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The Ranking: 1 - 50
Martin  Luther1st
Martin LutherPoints: 1185 Last Day: +47

Monk, Trendsetter

Theses: 95

Good: God

Lucky  Jim2nd
Lucky JimPoints: 1183 Last Day: +91

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

Nelson Mandela3rd
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1178 Last Day: +30

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

David  Livingstone4th
David LivingstonePoints: 1172 Last Day: +29

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

The Owl5th
The OwlPoints: 1164 Last Day: -96

Elegant Fowl

Last Seen: Land of the Bong-Tree

Favorite Utensil: Runcible Spoon

The Elephant Man6th
The Elephant ManPoints: 1157 Last Day: +6

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

ZeusPoints: 1152 Last Day: -16

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Ernest Hemingway8th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1148 Last Day: +14

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

Albert Einstein9th
Albert EinsteinPoints: 1147 Last Day: +55


Indispensible theory: Relativity

Regret: Atom bomb advocacy

John F Kennedy10th
John F KennedyPoints: 1145 Last Day: +47

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

William Butler Yeats11th
William Butler YeatsPoints: 1138 Last Day: +40

Twentieth Century Poet

Penchant for the occult. Lovely tower property.

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

John Quincy Adams12th
John Quincy AdamsPoints: 1137 Last Day: +54

6th U.S. President

Formulated the Monroe Doctrine

Molded Henry Clay into his Secretary of State

Ben Franklin13th
Ben FranklinPoints: 1135 Last Day: +99

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

Michel de Montaigne14th
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1133 Last Day: -22

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Isaac Newton15th
Isaac NewtonPoints: 1132 Last Day: +195

Brilliant Brit

Laws of motion: 3

Locks: Flowing

Fyodor Dostoevsky16th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1131 Last Day: +132

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Abraham Lincoln17th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1129 Last Day: +112

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Bertie Wooster18th
Bertie WoosterPoints: 1129 Last Day: +75

Honorable Young Gentleman

Valet: Jeeves

Location: In the Soup

  Francis of Assisi19th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1127 Last Day: +116

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

Richard P Feynman20th
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1123 Last Day: +17

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

F Scott Fitzgerald21st
F Scott FitzgeraldPoints: 1122 Last Day: +21


Noted alcholic

Seminal work: The Great Gatsby

Grocer Cat22nd
Grocer CatPoints: 1122 Last Day: +28

Feline Shopkeeper

Home: Busytown

Progeny: Huckle Cat

Charles Lindbergh, Jr23rd
Charles Lindbergh, JrPoints: 1122 Last Day: +127

Transatlantic Aviator

Nickname: Lucky Lindy

Dark Secret: Nazi sympathies

OdysseusPoints: 1118 Last Day: +104

Greek Champion

Adventure: Epic

Vice: Lotus

Christopher Columbus25th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1117 Last Day: +16

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Enrico Fermi26th
Enrico FermiPoints: 1115 Last Day: +47

Italian Physicist

Father of the Atom Bomb

Nobel Prizes: 1

Muhammad Ali27th
Muhammad AliPoints: 1113 Last Day: -19

The Greatest of All-Time

KOs: 37

Birth name: Cassius Clay

Cabeza de Vaca28th
Cabeza de VacaPoints: 1113 Last Day: +110

Spanish New World Explorer

Swath scoured: Southwest

Literal translation: Cow's head

Thomas Jefferson29th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1111 Last Day: +53

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

Edward Jenner30th
Edward JennerPoints: 1111 Last Day: +12

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

Henry Hudson31st
Henry HudsonPoints: 1110 Last Day: +7

English Explorer

Ship: Half Moon

Claimed: Hudson Bay, Hudson River

SocratesPoints: 1110 Last Day: +0

Ancient Greek Philosopher

Found guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens

Sentenced to death by drinking Hemlock

Mark  Twain33rd
Mark TwainPoints: 1109 Last Day: -65

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

John  Malkovich34th
John MalkovichPoints: 1107 Last Day: +53

Malkovich Malkovich

Malkovich: Malkovich

Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich?

Ponce de Leon35th
Ponce de LeonPoints: 1105 Last Day: +22

Fountain Pursuer

Area explored: Florida

Truly sought: Gold

GalileoPoints: 1104 Last Day: +25

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

James  Monroe37th
James MonroePoints: 1102 Last Day: +103

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

Lawrence of Arabia38th
Lawrence of ArabiaPoints: 1101 Last Day: +86

Lieutenant-Colonel T.E. Lawrence

Autobiography: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Nationality: Scottish

Antoine  Lavoisier39th
Antoine LavoisierPoints: 1100 Last Day: +78

Father of Modern Chemistry

Discoveries: Many

Death: Guillotined during French Revolution

Thomas  Aquinas40th
Thomas AquinasPoints: 1097 Last Day: -7

The Good Doctor

Life Work: Summa Theologica... all in Latin!

Name back at the monastery: The Dumb Ox

Richard M. Nixon41st
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1097 Last Day: +30

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

OvidPoints: 1097 Last Day: +3

Roman Poet

Full name: Publius Ovidius Naso

Dactylic hexameric work: Metamorphoses

HerculesPoints: 1096 Last Day: +108

Mythical Roman Stud

Labors: 12

Father: Zeus

Guglielmo Marconi44th
Guglielmo MarconiPoints: 1096 Last Day: +2

Father of Radio

Year of invention: 1895

Political views: Fascist

OrionPoints: 1093 Last Day: +43

The Hunter

Belt names: Saucepan, Magi, Three Kings

Still hunting Taurus after 1.5 million years

OsirisPoints: 1093 Last Day: -11

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Franklin Delano Roosevelt47th
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1092 Last Day: -4

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

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

Bill Murray48th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1091 Last Day: +9

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

John James Audubon49th
John James AudubonPoints: 1089 Last Day: +41

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

AesopPoints: 1086 Last Day: +34

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm