Next Up
Geoffrey  Chaucer Michelangelo
The Ranking: 1 - 50
Charles Darwin1st
Charles DarwinPoints: 1245 Last Day: +200

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

Yuri  Gagarin2nd
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1171 Last Day: +164

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

Andrew  Jackson3rd
Andrew JacksonPoints: 1170 Last Day: +65

7th U.S. President

Old Hickory

Bill depiction: $20

Nelson Mandela4th
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1167 Last Day: +20

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

Bill Murray5th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1159 Last Day: +62

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

The Id6th
The IdPoints: 1150 Last Day: -26

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

Robin  Hood7th
Robin HoodPoints: 1148 Last Day: +102

Man in Tights

Residence: Sherwood Forest

Posse: The Merry Men

John James Audubon8th
John James AudubonPoints: 1146 Last Day: +45

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Ben Franklin9th
Ben FranklinPoints: 1144 Last Day: -83

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

OsirisPoints: 1142 Last Day: +46

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

ZeusPoints: 1139 Last Day: +5

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Yukon  Cornelius12th
Yukon CorneliusPoints: 1138 Last Day: +97

Prospector with Pick Axe Prowess

Seeks: Silver

Also Seeks: Gold

Edward Jenner13th
Edward JennerPoints: 1134 Last Day: +18

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

GodPoints: 1133 Last Day: +42

The Man Upstairs

Chairman of the Pearly Gates Condo Board

Smite 'em if you got 'em

Franklin Delano Roosevelt15th
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1132 Last Day: +92

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

The New Deal was neither new nor a deal. Discuss.

Don Quixote16th
Don QuixotePoints: 1131 Last Day: +86

Man of La Mancha

Sidekick: Sancho Panza

Nemesis: Windmills

Dwight D Eisenhower17th
Dwight D EisenhowerPoints: 1130 Last Day: +31

34th U.S. President


Supreme Allied Commander

Ernest Hemingway18th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1129 Last Day: -4

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

Colossus of Rhodes19th
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1128 Last Day: +64

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

  Francis of Assisi20th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1128 Last Day: +29

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

George Washington21st
George WashingtonPoints: 1127 Last Day: +16

1st President of the United States

War inadvertantly started: French & Indian

War inadvertantly won: American Revolution

Richard M. Nixon22nd
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1123 Last Day: -62

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

Michel de Montaigne23rd
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1122 Last Day: -30

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Uncle  Sam24th
Uncle SamPoints: 1120 Last Day: +79

Personification of the U.S.A

Wants YOU to join the U.S. Army

Is actually Canadian

Archie Goodwin25th
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1114 Last Day: +77

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

Spider-ManPoints: 1114 Last Day: +79

Arachnidian Superhero

Spider-sense: Acute

Real name: Peter Parker

BabarPoints: 1110 Last Day: +17

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Abraham Lincoln28th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1110 Last Day: +19

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Fyodor Dostoevsky29th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1106 Last Day: +6

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Enrico Fermi30th
Enrico FermiPoints: 1106 Last Day: +54

Italian Physicist

Father of the Atom Bomb

Nobel Prizes: 1

Louis Pasteur31st
Louis PasteurPoints: 1105 Last Day: +18


First vaccine: Rabies

Favorite drink: Milk

Saint  Patrick32nd
Saint PatrickPoints: 1104 Last Day: +75

Christian Missionary

Patron Saint of Ireland and Nigeria

Drafter of Ireland's Zero Tolerance Snake Law

Ickle Me33rd
Ickle MePoints: 1103 Last Day: -48

The Captain

Conveyance: Flying Shoe

In-flight Meal: Mulligan Stew

CaravaggioPoints: 1102 Last Day: +29

Italian Artist circa 1600

Style: Baroque

Masterpiece: The Cardsharps

Marlon Brando35th
Marlon BrandoPoints: 1101 Last Day: +16

20th century's Finest Actor

Popularized: Stanislavski System

Seminal work: The Godfather

F Scott Fitzgerald36th
F Scott FitzgeraldPoints: 1101 Last Day: +11


Noted alcholic

Seminal work: The Great Gatsby

PlatoPoints: 1097 Last Day: +26

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

Among Philosophical founders of Western Culture

Student of Socrates

Uncle Jesse38th
Uncle JessePoints: 1094 Last Day: +89

Role Model

House volume: Full

Intimate with: Aunt Becky

John  Adams39th
John AdamsPoints: 1093 Last Day: +40

2nd U.S. President

Self-loathing Federalist

The Colossus of Independence

The King40th
The KingPoints: 1093 Last Day: -2

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

William Butler Yeats41st
William Butler YeatsPoints: 1093 Last Day: +35

Twentieth Century Poet

Penchant for the occult. Lovely tower property.

"But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you."

Lawrence of Arabia42nd
Lawrence of ArabiaPoints: 1092 Last Day: -19

Lieutenant-Colonel T.E. Lawrence

Autobiography: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Nationality: Scottish

Black  Spy43rd
Black SpyPoints: 1092 Last Day: +95

Fictional Undercover Operative

Master of the art of subterfuge

Guile matched only by the White Spy

Grocer Cat44th
Grocer CatPoints: 1090 Last Day: +62

Feline Shopkeeper

Home: Busytown

Progeny: Huckle Cat

The Elephant Man45th
The Elephant ManPoints: 1090 Last Day: +31

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

White  Spy46th
White SpyPoints: 1089 Last Day: +52

Fictional Undercover Operative

Master of the art of surreptitiousness

Chicanery matched only by the Black Spy

Albert Einstein47th
Albert EinsteinPoints: 1088 Last Day: +10


Indispensible theory: Relativity

Regret: Atom bomb advocacy

Alexander Hamilton48th
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1088 Last Day: -41

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

Teddy Roosevelt49th
Teddy RooseveltPoints: 1088 Last Day: -66

26th U.S. President

Cavalry regiment: Rough Riders

Trusts busted: Countless

Ferdinand Magellan50th
Ferdinand MagellanPoints: 1087 Last Day: -20


Voyages: 5

Felled by: Filipino Natives