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"To lead the people, walk behind them." ~ Lao Tzu

A&E polled more than 360 journalists, scholars, and political leaders and asked them to vote for the men and women who believed had done the most to shape our world today. Here are the results...

Top 100 Most Influential People of the Past 1,000 Years:

1 Johann Gutenberg
2 Isaac Newton
3 Martin Luther
4 Charles Darwin
5 William Shakespeare
6 Christopher Columbus
7 Karl Marx
8 Albert Einstein
9 Nicolaus Copernicus

10 Galileo
11 Leonardo Da Vinci
12 Sigmund Freud
13 Louis Pasteur
14 Thomas Edison
15 Thomas Jefferson
16 Adolf Hitler
17 Mahatma Gandhi
18 John Locke
19 Michelangelo

20 Adam Smith
21 George Washington
22 Genghis Khan
23 Abraham Lincoln
24 St. Thomas Aquinas
25 James Watt
26 Amadeus Mozart

27 Napoleon Bonaparte
28 Johann Sebastian Bach
29 Henry Ford
30 Ludwig Van Beethoven
31 Watson & Crick
32 Descartes
33 Martin Luther King, Jr.

34 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
35 Vladimir Lenin
36 Alexander Fleming
37 Voltaire
38 Francis Bacon
39 Dante Alighieri
40 Wright Brothers
41 Bill Gates
42 Gregor Mendel

43 Mao Zedong
44 Alexander Graham Bell
45 William the Conqueror
46 Niccolo Machiavelli
47 Charles Babbage
48 Mary Wollstonecraft
49 Mikhail Gorbachev
50 Margaret Sanger
51 Edward Jenner
52 Winston Churchill

53 Marie Curie
54 Marco Polo
55 Ferdinand Magellan
56 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
57 Elvis Presley
58 Joan of Arc
59 Immanuel Kant

60 Franklin D. Roosevelt
61 Michael Faraday
62 Walt Disney
63 Jane Austen
64 Pablo Picasso
65 Werner Heisenberg
66 D.W. Griffith

67 Vladimir Zworykin
68 Benjamin Franklin
69 William Harvey
70 Pope Gregory Vll
71 Harriet Tubman
72 Simon Bolivar
73 Princess Diana
74 Enrico Fermi
75 Gregory Pincus

76 Beatles
77 Thomas Hobbes
78 Isabella
79 Joseph Stalin
80 Elizabeth I
81 Nelson Mandela
82 Niels Bohr
83 Peter the Great of Russia
84 Guglielmo Marconi
85 Ronald Reagan

86 James Joyce
87 Rachel Carson
88 J. Robert Oppenheimer
89 Susan B. Anthony
90 Louis Daguerre
91 Steven Spielberg
92 Florence Nightingale

93 Eleanor Roosevelt
94 Patient Zero
95 Charlie Chaplin
96 Enrico Caruso
97 Jonas Salk
98 Louis Armstrong
99 Vasco Da Gama

100 Suleiman I

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