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    Posted: 28-May-2005 at 09:37

Originally posted by Komnenos

Originally posted by Menippos


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!

Don't worry,his last sight was the three fingers of a palm

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They say that bad dogs never die, so believe me, he still tortures many schoolchildren...
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mine r:
Cyrus the great
Darius the great
xerxes I
Ramses II
Surena
Artavasdes
Ardashir I
Shapur I
genghis khan
tamerlane
shah abbas
shah esmail I
Sultan selim
Sultan mehmed ali II
Nader Shah Afshar
Winston Churchill
Atilla the hun
nixon
Reza Pahlavi
Muhamed Reza Shah Pahlavi



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Recently my favourites are the byzantine emperor Manuel I because of his amibitous plans, interesting character, and Pippo of Ozora with his exceptional career.

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Jacques Chirac
because you can pronounce it
Jack's Iraq!
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Baldwin IV of Jerusalem

 

 

 

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Egil Skallgrimson.

Gregory the Great.

Winston Churchill

Augustus

Claudius (ok, so he's had great press)

Henry II of England

Phillip Augustus of France.

Cnut Sviensson of England, Denmark and Norway

Issac Newton

Ivar the Boneless (just because I like the name--the actual guy was not at all nice)

Albert Einstein (another example of good press)

The Cookie Monster

 

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errr...left turn at vinland?
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  Quote Raider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jun-2005 at 09:28

"Egil Skallgrimson"

Who is he? Can you give me a link or a brief biography?

 

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  Quote mord Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jun-2005 at 16:27
Originally posted by Raider

"Egil Skallgrimson"

Who is he? Can you give me a link or a brief biography?

 

I don't know if I can give you a web-link about old Egil Skallgrimson, but there is an entire Icelandic Saga about him.  Egil was an Icelander, supposedly of the early to mid 10 century AD.  He was an ornery and sucessful warrior, a consumate drunkard, and the best poet medieval poet Iceland ever produced.  He was not exactly loved by all.  Indeed, Egil was the sworn enemy  King Eric Bloodax (great name, eh!?) and once found himself ship-wrecked into Eric's court in Jorvik (or York), England.  Sensing that his neck was on the line for King Eric's ax, Egil struck (not exactly the best word!) a deal with the King.  Bloodax gave Egil one night to compose a icelandic praise-poem (remember, there were no pens and papers at this time) in order to save his life.  To make a long story short, Egil delivered the poem the next morning and saved his neck.  The King gave the poet his freedom, and as he left the court, Egil shouted a completely insulting poem to Eric.  Fortunately, the two never met again.

Mord (whose probably read the wrong books).

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1. Wyatt Earp

2. George Washington

3. Ronald Reagan

4. Davy Crockett

5. Benjamin Franklin

6. Christopher Columbus

7. General Robert E. Lee

8. Edgar Allan Poe

9. Albert Einstein

10. Sigmund Freud

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2005 at 14:20

Oh, great thread.

Mine in no particular order:

Saman Khoda

Arsaces

Shahpur (I) the Great

Ardashir (I) the Great

Cyrus (II) the Great

Darius the Great

Khosrow Anushirvan

Attila the Hun

Maulana Rumi

Hafez Shirazi

Saadi Shirazi

Omar Khayyam

General Surena

Mohamad Mossadegh

Julius Caesar

Hannibal Barca

Scipio Africanus

Hadrian

Augustus

Belasarius

Heraclius

And many more if I can remember them.

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  Quote Hector Victorious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2005 at 17:54

This is In no praticlular order.....

Pope John paul II

Napoleon Bonaparte

General George S. Patton

Leanardo Da Vinci

Willaim Wallace

General Erwin Von Rommel

The Templars

George Washington

Julius Ceasar

Winston Churchill

Albert Einstein

Alexander the great

Thats just the one off the top of my head

Willaim Shakespeare

J R.R. Tolkien

C.S. Lewis

 



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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Dec-2005 at 04:14
Originally posted by Makros

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem

 

 

 



I have to concur with that choice. 

I'd add Belisarius, Zenobia, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Theodora, Elizabeth Bathory, Rasputin, Augustus, Saladin, the Medicis, and Boudicca (even if she is basically a myth) to that list. I know I'm leaving lots out...... 
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  Quote flyingzone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 17:37

In my opinion, there are VERY few historical people who deserve the title of "hero". I can only think of two: 

Mahatma Gandhi

Martin Luther King Jr.

(Would also add Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Aung San Suu Kyi if living people are counted.)

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  Quote Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 18:51

My favourite people in history:

Gaius Julius Caesar (dictator)

Augustus

Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Gaius Marius

Marcus Tulius Cicero

Alexander

Danton

Robespierre

Napoleon

Winston Churchill

Stalin

Boleslaw the brave king of Poland

Boleslaw the wrymouth of Poland

Robert Surcouf - pirate

Josef Fouche - boss of police

Mourice Talleyrand - politician

Francois Eugene Vidocq - policeman and detective

Charles Schulmeister - spy

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, revolutionist, founder of Che-ka

Benvenuto Cellini, artist and adventurer

Maurycy August Beniowski, soldier, adventurer and king of Madagascar

 

 

 



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I actually find that even the best ones are too imperfect to be admired and that the most admirable are probably anonymous. I won't post a list therefore. 

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  Quote flyingzone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 19:04

Originally posted by Maju

I actually find that even the best ones are too imperfect to be admired and that the most admirable are probably anonymous. I won't post a list therefore. 

Maju, your view is a little cynical but I definitely understand it. That's why I myself only mentioned two (not counting the three living ones). I cannot with my conscience call ruthless emperors and conquerors my favorite historical people even though they may be considered heros by many.

Please also note how few female historical people are being mentioned ...

 

 

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  Quote Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 19:06

Originally posted by Maju

I actually find that even the best ones are too imperfect to be admired and that the most admirable are probably anonymous. I won't post a list therefore. 

Why your "favourite people" should be perfect? Most of mine is really far from being perfect. I just find their lifes  or personalities interesting.

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  Quote flyingzone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 19:17

Mosquito, I am surprised you didn't mention Lech Walesa. Maybe you didn't because he's a living person. I myself almost wanted to put him on my "living person" list but I changed my mind.

Another "living person" that I think is worth mentioning is Vaclav Havel.

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  Quote bosnian ruler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Dec-2005 at 22:02
Originally posted by Gazi

Probably everyone has people they admire throughot history.Mine are:

  1. Yunus Emre
  2. Ummi Sinan
  3. Rumi
  4. Saladin
  5. Ataturk
  6. Orkan Begh
  7. Ibn i Sina
  8. Karacaolan
  9. Genghis Khan
  10. Archimedes
  11. Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
  12. Tughril Begh
  13. Alparslan
  14. Omar Khayyam
  15. John Lennon

I know most of them are from the middle east but thats just because I dont know western european history that well....

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha was a Bosniak and his real name is not as you wrote it but Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic..bosniaks are proud of him and he did so much for Bosnia when he had power

and here are my favourite persons:

Alija Izetbegovic

Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic

Sultan Fatih

Salladin

Prophet Muhammed(may God bless him)

 

 

 



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