The Most Influential Human Beings in the Second Millenium
A friend asked me to put together a list of the ten most influential people from 1000 AD to 2000 AD. They did not themselves have to live in the second millenium, just have influence. Here's my list:
1. Jesus Christ
3. Sir Isaac Newton
4. George Washington
6. Karl Marx
7. Adam Smith
10. John Locke
If other bloggers would like to take on this list, let me know and I'll link your post.
Update: Rick Moran took up the challenge
. The first two on his list I'd have to agree I blew; Gutenberg was an omission on my part and Luther's influence on the last 300 years is enormous. I'm surprised he omits mention of Locke and Aristotle, two of the great philosophers. Madison just missed my cut-off, but he's clearly in the next ten easily.