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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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Most important person every century


Did a thread about who was the most important person alive at every point in history. Realize I was being a little too complex(no one responded) so here's a more simple thread asking you to list the most important person(by whatever criteria you consider to be important) in each century. Would be thrilled if for the most recent 2-3 centuries particularly people put the most important person per quarter or half century
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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:25 AM   #2

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11th - Pope Urban II

12th - Saladin

13th - Ganghis Khan

14th - Jani Beg (bought the black death to Europe)

15th - Queen Isabella of Castile

16th - Martin Luther

17th - Louis XIV

18th - George Washington

19th - Napoleon Bonaparte

20th - Gavrilo Princip

21st - Osama Bin Laden

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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #3

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11th - Pope Urban II

12th - Saladin

13th - Ganghis Khan

14th - Jani Beg (bought the black death to Europe)

15th - Queen Isabella of Castile

16th - Martin Luther

17th - Louis XIV

18th - George Washington

19th - Napoleon Bonaparte

20th - Gavrilo Princip

21st - Osama Bin Laden
You still say George Washington was more important than Benjamin Franklin? Come on, Lawnmowerman!
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Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart is the most important of the 18th c.. Come on Jake10, Franklin couldnīt carry a tune on a wet kite.
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Saladin is only listed as he is the largest in our psyche and part of out 'crusade' thing. I would have thought the whole Almohad thing affected more people and more space. So that would be either Ibn Tumart for the ideas or Abd Al Mu'min for enacting! Saladin asked to borrow part of their fleet once (I think that was in the time of Al Nasr). But it was busy preparing to take the Balearics from Banu Ganiya. Or more likely they just said no, as an ally of Saladin had given them some grief around the Tripoli area (North Africa) some time before

Isabella of Castille? Ferdinand called the shots for sure. Every account I've read of their wars and troubles. They were a great pair that is certain, two great individuals and I bet they had some fairly interesting discussions behind closed doors - but I would have quoted either both or just Ferdinand.

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You still say George Washington was more important than Benjamin Franklin? Come on, Lawnmowerman!
Franklin had the ideas but Washington made them happen.
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Considering the trajectory of the 20th Century, I would say Professor Oppenheimer could well be the most important person of it. His work cast a very large shadow over the world, and still does to this day.
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Considering the trajectory of the 20th Century, I would say Professor Oppenheimer could well be the most important person of it. His work cast a very large shadow over the world, and still does to this day.
Yes but without Princip would the Manhattan project ever have happened.
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Concur with Team Washington over team Franklin on this one. Franklin was a delegate to the Congress from one of the biggest states, who had an interesting personality/ inventions and books that made him pretty famous. When one thinks of how many founders from other states with less colorful personalities have been forgotten by the mainstream I do not think he is overrated as even his getting the French alliance was dependent on Washington and the Continental Army doing their part. No military success no alliance no matter how much Louis and friends loved the man. I think Washington's overrated as hell too but one or two incredible decisions on his part that other people wouldn't have made(retreat from Long Island and the Christmas attack on Trenton) saved the revolution.

Princlip is an interesting choice. I'd disagree though. I didn't put up my list yet cause a lot of choices are too tough but I put down Lenin for the 20th century.
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Lenin would have died in exile in Switzerland without Princip
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