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Michelangelo1st
MichelangeloPoints: 1240 Last Day: +87

Renaissance Man

Finest opus: Sistine Chapel

Had a refined terribilita

Ben Franklin2nd
Ben FranklinPoints: 1220 Last Day: +102

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

Muhammad Ali3rd
Muhammad AliPoints: 1213 Last Day: +65

The Greatest of All-Time

KOs: 37

Birth name: Cassius Clay

Mr. Toad4th
Mr. ToadPoints: 1185 Last Day: +95

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

William Butler Yeats5th
William Butler YeatsPoints: 1162 Last Day: +71

Twentieth Century Poet

Penchant for the occult. Lovely tower property.

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

Edward Jenner6th
Edward JennerPoints: 1161 Last Day: +52

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

Isaac Newton7th
Isaac NewtonPoints: 1161 Last Day: +99

Brilliant Brit

Laws of motion: 3

Locks: Flowing

Louis Pasteur8th
Louis PasteurPoints: 1160 Last Day: +75

Microbiologist

First vaccine: Rabies

Favorite drink: Milk

John Quincy Adams9th
John Quincy AdamsPoints: 1159 Last Day: +68

6th U.S. President

Formulated the Monroe Doctrine

Molded Henry Clay into his Secretary of State

Vincent  van Gogh10th
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1159 Last Day: +4

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

  God11th
GodPoints: 1155 Last Day: +37

The Man Upstairs

Chairman of the Pearly Gates Condo Board

Smite 'em if you got 'em

  Francis of Assisi12th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1151 Last Day: +18

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

Christopher Columbus13th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1149 Last Day: +29

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

John James Audubon14th
John James AudubonPoints: 1139 Last Day: +44

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Alexander Hamilton15th
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1134 Last Day: +42

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

Franklin Delano Roosevelt16th
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1130 Last Day: -26

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

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

James Polk17th
James PolkPoints: 1124 Last Day: -33

11th U.S. President

Party: Democratic

Campaign slogan: Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!

Charlemagne18th
CharlemagnePoints: 1122 Last Day: +235

King of the Franks

Founder of Holy Roman Empire

Wives: 5

James Cook19th
James CookPoints: 1122 Last Day: +53

Fearless British Explorer

Key discovery: Australia

Killed during: Hawaiian melee

Ulysses S. Grant20th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1120 Last Day: -30

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

Ernest Hemingway21st
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1118 Last Day: +50

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

John  Adams22nd
John AdamsPoints: 1117 Last Day: -34

2nd U.S. President

Self-loathing Federalist

The Colossus of Independence

Colossus of Rhodes23rd
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1116 Last Day: -7

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

Henry Hudson24th
Henry HudsonPoints: 1115 Last Day: -6

English Explorer

Ship: Half Moon

Claimed: Hudson Bay, Hudson River

Bill Murray25th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1115 Last Day: +34

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

The Owl26th
The OwlPoints: 1115 Last Day: +35

Elegant Fowl

Last Seen: Land of the Bong-Tree

Favorite Utensil: Runcible Spoon

Enrico Fermi27th
Enrico FermiPoints: 1114 Last Day: +123

Italian Physicist

Father of the Atom Bomb

Nobel Prizes: 1

Michel de Montaigne28th
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1114 Last Day: -16

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Saint  Augustine29th
Saint AugustinePoints: 1109 Last Day: -2

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Ickle Me30th
Ickle MePoints: 1109 Last Day: -3

The Captain

Conveyance: Flying Shoe

In-flight Meal: Mulligan Stew

Mark  Twain31st
Mark TwainPoints: 1108 Last Day: -48

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

  Odysseus32nd
OdysseusPoints: 1107 Last Day: +59

Greek Champion

Adventure: Epic

Vice: Lotus

Archie Goodwin33rd
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1105 Last Day: -14

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

Charles Lindbergh, Jr34th
Charles Lindbergh, JrPoints: 1105 Last Day: +75

Transatlantic Aviator

Nickname: Lucky Lindy

Dark Secret: Nazi sympathies

Soup  Nazi35th
Soup NaziPoints: 1105 Last Day: +34

Austere Soup Service Man

Favored dish: Mulligatawny Soup

No mancrush for you! Come back, one year!

John F Kennedy36th
John F KennedyPoints: 1104 Last Day: +118

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

Fyodor Dostoevsky37th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1102 Last Day: -17

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Marcus  Aurelius38th
Marcus AureliusPoints: 1097 Last Day: +79

Roman Emperor

Stoic philosopher

Reign: 161-180 AD

Babar39th
BabarPoints: 1097 Last Day: +33

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Thomas Jefferson40th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1096 Last Day: -45

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

  Socrates41st
SocratesPoints: 1095 Last Day: +73

Ancient Greek Philosopher

Found guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens

Sentenced to death by drinking Hemlock

The Id42nd
The IdPoints: 1095 Last Day: -3

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

Frank Lloyd Wright43rd
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1095 Last Day: +4

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Geoffrey  Chaucer44th
Geoffrey ChaucerPoints: 1094 Last Day: +86

The Father of English Literature

Traveled with people of dubious moral character

Hobby: Giving baths to wives

Charles Darwin45th
Charles DarwinPoints: 1094 Last Day: +44

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

  Hippocrates46th
HippocratesPoints: 1094 Last Day: +49

The Father of Medicine

Founded the Hippocratic School of Medicine

Rejected the divine origin

Voltaire47th
VoltairePoints: 1094 Last Day: +128

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Salvador Dali48th
Salvador DaliPoints: 1092 Last Day: +61

Surrealist

Best known work: The Persistence of Memory

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

F Scott Fitzgerald49th
F Scott FitzgeraldPoints: 1092 Last Day: +48

Novelist

Noted alcholic

Seminal work: The Great Gatsby

James Madison50th
James MadisonPoints: 1092 Last Day: +21

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812