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The Ranking: 1 - 50
The King1st
The KingPoints: 1184 Last Day: -16

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

Saint  Augustine2nd
Saint AugustinePoints: 1158 Last Day: +70

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Lucky  Jim3rd
Lucky JimPoints: 1158 Last Day: +46

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

Christopher Columbus4th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1146 Last Day: -13

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Richard M. Nixon5th
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1144 Last Day: -11

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

John James Audubon6th
John James AudubonPoints: 1142 Last Day: +85

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Ernest Hemingway7th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1142 Last Day: +0

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

John  Adams8th
John AdamsPoints: 1140 Last Day: +40

2nd U.S. President

Self-loathing Federalist

The Colossus of Independence

  Herodotus9th
HerodotusPoints: 1139 Last Day: +42

The Father of History

Alternate moniker: The Father of Lies

Exclusively known for 'The Histories'

Teddy Roosevelt10th
Teddy RooseveltPoints: 1137 Last Day: +122

26th U.S. President

Cavalry regiment: Rough Riders

Trusts busted: Countless

The Id11th
The IdPoints: 1137 Last Day: -22

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

David  Livingstone12th
David LivingstonePoints: 1135 Last Day: +5

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Galileo13th
GalileoPoints: 1133 Last Day: +74

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

Zeus14th
ZeusPoints: 1133 Last Day: +35

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Michelangelo15th
MichelangeloPoints: 1131 Last Day: +112

Renaissance Man

Finest opus: Sistine Chapel

Had a refined terribilita

Fyodor Dostoevsky16th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1128 Last Day: +23

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Abraham Lincoln17th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1127 Last Day: +46

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Michel de Montaigne18th
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1124 Last Day: -2

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Voltaire19th
VoltairePoints: 1121 Last Day: +73

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Jesus Christ20th
Jesus ChristPoints: 1117 Last Day: +25

Our Lord and Savior

Miracles: 12,875 and counting

Omnipresent

Vasco da Gama21st
Vasco da GamaPoints: 1113 Last Day: +26

Portuguese Navigator

Route chartered: Europe to India

Craft: Sao Gabriel

Vitruvian  Man22nd
Vitruvian ManPoints: 1113 Last Day: +15

World renowned drawing by Leonardo da Vinci

Study of the proportions of the (male) human bod

On display at Gallerie dell Accademia in Venice

  Plato23rd
PlatoPoints: 1113 Last Day: -31

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

Among Philosophical founders of Western Culture

Student of Socrates

Robin  Hood24th
Robin HoodPoints: 1112 Last Day: +32

Man in Tights

Residence: Sherwood Forest

Posse: The Merry Men

Louis Pasteur25th
Louis PasteurPoints: 1111 Last Day: +52

Microbiologist

First vaccine: Rabies

Favorite drink: Milk

Frank Lloyd Wright26th
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1110 Last Day: +95

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Martin  Van Buren27th
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1109 Last Day: +83

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

Leonardo da Vinci28th
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1108 Last Day: +31

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

Yo-Yo Ma29th
Yo-Yo MaPoints: 1107 Last Day: -28

Renowned Cellist

Heritage: French/Chinese

Grammys: 15

Edward Jenner30th
Edward JennerPoints: 1106 Last Day: -9

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

Richard P Feynman31st
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1105 Last Day: -1

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

  Hippocrates32nd
HippocratesPoints: 1105 Last Day: +48

The Father of Medicine

Founded the Hippocratic School of Medicine

Rejected the divine origin

Don Quixote33rd
Don QuixotePoints: 1105 Last Day: +38

Man of La Mancha

Sidekick: Sancho Panza

Nemesis: Windmills

Mark  Twain34th
Mark TwainPoints: 1105 Last Day: -7

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

G.I.  Joe35th
G.I. JoePoints: 1104 Last Day: -45

A Real American Hero

Headquarters: The Pit

Nemesis: COBRA

Hammurabi36th
HammurabiPoints: 1103 Last Day: +139

Babylonian King

Penal codes: 1

Babylon, Mesopotamia

Colossus of Rhodes37th
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1101 Last Day: +37

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

Dwight D Eisenhower38th
Dwight D EisenhowerPoints: 1099 Last Day: +69

34th U.S. President

Ike!

Supreme Allied Commander

Osiris39th
OsirisPoints: 1099 Last Day: +10

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Marlon Brando40th
Marlon BrandoPoints: 1098 Last Day: +85

20th century's Finest Actor

Popularized: Stanislavski System

Seminal work: The Godfather

  Aesop41st
AesopPoints: 1096 Last Day: +24

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm

Captain John Smith42nd
Captain John SmithPoints: 1095 Last Day: +4

Founder of Jamestown

Native Seduced: Pocahontas

Portrayed by: Colin Farrel

Ulysses S. Grant43rd
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1094 Last Day: +55

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

Andrew  Jackson44th
Andrew JacksonPoints: 1094 Last Day: -77

7th U.S. President

Old Hickory

Bill depiction: $20

  Francis of Assisi45th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1093 Last Day: +15

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

The Owl46th
The OwlPoints: 1092 Last Day: -26

Elegant Fowl

Last Seen: Land of the Bong-Tree

Favorite Utensil: Runcible Spoon

Henry Hudson47th
Henry HudsonPoints: 1091 Last Day: +20

English Explorer

Ship: Half Moon

Claimed: Hudson Bay, Hudson River

  Augustus48th
AugustusPoints: 1089 Last Day: +93

First emperor of the Roman Empire

Ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD

Namesake for the month of August

Stephen Hawking49th
Stephen HawkingPoints: 1089 Last Day: +25

Physicist

Gave a Brief History of Time

Postulated the idea of Hawking Radiation

Nelson Mandela50th
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1088 Last Day: +25

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba