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Part 23: 100 Most Influential Ranking


Part 23: 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)

    • Mark Twain
    • Mark Zuckerberg
    • Martin Cooper
    • Martin Luther
    • Martin Luther King Jr
    • Mary Shelley
    • Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Max Planck
    • Maximilian Robespierre
    • Mencius
    • None of the above have been among one of the 100 most influential people.

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  • Poll closed on 06/07/2022 at 05:33 PM

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Here's the next part of the 100 most influential rankings. 


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Mark Twain "Father of American Literature" and "America's greatest humorist" His Huckleberry Finn is often called "The Great American Novel" by some.
Mark Zuckerberg Inventor of Facebook, arguably the most influential social media and social networking service
Martin Cooper Invented the first hand-held mobile phone
Martin Luther Crucial early figure of the Protestant Reformation when he protested against the corruptions of the Catholic Church; Argued that the Bible was a greater authority than the Pope; Translated the Bible into the vernacular so that it could be accessible for those unschooled in Biblical languages; Inspired Lutheranism, a major protestant denomination, and the other Protestant movements.
Martin Luther King Jr the predominant figure in the African-American civil rights movement, and a leading inspiration for the rights of worldwide minorities. He was also, along with Gandhi, a chief practioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Mary Shelley Author of Frankenstein, a popular novel that has developed as part of popular culture during holidays and in films, especially around Halloween.
Mary Wollstonecraft Wrote arguably the most important early feminist works, which laid the foundations for women's rights movements many decades after her death.
Max Planck Originator of quantum theory/quantum mechanics, which is crucial to the understanding of atomic and subatomic processes.
Maximilian Robespierre Figurehead of the "Reign of Terror" during the French Revolution; also was influential in efforts to abolish slavery, gain universal manhood suffrage, and abolish celibacy for the priesthood in France
Mencius The second most important philosopher in Confucianism after Confucius; advocated that humans are innately good and that quality had to be cultivation and the proper environment to flourish.
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2 hours ago, Arkansas Progressive said:

everyone besides King and Zuckerberg, and King was a close no.

Oh I voted for Zuckerberg cause I think FaceBook has been immensely influential in global affairs, and will only continue to be, but that might be recency bias given I just read that report on how they contributed to the ethnic tensions that led to the Ethiopian Civil War. 

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

Chinese people would be perplexed as to why Mencius is performing so poorly

Koreans too. Confucius, Mencius, Lao-tze, and Chang-tze had a great influence here.

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