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The Ranking: 51 - 100
Martin  Luther51st
Martin LutherPoints: 1085 Last Day: -27

Monk, Trendsetter

Theses: 95

Good: God

Marco Polo52nd
Marco PoloPoints: 1085 Last Day: -94

Venetian Explorer

Inventor of modern swimming pool game

Embellished tales: Nearly all

Bill Clinton53rd
Bill ClintonPoints: 1084 Last Day: -54

42nd U.S. President

Lewd Acts: 17

New York, NY

Lucky  Jim54th
Lucky JimPoints: 1083 Last Day: -9

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

David  Livingstone55th
David LivingstonePoints: 1083 Last Day: +30

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Bill Murray56th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1080 Last Day: -5

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

OsirisPoints: 1080 Last Day: -70

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

John James Audubon58th
John James AudubonPoints: 1078 Last Day: +82

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Charles Darwin59th
Charles DarwinPoints: 1076 Last Day: +39

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

Pliny the Elder60th
Pliny the ElderPoints: 1076 Last Day: +88

Roman Author, Philosopher, and Military Commander

Author of Naturalis Historia

Rescued victims of Mount Vesuvius by sea

Frank Lloyd Wright61st
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1076 Last Day: -3

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

Baruch de Spinoza62nd
Baruch de SpinozaPoints: 1074 Last Day: +16

Dutch Philosopher

Equated God and Nature as the same reality

Famous fans: Albert Einstein; Obi Wan Kenobi

Saint  Augustine63rd
Saint AugustinePoints: 1073 Last Day: -49

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Thomas Jefferson64th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1073 Last Day: -2

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

H.L.  Mencken65th
H.L. MenckenPoints: 1073 Last Day: +59

Journalist, Author, Cynic

"The Sage of Baltimore"

Worthy man of ideas and inspirations

Thomas the Tank Engine66th
Thomas the Tank EnginePoints: 1073 Last Day: +12

Anthropomorphic Steam Engine

Resides: Island of Sodor

Seasons: 10

Michel de Montaigne67th
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1072 Last Day: -12

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

TarzanPoints: 1072 Last Day: +38

King of the Jungle

Raised by: Apes

Charisma: Superb

Franklin Delano Roosevelt69th
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1070 Last Day: -11

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

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

CiceroPoints: 1068 Last Day: +130

Ancient Latin Orator

Name meaning: Chickpea

Nemesis: Marc Antony

Gerald  Ford71st
Gerald FordPoints: 1067 Last Day: +23

38th U.S. President

Reputation for integrity and openness

Cleaned up after Nixon

Stonewall Jackson72nd
Stonewall JacksonPoints: 1066 Last Day: +78

Confederate General

Best bud: Robert E. Lee

Killed by: Friendly fire

BatmanPoints: 1064 Last Day: +74


Secret identity: Bruce Wayne

Whip: Batmobile

Old  Ironsides74th
Old IronsidesPoints: 1064 Last Day: +63

The USS Constitution

Oldest commissioned ship still in service

Born: Boston, MA - 22 July 1798

Harry Truman75th
Harry TrumanPoints: 1064 Last Day: +57

33rd U.S. President

"The buck stops here"

Nuclear attacks authorized: 2

Leonardo da Vinci76th
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1064 Last Day: -26

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

Alexander Hamilton77th
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1063 Last Day: -7

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

The Elephant Man78th
The Elephant ManPoints: 1063 Last Day: +41

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

Stephen Hawking79th
Stephen HawkingPoints: 1062 Last Day: +131


Gave a Brief History of Time

Postulated the idea of Hawking Radiation

James  Monroe80th
James MonroePoints: 1062 Last Day: -55

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

  Francis of Assisi81st
Francis of AssisiPoints: 1061 Last Day: -37

Rebuilt the Church...without going to Home Depot

Stigmata. 'Nuf said.

Keeping it simple since 1209

Robert  Goulet82nd
Robert GouletPoints: 1060 Last Day: +155

Professionally Trained Voice Man

Doesn't care if he's Mr. Notorious Big.

Location: Somewhere in the mountains

Mr. Toad83rd
Mr. ToadPoints: 1059 Last Day: -72

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

Enrico Fermi84th
Enrico FermiPoints: 1057 Last Day: -7

Italian Physicist

Father of the Atom Bomb

Nobel Prizes: 1

John Ritter85th
John RitterPoints: 1057 Last Day: +103

Three's Company

Middle name: Southworth

Last film: Bad Santa

Geoffrey  Chaucer86th
Geoffrey ChaucerPoints: 1055 Last Day: -61

The Father of English Literature

Traveled with people of dubious moral character

Hobby: Giving baths to wives

ConfuciusPoints: 1052 Last Day: +14

Chinese Philosopher

Man who eat crackers in bed wake up feeling crummy

Man who run behind bus get exhausted

Fyodor Dostoevsky88th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1052 Last Day: +11

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

PlatoPoints: 1052 Last Day: -25

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

Among Philosophical founders of Western Culture

Student of Socrates

TutankhamunPoints: 1052 Last Day: +68

King Tut

Dynasty: 18th

Reign: 1333 BC- 1324 BC

Martin  Van Buren91st
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1051 Last Day: +41

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

Gerard  Depardieu92nd
Gerard DepardieuPoints: 1050 Last Day: +95

Award Winning French Actor

Favorite actor of Fidel Castro

Memorable Films: Man in the Iron Mask

HippocratesPoints: 1050 Last Day: -71

The Father of Medicine

Founded the Hippocratic School of Medicine

Rejected the divine origin

OdysseusPoints: 1050 Last Day: -17

Greek Champion

Adventure: Epic

Vice: Lotus

Vincent  van Gogh95th
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1050 Last Day: -88

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

VoltairePoints: 1050 Last Day: +19

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Sun  Tzu97th
Sun TzuPoints: 1049 Last Day: +108

Chinese Military Strategist

Author of The Art of War

Translation: "Master Sun"

William Butler Yeats98th
William Butler YeatsPoints: 1049 Last Day: +6

Twentieth Century Poet

Penchant for the occult. Lovely tower property.

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

Santa Claus99th
Santa ClausPoints: 1048 Last Day: -28

Ol' St. Nick

List check frequency: 2x

Dark secrets: Child labor, voyeurism

Ulysses S. Grant100th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1048 Last Day: +12

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee