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If you could take the greatest people from history (and the present) and put them all in a room together (with a common language), who would you pick as the greatest people from history? You can pick anyone from any time period. They could be philosophers, politicians, military leaders, celebrities, human rights leaders, or anyone. In that room together they would discuss and debate their beliefs, theologies, and other things. They could also tell you about their lives if you wanted them to. Here are the people who I'd pick:

Hayley Williams (American; 1988 - present)

Hayley Williams is the lead singer of Paramore and winner of several "most beautiful female" awards. She would be the representative for the current generation of humanity.

Abraham Lincoln (American; 1809 - 1865)

Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States during the American Civil War.

George Washington (American; 1732 - 1799)

George Washington was the first President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief of the United States military during the American Revolutionary War.

Socrates (Greek; 469 BC - 399 BC)

Socrates was a Classical Greek philosopher.

Benjamin Franklin (American; 1706 - 1790)

Benjamin Franklin was an American inventor and politician.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (American; 1929 - 1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a non-violent human rights activist who fought for the equal rights of African Americans.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (American; 1882 - 1945)

Franklin Roosevelt was the President of the United States during the Great Depression and most of World War II.

Mahatma Gandhi (Indian; 1869 - 1948)

Gandhi was a political and spiritual leader of India. He was a pacifist and believed that India should become independent through non-violent actions.

Julius Caesar (Roman; 100 BC - 44 BC)

Julius Caesar was a consul of the Roman Republic who was assassinated by his friends out of fear that he would become a dictator.

Karl Marx (German; 1818 - 1883)

Karl Marx (and Friedrich Engels) was the author of The Communist Manifesto and is often regarded as the father of communism.

Albert Einstein (German; 1879 - 1955)

Einstein was a German philosopher, he responsible for the Atomic Theory.

Nikola Tesla (Austrian; 1856 - 1943)

Nikola Tesla was an Austrian inventor, he was responsible for the creation of commercial electricity.

Nelson Mandela (South African; 1918 - present)

Nelson Mandela was the first black South African president and a member of the South African resistance. He fought against the racist pro-white Apartheid regime in South Africa. He was eventually arrested by the Apartheid regime and sentenced to (manual labor) prison for 27 years and exiled. He was later released when the apartheid regime was abolished and free elections were allowed in South Africa. He was then elected President of South Africa, and despite being beaten, tortured, imprisoned, and terrorized by the white South Africans, he instead pardoned them, let them keep their political offices, and put an end to racial segregation. I recommend this movie about him: Invictus

Winston Churchill (English; 1874 - 1965)

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. Unfortunately, like most politicians, he made some mistakes. And by mistakes I mean he was accused of mistreating Indian and Bengali (people from Bangladesh) subjects of the British Empire.

Charles de Gaulle (French; 1890 - 1970)

Charles de Gaulle was the leader of Free France (an anti-Nazi resistance movement) during World War II. He later became the President of France and the (Co-)Prince of Andorra.

Bill Gates (American; 1955 - present)

Bill Gates is the founder of the Microsoft Corporation, inventor of Windows, and one of the world's wealthiest men. He is a prime example of how capitalism works.

Jesus Christ (Roman; 5 BC - 30 AD)

Jesus is, well, Jesus.

Gautama Buddha (Indian; 563 BC - 483 BC)

The Buddha was the creator of Buddhism.

Wovoka (American Indian; 1856 - 1932)

Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was an American Indian (Northern Paiute to be exact) who lived on an American Indian reservation. Eventually he created his own denomination of Christianity (called Ghost Dance), in which Jesus was an American Indian. He prophesied that Jesus would return and make all of the white people go away (and bring back the buffalo). He also prophesied that if you wear a shirt advertising his religon that you would become immortal and not even bullets could kill you. Eventually several hundred of his followers (primarily women and children) were massacred (Wounded Knee Massacre) by the United States Army.

Swede Momsen (American; 1896 - 1967)

Swede Momsen was an Admiral in the United States Navy and an inventor. He is responsible for the first and most important deep sea submarine rescue in history. I highly recommend this book about him an the rescue: The Terrible Hours

Napolean Bonaparte (Corsican; 1769 - 1821)

Napolean was a French monarch and military leader during the Napoleonic Wars. He conquered most of Europe, including the Holy Roman Empire.

Isaac Newton (English; 1643 - 1727)

Isaac Newton discovered gravity.

Charles Darwin (English; 1809 - 1882)

Even if you don't believe in his philosophy, he was still a rather influential philosopher.

Otto Von Bismark (German; 1815 - 1898)

He united Germany, well, most of it (not Austria).


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Solace wrote:
you can even pick people who aren't Americans if you wish. .

😆 😆

All Brits apart from the Conqueror can't be bothered to look up the forgine devils. 😆

Francis Drake(1540–1596)

English naval hero and explorer who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world (1577–1580) and was vice admiral of the fleet that destroyed the Spanish Armada (1588).

Florence Nightingale(1820–1910)

nurse and charity campaigner,During the Crimean campaign, Florence Nightingale gained the nickname "The Lady with the Lamp".

William Shakespeare(1564–1616)

William Shakespeare was a playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature. He wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater 400 years later.

Captain James Cook(1728–1779)

James Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Cook visited New Zealand, established the first European colony in Australia, and was the first European to visit Hawaii. He also approached Antarctica and explored much of the western coast of North America.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel(1806–1859)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an extraordinary Victorian engineer. He designed and

built amongst other structures bridges, ships, railways and viaducts

Sir Isaac Newton(1643–1727)

Isaac Newton was a mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature of light, and three laws of motion.

Alfred the Great(871–899)

King of the West Saxons, scholar, and lawmaker who repelled the Danes and helped consolidate England into a unified kingdom.

Oliver Cromwell(1599–1658)

Oliver Cromwell was a military, political, and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642–1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. He was Lord Protector of England for much of the 1650s, ruling in place of the country's traditional monarchy.

Charles Darwin (1809–1882)

Charles Darwin was a British naturalist of the nineteenth century. He and others developed the theory of evolution. This theory forms the basis for the modern life sciences. Darwin's most famous books are 'The Origin of Species' and 'The Descent of Man'

Boudicca(died c.60AD)

Queen of ancient Britain who led a temporarily successful revolt against the Roman army that had claimed her deceased husband's kingdom.

John Logie Baird(1888–1946)

A Scottish inventor, who in 1926 gave the first demonstration of true television

King Arthur

A legendary British hero, said to have been king of the Britons in the sixth century A.D.

Charles Babbage(1791–1871)

mathematician and pioneer of computing.

Alan Turing (1912–1954), pioneer of computing.

Robert the Bruce (1274–1329), King of Scots

James Watt (1736–1819)

developer of the steam engine

Frank Whittle (1907–1996), jet engine inventor

William the Conqueror(1028-1087)

invaded England leading an army of Normans, Bretons, Flemings, and Frenchmen (from Paris and ÃŽle-de-France) to victory over the English forces of King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings(1066)

Edward Teach or Edward Thatch(1680 – 1718)better known to the world as Blackbeard the pirate.


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A lot of great people listed so far, particularly liked Farcodev's list. Was going to say Steven Hawking but then saw your last entry... 😉

One of my all time favorite people is George S. Patton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton


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The only person I can think of that you haven't mentioned is George Lucas . 😆

George Lucas (1944 - ???)

He gave us Star Wars. (There are space battles in every Star Wars movie)


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Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry


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