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27th Oct 2002, 14:59
Stemming from the BBC series about the Greatest Britons of all time - who would you choose as the ''Greatest Person of all Time'' or the ''Greatest Group of People''of all time.

They can be from any country anywhere in any particular field (sporting, political, musical etc!).

Looking forward ;-)

27th Oct 2002, 15:09
Erwin Schodinger (He of the cat).

27th Oct 2002, 15:21
I think it would be fair to say that Jesus would have to be up there.

Temporally yours,


tony draper
27th Oct 2002, 15:55
Yeh, but is Schrodinger alive or dead Icarus.? ;)

27th Oct 2002, 17:30
SOMP: If we're allowed fictional characters, then it has to be Sherlock Holmes. ;)

27th Oct 2002, 19:40

ooh you're going straight to hell for that one...




27th Oct 2002, 19:41
This century's greatest man: Winston Churchill

greatest woman:Margaret Thatcher.

27th Oct 2002, 19:41
I was actually thinking about this myself the other day and I too was thinking Schrodinger. But its near impossible to say one person because alot of peoples achievements are down to others.

By the way Mr. Draper.....don't open the box for goodness sake!;)

henry crun
27th Oct 2002, 19:56
Posted on 27 Oct 2002
"This century's greatest man: Winston Churchill"

I thought he died in 1965 :confused:

27th Oct 2002, 20:17
My candidates:

J S Bach

Marshal Zhukov

Postman Pat

27th Oct 2002, 21:27
Good question.

If we think in terms of which single individual has had the greatest effect upon the largest number of folk on the planet over time then my vote goes to that pauper buried in Highgate cemetary, Karl Marx.

Maybe in a day or two I will have time to provide some support for that suggestion. In the meantime feel free to do likewise; or otherwise as you choose.

(I'd be particularly interested in Davaar's response to the question, should he feel inclined to consider it.)

27th Oct 2002, 22:58

considered the father of 3 religions...

or Confucious, revered by the other 1/3 of the planet

28th Oct 2002, 00:16
Or buddha ?

28th Oct 2002, 00:46
Greatest people of all time: Ren and Stimpy.

Field: cartoon entertainment

Why: ingenius methods introduced to the world like -

* determining someones age through measurement of his/her earwax-ball layers

* shellacking bunyons as part of personal grooming

* cheap beach-house accomodation in the form of rotting whale carcasses

* tipping hotel bell-hops with half-salivised Life Savers shlapped from your mouth

* the humungus benefits of "Sal" gel