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The Ranking: 1 - 50
The King1st
The KingPoints: 1184 Last Day: -25

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

Lucky  Jim2nd
Lucky JimPoints: 1169 Last Day: +91

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

John James Audubon3rd
John James AudubonPoints: 1167 Last Day: +102

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Ernest Hemingway4th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1158 Last Day: +23

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

Saint  Augustine5th
Saint AugustinePoints: 1157 Last Day: +39

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Frank Lloyd Wright6th
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1143 Last Day: +133

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Martin  Van Buren7th
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1141 Last Day: +93

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

Michelangelo8th
MichelangeloPoints: 1138 Last Day: +115

Renaissance Man

Finest opus: Sistine Chapel

Had a refined terribilita

David  Livingstone9th
David LivingstonePoints: 1137 Last Day: -19

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Richard M. Nixon10th
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1137 Last Day: +0

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

Zeus11th
ZeusPoints: 1136 Last Day: +1

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

John  Adams12th
John AdamsPoints: 1129 Last Day: +46

2nd U.S. President

Self-loathing Federalist

The Colossus of Independence

Christopher Columbus13th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1129 Last Day: -64

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Mark  Twain14th
Mark TwainPoints: 1129 Last Day: -19

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

Abraham Lincoln15th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1128 Last Day: +69

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

  Pythagoras16th
PythagorasPoints: 1126 Last Day: -8

The Father of Numbers

Ionian Mathematician and Philosopher

Best known theorem: Pythagorean

Teddy Roosevelt17th
Teddy RooseveltPoints: 1124 Last Day: +105

26th U.S. President

Cavalry regiment: Rough Riders

Trusts busted: Countless

Michel de Montaigne18th
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1120 Last Day: +8

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

  Plato19th
PlatoPoints: 1117 Last Day: -18

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

Among Philosophical founders of Western Culture

Student of Socrates

James Polk20th
James PolkPoints: 1117 Last Day: +69

11th U.S. President

Party: Democratic

Campaign slogan: Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!

Osiris21st
OsirisPoints: 1114 Last Day: +21

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Galileo22nd
GalileoPoints: 1113 Last Day: +22

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

  Herodotus23rd
HerodotusPoints: 1112 Last Day: +12

The Father of History

Alternate moniker: The Father of Lies

Exclusively known for 'The Histories'

Yo-Yo Ma24th
Yo-Yo MaPoints: 1112 Last Day: -19

Renowned Cellist

Heritage: French/Chinese

Grammys: 15

Hammurabi25th
HammurabiPoints: 1111 Last Day: +158

Babylonian King

Penal codes: 1

Babylon, Mesopotamia

James Madison26th
James MadisonPoints: 1111 Last Day: -18

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812

Vitruvian  Man27th
Vitruvian ManPoints: 1110 Last Day: +17

World renowned drawing by Leonardo da Vinci

Study of the proportions of the (male) human bod

On display at Gallerie dell Accademia in Venice

  Aesop28th
AesopPoints: 1108 Last Day: +30

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm

Bill Murray29th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1108 Last Day: +27

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

Louis Pasteur30th
Louis PasteurPoints: 1107 Last Day: +50

Microbiologist

First vaccine: Rabies

Favorite drink: Milk

Colossus of Rhodes31st
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1106 Last Day: +59

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

Vasco da Gama32nd
Vasco da GamaPoints: 1106 Last Day: +19

Portuguese Navigator

Route chartered: Europe to India

Craft: Sao Gabriel

Edward Jenner33rd
Edward JennerPoints: 1106 Last Day: -39

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

  Hippocrates34th
HippocratesPoints: 1104 Last Day: +68

The Father of Medicine

Founded the Hippocratic School of Medicine

Rejected the divine origin

Guglielmo Marconi35th
Guglielmo MarconiPoints: 1100 Last Day: -44

Father of Radio

Year of invention: 1895

Political views: Fascist

The Id36th
The IdPoints: 1100 Last Day: -51

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

  Francis of Assisi37th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1099 Last Day: +49

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

Dwight D Eisenhower38th
Dwight D EisenhowerPoints: 1098 Last Day: +68

34th U.S. President

Ike!

Supreme Allied Commander

Archimedes39th
ArchimedesPoints: 1096 Last Day: +24

Greek Mathematician

Eureka!

Notable invention: Archimedes' Screw

The Fool40th
The FoolPoints: 1095 Last Day: +11

Occultist Everyman

Arcana: Major

Known For: Folly, Extravagance, Intoxication

Babar41st
BabarPoints: 1093 Last Day: +19

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Fyodor Dostoevsky42nd
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1093 Last Day: +37

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Richard P Feynman43rd
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1093 Last Day: -17

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

James  Monroe44th
James MonroePoints: 1093 Last Day: -21

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

Muhammad Ali45th
Muhammad AliPoints: 1092 Last Day: -49

The Greatest of All-Time

KOs: 37

Birth name: Cassius Clay

Sir Ernest Shackleton46th
Sir Ernest ShackletonPoints: 1092 Last Day: +84

Antarctic Expeditioner

Vessel: Endurance

Poles encountered: 1

Voltaire47th
VoltairePoints: 1092 Last Day: +43

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Henry Hudson48th
Henry HudsonPoints: 1091 Last Day: +37

English Explorer

Ship: Half Moon

Claimed: Hudson Bay, Hudson River

G.I.  Joe49th
G.I. JoePoints: 1091 Last Day: -64

A Real American Hero

Headquarters: The Pit

Nemesis: COBRA

Alan  Alda50th
Alan AldaPoints: 1090 Last Day: +38

American Actor

Best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H

Author of Never Have Your Dog Stuffed