Favorite Person in History

  • peach kitten

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    Jesus, MLK Jr , Jackie Robinson (ever since I did that report on him in fourth grade!)...hmmm...
    October 26th, 2013 at 09:25am
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    A really hard question to answer, as there are so many great and interesting historical people. I think I must say Gaius Caligula(roman emperor from 37 AD-41 AD). he is so fascinating and mystrious. Not much is known about him, and I got a lot more interested in him after watching the film starring Malcolm McDowell.
    November 7th, 2013 at 11:55am
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    Socrates - He taught us profoundly well that humanity is so fatally stupid that there's no better reaction than to laugh at it, as long as we dare not exempt ourselves with the belief that we're any less worthy of being laughed at.
    Leo Da Vinci - The greatest polymath ever to have walked the earth.
    November 11th, 2013 at 10:04am
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    Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Anne Frank
    November 21st, 2013 at 10:21pm
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    The Major Rager on the Four String, Motherfucker, himself - Mr. Clifford Lee Burton!
    December 11th, 2013 at 11:04pm
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    alan turing

    He gave so much and was completely abused and destroyed in return. a real martyr and a hero for any fans of computer science, a war hero and an icon for LGBT british history.
    January 2nd, 2014 at 06:24am
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    sketch.:
    alan turing

    He gave so much and was completely abused and destroyed in return. a real martyr and a hero for any fans of computer science, a war hero and an icon for LGBT british history.
    You share a birthday with Alan Turing? Don I am incredibly jealous.
    January 2nd, 2014 at 06:39am
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    You share a birthday with Alan Turing? Don I am incredibly jealous.
    I think you might have the thread slightly confused tehe
    I don't share a birthday with him! that would be so cool if i did though.
    January 2nd, 2014 at 06:46am
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    @ sketch.
    crap. I do that all the time. I still love Alan Turing.
    January 2nd, 2014 at 06:48am
  • JollyJohanna

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    Nikola Tesla - the man was a genius, need I say more. I did a presentation on him when I was in 7th grade and was astonished by not only his work but also by his theories of the future of technological development.

    The second one is probably less known for most of you. Miina Härma - she was the first female Estonian composer, I attend a school named after her, infamous for the choirs. She lived in the early 20th century, her talent was acknowledged not only here, but also in Germany and in the UK. And she has written some of the most beautiful choral pieces I have ever had the pleasure to sing.
    February 4th, 2014 at 08:36pm
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    If it counts, I want to say Aya Kito. The reason is because she's one of my heroes. She was diagnosed with something called Spinocerebellar disease. It affected her cerebellum, leaving her paralyzed from head to toe. Basically, she was trapped in a body that wouldn't work anymore, and it progressed slowly, eventually killing her. :/

    Why is she my hero? Because despite this horrible disease, Aya kept writing. It didn't matter if she was no longer capable. She continued forcing herself to write in her journal almost everyday as the disease worsened. She never gave up, especially when she knew she wouldn't be able to do things others could do.

    She died long before I was born, and I consider her to be someone historical and inspiring. If you are interested in her, just look up Aya Kito, and you will find tons of information. However, there isn't much I can offer about the disease itself. There's a drama and a movie based on her story. Both are in japanese, but you can watched them subbed. It's sad, yet it's very touching.

    This video is from the Japanese drama, and it explains what Aya Kito went through before she passed.
    February 5th, 2014 at 02:51pm
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    @ belikov.
    Me to, I am completely obsessed with ancient Egyptians too ,my favourite has to be the goddess Isis and maybe a little Hathor, What's you favourite ancient Egyptian god/goddess.
    February 7th, 2014 at 05:32pm
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    He's not my favorite historical person but I find Hitler absolutely fascinating. (I just love learning about WWII in general though)

    My favorite people in history are both writers: Emily Dickinson and Kurt Vonnegut. (do they count?)
    May 15th, 2014 at 07:40pm
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    Arthur Rimbaud, hands down.
    May 16th, 2014 at 12:38am