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For good or for bad, our leaders can be powerful forces for change in the world, but who are the most impacting people to ever hold prominent positions of power?

This is a list of the most important and influential leaders in the history of the world. Who are the most important world leaders?

Visionaries, pragmatists, conquerors, and humanitarians all share this list. Rank these famous world leaders in terms of importance and add anyone you see missing.

But remember, the most influential leaders (those who changed the face of world politics and forever altered their own countries) weren’t necessarily good leaders. Some famous conquerors changed the world but let destruction in their wake. Others actually worked for the good of their people and became the great leaders in history.

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So, who are the historical leaders that left their permanent mark (for good or bad)? Find out below!

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the …more

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his life was taken in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States and its greatest moral, constitutional …more

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Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Alexander The Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander …more

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and …more

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for …more

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Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and …more
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Augustus Caesar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise …more

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Charlemagne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great or Charles I, was King of the Franks who united most of Western Europe during the Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France and Germany. …more

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, …more

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and …more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
the donnyt added Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television …more
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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from …more
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Otto von Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
DaleGribble added Otto von Bismarck Lead to the unification of Germany in 1871, and first chancellor of the German Empire.Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. …more

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first …more

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely …more

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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
TammyWakefieldLaughlin added James Madison James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman, political theorist, and the fourth President of the United States. He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental…more

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Andriy Synyshyn added Jesus Christ Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as …more
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Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Elizabeth I of England Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her passing. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and …more

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William the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
William the ConquerorWilliam I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking …more

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, …more

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Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”, is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle, a peasant family, at…more

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Constantine the Great is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Constantine the GreatConstantine the Great, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was a Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD of Thracian-Illyrian ancestry. Constantine was the son of Flavius Valerius …more

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Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Polar Bear addedPeter the GreatImportant Russian Tsar from 1682 – 1721, enforced the Europeanisation of Russia. Maybe the greatest Tsar ever.Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. Through a …more

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Thomas Paine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
j.aureliazenobia added Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential …more

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Moses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Moses Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a former Egyptian prince later turned prophet, religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Mos …more

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Catherine II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Catherine the Great Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until 1796.

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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Mother Teresa Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today’s Macedonia, with her f …more

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Arminius is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Arminius Turned the tide in the endless wars for Germanic independence against the Roman suppressors with his great victory in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in the year 9.Arminius, also known as Armin or Irmin, was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Arminius’s influence held an allied coalition of Germa …more

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Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor Founded the Holy Roman Empire in 962, defeated the Magyars in 955.Otto I, also known as Otto the Great, was German king from 936 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 962 until his death in 973. The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda, Otto was “the fir …more

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Alfred the Great is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Alfred the Great Alfred the Great was King of Wess3x from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in Engl …more

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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Gengis Khan Genghis Khan, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic …more

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John Locke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

John LockeJohn Locke, was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Hopkinton, Middles3x County, and attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, eventually graduating from Harvard University …more

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Attila the Hun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Attila the Hun Attila, frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. Attila was a leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the …more

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Leif Erikson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Leif EricsonBrave Viking explorer, discovered Vinland (America) in circa 1000 AD.Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was an Icelandic explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he e …more

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Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and p …more

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Richard I of England is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Richard I. of England Great English king and Duke of Normandy in the 12th century, glorious crusader, scored much great victories against Muslim armies.Richard I was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Poitiers, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine …more

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Mehmed the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Sultan Mehmed II Mehmed II, also known as Muhammed bin Murad, Mehmed the Conqueror, Grand Turk, Kayser-i Rûm and Turcarum Imperator, and Fatih Sultan Mehmed, was an Ottoman sultan who ruled first for a short time from …more

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein’s work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pil …more

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Leonidas I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Leonidas ILeonidas I, was a Greek warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta. He led the Spartan forces during the Second Persian War and is remembered for his death at the Battle of Thermopylae. Leonidas w …more

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Suleiman the Magnificent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Suleyman The Magnificent The Shadow of God and The Great KhanSuleiman I, known as “the Magnificent” in the West and “Kanuni” in the East, was the Caliph of Islam and the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. Su …more

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

James Monroe James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republi …more

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stal …more

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Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Hazrat MuhammadMuhammad, full name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, from Mecca, unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims and Bahá’ís to be a …more

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Salah al-Din is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Robert F. KennedyRobert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 to 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S …more

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Nebuchadnezzar II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Nebuchadnezzar IINebuchadnezzar II was a Chaldean king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605 BC – 562 BC. Both the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem’s temple ar …more

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Frederick II of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Frederick the Great Frederick II was the third Hohenzollern king, reigning over the Kingdom of Prussia from 1740 until 1786. Frederick’s achievements during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization o …more

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Cleopatra Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as “Cleopatra”, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. Cleopatra was a member of the Pt …more

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Hammurabi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Hammurabi Hammurabi was the sixth Amorite king of Babylon from 1792 BC to 1750 BC middle chronology. He became the first king of the Babylonian Empire following the abdication of his father, Sin-Muballit, who h …more

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Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first an …more

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Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Queen VictoriaVictoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her passing. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria was the daughter …more

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United Stat …more

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Sun Tzu is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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William I is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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William I., German Emperor Founder of the Second German Empire. Together with his Minister President Bismarck he united Prussia and the North-Western principalities to the North German Confederation in 1866. Five years later, the North German Confederation defeated France in the Franco-Prussian War and William was crowned as German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.William I, also known as Wilhelm I, of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia and the first German Emperor, as well as the first Head of State of a united Germany. Under the leadership of W …more

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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

John Hancock John Hancock was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonw …more

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Charles Martel is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Charles Martel Definitely stopped the Arab invasion of Europe by his victory in the Battle of Tours in 732.Charles Martel was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. The illegitimate son …more

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Pericles is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Pericles Pericles was arguably the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age— specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was d …more

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Before his presidency he served as the 33rd Governor of California and was also an actor from 1937–1964. Born and raised in small town …more

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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from …more

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Marcus Aurelius is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of …more

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As effective dict …more

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Hannibal Barca Hannibal Barca, son of Hamilcar Barca, was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading …more

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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden Great Swedish king, turned the tide in the 30 years war for the protestant side.
Gustav II Adolf; widely known in English by his Latinized name Gustavus Adolphus or as Gustav II Adolph, or as Gustavus Adolphus the Great; was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited as …more

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Theoderic the Great is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Theoderic the Great Great Ostrogothic king, defeated Italian king Odoacer. Temporary united Ostrogoths and Visigoths.Theoderic the Great, often referred to as Theodoric, was king of the Germanic Ostrogoths, ruler of Italy, regent of the Visigoths, and a patricius of the Eastern Roman Empire. His Gothic name Þiudarei …more

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Selim I is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from …more

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he…more

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longe …more

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Dmitry Donskoy is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Dmitry Donskoy Defeated the Tatars at the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380. First step of the liberation of the Russian people from the Mongolic suppressors.Saint Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoy, or Dmitry of the Don, sometimes referred to simply as Dmitry, son of Ivan II the Meek of Moscow, reigned as the Prince of Moscow from 1359 and Grand Prince of Vladimir …more

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

AristotleAristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. At eighteen, he joined Plato’s Academy in Athens and …more

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Frederick I, Holy Roman Empero is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Frederick Barbarossa Great ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th century.Frederick I, also known as Frederick Barbarossa, was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death. He was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned in Aachen on 9 March 1152 …more

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Plato is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Plato Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Acad …more

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Erik the Red is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Eric the Red Great viking explorer. Founded the first European settlement in Greenland.Erik Thorvaldsson, known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was …more

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor Great emperor of the Holy Roman and the Spanish empire, defended Europe against the Ottomans, defeated Francis I. of France, ruled over an empire on which the sun never sets.Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as H …more

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Titus is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Titus Titus was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own b …more

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Umar is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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UMAR IBN AL KHATTABUmar, also spelled Omar, was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior Sahaba of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Abu Bakr as the second caliph of t …more

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Robert E. Lee is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Robert E. LeeRobert Edward Lee was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of Revolutionary …more

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Frederick William I of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Frederick William I of Prussia Frederick William I, known as the ‘Soldier King,’ was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death. He was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neu …more

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Rurik is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Rurik Ruled over Novgorod from 862 – 879. Founded the state of the Kievan Rus.Rurik or Riurik was a legendary Varangian chieftain who gained control of Ladoga in 862, built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, and founded the Rurik Dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus until the 17 …more

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Ramses II is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Maria Theresa is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Maria Theresa Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina was the only Queen regnant of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, …more

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

John Adams John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a le …more

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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family descended fr …more

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William III of England is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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William of Orange The main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648.William III was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672, and King of England, Ireland, and Scotland …more

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Flavius Aetius is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Flavius AetiusFlavius Aetius, dux et patricius, commonly called simply Aetius or Aëtius, was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. He was an able military commander and the most influen …more

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Gautama Buddha is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Gautama Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India …more

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T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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T. E. Lawrence of Arabia British Army officer, led the Arabian revolt against the Ottoman suppressors.Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO was an archaeologist and British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkis …more

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Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Cnut the Great Cnut the Great, more commonly known as Canute, was a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden, together often referred to as the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire. After his death, t …more

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

Charles Lindbergh Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail …more

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Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Erwin Rommel Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II. He earned the respect of both his own troops and his enemies. Rommel was a highly decorated …more

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah A great lawyer and politician of 20th century.He is the founder of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Gujarati: મુહમ્મદ અલી જિન્ના}}, Urdu: محمد علی جناح‎ was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until …more

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Confucius is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emper is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor Great Habsburg king and emperor, established the Habsburg dynasty in Spain.Maximilian I, the son of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Eleanor of Portugal, was King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death, though he was never in fact crow …more

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Philip II of Macedon is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Philip II of Macedon The revision #0 of the page named “Philip II of Macedon” does not exist. This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted.Details can be found in the deleti …more

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Charles XII of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Charles XII of Sweden Charles XII, also Carl, latinized to Carolus Rex, was the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was t …more

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Niccolò Machiavelli is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Niccolò Machiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was a Florentine historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Repu …more

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John Locke is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History

John Locke John Locke FRS, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the “Father of Classical Liberalism”. Considered one of the firs …more

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Christopher Columbus is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History
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Christopher Colombus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atl …more

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Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Most Important Leaders in World History