Friday, May 01, 2009

The Three Most Important People in History

If you had to name the three most important people in history, who would you choose?

[Think about it.]

My picks were Avraham, Gutenberg, and one of the Founding Fathers (I know it's a cop-out to not actually pick one, but I am not sure which one had the most impact on the perpetuation of democracy). Below is the list I compiled, mostly from responses to my away message. It's interesting to see people's three picks together, but this is just a list of all the picks, for convenience's sake. Asterisks indicate the person was chosen more than once. (It should also be noted that the people who responded were a pretty narrow group of people, for what it's worth.)

Avraham*
Moshe*
Jesus*
Alexander the Great
Napoleon
Queen of Sheba
Gutenberg*
Socrates*
Newton
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jim Henson
Mother Theresa
Muhammad*
Benjamin Franklin
Adam*
Chava
Julius Caesar
Galileo
Freud
Darwin
Da Vinci*
Ben
Jerry
the guy who invented the husband pillow
Plato
Hammurabi
Rosa Parks
The guy who looked at wheat and thought "hmm how about making bread?"

1 Comments:

At 5/3/09, 8:01 PM, Blogger michael said...

My additional votes:
Albert Einstein
Alexander Fleming (discovered penicillin)

 

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