewish Roman citizens; all major sects of Christianity today are Pauline, rather than Jamesian, Gnostic, etc., which were prevalent in Paul's time.
Moses Most important prophet in Judaism; according to Jewish tradition, he was the author of the Torah. Huge impact on other major religions, such as Christianity and Islam.
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
Nicolaus Copernicus Forumulated the the sun, rather than the earth, was the center of the universe, which initiated the Scientific Revolution.
Marie Curie Pioneering scientist for radioactivity; while she didn't discover it, she is probably the most influential early scientist working with it. Coined the term "radioactivity;" first woman to win Nobel Prize, which she would win twice in her life.
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
Julius Caesar One of the most studied political and military leaders in history; his life and assassination has been captured in art, literature, and film for centuries; his surname has became a synonym for "Emperor" even though he was only a dictator.
Cicero Possibly the greatest orator; Had a major influence in the late Roman Republic; the rediscovery of his letters is said to have initiated the Renaissance over 1,000 years after his death.
Vladimir Lenin Led the Russian Communism party to victory during the Russian Revolution; founded and led the Soviet Union and remained an icon for them after his death.
Adam Smith Laid the foundation of free market economic theory with his book, Wealth of Nations; "Father of Economics" and "Father of Capitalism."
Alexander Graham Bell Invented and demonstrated the first telephone.
James Watt Invented the first practical steam engine, which allowed engines to use something other than wind, water, or muscle-power; Also, this fuel was transportable; invented the concept of horsepower
Alexander Fleming Discovered penicillin, which made many highly deadly infections into treatable infections.
James Clerk Maxwell Considered by some as the "Father of Modern Physics" for formulating the theory of electromagnetism, which led to the discovery of radio waves, which he predicted.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau His theories that private property was the basis of social inequality inspired political reform in Europe, including the French Revolution
Franklin, Watson, Crick The primary research scientists that discovered DNA.
Simon Bolivar Military and political Revolutionary that led independence movements in South America from Spain. Responsible for the eventual creation of six South American countries.
Peter the Great Westernized and modernized Russia, transitioning it more into a European country than an Asian country; laid foundation for Russia becoming a great power in the future.
Francisco Pizarro Conquered the mighty Inca Empire, which led to the Spanish conquest of most of South America.
Queen Isabella I Unified Spain through marriage and Reconquista; financed Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage, which led to the colonization of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as a major power.

That was a tough one, and having to exempt Sigmund Freud, Simon Bolivar, St. Paul, and Adam Smith was not at all easy. However, Lenin built off Marx heavily, and the great villainous butchers, Columbus and Pizarro, were empowered by the establishment created by Isabella I, the most evil woman, in deeds, in recorded history, and the one who most comes close to figures like Stalin and Hitler in that regard.

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@Patine I've calculated your responses for parts, 7-9 in the Spreadsheet. I only need @Actinguy to do the same before I move forward. It would be nice to get his responses, because then we'd have a committee of 8 having selected the unranked 100. The entire forum will rank them via polls I'll create. I'm excited about our final project. I'll also do an averaging of our end results with other Top 100 lists. 

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On 6/7/2020 at 1:13 PM, vcczar said:

 

 

Archimedes Discovered the laws of levers and pulleys, allowing us to move heavy objects with little force; estimated the value of pi; huge mathematical influence on a range of mathematic and physics.
   
   
   
Christopher Columbus His exploration of the New World led to the permanent European colonization of the Western Hemisphere and the direct or indirect extermination of the majority of the natives of the New World; all sort of goods, plants, animals, etc. were traded between the hemispheres after Columbus.
Galileo The "Father of Modern Science" for his laws of motion and improvements on observational astronomy; went against traditional and religious thought that the Universe was perfect by showing that celestial objects were imperfect spheres and they moved in imperfect circles.
   
   
   
Gulielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundementally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Enrico Fermi "Architect of the Nuclear Age" for creating the first nuclear reactor
   
   
Karl Marx Arguably the most influential socio-economical-political theorist; Co-wrote the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Saw Socialism as the antidote for the self-destructive internal tensions caused by capitalism; fundamentally altered politics and political parties worldwide with his emphasis on class conflicts.
Albert Einstein His theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern Physics, which reconciled Newtonian Mechanics with the latest scientific discoveries; wrote the most famous equation; alerted FDR that Nazis were building an Atom bomb, and that US should make one first; pop culture icon whose surname is synonmous with "genius"
   
Jesus Central figure in Christianity and Jewish preacher; According to Biblical tradition, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and Messiah who was crucified to atone the sins of the world, resurrected, ascended to Heaven and will return on judgment day. Inspired the world's largest major religion, which has impacted the world in both benevolent and tragic ways; Also a revered prophet in Islam; Ironically, Judaism is generally critical of Jesus.
   
   
Genghis Khan First Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, arguably the largest Empire in human history, although the empire was split after his death; conquored China and committed genocide, altering the genetics of East and Central Asia.
Ernest Rutherford Considered the "Father of Nuclear Physics" for his discovery of radioactive half-life, the element Radon, and differentiating alpha and beta radiation.
   
   
Ferdinand Magellan & Juan Sebastian Elcano Led the expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the globe, proving that the world was round and that more land existed than was previously known to Europeans.
Augustus Caesar Rebuilt the collapsing Roman Republic into a Roman Empire; First Roman Emperor; greatly expanded Rome; initiated Pax Romana, which saw relative peace throughout the empire.
Constantine the Great Roman Emperor who greatly reformed Rome; Shifted the center to Constantinople (named after himself); Converted to Christianity and sponsored the relgion, being influential in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
   
   
   
   

 

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