Thursday, 8 September 2011

some of the Most Influential Persons in History

* 2. Isaac Newton - Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. He laid the foundation  for differential and integral calculus. His work on optics and gravitation make him one of the greatest scientists the world has known.
3. Ts'ai Lun - He is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper and the papermaking process, in forms recognizable in modern times as paper (as opposed to Egyptian papyrus). Although paper existed in China before Cai Lun (since the 2nd century BC), he was responsible for the first significant improvement and standardization of paper-making by adding essential new materials into its composition.

4. Johann Gutenberg - invented the printing press in the 1450's, and the first book to ever be printed was a Latin language Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany

7. Louis Pasteur - He solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases, and contributed to the development of the first vaccines. He debunked the widely accepted myth of spontaneous generation, thereby setting the stage for modern biology and biochemistry. He described the scientific basis for fermentation, wine-making, and the brewing of beer. Pasteur's work gave birth to many branches of science, and he was singlehandedly responsible for some of the most important theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern science.

10. Euclid
11. Shih Huang Ti  - He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. He undertook gigantic projects, including the first version of the Great Wall of China, the now famous city-sized mausoleum guarded by a life-sized Terracotta Army, and a massive national road system
12. Augustus Caesar - the first emperor of the Roman Empire
14. Constantine the Great - Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to  Christianity
15.  James Watt
20.  Karl Marx
23.  Adam Smith
33.  Plato
37.  John Locke
46. Asoka
52.  Max Planck
* 59.  Joseph Stalin
76 Mani
77 Lenin
89 Menes
91 Homer
93  Mahavira
 95.  Archimedes
97 Cheops
98   Marie Curie
* 104 Sun Tzu- was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who is traditionally believed, and who is most likely, to have authored The Art of War, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy
*105  Abraham Lincoln  - was the 16th President of the United States. He led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis — the American Civil War — preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic and financial modernization


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