Individuals in History: Who is the most influential person in history?

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MrSuavetopia
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In this series of threads, we'll be posing a different question to discuss various individuals in history.

For this first thread, we'll pose the question as to who is the most influential person in human history? Given there's people in various fields of prominence, this is intentionally left vague to let you guys discuss whoever you want.

The person can be someone who reached the heights of their field, or who may have been less famous but responsible for creating, redefining or discovering something revolutionary to human history.

As ever, keep it thoughtful and don't bash others for their responses (but feel free to debate of course!)
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The prehistoric person who discovered you could alloy tin and copper to make bronze.
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Thomas Edison, lord of light lol
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Gavrilo princip
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Gavrilo princip
:lol: really the catalyst for World War I ?
Tho it is true we wouldn't have really had WW1 or 2 without good old Princip
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Whoever inspired/invented Judaism (and therefore is in some way responsible for all the Abrahamic religions, and the way billions of people think) did pretty well, but don't know their name, so I'll go with Jesus.
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Santa- selflessly gave small gifts to local children, created a community sense of festive goodwill and established a tradition of ensuring that reindeer receive sufficient exercise.
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(Original post by I AM GROOT 1)
:lol: really the catalyst for World War I ?
Tho it is true we wouldn't have really had WW1 or 2 without good old Princip
Yep. Ahah

ive got a worse one.

Liberian President Charles D B King. Manged to get 16.2 times the number of registered voters to vote for him in 1927.
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Stanlin
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Tho it is true we wouldn't have really had WW1 or 2 without good old Princip
I would highly contest that.

The First World War would likely have occurred regardless of whether Mr Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand or not.
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I would highly contest that.

The First World War would likely have occurred regardless of whether Mr Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand or not.
Yeah, Princip was a catalyst more than anything
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Napoleon Bonaparte is certainly up there, George Washington too.
Where Economic history is concerned I'm going to say Adam Smith.
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Yep. Ahah

ive got a worse one.

Liberian President Charles D B King. Manged to get 16.2 times the number of registered voters to vote for him in 1927.
:laugh: cant argue with that
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I would highly contest that.

The First World War would likely have occurred regardless of whether Mr Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand or not.
yeah i know i said he was a catalyst in the WW1 as oppose to being a key figure
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The prehistoric person who discovered you could alloy tin and copper to make bronze.
Who could not have done his or her work without the prior contribution of whoever discovered how to create fire artificially and how to control it.
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