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1.  Vasily Zaitsev
2.  Karl Marx
3.  Mao Zedong
4.  Huey Long
5.  Eugene V. Debs
6.  Che Guevara
7.  Kim il Sung
8.  Marshall Tito
9.  Napoleon Bonaparte
10.  Mustafa Kemal
11.  Georgi Zhukov
12.  Kublai Khan
13.  Zheng He
14.  Kangxi
15.  Qianlong
16.  Attila
17.  Tamerlane----If he doesn't kill me
18.  Sun Tzu



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1 Liu Che--  Emperor led Han crush Hun

2 Yue Fei--  A stalwart general and patriot 

3 Sun Yasien--  The first president of the first republic in Asia.

 

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Originally posted by Komnenos

Originally posted by Frederik Roger


Robbie Fowler


Is that the Robbie Fowler, former Liverpool and current Man City striker? What a strange choice! Please explain!

Yep, that's the one. I chose him because he is the person who, in Recent History (that is, my timespan: 21 years) I most look up to. A genius at his trade, and a rare gentleman in the world he lives in. So he isn't exaclty an influential player in History, but the thread didn't specify that.



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Is this the possible beginning of a "Robespierre Appreciation Society"?

"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."

"Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible."

yeah, what the hell's wrong with you that you like that Stalinesque guy so much?

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In no particular order...

  1. V. Lenin
  2. Napoleon
  3. Saladin
  4. Catherine the Great
  5. Euripides
  6. Karl Marx
  7. Louis Riel (Metis leader in Canada)
  8. Macchiavelli
  9. Socrates
  10. I. Stalin
  11. Richelieu [Du Plessis]
  12. Sigmund Freud
  13. Eleanor of Aquitaine
  14. William the Conqueror

There are probably more... Just can't think of any at the moment

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  Quote poirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2005 at 23:30

My favorite historical characters, in no particular order:

1. Thomas Jefferson

2. Vladmir Lenin

3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4. Napoleon Bonaparte

5. Leonardo da Vinci

6. Genghis Khan

7. Cao Cao

8. Deng Xiao Ping

9. Maximillian Robespierre

10. Benjamin Franklin

11. Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Hannibal

13. Batu Khan

14. Charlie Chaplin

15. Aristotle

16. Archimedes

17. Isaac Newton

18. Li Shi Min

19. Simon Bolivar

20. Jose San Martin

21. Li Hong Zhang

22. Machiavelli

23. Sun Tzu

24. Jesus

25. Michael Jordan

 

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  Quote poirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-May-2005 at 23:34
I am very suprised at the amazing similarities in all the lists of favorite historical characters!!!
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  Quote Quetzalcoatl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2005 at 02:53
Originally posted by Temujin

Originally posted by Komnenos


Is this the possible beginning of a "Robespierre Appreciation Society"?

"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."

"Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible."

yeah, what the hell's wrong with you that you like that Stalinesque guy so much?

 

Stalinesque. I guess you are wrong here, Stalin was like a monster in the form of human, Robespierre was a human who had been visited by evil but in essence he remained pretty humane. He wasn't in the same class as Stalin or Hitler, he wouldn't have sent people to extermination camp, but he wasn't a saint either he commited some atrocities.  but he had also some very beautiful ideas and he was very sincere, he did believe what he was doing was right. Stalin and Hitler were liars, all they wanted is the manipulation of the people for their own gain.



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Originally posted by Komnenos

Originally posted by Tobodai


2. Maximilliam Robespierre


Originally posted by Quetzalcoatl


Robespierre (I was Robespierre in a previous life)


Originally posted by Komnenos


Maximilien Robespierre


Is this the possible beginning of a "Robespierre Appreciation Society"?

"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."

"Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible."

 

 Heheheh, cool. When i started to read about Robespierre i thought he was a normal tyrant but the more I read about him, the more I discover about human nature. He is a wonderful subject to study and most people will find similarities btw Robespiere and themselves. that's why he is very hard to dislike. he is like this man who was trying to balance good and evil for the greater good of the mass, but he didn't quite know how to do that. So he went though a phase of trial and error. He clearly knew he was going to die though through his actions, he also knew he've made many mistakes, for some reasons he was the sacrificial lamp of the Jacobins.

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  Quote Spartakus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2005 at 07:30

Belisarius

Erwin Rommel

Pericles

Leonidas

Spartacus

without order of preference.There are  others too,but not remember right now.

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If these are to be my favourite people, they should be the ones I intend to invite to my 101st birthday party (by which time I assume I should be in a position to communicate with them

The party will be held in the Mermaid Tavern (or the Elysian version thereof), which means I don't need to invite Shakespeare and Jonson and their friends, since they will already be there.

Given that, my current invitee list includes, in alphabetical order of surname:

  • Roger Bacon
    Aphra Behn
    Robert Burns
    Sir Richard Burton (without wife)
  • Girolamo Cardano
    Catullus & Lesbia
    Edith Cavell
    Lord Cochrane
    Erasmus
    David Hume
    Lily Langtry
    Alma Mahler-Werfel
    Moliere
    Lord Nelson & Emma
    Florence Nightingale
    Pericles & Aspasia
    Mary Shelley
    Ulysses & Penelope

while Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be specially invited to commemorate the occasion. Music will be provided by Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines. If Mrs Langtry deigns to sing, I will attempt to accompany her myself, since it's my party anyway.

Signor Cardano will organise the games of chance.

Later addition: Omar Khayyam will of course look after the bar among other things.

PS Is anyone else fond of Van Loon's "Lives"?



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Philip II of Macedon

Alexander The Great

Tsar Samoil (Macedonian Tsar)

Goce Delcev (Military leader of IMRO/VMRO)

Metodija Andonov-Cento(First president of Macedonia after the WWII)

Hanibal

Napoleon

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  Quote Perseas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-May-2005 at 07:23
Originally posted by Alexander of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon

Alexander The Great

Tsar Samoil (Macedonian Tsar)

Goce Delcev (Military leader of IMRO/VMRO)

Metodija Andonov-Cento(First president of Macedonia after the WWII)

Hanibal

Napoleon

As it seems the propaganda from your side will never end.

Hate to break the news to you but Tsar Samuil was Bulgarian as Goce Delcev was also. There are noumerous neutral sites that will educate you before u become a synonym of laugh. A good start will be from here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Samuil_of_Bulgaria

P.S I read recently in a site from some compatriots of yours to claim even that Kemal Ataturk was a Macedonian and not a Turk. I could care less about him but it makes someone wonder what kind of people believe such BS.

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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2005 at 09:24

Personally, I prefer these guys:


The originals:
The guy or gal that observed and thought how to make fire.
The guy or gal that invented the wheel.
The guy or gal that uttered the first word, along with the guy or gal that understood what the first one was all about.
The guy or gal that drew the first picture on ground, rock or wherever else.

The almost contemporaries:
Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (aka Pel set football on fire)
Socrates (realized the wisdom in not assuming that we know)
Pope John XXIII (aka The Good Pope had extreme power and never abused it)
Richard Lionheart (good leader strong king)
Saladin (aka Salah ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub very wise man)
Archimedes (good brain - father of integral calculus, hydrostatics, static mechanics - generally regarded as the greatest mathematician and scientist of antiquity and one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time) sorry, I love this guy
Abraham Lincoln (great leader against all odds, made the lace>USlace> what it was until recent history)
Leonidas (the epitomy of patriotic sacrifice and defiance of perilous odds)
Albert Einstein (need I say anything?)
Stephen Hawking (some say he surpassed Einstein)
Theodoros Kolokotronis (successfully led the armed Greek liberation from the lace>Ottoman Empirelace>)
Amelia Earhart (flew a solo flight from the lace>Atlanticlace> to the Pacific coast)
Nikola Tesla (Serbian-American inventor, engineer, scientist - rotating magnetic field principle, polyphase alternating-current system, induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, Tesla coil transformer, wireless communication, radio, fluorescent lights) sorry, I love this guy too
Gene Rodenberry (creator of Star Trek)
Leonardo da Vinci (drew superbly and invented like crazy)
Rowan Atkinson (gave life to Mr. Bean filled up our lives with laughter)
Confucius (aka K'ung-fu-tzu or Kongfuzi - to love others; to honour one's parents; to do what is right instead of what is of advantage; to practice reciprocity, i.e. don't do to others what you would not want yourself; to rule by moral example instead of by force and violence) sorry, I love many guys
Margaret Brent (lace>Americalace>'s First Feminist)
Marie Tussaud (Anglo-French modeler in wax established a museum that remains a principal tourist attraction, now known as Madame Tussauds)

>>After these people, many others have distinguished themselves.
I could go on for days. But these above will have to do.

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  Quote aknc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2005 at 09:38
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24. Jesus

did he really exist?

"I am the scourage of god appointed to chastise you,since no one knows the remedy for your iniquity exept me.You are wicked,but I am more wicked than you,so be silent!"
              
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Yep,he did.
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24. Jesus

did he really exist?

Of course, dont you know Jesus Christ (Hz. sa)?

And, what about revolucionario Ernesto??

 

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no me vengis a llorar.
Nunca estar bajo tierra:
Soy viento de libertad!"



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  Quote aknc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2005 at 07:41
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Originally posted by aknc

Originally posted by poirot

24. Jesus

did he really exist?

Of course, dont you know Jesus Christ (Hz. sa)?

oh i know that he means isa,but then again i see that the only historical proofs that say he exists say that he had a family,kids AND A FATHER.

He is also called eee-say,not geee-zus

the romans out -us after every name,and they didn't have eehh(i)so they wrote -je,"yesus"

so i wouldn't say he existed

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Originally posted by Spartakus

Yep,he did.

so the pope said he exists??

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  Quote Komnenos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2005 at 07:47
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Archimedes (good brain - father of integral calculus, hydrostatics, static mechanics - generally regarded as the greatest mathematician and scientist of antiquity and one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time)


So that's the bastard who made my school days a living hell! Thanks a lot!

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