100 most important people ever (according to Time magazine)

Time Magazines list of their most important people ever
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Last updated: July 7, 2021
First submittedApril 20, 2016
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Founder of Christianity
Jesus Christ
French dictator
Napoleon Bonaparte
Founder of Islam
English playwright
William Shakespeare
US Civil War President
Abraham Lincoln
1st US president
George Washington
German Führer
Adolf HItler
Greek philosopher
Greek conquerer
Alexander the Great
3rd US president
Thomas Jefferson
English king with 6 wives
Henry VIII of England
Evolutionary theorist
Charles Darwin
Virgin queen of England
Elizabeth I of England
Socialist philosopher
Karl Marx
Roman dictator
Julius Caesar
Victorian queen
Queen Victoria
Wrote the 95 theses
Martin Luther
Soviet WWII leader
Joseph Stalin
German theoretical physicist
Albert Einstein
"Discoverer" of the New World
Christopher Columbus
"Discovered" gravity
Isaac Newton
First Holy Roman Emperor
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
Austrian composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Greek philosopher
"Sun King" of France
Louis XIV of France
German composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Civil War General and 18th US President
Ulysses S. Grant
Mona Lisa painter
Leonardo da Vinci
First Roman Emperor
"Father of modern taxonomy"
Carl Linnaeus
40th US president
Ronald Reagan
Wrote "Great Expectations"
Charles Dickens
Most important Apostle
Saint Paul
"Discovered" electricity
Benjamin Franklin
43rd US president
George W. Bush
WWII UK prime minister
Winston Churchill
Mongol Emperor
Genghis Khan
King during English Civil War
Charles I of England
Invented the lightbulb
Thomas Edison
Has a version of the bible named after him
James I of England
Early philosopher who challenged Christianity
Friedrich Nietzsche
WWII US president
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The "father of psychoanalysis"
Sigmund Freud
Founder of central US banking
Alexander Hamilton
Leader of Indian Independence movement
Mohatma Gandhi
WWI US president
Woodrow Wilson
German composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
First to observe Saturn's rings
Galileo Galilei
Lord Protector of England
Oliver Cromwell
4th US president
James Madison
Founder of Buddhism
Gautama Buddha
Wrote "Tom Sawyer"
Mark Twain
Wrote "The Raven"
Edgar Allan Poe
Founder of Mormonism
Joseph Smith Jr
Wrote "The wealth of nations"
Adam Smith
Biblical King of Israel
King during the American Revolution
George III of the United Kingdom
The central figure in modern philosophy
Immanuel Kant
Discovered Hawaii
James Cook
2nd US president
John Adams
"The ride of the Valkyries" composer
Richard Wagner
Composed "The Nutcracker"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Enlightenment philosopher
The leader of the 12 apostles
Saint Peter
7th US president
Andrew Jackson
Made Christianity legal in Rome
Constantine the Great
Founder of western philosophy
"King of Rock and Roll"
Elvis Presley
English king in 1066
William the Conquerer
Cuban Missle Crisis president
John F. Kennedy
Patron saint of parties
Augustine of Hippo
Painted "Starry NIght"
Vincent van Gogh
Found that the planets orbit the sun
Nicolaus Copernicus
First Soviet leader
Vladimir Lenin
Confederate general
Robert E. Lee
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" Author
Oscar Wilde
Started the restoration of England
Charles II of England
Romes greatest orator
Philosopher who inspired the French Revolution
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Founded the scientific method
Francis Bacon
Watergate president
Richard Nixon
King during the French Revolution
Louis XVI of France
Holy Roman Emperor and Emperor of Spain
Charles V, Holy Roman Emporer
King who supposedly pulled out excalibur
King Arthur
Painted the Sistine Chapel
Emperor of the Spainish Empire at its largest extent
Philip II of Spain
Wrote "The Sorrows of Young Werther"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Founder of Sufism
Medieval Catholic philosopher
Thomas Aquinas
Pope from 1978 to 2005
Pope John Paul II
Major Rationalist philosopher
René Descartes
Invented AC current
Nikola Tesla
Only world leader to use an atomic bomb
Harry S. Truman
Female leader during the 100 years war
Joan of Arc
Medieval Italian poet, author of "Divine Comedy"
Dante Alighieri
Unified the German Empire
Otto von Bismarck
22nd and 24th US president
Grover Cleveland
Founded Calvinism
John Calvin
"Father of Liberalism"
John Locke
Level 74
Apr 20, 2016
So inconsistent on your naming conventions - very frustrating! Eg Saint Peter vs Paul the Apostle.
Level 83
Apr 20, 2016
Level 82
Apr 20, 2016
I quit halfway through -- some times last names only were accepted but not always. With monarchs, i wast sure what you wanted. If Henry viii isn't good enough .....
Level 32
Apr 20, 2016
Also, 'Gandhi' or 'Mohatma Gandhi' should have been accepted. He is seldom credited with his full name.
Level 71
Apr 21, 2016
And after you fix all of the inconsistencies (why, for example, do we have to type out "King George III of the United Kingdom" but "Queen Victoria" is accepted without more?) you can correct all of the misspellings ("thesis" when you should have "theses," "Sayer" when you mean "Sawyer," "emporer," "Medival") and factual errors (Pope Benedict is the one preceding the current one). Until then this doesn't make the grade.
Level 55
Apr 21, 2016
I quit too! Some accept last names only. Some whole names. Very frustrating!
Level 26
Apr 21, 2016
Same as others gave up halfway cos of too many name inconsistancys
Level 50
Apr 21, 2016
It seems that all you have to do is to be the president of the USA to be one of the greatest people ever...
Level 75
Apr 21, 2016
A few explorers, including Abel Tasman (hence Tasmania) visited Australia before James Cook came along.
Level 83
Apr 23, 2016
Galileo didn't discover Jupiter. It was well-known over 2 millennia before him. "The planet Jupiter has been known since ancient times. It is visible to the naked eye in the night sky and can occasionally be seen in the daytime when the Sun is low." (Wikipedia)
Level 80
Jul 26, 2016
Please accept Jean d'Arc for Joan of Arc
Level 77
Mar 1, 2017
I would consider the Greeks early philosophers, not Nietzche. St. Paul, St. Peter, would not take. Last names only are fine, then Cook is not accepted. William is not accepted. William I is not accepted.
Level 70
Sep 4, 2017
Please accept Samuel Clemens for Mark Twain. (It was his real name).
Level 33
Nov 5, 2018
This list is so America-centric... not to mention that there are so few women on it. Time's fault though, not yours
Level 64
Jan 7, 2019
please allow William the conqueror


Level 50
Feb 10, 2019
Whoever made this list seems to feel that Americans are more important than pretty much everyone else! Grant and Cleveland are among the most 100 important people of all time, on the list with Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad? How about Confucius? Where are some eastern philosophers? Where are any Africans? And women are scarce here. Really seems very biased and Americentrist.
Level 50
Apr 10, 2021
Very, very Americentrist, to the point where it is embarrassing and shameful. Mandela does not make the cut. Neither does Confucius or Lao Tsu. Bolivar, the Liberator of South America, does not qualify, apparently, either. Adam Smith is not there. I didn't see Gutenberg on the list, nor Kepler or Mao (very important, even if not in a good way). Cleopatra and Homer also did not quite cut the mustard. Picasso is nowhere to be found. But Grover Cleveland (quick, name one act or policy of his without Googling it) makes it, as do Reagan and Bush. So do Andrew Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S Grant. I like John F. Kennedy, but is he one of the 100 most influential people in the entirety of WORLD history? Yet according to this list, they are right up there with Jesus and the Buddha. This is a list, supposedly, of the 100 most important people ever in world history? Really? Ridiculous.
Level 63
Jul 7, 2021
It's Time Magazine - lower your expectations.