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Part 13: 100 Most Influential Ranking


Part 13: 100 Most Influential Ranking  

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

    • Grover Cleveland
    • Guido d'Arezzo
    • Gulielmo Marconi
    • Hammurabi
    • Harriet Tubman
    • Harry S Truman
    • Hayato Ikeda
    • Helen Keller
    • Henri Becquerel
    • Henrik Ibsen
    • None of the above have been among one of the 100 most influential people.

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  • Poll closed on 06/01/2022 at 07:01 AM

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


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Grover Cleveland Only US president to served non-consecutive terms
Guido d'Arezzo Inventor of modern musical notation, which is still used today.
Guglielmo Marconi The inventor of the radio, the first mass communication device that could spread well beyond the normal range of breath, fundamentally altering politics, news reporting, entertainment, etc.
Hammurabi for the earliest specific code of laws for a large centralized state. Also, the Law of Retaliation (“Eye for an eye”).
Harriet Tubman The most notable person involved in the Underground Railroad, which aimed to help enslaved American reach freedom in the Northern states and in Canada.
Harry S Truman Ordered the atomic bombs on Japan; initiated the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, NATO; transitioned the United States to a National Security state; presided during US membership into the UN
Hayato Ikeda Instituting policies that led Japan in becoming a major international force in the electronics and automobile industry.
Helen Keller First deaf-blind person to earn a college degree; activist for women, minorities, labor; pop culture figure who proved that serious handicaps do not deter one from living an impactful life.
Henri Becquerel Scientist who was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity
Henrik Ibsen The most successful and popular modern playwright; The "Father of Realism"
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I didn't have any difficult choices here, although I did struggle a little bit as I wanted to include Helen Keller, but opted not to. I think if this list only included people of the last 1,000 years, then she might make the top 100. 

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