1000 Years. 1000 People; IT'S THE ULTIMATE AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL LIST OF THE MILLENNIUM: 1000 PEOPLE WHO, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, HAVE CHANGED HISTORY IN THE PAST 1000 YEARS. IT WAS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK, BUT OF ALL THE CONTENDERS, WE FINALLY PUT THE DISCOVERER OF PENICILLIN, SCOTSMAN SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING, ON TOP .. BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM SO MANY OF US WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE TO GREET THE NEW MILLENNIUM

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1000 Years. 1000 People; IT'S THE ULTIMATE AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL LIST OF THE MILLENNIUM: 1000 PEOPLE WHO, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, HAVE CHANGED HISTORY IN THE PAST 1000 YEARS. IT WAS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK, BUT OF ALL THE CONTENDERS, WE FINALLY PUT THE DISCOVERER OF PENICILLIN, SCOTSMAN SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING, ON TOP .. BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM SO MANY OF US WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE TO GREET THE NEW MILLENNIUM


1

Alexander

Fleming

(1881-1955) Scottish biologist who discovered penicillin in 1928, paving way for antibiotics. Received Nobel Prize in 1945.

2

Karl

Marx

(1818-1883) German social, political and economic theorist who inspired the growth of modern international communism.

3

William Shakespeare

(1564-1616)

Celebrated English playwright. Many of his works were performed at the court of Queen Elizabeth 1.

4

Wolfgang Amadeus

(1756-91)

Austrian composer. A child prodigy at four who went on to write masterpieces such as The Marriage Of Figaro

5

Albert

Einstein

(1879-1955) German-Swiss-American physicist who discovered theory of relativity in 1905. Won 1921 Nobel prize for physics.

6

Josef

Stalin

(1879-1953) Russian dictator and ruler of former Soviet Union during World War II. Millions died under his tyrannical regime.

7

Charles

Darwin

(1809-82)

English naturalist who originated theory of evolution by natural selection. Wrote The Origin Of The Species in 1859.

8

Genghis Khan

(1162-1227)

Leader of Mongol hordes, crushed the Tartars in 1202, rampaged across Europe and central Asia to make vast empire.

9

Ernest Rutherford

(1871-1937) New Zealand-born British scientist, pioneer of sub-atomic physics and most famous for splitting

the atom.

10

James

Watson

(1928-)

Biologist who, with Francis Crick, helped discover and determine the structure of DNA. Won Nobel Prize in 1962.

Neil

Armstrong

11

(1930-) US astronaut, first person to set foot on Moon in 1969, declaring: "This is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind."

12

Mao Tse Tung

(1893-1976) Architect of People's Republic of China and Chinese Communist Party. Inspired 1966 Cultural Revolution.

13

Gandhi

(1869-1948) Indian political and religious leader, formulated policy of non-violent opposition to British rule in 1920.

14

Adolf Hitler

(1889-1945) German dictator whose thirst for power led to World War 2 and the death of 30 million people, including six million Jews.

15

Henri Dunant

(1828-1910) Swiss philanthropist who inspired foundation of Red Cross after seeing the plight of wounded

at Solferino in 1859.

16

Martin

Luther

(1483-1546) German leader of Reformation who challenged the traditional teachings of the church, founding the Protestant faith.

17

Nicolas Copernicus

(1473-1543)

Polish

astronomer and founder of modern astronomy who proved that the sun was at centre of the universe

18

Sir Isaac Newton

(1642-1727) British scientist who discovered gravity. His three laws of motion formed basis for development of modern

physics

19

Galileo

(1564-1642)

Italian astronomer, mathematician and philosopher. Convicted of heresy because of his revolutionary statements.

20

Stephen Hawking

(1942-) English theoretical physicist, lauded for his extensive research into the Big Bang theory and so-called black holes.

21. John Donne, C16th English poet

22. Marconi, Italian physicist

23. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone

24. Nelson Mandela, South African leader

25. John Lennon, singer and composer

26. Muhammad Ali, boxing champion

27. Queen Victoria

28. Queen Elizabeth I

29. Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor

30.

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