List of Top 100 great people, chosen from different type’s people such as philosopher’s politicians, entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and conqueror. The 100 great people’ have lots of contribution towards creating a better world. We listed here 100 great people except for Prophet Muhammad because it will not be wise to list him with the conventional people of the world, certainly, his position above all humankind.
1- Hazrat Umar Farooq was one of the most powerful and influential caliphs who was born in c. 583 CE. He succeeded Abu Bakr as the second caliph of the Islamic reign. Umar was the most senior sahabi of Prophet Muhammad.
2- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the American powerful leader and lawyer who served as 16th President of the United States. He is best known for the civil war.
3- John F. Kennedy – He was one of the most powerful American political leaders who was born on May 29, 1917, and died on November 22, 1963. Kennedy served the United States as the 35th president.
4- Mother Teresa was the great nurse in the world ever who was born on August 26, 1910 and died on September 5, 1997. The Albanian-Indian lady was Roman Catholic nun and missionary.
5- Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) was the American Baptist minister. He is best known for his civil rights movement around the world. He was killed by Assassination on April 4, 1968.
6- Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) was an American popular and powerful actress and model. He was the sex symbol lady in the United States. Marilyn is considered as the best actress ever in the history of Hollywood.
7- Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a South African powerful political leader and philanthropist. He was the first black South African president who eliminated the racism from the Africa.
8- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was a great Indian leader who is the father of Indian Nation. He had the strong protest against the British Rule through the non-violent movement. He is the father of the Non-Violent Theory.
9- Bill Gates (1955- ) is an American business entrepreneur who changed the world largely. He is the founder of the biggest computer operating system Microsoft.
10- Oprah Winfrey (1954-) is an American popular television star lady. She is also a powerful lady in the world. The television presenter hosted lots of high rated program; she is also an actress and philanthropist.
11- Muhammad Ali (1942–2016) was a great American professional boxer. He is considered one of the greatest athletes of twenty century. Ali was a powerful boxer who belongs to Islam.
12- Winston Churchill (1874–1965) was a British politician, army person, and political leader. He served the United Kingdom as the prime minister for the two terms. In 1953, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in literature.
13- Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970) was a French statesman and army officer as well as leader of the free Franc. He served the France as the 18th president. Charles de Gaulle is well known around the world for his dominating contribution during the cold war.
14- Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) was a powerful female political leader and statesman of the United Kingdom. She is known as Iron Lady around the world and leader of the Conservative Party. Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.
15- Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) was an Italian sailor, explorer, and navigator who explored the United States of America. He was the citizen of the Republic of Genoa and completed four voyages in the Atlantic Ocean before America’s exploration.
16- Plato (424/423–348/347 BC) was a powerful philosopher in Greece. He founded the Academy in Athens, which was the first learning center for the western world. Plato was the pioneering philosopher developed the western tradition.
17- George Orwell (1903–1950) was a popular English novelist, journalist, and essayist. He raised voice against social injustice and oppression.
18- Elvis Presley (1935–1977) was a popular musician and actor. He is considered one of the best cultural figures of the twenty century. Elvis Presley was the king of rock.
19- Paul MaCartney (1942- ) is a great British singer and songwriter. He is considered one of the celebrated singers of the 20th century.
20- Albert Einstein (1879 –1955) is the greatest German scientist and theoretical physicist. He won the novel prize in physics in 1921. Einstein is the inventor of quantum theory.
21- James Watt (1736 – 1819) was a great Scottish mechanical engineer and chemist. He is the inventor of the steam engine which has an immense impact on the industrial revolution of the modern era.
22- George Washington (1731– 1799) was a political leader and the army officer of the United States. He was chief in the continental army during the American Revolutionary war. George Washington is the founding father of the United States.
23- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821) was a French military officer and political leader. He had the great contribution during the French Revolution War. Napoleon dominated the Europe and global during more than a decade.
24- William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was the greatest English poet and dramatist. He is widely known for his distinguished dramatic role. Shakespeare’s plays are worldwide recognized have been translated into more living languages.
25- Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) was a great American businessman and inventor. He invented many devices that actually changed the life of people around the world. Edison is the inventor of motion picture the camera.
26- Simon Bolivar Simon Bolivar (1783 – 1830) was a Venezuelan political leader and military officer who is the founder of the more six countries in the world such as Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama.
27- Queen Isabella I (1451 – 1504) was a beautiful queen of Castille who married Ferdinand II of Aragon. The marriage marked as a unification of Spain.
28- Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) was English statesman, philosopher, scientist, author, and jurist. He was the Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After a long year of death, Bacon is still now influential person.
29- Vasco da Gama (1460s – 1524) was a European explorer who discovered the India sea route for the first time eventually opens the way of global imperialism.
30- Queen Elizabeth I (1533 –1603) was the beautiful queen of England and Ireland who served the countries from 1558 until her death. She was the last and fifth monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
31- Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ) is the queen of United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She is the head of Commonwealth and head of more than twelve countries that have become independent since her accession.
32- Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ) is a political leader and former statesman of Soviet Union. He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party and the last leader of Soviet Union.
33- Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 –1964) was the paramount political leader and first Prime Minister of India. He had the great contribution during the India Independent Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi.
34- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920 – 1975) was the paramount political leader and first president of Bangladesh. He is more recognized around the world for 7th March historical speech that influenced the Bengali people to attend the independent war in 1971.
35- Queen Victoria (1819– 1901) was the queen of Great Britain and Ireland who served the post from 1837 until her death. She was the paramount figure of Impress of India.
36- Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath. He was so much interested in painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music and mathematics. Leonardo is considered as the great painter ever.
37- Joseph Stalin (1878–1953) was a powerful political leader of Soviet Union. He was the general secretary of Communist Party of the Soviet Union and effective dictator of the state.
38- Louis Daguerre (1787–1851) was a famous artist and photographer of France. He is the inventor of the daguerreotype and considers as the father of photography.
39- Lenin (1870–1924) was the paramount political leader of the Soviet Union in perspective of developing communism. He served as Head of Government of Russia and developed a political theory Leninism.
40- Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist. He is well known for the invention of principles of vaccination. Louis Pasteur is a remarkable person who discovered the causes and preventions of diseases
41- Aristotle (384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and the renowned student of another philosopher Plato. He was so experienced in various subjects including biology, zoology, logic, poetry, theater, music, linguistics, politics and government. Aristotle lost his father at childhood.
42- Leo Tolstoy (August 28, 1828 – November 20, 1910) was a paramount Russian writer who considered the best writer ever. He comes to the timeline around the world for his novel War and Peace (1869).
43- Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was a popular Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer, and poet who is the most influential artists of 20th century. He is a co-founder of the Cubist movement.
44- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 –1945) was an American politician and statesman who served the United State as 32nd president. He is a Democrat leader, won record four presidential elections and dominated his party.
45- Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005) was an American leading female civil right activist. She is called the mother of the freedom movement. Her birthday 4 February celebrated as the ‘Rosa Parks Day’.
46- Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) is a very popular politician in India who is a first and only female prime minister of the country. Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India is her father and son Rajiv Gandhi was also the prime minister.
47- Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-) is a powerful Burmese politician and woman leader who is best known around the world for her Non-violent Democratic Movement. But the leader is criticized enough for the anti-Muslim attempt in Rohingya issues. She leads the party National League for Democracy.
48- Benazir Bhutto ( 1953-2007) was first women prime minister in the world. She is the daughter of the great politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Benazir served the Pakistan as a prime minister for two terms. She assassinated by a teenage boy on December 27, 2007.
49- Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012) was the first man to walk on the moon. He was a great American astronaut and engineer. Neil received his graduate degree from the University of Southern California.
50- Barack Obama (1961-) is the first African American president of the United States. He served the America as a president for two terms. Obama was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding contribution in building peace around the world.
51- J.K. Rowling (1965-) is a powerful British female novelist and screenwriter. She wrote the popular fantasy series Harry Potter which sold more than 400 million copies and won several awards across the world.
52- Richard Branson (1950-) is a famous English entrepreneur and business magnate who cherished a dream to be an entrepreneur from early childhood. He founded the Virgin Group which control more than 400 companies.
53- Pele (1940-) is a great Brazilian footballer. He is considered as the best footballer of all time. Pele is a retired footballer who played as a forward.
54- Maradona (1960-) is an Argentine football legend who played for Argentina national team. He is recognized one of the best footballers of all time in the world by the modern greatest players and critics. Maradona also played a role as coach of the Argentina Team.