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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #1

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My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


So in my slightly drunken state i've decided that i'm going to compile a list of my 10 favorite historical figures of all time. The Top 2 are pretty much set in stone:

1) Julius Caesar
2) Douglas MacArthur

After that though I have a number of names i'm considering, but before I put together a final list i'm going to compile a list of all the people i'm going to consider for the final 8 spots, at which time i'll make a decision for who to include.
That is where the good folks of this board come in. I have a number of people down so far that i'm going to consider, but if you would care to nominate someone else for a spot, please do, as I can assure you there are at least a handful of people that I would put on my list for sure if I would have remembered them.

So far, I have the following names:

Napoleon
Gaius Marius
Scipio Africianus
Flavis Aetius
Attila The Hun
Gengis Khan
Augustus
Stonewall Jackson
Robert E Lee
Trajan
Charlamange
Erwin Rommell
Hannibal
Winston Churchill
Ronald Reagan
Gregory Zhukov
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #2

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Re: My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


Meh... I simply can't claim favorites yet. But, ones I really, especially like that come to mind are these folks:

-Nikola Tesla
-Niccolo Machiavelli
-Jesus (Not just because of who he is, but he had an interesting history.)
-Alexander the Great
-Friedrich Nietzsche
-Marcus Aurelius
-Alaric (I don't know why... There is just something about him.. Not that we know much about him.)


Gah.. My mind is blank.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #3

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My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?

Aristotle
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Nils Bohr
Johannes Gutenberg
Martin Luther
John Locke
Adam Smith
Theodore Roosevelt
Adrian Carton de Wiart
and Groucho Marx
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #4

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Re: My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


Favourite of course doesn't mean like, just you find fascinating.

In no particular order,

Cixi
Caractacus
Neville Chainberlain
Oliver Cromwell
Jindan
David Cochrane
Rangit Singh
Alexander Brooke
Oda Nobunaga
Diogenes
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #5

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Re: My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


My 10 favorite Historical Figure:

Muhammad
Sri Baduga Maharaja
Prabu Siliwangi
Khalid bin Walid
Umar bin Khattab
Isa Al-Masih
Musa As.
Aki Tirem
Laksamana Malahayati
Zheng He
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #6

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Trust Pluto to name half a dozen people I haven't heard of, now I'll have to spend tomorrow on wikipedi.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #7

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Quote:
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Trust Pluto to name half a dozen people I haven't heard of, now I'll have to spend tomorrow on wikipedi.
don't spend your time in wikipedia. I'm sure you can't found what you want like; aki tirem, sri baduga, siliwangi, malahayati etc.
just ask me and I'll explain.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #8

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Re: My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


My ten favourites are...

1) Sir John Monash
2) Billy Hughes
3) Sir Robert Menzies
4) Arthur Currie
5) John Curtin
6) Dwight D. Eisenhower
7) Franklin Roosevelt
8) Winston Churchill
9) Edward 'Weary' Dunlop
10) Albert Jacka

As you can see, most of my favourites are war leaders.There is no greater test for a leader than to lead country during during a war or to lead when in combat.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #9

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Re: My 10 Favorite Historical Figures?


Like Toltec said, favourite includes people you find fascinating, not necessarily admirable, so:

Julius Caesar
Alexander the Great
Theodore Roosevelt
Francisco Pizarro
Sir Arthur Currie
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
Cato the Younger
Arthur Wellesley
Solon
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #10

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My list is:

Julius Caesar
Erasmus
Nostradamus
Leonardo Da Vinci
Scipio Africanus
Napoleon
Arthur Wellesley
Richard Lionheart
Helmuth Von Moltke the elder
Alexios I Komnenos
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