Famous Numbers in History

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
23,340
SoCal
15: The number of SSRs within the USSR.

3: The German Reich #3 was by far the most notorious and evil out of all of the German Reichs! :(
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,623
Sydney
" Are you suggesting that a million European Jews died during the Holocaust as a result of disease and/or starvation? "
the number of six millions Jews dead is not in question , the cases and circunstances are many
does a Jewish political commissar shot by the Wehrmacht died as a jew or as a bolshevik or as a Soviet ?
the Jewish Belorussian villages torched with their inhabitants during operation Kormoran were victims of an anti-partisan operation
there was a big war on , Jews died in many ways for many causes ,
sometimes as fighters , sometimes as bystanders ,
sometimes as victims of local pogroms in Galicia , Lithuania or Latvia even before the Germans got to it
the number of 5 millions deliberately targeted and killed as Jews by the application of Nazi directives is about right
precise numbers are impossible to ascertain , some died due to acts of war , how many Jews starved to death in Leningrad ?
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,623
Sydney
42 ... "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by the most powerful computer ever created
 

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
27,576
Italy, Lago Maggiore
666 ...

if I have to think to a number which has been a kind of "Grail" through the centuries, I think to the number of the "Beast" mentioned in the the Book of the Revelation [Apocalypse] in the last part of the Christian Bible.

Rivers of words have been written to explain the mystery of that number. Even if it's part of a religious tradition, it's not mentioned in a historical chronicle.