Who's the greatest ever?

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  1. Winston Smith macrumors regular

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    Whos's the greatest human that has ever lived?

    This follows a recent television poll in the UK on the greatest Britain ever (Churchill won followed by Shakespeare)

    My nomination is Leonardo Da Vinci
    He painted probably the best known (ergo greatest?) picture: Mona Lisa; but also was a hugely unrecognised engineer, biologist and physicist.
    He studied and made copious notes/drawings/inventions on the principles of flight, anatomy, underwater survival even cartography as well as his known artistry.
    Much of his legacy came 400-500 years before it became common practice or was 'officially' discovered. His difficulty was a lack of sponsors or plain disbelief in the work he was doing.

    Let the debate rage.........

    :D
     
  2. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    Well its pretty obvious... I am the greatest ever! :D ;) :p

    HAHAHA
     
  3. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    The answer is no one, no one person is signifiantly better than anyone else to earn this reward.

    By the way Church Hill won the UK one, but Shakespheare came about 6th. Someone named Brunel came second.

    But if I had to vote, I would vote for Jesus:)
     
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    Re: Who's the greatest ever?

    hehe, I posted a thread about that a while back :)
     
  6. dstorey macrumors 6502a

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    Mahatma Gandhi. Preached none violence and still got his country liberated. Sadly he died via violence, just as Martin Luthar King Jr. did...and Jesus if you bring him in and count as a person.
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    well it only took two posts before someone mentioned jesus. surprise surprise. just remember, if you list jesus by this definition, you're admitting that he was a human being, and not the son of god. so you may want to rethink it.

    be a little creative. if everyone says jesus, what's the point of the thread?

    personally... it's a tough one... davinci is definitely high on the list, Lorenzo de Medici would also be prety high in that same area... he was the patron of the arts that effectively started the rennaissance in Florence...

    also, Ghandi, definitely... but who else... Oscar Shindler, definitely, hmm... Well, Lorenzo it is :)

    pnw
     
  8. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    hmm.. Jesus too!
    of others hmmm.. isn't it clear, shame on you, you betrayers!!!
    STEVE JOBS!! :D
     
  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    lol, I think not...... :D

    Maybe Socrates or Galileo?

    I dunno, that is a really hard question.
     
  10. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    "All the world's a stage and we are merely players..." - William Shakespeare

    He taught us more about the human condition than anyone I believe. ;)
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I'd have to give God alot of credit on this one... :D

    Maybe John Lennon, steve jobs, JFK... Martin Luther King... lets see.. Ghandi G important
    yeah, maybe Caesar, for the worst.
     
  12. howard macrumors 68020

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    very good point...

    anyway i'd throw Plato up there along with Voltaire as well.
     
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    Definitley Steve Jobs! ;) :D

    umm...this is kind of tough. I would have to say ghandi.
     
  15. dstorey macrumors 6502a

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    NOOOOOO Caesar can't be the worst....he was a leftie ;) At least he did some great things to, I guess, unlike Hitler...and didn't just pick on one race to exterminate....Deffo hitler for worst, or gengis khan.......no no Billy Boy Gates....or Starlin but I think I'll give it Hitler by popular vote.
     
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    maybe confucious? Maybe Charles Darwin? Thomas Edison?
    Columbus? Marx? Newton? Zheng He? Einstein? Nelson
    Mandella? Martin LK? Joan of Arc? Missy Elliot?
     
  17. britboy macrumors 68030

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    and the problem there is......? Jesus was born a human, to show that living a life without sin was possible :)

    I really hope that's sarcasm there......


    My vote would go to Alexander the Great. With very little experience he showed that he had arguably the greatest military mind ever seen, conquering all almost at will.
     
  18. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Chaka Zulu, Budha, Ghandi, Muhammad, Jesus, Confucious, William Jefferson Clinton (ha, had to throw that in), JFK, Pres. Lincoln, The US' founding fathers, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King Jr., Vishnu (was he human?), Mother Jones, Walt Disney, Mr. Harley and Mr. Davidson, the Wright brothers and Henry Ford.

    There are a lot more, but that's what comes off the top of my head.
     
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    What do you mean by he was a lefty?
     
  20. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Without a second thought Jesus Christ, the 2nd person in the Trinity.
     
  21. scem0 macrumors 604

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    left handed I think....

    not sure though.

    No sarcasm. He built stuff.
     
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    So it's the old left-handed people are dangerous argument? Or is it benevolent?
     
  23. britboy macrumors 68030

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    He didn't just build stuff. I.K.Brunel was the most ingenious engineer of the modern ages, certaintly that we've had in the UK. He was the first to design and build a suspension bridge, a tunnel under the thames, and countless other feats that had previously been thought impossible. Perhaps there were other british people who deserved to be considered 'greater' than Brunel, but at least he came ahead of Diana.......:rolleyes:
     
  24. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    My vote goes to Jesus as the greatest human. Everyone on Earth knows who he was and what he represented.
     

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