The Millennium Makers
Lines, From Andy, The Mirror (London, England)
IT took four American authors two years to complete...a list of the 1,000 most important people of the last 1,000 years.
They used a complex 24,000-point system to judge each candidate's influence for the new book Ranking The Men And Women Who Shaped The Millennium. Here we print the top 100. Do you agree?
1. Johannes Gutenberg (1394-1468) Inventor of printing press.
2. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Agent of Western civilisation.
3. Martin Luther (1483-1546) Monk who created Protestant Church.
4. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) His telescope helped found modern science.
5. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Mirror of the millennium's soul.
6. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) Laws of motion helped propel Age of Reason.
7. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Theory of evolution.
8. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Proof God existed became cornerstone of faith.
9. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) The ultimate Renaissance man.
10. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Music's titan.
11. John Locke (1632-1704) Writings influenced US Declaration …
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Publication information: Article title: The Millennium Makers. Contributors: Lines, From Andy - Author. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: January 6, 1999. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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