A list of people who have changed the world, including, Jesus ( – ) Prime Minister of Great Britain during Second World War. These are TIME's most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Time Magazine: the great expansion of the role of the federal government in the economy. of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.
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Yes, there are Presidents and dictators who can change the world through fiat, but we're more interested in innovators like Monty Jonesthe Sierra Leone scientist who has developed a strain of rice that can save African agriculture. Or heroes like the great chessmaster Garry Kasparovwho is leading the lonely 100 great personalities for greater democracy in Russia.
Or Academy Award winning actor George Clooney who has leveraged his celebrity to bring attention to 100 great personalities tragedy in Darfur.
Time editor-at-large Michael Elliott defended the decision to consistently exclude Blair: This is a worldwide list.
There are no Western European political leaders on 100 great personalities because they are not that powerful or influential at this time. Bush has been on the list several times, controversy emerged when he was dropped from the list in in part because of the Democratic victory in the congressional election.
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The fact of the matter is, the president of the United States, I don't care who's in that office, is the most powerful man on the face 100 great personalities the Earth and has more influence over various aspects of lives, not just in this country, but around the world.
And for Time magazine to dismiss that 100 great personalities shows you how biased and, I would argue, hateful they are. His position on Iraq has cost him support in his own party To 100 great personalities certain point, he sort of reached a lame-duck status".
Inconservative commentator Ann Coulter was listed, which led Salon to observe: Numerically, the Arabs were no match for their opponents. On the field of battle, though, the inspired Arabs rapidly conquered all of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine.
ByEgypt had been wrested from the Byzantine Empire, while the 3 Persian armies had been crushed at the key battles of Qadisiya inand Nehavend in But even these enormous conquests-which were made under the leadership of Muhammad's close friends and immediate successors, Abu Bakr and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab -did not mark the end of the Arab advance.
Bythe Arab armies had swept completely across North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean There they turned north and, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, overwhelmed the Visigothic kingdom in Spain.
For a while, it must have seemed that the Moslems would overwhelm all of Christian Europe.
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However, inat the famous Battle of Tours, a Moslem army, which had advanced into the center of France, was at last defeated by the Franks.
100 great personalities, in a scant century of fighting, these Bedouin tribesmen, inspired by the word of the Prophet, 100 great personalities carved out an empire stretching from the borders of India to the Atlantic Ocean-the largest empire that the world had yet seen.
And everywhere that the armies conquered, large-scale conversion to the new faith eventually followed. Now, not all of these conquests proved permanent. The Persians, though they have remained faithful to the religion of the Prophet, have since regained their independence from the Arabs.
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And in Spain, more than seven centuries of warfare finally resulted in the Christians 100 great personalities the entire peninsula.
However, Mesopotamia and Egypt, the two cradles of ancient civilization, have remained Arab, as has the entire coast of North Africa. The new religion, of course, continued to spread, in the intervening centuries, far beyond the borders of the original Moslem conquests. Currently it has tens of millions of adherents in Africa and Central Asia and 100 great personalities more in Pakistan and northern India, and in Indonesia.
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In Indonesia, the new faith has been a unifying factor. In the 4 Indian subcontinent, however, the conflict between Moslems and Hindus is still a major obstacle to unity.
How, then, is one to assess the overall impact of Muhammad on human history? Like all religions, Islam exerts an enormous influence upon the lives of its followers.
It is for this reason that the founders of the world's great religions all figure prominently 100 great personalities this book.