The world’s most influential 100 people 20th century

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The world’s most influential 100 people 20th century (Most Important People of the Century)

Leaders and politicians

Ruhollah Khomeini
Ruholler · Khomeini · Iran · Islamic Republic
First Supreme Leader
The leader of the Iranian Revolution
Iran

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
German leader (President)
Austria Born in Hungarian Empire. He acquired German citizenship in 1932.
Germany

David Ben-Gurion
David Ben-Glion
First Prime Minister of Israel
Israel

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor · Roosevelt
United States 32nd President
Franklin Roosevelt’s wife
United Nations delegation · Women’s activist
united states of america

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
United States 32nd President
united states of america

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
British 61st prime minister
England

Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Min
Democratic Republic of Vietnam
President of the First National Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Leader of the Vietnam Revolution
Vietnam

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
South Africa 8th President
Republic of South Africa

Lech Wałęsa
Lev Vavensa
The Republic of Poland The Third Republic First President
Poland

Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
President of the First National People’s Republic of China
China

Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger
Female activist
united states of america

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
British 71st prime minister
England

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King
Civil rights movement leaders
united states of america

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Ronald Reagan
United States 40th President
united states of america

Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet Union’s eighth highest leader
soviet union

Pope John Paul II
John Paul II
The 264th Pope
Vatican City

Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore · Roosevelt
United States 26th President
united states of america

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Leader of Indian independence movement / civil rights movement
India

Unknown Rebel (Tank Man)
An unnamed rebel (tank man) happened in China in 1989
During the Tiananmen Incident, the man who stood in front of the approaching tank (name unknown)
China

Scientists and Thinkers

Alan Turing
Alan Turing
Computer scientist / mathematician / Turing machine advocate
England

Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming
Bacteriologist
England

Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
united states of america

Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi
physicist
Italy

James Watson
James Watson
Molecular biologist
united states of america

Francis Crick
Francis Click
scientist
England

Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget
psychologist
Switzerland

John Maynard Keynes
John Maynard Keynes
economist
England

Jonas Salk
Jonas Soak
A medical scientist
united states of america

Kurt Gödel
Kurt Gedel
Mathematician / Logicologist
Austria Hungary (present Czech Republic)

Leo Baekeland
Leo Bakeland
Chemist
united states of america

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein
philosopher
Austria

Wright brothers
Wright Brothers
Inventor of an airplane
Wilbur Light Orville Light
united states of america

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Theoretical physicist
Germany

Philo Farnsworth
Philo Farnsworth
Invented fully electronic television
united states of america

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
Biologist
united states of america

Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard
Rocket developer
united states of america

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Neuropathologist / psychologist
Austria

Louis Leakey
Luis Leaky
Ancient anthropologist
Kenya

Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
England

William Shockley
William Shockley
physicist
united states of america

Artists and Entertainers

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Songwriter Songwriter Soul singer
united states of america

Bart Simpson
Bad Simpson
TV animation “The Simpsons”
united states of america

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Musicians
united states of america

Charles Chaplin
Charles · Chaplin
Comedian · Actor
England

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
fashion designer
France

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Actor / Musician
united states of america

Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
Composer / conductor / pianist
Russian Federation

James Joyce
James Joyce
Novelist / poet
Ireland

Jim henson
Jim Henson
Puppet master / TV producer
united states of america

Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
architect
France

Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Jazz musician Trumpeter
united states of america

Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
Actress · Model · Comedian
united states of america

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brand
An actor
united states of america

Martha Graham
Martha Graham
Dancer / choreographer
united states of america

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Television Host / Program Producer
America

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Painter / artist
Spain

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rogers
Composers · Musical lyricists · Script writers
united states of america

Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical lyricist / screenwriter
united states of america

Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Film director / film producer
united states of america

The Beatles
the beatles
rock band
1960’s – 1970
England

T. S. Eliot
T · S · Eliot
Poet, playwright, literary critic
England

The Creator / Pioneer of the Age and the Great (Builders and Titans)

A. P. Giannini
A. P. Gianini
Founder of Bank of America
united states of america

Akio Morita
Akio Morita
Sony co-founders
Japan

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Microsoft co-founder
united states of america

Charles Merrill
Charles Merrill
Founder of Merrill Lynch
united states of america

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
Former NBC president. Pioneers of television / radio broadcasting business
united states of america

Estée Lauder
Estee · Loader
Founder of cosmetic brand Estee Lauder Company
united states of america

Henry Ford
Henry Ford
Founder of Ford Motor
united states of america

Juan Trippe
Fan Trip
Founder of Pan American Airlines
united states of america

Leo Burnett
Leo · Burnett
Leo · Burnett Worldwide founder
united states of america

Louis Burt Mayer
Lewis Burt Mayer
Movie Producer
united states of america

Lucky Luciano
Lucky Luciano
America’s Italian mafia “Cosa Nostra” Senior executives
Italy

Pete Rozelle
Pete Rosere NFL (American football league) former commissioner
united states of america

Ray Kroc
Ray Clock
McDonald’s founder
united states of america

Sam Walton
Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
united states of america

Stephen Bechtel
Stephane vector
Founder of the construction company “Becktel” The former chief executive officer (CEO)
united states of america

Thomas Watson, Jr.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.
IBM’s second generation president
united states of america

Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Animator · Film director
Walt Disney Company founder
united states of america

Walter Reuther
Walter Luther
Leader of labor movement
united states of america

William Levitt
William Levitt
Real Estate Developer · Architect
united states of america

Willis Carrier
Willis Career
The inventor of the air conditioning equipment (air-con)
united states of america

Memorable person and hero (Icons and Heroes)

Andrei Sakharov
Andrei Sakharov
Theoretical physicist / dissident organization exerciser / human rights activist
soviet union

Anne Frank
Anne Frank
The victim of the Nazi Holocaust and the author of “Diane of Anne”
Germany

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
United States 35 th President
united states of america

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
Peace · Charity activist
Macedonia

Helen Adams Keller
Helen Keller
Educator / social welfare entrepreneur
united states of america

Muhammad Ali
Mohamed Ali
Former Prizefighter
united states of america

Pelé
Pele
Former soccer player
Brazil

Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Chinese martial artist, martial artist, Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, film producer
united states of america

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Former professional baseball player
united states of america

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
An actress
united states of america

Diana, Princess of Wales
Prince Wales Princess Diana Wales Prince Charles’ First Princess · Philanthropist
England

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
A flightist
united states of america

Edmund Hillary
Edmund Hillary
Climbers, adventurers, beekeepers
Successfully climbed Mount Everest for the first time in human history
new zealand

Tenzing Norgay
Tensing Norgay
Successfully climbed Mount Everest for the first time in human history
Tibet Nepal

GI-Government Issue
American soldier
Soldiers without American name
united states of america

Emmeline Pankhurst
Emeryn Punkhurst
Women’s suffrage activist
England

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson
Of “Alcoholics Anonymous (AA – Alcoholics Anonymous)”
Co-founder · activist to overcome alcoholism
united states of america

Harvey Milk
Harvey · Milk
Politician · gay rights activist
united states of america

Che Guevara
Choi Guevara
Revolutionary (Cuba Revolution)
Guerrilla leader
Cuba

Billy Graham
Billy Graham
Pastor
united states of america

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
Civil rights movement activist
united states of america
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