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Part 12: 100 Most Influential Rankings


Part 12: 100 Most Influential Rankings  

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  1. 1. Which of the following are among the most 100 influential people of all time? (See post for descriptions)

    • George III
    • George W Bush
    • George Washington
    • Gerardus Mercator
    • Giordano Bruno
    • Giotto
    • Gottfried W Leibniz
    • Gottlob Frege
    • Gregor Mendel
    • Gregory Pincus
    • None of the above have been among one of the 100 most influential people.

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  • Poll closed on 05/31/2022 at 06:11 PM

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Here's the 1st part of the 100 most influential rankings. 


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George III Presided during the Seven Year War, which saw Great Britain become the undisputed leading power of Europe, and the independence of the US from Great Britain. Also presided during the Napoleonic Wars but was then out of his mind.
George W Bush Launched the War on Terror and War on Iraq, which has triggered many wars, revolutions, and demographic changes in the Middle East and Central Asia; Presided as the US was placed under the Patriot Act.
George Washington first president of the United States, setting the precedents for the most powerful influential position in history. Presided over the Constitutional Convention, which created the oldest active constitution. Commanding general during the Revolutionary War.
Gerardus Mercator Inventor of the Mercator map projections, which is still used in nautical charts today.
Giordano Bruno First to argue that the stars are suns with planets, that life possibly exists on this planets, and that the universe is infinite
Giotto The greatest early Renaissance artist; the most notable early artist to employ three-dimensional figures in art.
Gottfried W Leibniz Crucial figure in calculus and in optics. Came up with groundbreaking ideas that were similar to Newton's, but independent of Newton. Refined the binary number system, which is the foundation for computers today.
Gottlob Frege Arguably the most influential figure in modern logic and linguistics
Gregor Mendel "Founder of Modern Genetics" for discovering the rules of inheritance
Gregory Pincus Invented or co-invented the birth control pill
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A lot of these people fall into the "group effort" reasoning for exclusion, even if they were the key figure, and believe it or not, I almost excluded Washington for that reason, but Washington personally established many presidential norms, so that's why I included him, rather than any actual accomplishments.  George III certainly got left off because he was co-stars with parliament.

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