A&E Biography of the Millennium Part 17, 19-17

20 Adam Smith (18th c. Scottish philosopher and economist)
21 George Washington (1st US president, General of Revolutionary War)
22 Ghengis Khan (12th c Mongul conqueror)
23 Abraham Lincoln (16th US president)
24 St. Thomas Acquinas (Catholic philosopher)
25 James Watt (Scottish inventor; steam engine)
*26 W A Mozart (great Classic composer)
27 Napoleon (French general, president and self-proclaimed emperor)
*28 JS Bach (great Baroque composer)
29 H. Ford (mass production of automobile)
*30 Beethoven (great late Classic/early Romantic composer)
31 Watson & Crick (DNA)
32 Renee Descartes (philosopher)
33 Martin Luther King Jr (US civil rights leader)
34 Jean Jacques Rousseau (great philosopher of French “Enlightenment”)
35 V.I. Lenin (Russian political lewader/writer)
36 A Fleming (pen)
37 Voltaire (great philosopher of French “Enlightenment”)
38 Francis Bacon (deductive reasoning)
39 Dante Alighieri (Medieval writer)
40 Wright Bros. (first human flight)
41 Bill Gates (computer software giant)
42 Mendel (genetics)
43 Mao Tsedung (1st Chairman of Chinese Communist party)
44 A G Bell (telephone)
45 William the Conquerer (11th c. leader of Normans and English)
46 Machiavelli (political philospher)
47 Charles Babbage (17th c. early “computer” pioneer)
48 Mary Wollstonecraft (women’s rights)
49 Gorbachev (1st Soviet premier to establish good relations with US)
50 Margaret Sanger (crusader for birth control legislation)
51 Edward Jenner (vaccination)
52 Churchill (Prime Minister of Britain during WWII)
53 Marie Curie (radioactivity)
54 Marco Polo (explorer)
55 F. Magellan (explorer)
56 E. Stanton (womens rights)
*57 Elvis Presley (first major icon of Rock and Roll)
58 Joan of Arc (French religious martyr)
59 I. Kant (philosopher)
60 FD Roosevelt (longest serving US President)
61 M. Faraday (chemist/physicist; electricity & magnetism)
62 Walt Disney (early animation)
63 Jane Austen (writer)
64 Pablo Picasso (painter)
65 Werner Heisenberg (physicist; “uncertainty principle”)
66 D W Griffith (film)
67 Vlad Zworkin (TV/RCA)
68 Ben Franklin (inventor, writer, statesman)
69 William Harvey (blood circulation)
70 Pope Gregory VII (separated church & state)
71 Harriet Tubman (underground railroad)
72 Simon Bolivar (great South American general and freedom fighter)
73 Princess Diana (human rights)
74 Enrico Fermi (nuclear physicist; quantum theory)
75 Pincus (birth control pill)
*76 The Beatles (most influential band in rock history)
77 Thomas Hobbes (17th c. philosopher)
78 Queen Isabella I (supporter of Columbus’ voyages)
79 Joseph Stalin (ruthless Russian leader during WWII)
80 Elizabeth I (Queen of England in late Renaissance)
81 Nelson Mandela (imprisoned leader against Apartheid)
82 Niels Bohr (atom)
83 Peter the Great (Russian Czar)
84 Marconi (radio)
85 Ronald Reagan (40th US President)
86 James Joyce (author)
87 Carson (environment)
88 Oppenheimer (atomic bomb)
89 Susan B. Anthony (US women’s suffrage)
90 Daguerre (photo)
91 Spielberg (film)
92 Florence Nightingale (medicine)
93 Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights)
94 Patient Zero (1st AIDS victim)
95 Chaplan (film)
*96 Caruso (famous singer and early recording star)
97 Salk (polio vaccine)
*98 Louis Armstrong (great jazz trumpeter and scat singer)
99 Vasco de Gama (explorer)
100 Suleyman I (greatest Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)


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I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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