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The Ranking: 1 - 50
Zeus1st
ZeusPoints: 1209 Last Day: +8

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

James  Monroe2nd
James MonroePoints: 1205 Last Day: +174

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

Saint  Augustine3rd
Saint AugustinePoints: 1177 Last Day: +67

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Ben Franklin4th
Ben FranklinPoints: 1162 Last Day: +51

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

  Herodotus5th
HerodotusPoints: 1162 Last Day: +101

The Father of History

Alternate moniker: The Father of Lies

Exclusively known for 'The Histories'

  Barbaro6th
BarbaroPoints: 1156 Last Day: +96

Former Kentucky Derby Champion

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA

More likely to become an adhesive than race again

Charles Darwin7th
Charles DarwinPoints: 1144 Last Day: +84

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

  Ovid8th
OvidPoints: 1143 Last Day: -49

Roman Poet

Full name: Publius Ovidius Naso

Dactylic hexameric work: Metamorphoses

Mr. Toad9th
Mr. ToadPoints: 1141 Last Day: +40

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

Vincent  van Gogh10th
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1139 Last Day: +83

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

Mark  Twain11th
Mark TwainPoints: 1137 Last Day: +96

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

Martin  Van Buren12th
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1137 Last Day: +114

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

Thomas  Aquinas13th
Thomas AquinasPoints: 1134 Last Day: +46

The Good Doctor

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

Name back at the monastery: The Dumb Ox

Bill Clinton14th
Bill ClintonPoints: 1124 Last Day: -23

42nd U.S. President

Lewd Acts: 17

New York, NY

Voltaire15th
VoltairePoints: 1124 Last Day: +43

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Caravaggio16th
CaravaggioPoints: 1123 Last Day: +45

Italian Artist circa 1600

Style: Baroque

Masterpiece: The Cardsharps

Nelson Mandela17th
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1122 Last Day: -21

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

Dwight D Eisenhower18th
Dwight D EisenhowerPoints: 1119 Last Day: -15

34th U.S. President

Ike!

Supreme Allied Commander

Galileo19th
GalileoPoints: 1117 Last Day: +8

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

Saint  Patrick20th
Saint PatrickPoints: 1116 Last Day: +44

Christian Missionary

Patron Saint of Ireland and Nigeria

Drafter of Ireland's Zero Tolerance Snake Law

The King21st
The KingPoints: 1114 Last Day: +36

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

Leonardo da Vinci22nd
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1111 Last Day: +178

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

Richard P Feynman23rd
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1110 Last Day: -14

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

Archie Goodwin24th
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1110 Last Day: +76

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

James Madison25th
James MadisonPoints: 1109 Last Day: +27

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812

Captain John Smith26th
Captain John SmithPoints: 1108 Last Day: +54

Founder of Jamestown

Native Seduced: Pocahontas

Portrayed by: Colin Farrel

Babar27th
BabarPoints: 1107 Last Day: +19

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Christopher Columbus28th
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1107 Last Day: +79

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Abraham Lincoln29th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1107 Last Day: +43

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Albert Einstein30th
Albert EinsteinPoints: 1104 Last Day: -9

Physicist

Indispensible theory: Relativity

Regret: Atom bomb advocacy

Michel de Montaigne31st
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1102 Last Day: -41

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Harry Truman32nd
Harry TrumanPoints: 1102 Last Day: -65

33rd U.S. President

"The buck stops here"

Nuclear attacks authorized: 2

Hernan Cortes33rd
Hernan CortesPoints: 1101 Last Day: +72

Conquistador

Primarily slaughtered: Aztecs

Mujer: La Malinche

David  Livingstone34th
David LivingstonePoints: 1100 Last Day: -40

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Muhammad Ali35th
Muhammad AliPoints: 1098 Last Day: -33

The Greatest of All-Time

KOs: 37

Birth name: Cassius Clay

Marlon Brando36th
Marlon BrandoPoints: 1098 Last Day: +22

20th century's Finest Actor

Popularized: Stanislavski System

Seminal work: The Godfather

Stonewall Jackson37th
Stonewall JacksonPoints: 1097 Last Day: +16

Confederate General

Best bud: Robert E. Lee

Killed by: Friendly fire

Uncle  Sam38th
Uncle SamPoints: 1097 Last Day: +70

Personification of the U.S.A

Wants YOU to join the U.S. Army

Is actually Canadian

Thomas Jefferson39th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1096 Last Day: +13

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

John F Kennedy40th
John F KennedyPoints: 1096 Last Day: +24

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

Bill Murray41st
Bill MurrayPoints: 1096 Last Day: +38

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

Frank Lloyd Wright42nd
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1096 Last Day: +54

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Yuri  Gagarin43rd
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1095 Last Day: +41

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

  Godzilla44th
GodzillaPoints: 1095 Last Day: +62

King of the Monsters

Preferred havoc locale: Tokyo

Japanese translation: Gorilla-Whale

  God45th
GodPoints: 1094 Last Day: +22

The Man Upstairs

Chairman of the Pearly Gates Condo Board

Smite 'em if you got 'em

Ickle Me46th
Ickle MePoints: 1092 Last Day: -7

The Captain

Conveyance: Flying Shoe

In-flight Meal: Mulligan Stew

John Quincy Adams47th
John Quincy AdamsPoints: 1091 Last Day: +34

6th U.S. President

Formulated the Monroe Doctrine

Molded Henry Clay into his Secretary of State

  Francis of Assisi48th
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1090 Last Day: -19

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

Richard M. Nixon49th
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1090 Last Day: +28

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

George Washington50th
George WashingtonPoints: 1090 Last Day: +11

1st President of the United States

War inadvertantly started: French & Indian

War inadvertantly won: American Revolution