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AerLingus747
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 ;-)

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

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

Temporally yours,

SOMP

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

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

seat_of_my_pants
27th Oct 2002, 19:40
grainger

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

hehe

:D

SOMP

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

greatest woman:Margaret Thatcher.

Aleko
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:

Loki
27th Oct 2002, 20:17
My candidates:

J S Bach

Marshal Zhukov

Postman Pat

rainbow
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.)
:)

piniped
27th Oct 2002, 22:58
Abraham...

considered the father of 3 religions...

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

EI_Sparks
28th Oct 2002, 00:16
Or buddha ?
:)

Slasher
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

:)