Jesus is the most famous person in history, according to internet search programme


Blackleaf
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Jesus is the most famous person in history, followed by Napoleon and Mohammed, according to a new internet search programme.

The software, developed in the US, scours the internet for opinions expressed about famous people and uses a special algorithm to predict how important they will remain 200 years after their death.

And it has thrown up some unusual and potentially embarrassing results with British Prime Minister David Cameron all the way down in 1,483rd place.

However I'm pleased to say that the most famous Briton - William Shakespeare - ranks fourth, whereas fifth-placed Abraham Lincoln is the highest-ranking Yank.

Americans and Britons dominate the 100 most famous people in history list, making up almost half of the list, with 24 Americans and 21 Britons. Not surprisingly, no Canadians were in the top 100.

Only two women - both British - appeared in the top 100.

Adolf Hitler is ranked at number seven, Aristotle at eight, while Alexander the Great at nine and another US president Thomas Jefferson help make up the top 10.

British Kings and Queens rank highly, with Henry VIII in 11th place, Elizabeth I in 13th, Queen Victoria in 16th and Charles I in 39th, although Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the short-lived Commonwealth of England following the civil war, is not far behind at number 50.

Nelson Mandela ranks only 356th - well below President Barack Obama at 111th and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 271st.



How Jesus is most famous person in history ... and Cameron is only 1,483rd, according to internet searches

Figures are ranked according to opinions expressed on the internet

Algorithm predicts how important people will remain 200 years after death

Highest ranked Briton on the list is William Shakespeare

Software developed by computer experts Steven Skiena and Charles Walker


By Daily Mail Reporter
15 December 2013
Daily Mail

Jesus is the most important person in history, according to a new internet search programme that ranks Napoleon second and Mohammed third.

The software, developed in the US, scours the internet for opinions expressed about famous people and uses a special algorithm to predict how important they will remain 200 years after their death


And it has thrown up some unusual and potentially embarrassing results with Prime Minister David Cameron all the way down in 1,483rd place.


Jesus is the most famous person in history according to a software programme that scours the internet to rank people's importance

The highest ranked Briton on the list is William Shakespeare in fourth place, who comes above US presidents Abraham Lincoln (fifth) and George Washington (sixth).

Adolf Hitler is ranked at number seven, Aristotle at eight, while Alexander the Great at nine and another US president Thomas Jefferson help make up the top 10.

British Kings and Queens rank highly with Henry VIII in 11th place, Elizabeth I in 13th, Queen Victoria in 16th and Charles I in 39th, although Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the short-lived Commonwealth of England following the civil war, is not far behind at number 50.

Surprisingly Nelson Mandela ranks only 356th well below President Barack Obama at 111th and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 271st.


Lasting impression: William Shakespeare was in fourth place while Napoleon was deemed the second most important person in history

Steven Skiena, professor of computer science at Stony Brook University, in New York and one of the people behind the programme said the algorithm can also be used to measure social changes, notably the importance of women in society.

He told the
Sunday Times: 'We can prove that women have required substantially greater achievement levels than men - equivalent to around four IQ points - to get noticed for posterity'.

Mozart is the highest ranking musician on the list at 24th, Beethoven follows in 27th and Bach in 48th.


Queen Elizabeth I was the highest ranking woman in 13th place, just two behind her father Henry VIII


Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ranks 271st, whereas Nelson Mandela ranks just 356th. Both (shown above, meeting each other at 10 Downing Street in 1990) passed away this year


Madonna, at 121st trumps Bob Dylan (130th) and John Lennon (162nd), however Elvis reigns as the most famous pop musician in 69th.


Winston Churchill in 37th place is well beaten by Theodore Roosevelt in 23rd place and even by George W Bush who is one place ahead in 36th.

Mr Skiena and his colleague Charles Walker, who works as a Google engineer, have published their finding in a new book called Who's Bigger.


Poor show: David Cameron was found languishing in 1,483rd place


THE TOP 50

1. Jesus
2. Napoleon
3. Muhammad
4. William Shakespeare
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. George Washington
7. Adolf Hitler
8. Aristotle
9. Alexander the Great
10. Thomas Jefferson
11. Henry VIII of England
12. Charles Darwin
13. Elizabeth I of England
14. Karl Marx
15. Julius Caesar
16. Queen Victoria
17. Martin Luther
18. Joseph Stalin
19. Albert Einstein
20. Christopher Columbus
21. Isaac Newton
22. Charlemagne
23. Theodore Roosevelt
24. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
25. Plato
26. Louis XIV of France
27. Ludwig van Beethoven
28. Ulysses S. Grant
29. Leonardo da Vinci
30. Augustus
31. Carl Linnaeus
32. Ronald Reagan
33. Charles D ickens
34. Paul the Apostle
35. Benjamin Franklin
36. George W. Bush
37. Winston Churchill
38. Genghis Khan
39. Charles I of England
40. Thomas Edison
41. James I of England
42. Friedrich Nietzsche
43. Franklin D. Roosevelt
44. Sigmund Freud
45. Alexander Hamilton
46. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
47. Woodrow Wilson
48. Johann Sebastian Bach
49. Galileo Galilei
50. Oliver Cromwell


NUMBERS 51-100

51. James Madison
52. Gautama Buddha
53. Mark Twain
54. Edgar Allan Poe
55. Joseph Smith, Jr.
56. Adam Smith
57. David, King of Israel
58. George III of the United Kingdom
59. Immanuel Kant
60. James Cook
61. John Adams
62. Richard Wagner
63. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
64. Voltaire
65. Saint Peter
66. Andrew Jackson
67. Constantine the Great
68. Socrates
69. Elvis Presley
70. William the Conqueror
71. John F. Kennedy
72. Augustine of Hippo
73. Vincent van Gogh
74. Nicolaus Copernicus
75. Vladimir Lenin
76. Robert E. Lee
77. Oscar Wilde
78. Charles II of England
79. Cicero
80. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
81. Francis Bacon
82. Richard Nixon
83. Louis XVI of France

84. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
85. King Arthur
86. Michelangelo
87. Philip II of Spain
88. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
89. Ali, founder of Sufism
90. Thomas Aquinas
91. Pope John Paul II
92. Ren Descartes
93. Nikola Tesla
94. Harry S. Truman
95. Joan of Arc
96. Dante Alighieri
97. Otto von Bismarck
98. Grover Cleveland
99. John Calvin
100. John Locke

Read more: Jesus is most famous person in history according to software algorithm | Mail Online
Last edited by Blackleaf; Dec 15th, 2013 at 02:00 PM..
 
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petros
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Didn't you know Jesus is Canadian?
 
MHz
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This is where I stopped taking it seriously

2. Napoleon
 
eh1eh
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If you believe Jesus existed.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Didn't you know Jesus is Canadian?

So is Santa now.
 
gerryh
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Christ is first, and a Frenchman second. Sounds right to me.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Christ is first, and a Frenchman second. Sounds right to me.

He wasn't French. He was Corsican.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

If you believe Jesus existed.

He does exist
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

He wasn't French. He was Corsican.

Same thing. The French own Corsica. That's like saying "He's not Canadian, he's a Newfie."

Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

If you believe Jesus existed.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He does exist


That's right. Present tense, not past.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Same thing. The French own Corsica. That's like saying "He's not Canadian, he's a Newfie."


Corsica only became French after the French invaded it in 1769, coincidentally the same year Old Boney was born.

From 1282 to 1755 it was rule by the Republic of Genoa, before becoming an independent Corsican Republic from 1755 until the Frogs invaded it in 1769.

The British were against the French invasion of the island, and sent aid to the islanders, although they decided not to prevent the island's invasion. The leader of the Corsican Republic, Pasquale Paoli, went into exile in Britain where he remained until the French Revolution allowed him to return to Corsica. British troops subsequently intervened in Corsica between 1794–1796, where they created the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom, and in 1814 when they agreed the Treaty of Bastia. Following the Congress of Vienna control of the islands were returned to the restored French monarchs

Many Corsicans today hate the French and don't consider themselves to be French. Ask them what their nationality is and they would say Corsican.

They don't even speak French. They speak Corsican, which is closely-related to Italian.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post







That's right. Present tense, not past.

My point personified.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Corsica only became French after the French invaded it in 1769, coincidentally the same year Old Boney was born.

The British were against the French invasion of the island, and sent aid to the islanders, although they decided not to prevent the island's invasion.


Many Corsicans today hate the French and don't consider themselves to be French. Ask them what their nationality is and they would say Corsican.


Big deal..... yer just mad cause a Frenchman beat ya's out. It's not a surprise to me. We're better lovers, have bigger di cks, and a hell of a lot better oral hygiene.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

have bigger di cks,

Truth be told, I've never met a bigger di ck than you.
 
petros
#13
Hooray for gerryh
 
gerryh
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#14
Just in case some people have forgotten who and what I am.

Denis Leary - Uncensored Version - YouTube

 
Ron in Regina
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#15
Oh My God!! You're Denis Leary?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Oh My God!! You're Denis Leary?


actually, Leary took lessons from me.
 
damngrumpy
#17
A survey taken in our modern age and they still got a lot of right by the look of it.
I am impressed I thought a lot of second hand movie stars would take the top spots.
 
WLDB
#18
I think Id agree with that. #2 and onwards - not so sure. The ranking gets tough from there.

Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Corsica only became French after the French invaded it in 1769, coincidentally the same year Old Boney was born.

Napoleon seemed fine with being considered French.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He does exist

In your mind maybe. SAnta, the tooth faerie and the easter bunny also exist in some minds.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

THE TOP 50

1. Jesus
2. Napoleon
3. Muhammad
4. William Shakespeare
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. George Washington
7. Adolf Hitler
8. Aristotle
9. Alexander the Great
10. Thomas Jefferson
11. Henry VIII of England
12. Charles Darwin
13. Elizabeth I of England
14. Karl Marx
15. Julius Caesar
16. Queen Victoria
17. Martin Luther
18. Joseph Stalin
19. Albert Einstein
20. Christopher Columbus
21. Isaac Newton
22. Charlemagne
23. Theodore Roosevelt
24. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
25. Plato
26. Louis XIV of France
27. Ludwig van Beethoven
28. Ulysses S. Grant
29. Leonardo da Vinci
30. Augustus
31. Carl Linnaeus
32. Ronald Reagan
33. Charles D ickens
34. Paul the Apostle
35. Benjamin Franklin
36. George W. Bush
37. Winston Churchill
38. Genghis Khan
39. Charles I of England
40. Thomas Edison
41. James I of England
42. Friedrich Nietzsche
43. Franklin D. Roosevelt
44. Sigmund Freud
45. Alexander Hamilton
46. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
47. Woodrow Wilson
48. Johann Sebastian Bach
49. Galileo Galilei
50. Oliver Cromwell


NUMBERS 51-100

51. James Madison
52. Gautama Buddha
53. Mark Twain
54. Edgar Allan Poe
55. Joseph Smith, Jr.
56. Adam Smith
57. David, King of Israel
58. George III of the United Kingdom
59. Immanuel Kant
60. James Cook
61. John Adams
62. Richard Wagner
63. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
64. Voltaire
65. Saint Peter
66. Andrew Jackson
67. Constantine the Great
68. Socrates
69. Elvis Presley
70. William the Conqueror
71. John F. Kennedy
72. Augustine of Hippo
73. Vincent van Gogh
74. Nicolaus Copernicus
75. Vladimir Lenin
76. Robert E. Lee
77. Oscar Wilde
78. Charles II of England
79. Cicero
80. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
81. Francis Bacon
82. Richard Nixon
83. Louis XVI of France

84. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
85. King Arthur
86. Michelangelo
87. Philip II of Spain
88. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
89. Ali, founder of Sufism
90. Thomas Aquinas
91. Pope John Paul II
92. Ren Descartes
93. Nikola Tesla
94. Harry S. Truman
95. Joan of Arc
96. Dante Alighieri
97. Otto von Bismarck
98. Grover Cleveland
99. John Calvin
100. John Locke

Read more: Jesus is most famous person in history according to software algorithm | Mail Online


I imagine this list was contrived from the English speaking part of the world. I bet if it was done on a street corner in Shang Hi, the results would be much different.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I imagine this list was contrived from the English speaking part of the world. I bet if it was done on a street corner in Shang Hi, the results would be much different.

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7 。阿道夫希特勒
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9 。亚历山大大帝
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11 。英王亨利八世
12 。查尔斯达尔文
13 。英国的伊丽莎白一世
14 。卡尔马克思
15 。凯撒大帝
16 。维多利亚女王
17 。马丁路德
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19 。阿尔伯特爱因斯坦
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22 。查理曼
23 。西奥多罗斯福
24 。莫扎特
25 。柏拉图
26 。法国路易十四
27 。路德维希范贝多芬
28 。尤利塞斯S格兰特
29 。达芬奇
30 。奥古斯都
31。卡尔林奈
32 。罗纳德里根
33 。查尔斯 ickens
34 。使徒保罗
35 。本杰明富兰克林
36 。乔治 W布什
37 。温斯顿丘吉尔
38 。成吉思汗
39 。查尔斯一世
40 。托马斯爱迪生
41 。英格兰的詹姆斯一世
42 。尼采
43 。富兰克林D罗斯福
44 。西格蒙德弗洛伊德
45 。亚历山大汉密尔顿
46 。圣雄甘地Karamchand
47 。伍德罗威尔逊
48 。约翰塞巴斯蒂安巴赫
49 。伽利略
50 。奥利弗克伦威尔


号码51-100

51 。詹姆斯麦迪逊
52 。释迦牟尼佛
53 。马克吐温
54 。爱伦坡
55 。斯密约瑟,Jr
56 。亚当斯密
57 。以色列的大卫国王
58 。英国乔治三世
59 。康德
60 。詹姆斯库克
61 。约翰亚当斯
62 。理查德瓦格纳
63 。彼得伊里奇柴可夫斯基
64 。伏尔泰
65 。圣彼得
66 。安德鲁杰克逊
67 。君士坦丁大帝
68 。苏格拉底
69 。猫王
70 。征服者威廉
71 。约翰 F肯尼迪
72 。奥古斯丁
73 。文森特凡高
74 。哥白尼
75 。列宁
76 。罗伯特 E李
77 。奥斯卡王尔德
78 。英国查尔斯二世
79 。西塞罗
80 。让 - 雅克卢梭
81 。弗朗西斯培根
82 。理查德尼克松
83 。法国路易十六

84 。查尔斯五世,神圣罗马帝国皇帝
85 。亚瑟王
86 。米开朗基罗
87 。西班牙的菲利普二世
88 。约翰沃尔夫冈冯歌德
89 。阿里,苏菲主义的创始人
90 。托马斯阿奎那
91 。教宗若望保禄二世
92 。笛卡尔
93 。尼古拉特斯拉
94 。哈里S杜鲁门
95 。圣女贞德
96 。但丁
97 。奥托冯俾斯麦
98 。格罗弗克利夫兰
99 。约翰加尔文
100 。约翰洛克
 
Spade
#22
I am no different from most people. When I do a web search, it is because I know little or nothing about the subject. To be honest, I never google my wife or mum. So,...
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

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1 。耶稣
2 。拿破仑
3 。穆罕默德
4 。威廉莎士比亚
5 。亚伯拉罕林肯
6 。乔治华盛顿
7 。阿道夫希特勒
8 。亚里士多德
9 。亚历山大大帝
10 。托马斯杰斐逊
11 。英王亨利八世
12 。查尔斯达尔文
13 。英国的伊丽莎白一世
14 。卡尔马克思
15 。凯撒大帝
16 。维多利亚女王
17 。马丁路德
18 。斯大林
19 。阿尔伯特爱因斯坦
20 。克里斯托弗哥伦布
21 。艾萨克牛顿
22 。查理曼
23 。西奥多罗斯福
24 。莫扎特
25 。柏拉图
26 。法国路易十四
27 。路德维希范贝多芬
28 。尤利塞斯S格兰特
29 。达芬奇
30 。奥古斯都
31。卡尔林奈
32 。罗纳德里根
33 。查尔斯 ickens
34 。使徒保罗
35 。本杰明富兰克林
36 。乔治 W布什
37 。温斯顿丘吉尔
38 。成吉思汗
39 。查尔斯一世
40 。托马斯爱迪生
41 。英格兰的詹姆斯一世
42 。尼采
43 。富兰克林D罗斯福
44 。西格蒙德弗洛伊德
45 。亚历山大汉密尔顿
46 。圣雄甘地Karamchand
47 。伍德罗威尔逊
48 。约翰塞巴斯蒂安巴赫
49 。伽利略
50 。奥利弗克伦威尔


号码51-100

51 。詹姆斯麦迪逊
52 。释迦牟尼佛
53 。马克吐温
54 。爱伦坡
55 。斯密约瑟,Jr
56 。亚当斯密
57 。以色列的大卫国王
58 。英国乔治三世
59 。康德
60 。詹姆斯库克
61 。约翰亚当斯
62 。理查德瓦格纳
63 。彼得伊里奇柴可夫斯基
64 。伏尔泰
65 。圣彼得
66 。安德鲁杰克逊
67 。君士坦丁大帝
68 。苏格拉底
69 。猫王
70 。征服者威廉
71 。约翰 F肯尼迪
72 。奥古斯丁
73 。文森特凡高
74 。哥白尼
75 。列宁
76 。罗伯特 E李
77 。奥斯卡王尔德
78 。英国查尔斯二世
79 。西塞罗
80 。让 - 雅克卢梭
81 。弗朗西斯培根
82 。理查德尼克松
83 。法国路易十六

84 。查尔斯五世,神圣罗马帝国皇帝
85 。亚瑟王
86 。米开朗基罗
87 。西班牙的菲利普二世
88 。约翰沃尔夫冈冯歌德
89 。阿里,苏菲主义的创始人
90 。托马斯阿奎那
91 。教宗若望保禄二世
92 。笛卡尔
93 。尼古拉特斯拉
94 。哈里S杜鲁门
95 。圣女贞德
96 。但丁
97 。奥托冯俾斯麦
98 。格罗弗克利夫兰
99 。约翰加尔文
100 。约翰洛克


That's very good, Goober, I just checked it over with a fine tooth comb and couldn't find one spelling mistake!
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

That's very good, Goober, I just checked it over with a fine tooth comb and couldn't find one spelling mistake!

Thanks- Spent a ton of time on that one.

Could you make the next one less work intensive please.
 
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