12 People Voted as Having Lived Lives of Unparalleled Greatness

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Who are the people who have lived the “greatest lives in history?” It's a subjective question that can spark countless debates. Still, based on consensus, there are those whose legacy continues to speak for them.

Here are 12 people who folks have voted lived one of the most extraordinary lives in history.

Alexander the Great

Of Alexander the Great, a contributor writes, “Alexander the Great was king of Macedonia by age 20, conquered half the world by 30, and then died mysteriously at 33. He was basically the Genghis Khan of the ancient world.”

Leonardo da Vinci

His portrait, the Mona Lisa, remains one of history's most famous art pieces. Lovers of Leonardo da Vinci revered the virtuoso for being a “genius and an absolute jack of all trades.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

A civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr. was a leading American civil rights movement figure. Many call him a true hero.

Nelson Mandela

He is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding leaders of the 20th century and a hero of the people. He fought against injustice and oppression till real change was born.

Albert Einstein

His theory of relativity revolutionized our understanding of space and time and significantly contributed to the development of quantum mechanics.

Marie Curie

An admirer and respecter of Curie notes, “Curie's work paved the way for modern medicine and our understanding of the universe.”

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