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The Ranking: 1 - 50
Zeus1st
ZeusPoints: 1189 Last Day: -1

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Colossus of Rhodes2nd
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1173 Last Day: +91

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

Michel de Montaigne3rd
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1164 Last Day: +118

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

James Madison4th
James MadisonPoints: 1150 Last Day: +79

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812

Osiris5th
OsirisPoints: 1150 Last Day: +21

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Abraham Lincoln6th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1147 Last Day: +57

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Archie Goodwin7th
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1142 Last Day: +77

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

Richard P Feynman8th
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1141 Last Day: +29

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

Babar9th
BabarPoints: 1139 Last Day: +62

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Bill Clinton10th
Bill ClintonPoints: 1131 Last Day: +27

42nd U.S. President

Lewd Acts: 17

New York, NY

Bill Murray11th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1127 Last Day: +60

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

Thomas  Aquinas12th
Thomas AquinasPoints: 1126 Last Day: -19

The Good Doctor

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

Name back at the monastery: The Dumb Ox

F Scott Fitzgerald13th
F Scott FitzgeraldPoints: 1123 Last Day: +56

Novelist

Noted alcholic

Seminal work: The Great Gatsby

Lucky  Jim14th
Lucky JimPoints: 1120 Last Day: +25

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

Edward Jenner15th
Edward JennerPoints: 1118 Last Day: -43

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

Torquemada16th
TorquemadaPoints: 1118 Last Day: -7

Spanish Inquisitor

Idea of a good time: Coerced confessions

Dark secret: Jewish ancestry

Richard M. Nixon17th
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1117 Last Day: +51

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

Don Quixote18th
Don QuixotePoints: 1117 Last Day: +67

Man of La Mancha

Sidekick: Sancho Panza

Nemesis: Windmills

Vincent  van Gogh19th
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1112 Last Day: +12

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

Isaac Newton20th
Isaac NewtonPoints: 1111 Last Day: +0

Brilliant Brit

Laws of motion: 3

Locks: Flowing

  Ovid21st
OvidPoints: 1110 Last Day: -32

Roman Poet

Full name: Publius Ovidius Naso

Dactylic hexameric work: Metamorphoses

Ponce de Leon22nd
Ponce de LeonPoints: 1108 Last Day: +83

Fountain Pursuer

Area explored: Florida

Truly sought: Gold

Martin  Luther23rd
Martin LutherPoints: 1108 Last Day: +2

Monk, Trendsetter

Theses: 95

Good: God

The Elephant Man24th
The Elephant ManPoints: 1108 Last Day: +96

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

Charles Darwin25th
Charles DarwinPoints: 1106 Last Day: +108

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

The King26th
The KingPoints: 1105 Last Day: -20

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

Yuri  Gagarin27th
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1103 Last Day: +39

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

  Herodotus28th
HerodotusPoints: 1103 Last Day: +50

The Father of History

Alternate moniker: The Father of Lies

Exclusively known for 'The Histories'

The Fool29th
The FoolPoints: 1103 Last Day: +22

Occultist Everyman

Arcana: Major

Known For: Folly, Extravagance, Intoxication

Frank Lloyd Wright30th
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1102 Last Day: +41

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Jesus Christ31st
Jesus ChristPoints: 1101 Last Day: +42

Our Lord and Savior

Miracles: 12,875 and counting

Omnipresent

Mr. Toad32nd
Mr. ToadPoints: 1101 Last Day: +22

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

Guglielmo Marconi33rd
Guglielmo MarconiPoints: 1100 Last Day: +4

Father of Radio

Year of invention: 1895

Political views: Fascist

The Id34th
The IdPoints: 1100 Last Day: -6

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

Uncle  Sam35th
Uncle SamPoints: 1099 Last Day: +56

Personification of the U.S.A

Wants YOU to join the U.S. Army

Is actually Canadian

David  Livingstone36th
David LivingstonePoints: 1098 Last Day: -24

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

  Orion37th
OrionPoints: 1095 Last Day: +188

The Hunter

Belt names: Saucepan, Magi, Three Kings

Still hunting Taurus after 1.5 million years

Santa Claus38th
Santa ClausPoints: 1093 Last Day: +52

Ol' St. Nick

List check frequency: 2x

Dark secrets: Child labor, voyeurism

Gerald  Ford39th
Gerald FordPoints: 1092 Last Day: +46

38th U.S. President

Reputation for integrity and openness

Cleaned up after Nixon

Charles Lindbergh, Jr40th
Charles Lindbergh, JrPoints: 1091 Last Day: -24

Transatlantic Aviator

Nickname: Lucky Lindy

Dark Secret: Nazi sympathies

Superman41st
SupermanPoints: 1091 Last Day: +15

The Man of Steel

Alternate occupation: Reporter

Favored heroin: Lois Lane

  Aesop42nd
AesopPoints: 1090 Last Day: +12

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm

Ben Franklin43rd
Ben FranklinPoints: 1089 Last Day: -7

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

Salvador Dali44th
Salvador DaliPoints: 1087 Last Day: +13

Surrealist

Best known work: The Persistence of Memory

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

G.I.  Joe45th
G.I. JoePoints: 1086 Last Day: +44

A Real American Hero

Headquarters: The Pit

Nemesis: COBRA

Geoffrey  Chaucer46th
Geoffrey ChaucerPoints: 1085 Last Day: -1

The Father of English Literature

Traveled with people of dubious moral character

Hobby: Giving baths to wives

Dwight D Eisenhower47th
Dwight D EisenhowerPoints: 1085 Last Day: +52

34th U.S. President

Ike!

Supreme Allied Commander

Grocer Cat48th
Grocer CatPoints: 1085 Last Day: +10

Feline Shopkeeper

Home: Busytown

Progeny: Huckle Cat

Ernest Hemingway49th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1085 Last Day: -40

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

Paul  Bunyan50th
Paul BunyanPoints: 1084 Last Day: +67

Legendary Lumberjack

Best friend: Babe the blue ox

Notable creations: 10,000 lakes, Grand Canyon