The Legends of The World

A list of famous people ( renownedcelebratedwell-known, notoriousdistinguishedeminentillustriousfamedforemostpreeminent, acclaimed, conspicuous, far-famed, prominenthonoredreputablerecognizednotableimportantprestigious, remarkableextraordinarygreatbrilliantsplendid, legendary ), chosen mainly from the nineteenth, twentieth or twenty-first centuries.
This list includes famous actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, writers, artists and humanitarians.
1.      Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) American actress, singer, model
2.      Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) US President during American civil war
3.      Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) Macedonian Catholic missionary nun
4.      John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) US President 1961 – 1963
5.      Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968)  American civil rights campaigner
6.      Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)  South African President anti-apartheid campaigner
7.      Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – ) British monarch since 1954
8.      Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British Prime Minister during WWII
9.      Donald Trump (1946 – ) Businessman, politician
10. Bill Gates (1955 – ) American businessman, founder of Microsoft
11. Muhammad Ali (1942 – 2016) American Boxer and civil rights campaigner
12. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) Leader of Indian independence movement
13. Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013) British Prime Minister 1979 – 1990
14. Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) Italian explorer
15. Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) British scientist, theory of evolution
16. Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) American musician
17. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) German scientist, theory of relativity
18. Paul McCartney (1942 – ) British musician, member of Beatles
19. Queen Victoria ( 1819 – 1901) British monarch 1837 – 1901
20. Pope Francis (1936 – ) First pope from the Americas
21. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964) Indian Prime Minister 1947 – 1964
22. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Italian, painter, scientist, polymath
23. Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) Dutch artist
24. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) US President 1932 – 1945
25. Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005) Polish Pope
26. Thomas Edison ( 1847 – 1931) American inventor
27. Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005)  American civil rights activist
28. Aung San Suu Kyi (1945 – ) Burmese opposition leader
29. Lyndon Johnson (1908 – 1973) US President 1963 – 1969
30. Ludwig Beethoven (1770 – 1827) German composer
31. Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ) American TV presenter, actress, entrepreneur
32. Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) Prime Minister of India 1966 – 1977
33. Eva Peron (1919 – 1952) First Lady of Argentina 1946 – 1952
34. Benazir Bhutto (1953 – 2007) Prime Minister of Pakistan 1993 – 1996
35. George Orwell (1903 – 1950) British author
36. Desmond Tutu (1931 – ) South African Bishop and opponent of apartheid
37. Dalai Lama (1938 – ) Spiritual and political leader of Tibetans
38. Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) American film producer
39. Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012) US astronaut
40. Peter Sellers (1925 – 1980) British actor and comedian
41. Barack Obama (1961 – ) US President 2008 – 2016
42. Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) American Black nationalist leader
43. J.K.Rowling (1965 – ) British author
44. Richard Branson (1950 – ) British entrepreneur
45. Pele (1940 – ) Brazilian footballer, considered greatest of 20th century.
46. Angelina Jolie (1975 – ) Actress, director, humanitarian
47. Jesse Owens (1913 – 1980) US track athlete, 1936 Olympics
48. Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) American author
49. John Lennon (1940 – 1980) British musician, member of the Beatles
50. Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) US Industrialist
51. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975) Emperor of Ethiopia 1930 – 1974
52. Joseph Stalin (1879 – 1953) Leader of Soviet Union 1924 – 1953
53. Lord Baden Powell (1857 – 1941) British Founder of scout movement
54. Michael Jordon (1963 – ) US Basketball star
55. George Bush Jnr (1946 – ) US President 2000-2008
56. Vladimir Lenin (1870 – 1924) Leader of Russian Revolution 1917
57. Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982) Swedish actress
58. Fidel Castro (1926 – ) President of Cuba 1976 – 2008
59. Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) Russian author and philosopher
60. Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) Spanish modern artist
61. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) Irish author, poet, playwright
62. Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) French fashion designer
63. Charles de Gaulle (1890 – 1970) French leader and President 1959 – 1969
64. Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937) Aviator
65. John M Keynes (1883 – 1946) British economist
66. Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) French chemist and microbiologist
67. Mikhail Gorbachev (1931 – ) Leader of Soviet Union 1985 – 1991
68. Plato (423 BC – 348 BC) Greek philosopher
69. Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) leader of Nazi Germany 1933 – 1945
70. Sting (1951 – ) British musician
71. Mary Magdalene (4 BCE – 40CE) devotee of Jesus Christ
72. Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980) English / American film producer, director
73. Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) American musician
74. Madonna (1958 – ) American musician, actress, author
75. Mata Hari (1876 – 1917) Dutch exotic dancer, executed as spy
76. Cleopatra (69 – 30 BCE) Queen of Egypt
77. Grace Kelly (1929 – 1982) American actress, Princess of Monaco
78. Steve Jobs (1955 – 2012) co-founder of Apple computers
79. Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004) US President 1981-1989
80. Lionel Messi (1987 – ) Argentinian footballer
81. Babe Ruth (1895 – 1948) American baseball player
82. Bob Geldof (1951 – ) Irish musician, charity worker
83. Leon Trotsky (1879 – 1940) Russian Marxist revolutionary
84. Roger Federer (1981 – ) Swiss Tennis player
85. Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) Austrian psychoanalyst
86. Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) US president 1913 – 1921
87. Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976) Leader of Chinese Communist revolution
88. Katherine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) American actress
89. Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) British actress and humanitarian
90. David Beckham (1975 – )  English footballer
91. Tiger Woods (1975 – ) American golfer
92. Usain Bolt (1986 – ) Jamaican athlete and Olympian
93. Carl Lewis (1961 – ) US athlete and Olympian
94. Prince Charles (1948 – )  Heir to British throne
95. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929 – 1994) American wife of JF Kennedy
96. C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) British author
97. Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959) American jazz singer
98. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) British author
99. Billie Jean King (1943 – ) American tennis player and human rights activist
100. Anne Frank (1929 – 1945) Dutch Jewish author who died in Holocaust
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