Favorite Person in History

  • Rio V.

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    Who is your favorite person in history?

    And if you want to say, why?

    Mine is Paul Revere... I don't know why exactly. But in fifth grade my teacher chose some of us stand up and gave us a sticker with the name of whoever we were on it. We had been talking about Paul Revere mainly that whole week and she chose me to 'play his part'. I thought it was the coolest thing ever... and then he was the coolest guy in history ever to me. I kept that sticker for almost the rest of the year until my mom threw it out. Disgust

    And I guess, he still kind of is. (In my english class yesterday, our teacher had the person in front of us turn around and ask questions that were on the Smart Board; like an interview kind of thing. A question was something like, "Who do you like most in history?" [not exactly like that but close] and the first person to come to mind was Paul Revere and he was my answer.)
    August 31st, 2008 at 06:44am
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    Alexander Graham Bell.

    He invented the phone. :con:
    And he was scottish. Wow
    Most inventors were scottish I think.
    Well, the TV, the phone and Penicillin were invented by Scottish people. :tehe:
    But yes. Alexander Graham Bell.
    He's so fascinating, and he created the phone. How much better can you get? :XD
    August 31st, 2008 at 11:31am
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    Charles Manson.
    Roald Dahl. - He led such an amazing, full, weird life. I think his story is brilliant, and the Charles Manson one speaks for itself, almost.
    September 1st, 2008 at 09:08am
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    I'm not sure. Eleanor of Aquitane, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf...the list goes on. I like feminist women.

    Also, little known fact about Roald Dahl: he was anti-Semitic. I was so disappointed when I found out, I love his stories.
    September 1st, 2008 at 09:53am
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    Michelangelo; painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling and had the strength to spend four whole straight years of his life on it, standing in the most uncomfortable position just to get it done, when he could have easily laid down on his back to paint it.
    September 2nd, 2008 at 02:55am
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    I have more than one but here are some
    -Adolf Hitler
    -Stalin
    -Genghis Khan
    -Pheidias (one of the greatest architects to have existed.
    September 2nd, 2008 at 03:11am
  • Joey Jordison

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    Adolf Hitler - speaks for itself really.
    Elizabeth I, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn - they changed my country for the better in my opinion :)
    And someone else I can't remember right now :(
    September 6th, 2008 at 11:05am
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    Adolf Hitler- Sure he was horrible but he was also a genious.
    Anne Frank- Need I explain?
    Mother Teresa- Speaks for itself.
    September 7th, 2008 at 12:51am
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    Cleopatra.
    I don't know why. I read this book on her in year four and I've kind of been obsessed with her and acient Egypt ever since.
    September 7th, 2008 at 01:15pm
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    Cleopatra.
    I don't know why. I read this book on her in year four and I've kind of been obsessed with her and acient Egypt ever since.
    I agree with you. She's awesome, I studied her in year four too. It was really interesting! I find the whole Tutankhamun saga quite interesting as well. :)
    September 7th, 2008 at 04:48pm
  • Matt Smith

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    Okay, so I fail to comprehend why people name Hitler and Charles Manson has their favourite historical figures. Hitler was a dictator responsible for the death of millions of people, and Charles Manson ran a crazy cult that caused a bloodbath. Nice.

    But each to her own, I suppose.

    Personally, my favourite historical figure is Oscar Wilde, for his writing and wit.
    September 7th, 2008 at 07:07pm
  • Joey Jordison

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    Okay, so I fail to comprehend why people name Hitler and Charles Manson has their favourite historical figures. Hitler was a dictator responsible for the death of millions of people, and Charles Manson ran a crazy cult that caused a bloodbath. Nice.

    But each to her own, I suppose.

    Personally, my favourite historical figure is Oscar Wilde, for his writing and wit.
    It's not that Hitler's cool or whatever, it's just because he changed the way that we all live our lives, for either good or bad, and he's made us realise things about dictatorships and things that we would never have known before. I can't really explain it, he just interests me and has made me think of ways not to lead my life and he's a good example of how not to do bad things. If any of that makes sense....
    September 7th, 2008 at 08:36pm
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    I'm rather partial to Gilgamesh.
    :shifty
    September 8th, 2008 at 03:52am
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    It's not that Hitler's cool or whatever, it's just because he changed the way that we all live our lives, for either good or bad, and he's made us realise things about dictatorships and things that we would never have known before. I can't really explain it, he just interests me and has made me think of ways not to lead my life and he's a good example of how not to do bad things. If any of that makes sense....
    Well, I understand your explanation. I think having a historical interest in Hitler is all well and good, but I wouldn't stretch to calling him a 'favourite' person, because to me a favourite is a person you're passionate about and would like to emulate. But that's only my interpretation.
    September 8th, 2008 at 07:50pm
  • Joey Jordison

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    Well, I understand your explanation. I think having a historical interest in Hitler is all well and good, but I wouldn't stretch to calling him a 'favourite' person, because to me a favourite is a person you're passionate about and would like to emulate. But that's only my interpretation.
    I don't know what emulate means, but other than that I agree with what your interpretation, that's what I think myself. :)
    September 8th, 2008 at 08:11pm
  • cups and cakes.

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    Mahe Drysdale. He still lives but whatev.
    He's done fucking wonders for the pride of New Zealand Olympians.
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    Elizabeth I of England.
    She's amazing, she was patriotic, a brilliant leader and a fantastic representative of women. Elizabeth Tudor gave Tudors a slightly better name in society.
    September 9th, 2008 at 07:01am
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    Abraham Lincoln.
    I've actually visited New Salem and his house, which was really cool. They still had a lot of his actual possessions. It's amazing how unpopular he was among the citizens, too.

    I'm also really interested in Charles Manson and like, Ed Gein, even though Ed was a sick bastard and used human skin for clothing.
    September 13th, 2008 at 06:26pm
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    One of my favorites is Washington Irving, the writer known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

    As the first "Man of Letters", Irving was literally the first American to earn his living by only his pen. Innovation totally ruled this guy, and he was among the first to introduce creative literature into America, as well as Europe. Plus, he perfected the short story, along with presenting the idea that writings could be used not only to teach, but to entertain.

    I don't know; he's just a serious inspiration to me. He makes me want to do something never done before, if only to make people happy.
    (He was also friends with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who is my absolute favorite poet ever).
    September 15th, 2008 at 03:59am
  • The Lovecraft

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    Umm... Joan of Ark.

    J.D. Salinger and H.P. Lovecraft. Both cuckoo, but geniuses.
    September 26th, 2008 at 03:21pm
  • mr. mojo risin

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    Charles Manson.
    September 26th, 2008 at 07:10pm