Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top 100 Most Influential People of the Last Millennium

 From the economicexpert.com
 On October 10, 1999, the American cable network A&E started counting down a list of the 100 most influential people of the millennium compiled by a staff of 360 journalists, scientists, theologians, historians, and scholars.
As many as 250 people were chosen to be on the list, but only 100 made it, these are the 100 people that did the most to shape the world we live in today.

1 The List

  1. Johann Gutenberg
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. Martin Luther
  4. Charles Darwin
  5. William Shakespeare
  6. Christopher Columbus
  7. Karl Marx
  8. Albert Einstein
  9. Nicolaus Copernicus
  10. Galileo Galilei
  11. Leonardo da Vinci
  12. Sigmund Freud
  13. Louis Pasteur
  14. Thomas Edison
  15. Thomas Jefferson
  16. Adolf Hitler
  17. Mahatma Gandhi
  18. John LockeJ
  19. Michelangelo
  20. Adam Smith
  21. George Washington
  22. Genghis Khan
  23. Abraham Lincoln
  24. St. Thomas Aquinas
  25. James Watt
  26. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  27. Napoleon Bonaparte
  28. Johann Sebastian Bach
  29. Henry Ford
  30. Ludwig van Beethoven
  31. James Watson & Francis Crick
  32. René Descartes
  33. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  34. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  35. Vladimir Lenin
  36. Alexander Fleming
  37. Voltaire
  38. Sir Francis Bacon
  39. Dante Alighieri
  40. The Wright brothers
  41. Bill Gates
  42. Gregor Mendel
  43. Mao Zedong
  44. Alexander Graham Bell
  45. William the Conqueror
  46. Niccolo Machiavelli
  47. Charles Babbage
  48. Mary Wollstonecraft
  49. Mikhail Gorbachev
  50. Margaret Sanger
  51. Edward Jenner
  52. Winston Churchill
  53. Marie Curie
  54. Marco Polo
  55. Ferdinand Magellan
  56. Elizabeth Stanton
  57. Elvis Presley
  58. Joan of Arc
  59. Immanuel Kant
  60. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  61. Michael Faraday
  62. Walt Disney
  63. Jane Austen
  64. Pablo Picasso
  65. Werner Heisenberg
  66. D.W. Griffith
  67. Vladimir Zworykin
  68. Benjamin Franklin
  69. William Harvey
  70. Pope Gregory VII (the oldest person on the list)
  71. Harriet Tubman
  72. Simón Bolívar
  73. Diana, Princess of Wales (youngest on the list)
  74. Enrico Fermi
  75. Gregory Pincus
  76. The Beatles
  77. Thomas Hobbes
  78. Queen Isabella
  79. Joseph Stalin
  80. Queen Elizabeth I
  81. Nelson Mandela
  82. Niels Bohr
  83. Peter the Great
  84. Guglielmo Marconi
  85. Ronald Reagan
  86. James Joyce
  87. Rachel Carson
  88. J. Robert Oppenheimer
  89. Susan B. Anthony
  90. Louis Daguerre
  91. Steven Spielberg
  92. Florence Nightingale
  93. Eleanor Roosevelt
  94. Patient Zero
  95. Charlie Chaplin
  96. Enrico Caruso
  97. Jonas Salk
  98. Louis Armstrong
  99. Vasco da Gama
  100. Suleiman I