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« on: April 12, 2011, 09:47:23 pm »
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I'm bringing back the "Person of the Century" polls that were run in 2008.  For the next couple of days I'll take nominations, then compile them into polls, maybe adding in people not nominated if I feel they warrant it.

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0-99: St. Paul
100-199: Marcus Aurelius
200-299: Diocletian
300-399: Constantine the Great
400-499: Pope Leo the Great
500-599: Pope Gregory the Great
600-699: Muhammad
700-799: Charlemagne
800-899: Alfred the Great
900-999: Otto I the Great
1000-1099: William the Conqueror
1100-1199: Genghis Khan
1200-1299: St. Thomas Aquinas
1300-1399: Dante
1400-1499: Johannes Gutenberg
1500-1599: Martin Luther
1600-1699: Louis XIV
1700-1799: George Washington
1800-1899: Karl Marx
1901-1999: Adolf Hitler

1st Century Winner: Jesus of Nazareth
2nd Century Winner: Ptolemy
3rd Century Winner: Diocletian
4th Century Winner: Constantine the Great
5th Century Winner: Attila
6th Century Winner: Justinian
7th Century Winner: Muhammad
8th Century Winner: Charlemagne
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 01:42:14 pm »
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EDIT:  Usual caveats apply: list is biased towards politics, etc.

1st Century: Arminius/Hermann, for driving Rome out of Germania.  
2nd Century:  Hadrian.  You get the tie-in to the more-or-less final borders of the Roman Empire, the crushing of the Second Jewish Revolt and the end of large-scale Jewish presence in Palestine, and a look at Roman society at its peak.
3rd Century: Shapur I of the Sassanid Empire, for revitalizing Persia after a considerable period of decline and defeating Rome again and again, setting up the long Roman/Byzantine-Sassanid struggle that would last until the rise of Islam.
4th Century: Constantine, no question.
5th Century: If Time was around then, they'd chicken out and use something like "the Century of the Barbarian," and put Alaric, Attila, and Odoacer on the cover together.  I suppose I should give it to Attila for getting the ball rolling.
6th Century: Justinian
7th Century: Muhammad
8th Century: Harun al-Rashid
9th Century: I know very little about this period.  I...suppose? Charles the Bald, but out of lack of a better candidate.
10th Century: Abdul-Rahman III of Umayyad Spain
11th Century:  Pope Gregory VII, for reinforcing Papal authority in the Investiture Controversy and cheapening the title of Emperor, weakening the once-powerful Ottonians.
12th Century: Genghis Khan (Easiest one yet)
13th Century: St. Louis (King Louis IX of France)
14th Century:  Petrarch, symbolizing the proto-Renaissance.  Dante's a good choice, too.
15th Century: Mehmet II The Conqueror (though Ferdinand and Isabella deserve a mention)
16th Century: Could we do a dueling cover?  Martin Luther facing off with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor?
17th Century: Louis XIV
18th Century: Washington's not a bad choice, but I think an Enlightenment figure would go well.  Adam Smith.
19th Century: Otto von Bismarck
20th Century: If only I could break this one into first half and second half.  I'd feel horrible giving it to Einstein when I didn't give Newton the honor earlier.  V. I. Lenin, I suppose.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 10:09:59 pm »
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I'll try to nominate people who haven't been yet, even though they're not my first choices.

1st Century: Jesus of Nazareth
2nd Century:
3rd Century:
4th Century: Fritigern
5th Century:
6th Century:
7th Century:
8th Century: Charles Martel (Time magazine would readily buy into the "Battle of Tours saved Europe from Islamic conquest" argument)
9th Century: Saints Cyril and Methodius
10th Century:
11th Century:
12th Century: Saladin or Urban II, depending on whether you think it's more significant that the crusades happened or that they failed
13th Century:
14th Century: Osman I, or Louis the Great of Hungary was pretty cool
15th Century: Christopher Columbus
16th Century: Hernan Cortes or Nicolaus Copernicus (or "The Explorers (of land and science)!")
17th Century: Cardinal Richelieu or Ferdinand III
18th Century: Voltaire
19th Century: "Liberalism" or "The Industrial Revolution" if we were doing it Time magazine style
20th Century: Gavrilo Princip
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 10:50:49 pm »
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I'll put some down, not that I agree with them per se, but that they should be put in consideration


17th Century: Oliver Cromwell
18th Century: Benjamin Franklin
19th Century: Napoleon Bonaparte
20th Century: Albert Einstein
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 11:02:35 pm »
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Maybe another 24 hours.  Keep it coming!
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 04:39:36 am »
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20th: Francis Crick, James Watson & Rosalind Franklin
19th: Charles Darwin
18th: Adam Smith
17th: Galileo Galilei / Isaac Newton
16th: Martin Luther
15th: Leonardo da Vinci
14th: Tamerlane
13th: Genghis Khan
12th: Saladin
11th: Gregory VII
10th: Otto I
9th: Charlemagne
8th: Charles Martel
7th: Muhammad
6th: Justinian
5th: Attila
4th: Constantine I
3rd: Diocletian
2nd: Ptolomy
1st: Paul
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 12:19:20 pm »
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     Offering a larger variety of choices...

0-99: Boudica
100-199: Trajan
200-299: Decius
300-399:
400-499: Alaric
500-599:
600-699: Ali
700-799: Emperor Leo III of the Byzantine Empire
800-899:
900-999: Hugh Capet
1000-1099:
1100-1199: King Henry I of England
1200-1299:
1300-1399:
1400-1499: King Henry V of England
1500-1599: Tycho Brahe
1600-1699: Johannes Kepler
1700-1799: Jonathan Edwards
1800-1899: James Clerk Maxwell
1901-1999: Harry Truman
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 03:54:02 pm »
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12th Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
15th Vasco de Gama
16th Erasmus
17th J.S. Bach
18th Montesquieu
19th G.W.F. Hegel
20th Henry Ford
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 10:05:40 am »
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Haven't seen this soon enough...

Is it still time to nominate people ?
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 10:51:18 am »
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Is it still time to nominate people ?

Sure - nomination for people from the 4th Century on will be added to the future polls.
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 04:43:59 pm »
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20th: Churchill
19th: Beethoven
18th: Frederick II the Great
17th: Rembrandt
16th: Charles V
15th: Joan of Arc
14th: Wladyslaw II Jagiellon
13th: Alexander Nevsky
12th: Minamoto no Yoritomo
11th: Avicenna
10th: Vladimir I of Kiev
9th: Louis the Pious
8th: Tariq Ibn-Ziyad
7th: Emperor Gaozu of Tang
6th: Aryabhata
5th: Clovis I
4th: Theodosius I
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 02:32:48 pm »
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1st Century Results:
St. Paul: 3 (25%)
Arminius: 2 (16.7%)
Jesus of Nazareth: 6 (50%)
Boudica: 1 (8.3%)
Jesus of Nazareth is the Atlas Person of the 1st Century!
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2nd Century Results
Marcus Aurelius: 0 (0%)
Hadrian: 2 (22.2%)
Ptolemy: 4 (44.4%)
Trajan: 1 (11.1%)
Galen: 1 (11.1%)
Origen: 0 (0%)
Cai Lun: 1 (11.1%)
Plutarch: 0 (0%)
Ptolemy is the Atlas Person of the 2nd Century!
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3rd Century Results
Diocletian: 7 (87.5%)
Shapur I: 1 (12.5%)
Decius: 0 (0%)
Clement of Alexandria: 0 (0%)
Caracalla: 0 (0%)
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4th Century Results
Constantine the Great: 10 (100%)
Fritigern: 0 (0%)
Theodosius I: 0 (0%)
Augustine of Hippo: 0 (0%)
St. Jerome: 0 (0%)
Constantine the Great is the Atlas Person of the 4th Century
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5th Century Results
Pope Leo the Great: 1 (14.3%)
Attila: 3 (42.9%)
Alaric: 2 (28.6%)
Odoacer: 0 (0%)
Clovis I: 1 (14.3%)
Saint Patrick: 0 (0%)
Attila is the Atlas Person of the 5th Century
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011, 05:29:31 pm »
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Too bad, these polls are funny.
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6th Century Results:
Pope Gregory the Great: 3 (27.3%)
Justinian: 8 (72.7%)
Aryabhata: 0 (0%)
Benedict of Nursia: 0 (0%)
Boethius: 0 (0%)
Gregory of Tours: 0 (0%)
Justinian is the Atlas Person of the 6th Century
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7th Century Results
Muhammad: 12 (92.3%)
Ali: 0 (0%)
Emperor Gaozu of Tang: 1 (7.7%)
Abu Bakr: 0 (0%
Muhammad is the Atlas Person of the 7th Century!
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8th Century Results
Charlemagne: 7 (53.8%)
Harun al-Rashid: 1 (7.7%)
Charles Martel: 3 (23.1%)
Emperor Leo III of the Byzantine Empire: 2 (15.4%)
Tariq Ibn-Ziyad: 0 (0%)
Alcuin: 0 (0%)
The Venerable Bede: 0 (0%)
Charlemagne is the Atlas Person of the 8th Century
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 08:25:37 pm »
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Poor Harun al-Rashid.  He's going to have to listen to bedtime stories for another three years to get over the grief.  Tongue

(Yes, I know that he wasn't the Sultan in 1001 Arabian Nights, but he does appear in the book, so close enough)
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1st Century: Jesus of Nazareth
2nd Century: Ptolemy
3rd Century: Shapur I of Persia
4th Century: Constantine the Great
5th Century: Attila the Hun
6th Century: Mohammad
7th Century: Emperor Taizong of Tang
8th Century: Charlemagne
9th Century: Alfred the Great
10th Century: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
11th Century: Pope Urban II
12th Century: Genghis Khan
13th Century: Marco Polo
14th Century: Mansa Musa
15th Century: Henry the Navigator
16th Century: Martin Luther
17th Century: Louis XIV of France
18th Century: Adam Smith
19th Century: Karl Marx
20th Century: Woodrow Wilson
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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2011, 10:40:07 am »
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Bump !
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2011, 11:31:15 pm »
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this was interesting. can we continue?
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