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Alan  Alda Yukon  Cornelius
The Ranking: 51 - 100
PythagorasPoints: 1084 Last Day: +46

The Father of Numbers

Ionian Mathematician and Philosopher

Best known theorem: Pythagorean

Yo-Yo Ma52nd
Yo-Yo MaPoints: 1083 Last Day: -24

Renowned Cellist

Heritage: French/Chinese

Grammys: 15

James Cook53rd
James CookPoints: 1082 Last Day: -18

Fearless British Explorer

Key discovery: Australia

Killed during: Hawaiian melee

Alexander Hamilton54th
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1082 Last Day: -68

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

Teddy Roosevelt55th
Teddy RooseveltPoints: 1082 Last Day: +40

26th U.S. President

Cavalry regiment: Rough Riders

Trusts busted: Countless

GalileoPoints: 1080 Last Day: -32

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

James Madison57th
James MadisonPoints: 1080 Last Day: +21

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812

Mark  Twain58th
Mark TwainPoints: 1080 Last Day: -16

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

Stonewall Jackson59th
Stonewall JacksonPoints: 1077 Last Day: -89

Confederate General

Best bud: Robert E. Lee

Killed by: Friendly fire

Ponce de Leon60th
Ponce de LeonPoints: 1077 Last Day: +67

Fountain Pursuer

Area explored: Florida

Truly sought: Gold

Grocer Cat61st
Grocer CatPoints: 1076 Last Day: -3

Feline Shopkeeper

Home: Busytown

Progeny: Huckle Cat

Ickle Me62nd
Ickle MePoints: 1075 Last Day: -52

The Captain

Conveyance: Flying Shoe

In-flight Meal: Mulligan Stew

Jesus Christ63rd
Jesus ChristPoints: 1074 Last Day: -54

Our Lord and Savior

Miracles: 12,875 and counting


CopernicusPoints: 1074 Last Day: +117


Theory: Heliocentricity

Drank from: The vessel that stank

Sir Ernest Shackleton65th
Sir Ernest ShackletonPoints: 1074 Last Day: +13

Antarctic Expeditioner

Vessel: Endurance

Poles encountered: 1

TarzanPoints: 1074 Last Day: +3

King of the Jungle

Raised by: Apes

Charisma: Superb

Charles Lindbergh, Jr67th
Charles Lindbergh, JrPoints: 1071 Last Day: -19

Transatlantic Aviator

Nickname: Lucky Lindy

Dark Secret: Nazi sympathies

John F Kennedy68th
John F KennedyPoints: 1071 Last Day: +0

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

OsirisPoints: 1071 Last Day: -4

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Ambrose Everett Burnside70th
Ambrose Everett BurnsidePoints: 1070 Last Day: +51

Created sideburns, elevated facial hair to an Art.

Twice refused command of the Army of the Potomac.

Kicked ass for the greater glory of the Union.

LucretiusPoints: 1068 Last Day: +34

Roman Poet and Philosopher

Wrote De Rerum Natura

Possibly the world's first atheist

Franklin Delano Roosevelt72nd
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1068 Last Day: -5

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

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

Christopher Columbus73rd
Christopher ColumbusPoints: 1067 Last Day: +24

Supposed New World Discoverer

Ushered in an era of oppression

Thought he was in: India

Geoffrey  Chaucer74th
Geoffrey ChaucerPoints: 1065 Last Day: -52

The Father of English Literature

Traveled with people of dubious moral character

Hobby: Giving baths to wives

Albert Einstein75th
Albert EinsteinPoints: 1065 Last Day: +21


Indispensible theory: Relativity

Regret: Atom bomb advocacy

Richard M. Nixon76th
Richard M. NixonPoints: 1065 Last Day: -14

37th U.S. President

Only President to resign from office

Brought down by the Watergate scandal

Baruch de Spinoza77th
Baruch de SpinozaPoints: 1065 Last Day: +53

Dutch Philosopher

Equated God and Nature as the same reality

Famous fans: Albert Einstein; Obi Wan Kenobi

Saint  Augustine78th
Saint AugustinePoints: 1064 Last Day: +13

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

Ferdinand Magellan79th
Ferdinand MagellanPoints: 1064 Last Day: -8


Voyages: 5

Felled by: Filipino Natives

The Owl80th
The OwlPoints: 1064 Last Day: -24

Elegant Fowl

Last Seen: Land of the Bong-Tree

Favorite Utensil: Runcible Spoon

Martin  Luther81st
Martin LutherPoints: 1063 Last Day: -29

Monk, Trendsetter

Theses: 95

Good: God

The Elephant Man82nd
The Elephant ManPoints: 1063 Last Day: -59

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

OdysseusPoints: 1063 Last Day: -61

Greek Champion

Adventure: Epic

Vice: Lotus

ETPoints: 1062 Last Day: +20

The Extra-Terrestrial

Touch: Sensuous

Phone bill: Exorbitant

Sitting Bull85th
Sitting BullPoints: 1061 Last Day: +69

Lakota Sioux Leader

Routed: General Custer

Buried at: Fort Yates

Paul  Bunyan86th
Paul BunyanPoints: 1061 Last Day: -30

Legendary Lumberjack

Best friend: Babe the blue ox

Notable creations: 10,000 lakes, Grand Canyon

Gian Lorenzo Bernini87th
Gian Lorenzo BerniniPoints: 1060 Last Day: +23

Baroque Sculptor and Architect

Rival: Francesco Borromini

Revolution: Ecstasy of St. Theresa

John  Tyler88th
John TylerPoints: 1060 Last Day: +34

10th U.S. President

Nickname: His Accidency

Notable accomplishment: Annexation of Texas

David  Livingstone89th
David LivingstonePoints: 1059 Last Day: +1

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

AesopPoints: 1057 Last Day: +20

Fabled Fabler

Animal Allegory Animal

Lost Fable: Acidophylous and the Timid Tapeworm

HerculesPoints: 1056 Last Day: +52

Mythical Roman Stud

Labors: 12

Father: Zeus

Meriweather Lewis92nd
Meriweather LewisPoints: 1055 Last Day: +14

Corps of Discovery Leader

Sidekick: William Clark

Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshots

Alexander the Great93rd
Alexander the GreatPoints: 1054 Last Day: +30

Macedonian Conqueror

Reign: 336-326 BC

Ways swung: Both

ZeusPoints: 1054 Last Day: -106

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Ulysses S. Grant95th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1051 Last Day: -14

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

CincinnatusPoints: 1049 Last Day: -26

Ancient Roman Consul and Dictator

Model of virtue and simplicity

Fasces in one hand, plow in the other

Fyodor Dostoevsky97th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1049 Last Day: -16

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

Yuri  Gagarin98th
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1048 Last Day: +59

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

Andrew  Jackson99th
Andrew JacksonPoints: 1047 Last Day: -46

7th U.S. President

Old Hickory

Bill depiction: $20

Martin  Van Buren100th
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1046 Last Day: +25

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language