Life Magazine's Top 100 People of the Millennium [2000]

Historical Accolades

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60

1

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

49

2

Christopher Columbus

Explorer

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

81

3

Martin Luther

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 3 votes)

54

4

Galileo Galilei

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

5

Leonardo Da Vinci

Artist

52.59% (61 of 116 votes)

52

6

Isaac Newton

Scientist

0% (0 of 12 votes)

86

7

Ferdinand Magellan

Explorer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

58

8

Louis Pasteur

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

57

9

Charles Darwin

Scientist

0% (0 of 8 votes)

33

10

Thomas Jefferson

U.S. President

51.93% (121 of 233 votes)

50

11

William Shakespeare

Playwright

5.41% (2 of 37 votes)

24

12

Napoleon Bonaparte

Monarch

53.75% (86 of 160 votes)

9

13

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

57.34% (414 of 722 votes)

76

14

Zheng He

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 2 votes)

69

15

Henry Ford

Automaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

12

16

Sigmund Freud

Doctor

55.56% (55 of 99 votes)

92

17

Richard Arkwright

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

20

18

Karl Marx

Philosopher

54.26% (191 of 352 votes)

55

19

Nicolaus Copernicus

Astronomer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

37

20

Orville and Wilbur Wright

Inventor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

10

21

Albert Einstein

Scientist

57.13% (665 of 1164 votes)

28

22

Mahatma Gandhi

Diplomat

53.10% (77 of 145 votes)

7

23

Kublai Khan

Monarch

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

30

24

James Madison

U.S. President

52.82% (75 of 142 votes)

80

25

Simon Bolivar

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 3 votes)

88

26

Mary Wollstonecraft

Philosopher

0% (0 of 2 votes)

75

27

Guglielmo Marconi

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

15

28

Mao ZeDong

World Leader

54.55% (6 of 11 votes)

13

29

Vladimir Illyich Lenin

World Leader

55.42% (133 of 240 votes)

25

30

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

53.46% (309 of 578 votes)

68

31

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor

0% (0 of 6 votes)

51

32

Rene Descartes

Philosopher

0% (0 of 2 votes)

56

33

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Composer

0% (0 of 7 votes)

44

34

St. Thomas Aquinas

Philosopher

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

32

35

Abraham Lincoln

U.S. President

52.41% (196 of 374 votes)

84

36

Michelangelo

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

37

Vasco Da Gama

Explorer

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

77

38

Suleyman the Magnificent

World Leader

0% (0 of 2 votes)

59

39

Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

85

40

John Calvin

Philosopher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

18

41

Florence Nightingale

Nurse

54.31% (63 of 116 votes)

2

42

Hernando Cortes

Military Personnel

100% (1 of 1 votes)

71

43

Joseph Lister

Doctor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

91

44

Ibn Battuta

Explorer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

95

45

Zhu Xi

Philosopher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

38

46

Gregor Mendel

Religious Figure

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

39

47

John Locke

Philosopher

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

93

48

Akbar the Great

Monarch

0% (0 of 0 votes)

83

49

Marco Polo

Explorer

0% (0 of 6 votes)

42

50

Dante Alighieri

Poet

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

6

51

John D. Rockefeller

Entrepreneur

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

53

52

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Philosopher

0% (0 of 4 votes)

74

53

Niels Bohr

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

27

54

Joan of Arc

Religious Figure

53.18% (92 of 173 votes)

19

55

Frederick Douglass

Advocate

54.30% (82 of 151 votes)

3

56

King Louis XIV

Monarch

100% (1 of 1 votes)

23

57

Nikola Tesla

Inventor

53.85% (560 of 1040 votes)

89

58

Immanuel Kant

Philosopher

0% (0 of 0 votes)

97

59

Fan Kuan

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

35

60

Otto Von Bismarck

World Leader

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

98

61

King William I the Conqueror

Monarch

0% (0 of 1 votes)

34

62

Guido of Arrezzo

Religious Figure

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

43

63

John Harrison

Craftsman

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

99

64

Pope Innocent III

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 2 votes)

62

65

Hiram S. Maxim

Inventor

0% (0 of 3 votes)

17

66

Jane Addams

Advocate

54.47% (67 of 123 votes)

96

67

Cao Xueqin

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

67

68

Matteo Ricci

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 0 votes)

29

69

Louis Armstrong

Vocalist

53.10% (214 of 403 votes)

82

70

Michael Faraday

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

79

71

Avicenna (Ibn Sina)

Philosopher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

72

Simone De Beauvoir

Philosopher

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

73

Rumi

Poet

100% (1 of 1 votes)

48

74

Adam Smith

Philosopher

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

22

75

Madame Marie Curie

Scientist

53.95% (82 of 152 votes)

64

76

Andrea Palladio

Architect

0% (0 of 1 votes)

16

77

Tzar Peter I

Monarch

54.47% (67 of 123 votes)

47

78

Pablo Picasso

Artist

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

63

79

Louis Daguerre

Inventor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

65

80

Antoine Lavoisier

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

87

81

P.T. Barnum

Circus Performer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

73

82

Edwin Hubble

Astronomer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

26

83

Susan B. Anthony

Advocate

53.45% (62 of 116 votes)

78

84

Raphael

Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

21

85

Helen Keller

Advocate

54.01% (74 of 137 votes)

70

86

Hokusai

Artist

0% (0 of 7 votes)

8

87

Theodore Herzl

Advocate

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

41

88

Queen Elizabeth I Tudor

Monarch

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

40

89

Claudio Monteverdi

Composer

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

11

90

Walt Disney

Animator

56.59% (73 of 129 votes)

14

91

Nelson Mandela

World Leader

55.30% (73 of 132 votes)

66

92

Roger Bannister

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

36

93

Leo Tolstoy

Author

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

45

94

John Von Neumann

Mathematician

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

94

95

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

46

96

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Explorer

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

72

97

Catherine de' Medici

Monarch

0% (0 of 2 votes)

100

98

Ibn Khaldun

Philosopher

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

99

Kwame Nkrumah

Diplomat

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

61

100

Carl Linnaeus

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)