In the history of this world, we have heard of many epochs, heroic tales and much more. There are many people who have lived in this planet and left their legacy behind because of the deeds they did. These deeds were sometimes good and sometimes overly evil. But never the less, these landmark personalities changed the total way of thinking of this world, changed the map of this world and introduced this world with new and mind blowing ideas. There are many leaders who have changed the perception of the masses, have played with their emotions and have bought a new era in this world. Here is the list of top ten most popular people in the history of the world.
10. Mao Zedong
9. Sir Martin Luther King Jr.
Most popular people in the history of the world include Sir Martin Luther King Jr. was an African-American activist, humanitarian and a great leader who fought for the rights of American Blacks, He is still considered to be one of the greatest leaders of 20th century. He was a member of clergy for Ebeneezer Baptist Church. He spent a major portion of his life in fighting for black people in a non-violent way because he was inspired by Gandhi. He also received Nobel Peace Prize for bringing about a revolution in a peaceful way and fighting for equality. Most commonly he is known for his famous speech ‘I have a dream’.
8. Gautama Buddha
Most popular people in the history of the world include Gautama Buddha is a sage. On his teachings, a whole religion of Buddhism is based. He was born as a prince in Nepal in 563 B.C. Buddha is claimed to have achieved the spiritual and mental height (Nirvana) at the age of thirty five. Gautama Buddha sat under a Pipal tree for forty nine days until he received the secret behind ending grief and sorrows from people’s life. After his death, people started to preach his lessons of non-violence and balance of mind. Soon, his teachings spread to whole of India and then China, forming a proper religion we now know as Buddhism.
7. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest writer, author and poet of English language. He was born in 1564 and died on 23rd April, 1616. His writings are more like a legacy now. Many of his dialogues have become famous worldwide. His plays like Midsummer Night Dream and Hamlet are one of the greatest plays in the history. He is still considered to be one of the great people in the history. Every month, more than 7.4 million searches are observed by Google on William Shakespeare. Moreover, almost one million books have been written on the writings and personality of William Shakespeare.
6. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler is one of the most popular figures of World War II. Whenever we relate to Hitler, the only thing that comes to our mind is an image of a tyrant dictator. He was born in Austria in 1889 and became the leader of Nazi Party. Although Hitler did many good reforms in the favor of his country, mostly he is known for killing more than eleven million Jews, slaves and other ‘undesirable’ people. Uptill now, the killing done under Hitler’s orders are considered to be the most brutal example of mass killing in human history. He committed suicide along with his wife in 1945.
5. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Well, who doesn’t know about the famous Renaissance artist Da Vinci! Da Vinci made various paintings and sculptures which are still considered to be landmark pieces ever created by anyone. He was not only an artist, but was also an astronomer, engineer, inventor, writer, botanist and sculptor. Leonardo Da Vinci is most famously known for his Mona Lisa, a landmark piece of painting that has thrilled all the great men and women throughout the ages. One cannot determine whether she is sad or happy. Moreover, the painting is made with so much measurement that you are amazed if you look into its depth.
4. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is the forty fourth and current president of United States. He is the first Black American to ever become the president of USA. He was born on 4th August, 1961 in Hawaii, USA. He has a wife named Michelle Obama and two daughters. Especially after he got to become president after elections, he was praised worldwide and was known to one of the most popular man in the history. His name was included in various lists like hundred great men, top hundred most influential men and many more. Obama got the highest approval on 22nd Jan, 2009 as the president of United Stated of America.
3. Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton is the founder of modern physics. He not only generalized various binomial theorems, but also discovered calculus. He also invented reflective telescopes. He is mostly famous for his three laws of gravity which basically founded the pillars of modern physics. There are 6.1 million searches on Isaac Newton per month on Google making him third most popular man in the history. Statistics show that more than 400,000 books are written on Newton alone. He wrote his famous book Principia Mathematica. He was born on 4th Jan, 1643 and died at the age of 84 on 31st March, 1727, in United Kingdom.
2. Muhammad (P.B.U.H)
Muhammad (P.B.U.H)) is the restorer of the second largest religion on earth so far, i.e. Islam. For Muslims, Muhammad (P.B.U.H) restored the religion to its proper place. According to Muslims, Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the last prophet sent to the earth and after him, there will be no prophet. Researchers have shown that Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the second most respected and popular person in the world. As per Google claim, there are more than 13.6 million searches per month. He was born in 570 A.D in Makah, Saudi Arabia and died on 8th June, 632 A.D.
1. Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth is considered to be the most influential and popular man ever produced by the history of this world. He was born 0 A.D that is the start of Christian calendar. He is the founder of Christianity, the most followed religion on Earth so far. He is known throughout the world and as per Google claim, more than 129,864,880 books have been written about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has been depicted in world’s most famous paintings and frescoes as well. Jesus Christ crucifixion is still present in each and every Christian heart and people still feel the pain of the tragedy.