10 most important/ influential people in world history (by category)- Sloan's opinion

1. Jesus - social science

runners up: Confucius, Mohammed

2. Newton - physics/ math

runners up: Einstein, Kepler, Gallileo

3. Darwin - biology

runners up: Watson/Crick, Mendel, Aristotle

4. Adam Smith - economics

runners up: Keynes, Friedman

5. Jefferson - government

runners up: Locke, Plato, Machiavelli

6. Julius Cesar - military

runners up: Alexander the Great, Genghis Kahn, Napoleon

7. Shakespeare - literature

runners up: Goethe, Dante, Tolstoi

8. Michangelo - art

runners up: Picasso, Van Gogh, Rembrandt

9. Beethoven - music

runners up: Mozart, Bach, Puccini

10. Buddha - self-improvement

runners up: Lao-Tse, Aquinas, Kant

OVERALL influential person: skilled in both arts and sciences

Leonardo da Vinci


Go to: Leading Civilizations and Leading Persons

Go to: Cities, empires and dates of above civilizations

Go to: outline of this World Civilizations section of the website

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