I would say that it is pretty much a tie between Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ, one secular and the other spiritual.
Who is your personal pick for the most famous person that ever lived?
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I would say that it is pretty much a tie between Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ, one secular and the other spiritual.
Who is your personal pick for the most famous person that ever lived?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||a day ago|
Elvis was far more famous than either J.C.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/02/2021|
Mark Twain thought that Joan Of Arc was the most amazing/important person that ever lived.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/02/2021|
Jesus is a fictional character.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/02/2021|
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/02/2021|
The historical Buddha is probably known to more people than Jesus since people in both South and East Asia know of him and have for over two thousand years. Julius Caesar is known widely only in the Western world.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/02/2021|
Buddha, Genghis Khan, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, QEII, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Tom Cruise
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/02/2021|
R3 No he's not. It's quite obvious that a great avatar lived and walked in Israel 2000 years ago and still mightily resonates with society today. He's real and changed the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/02/2021|
R11 No there was no Jesus. That idiotic story is far older and had existed in other forms LONG before it was retread once again into the Jesus myth.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/02/2021|
R11, the fiction is you claiming "Israel" existed 2000 years ago
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/02/2021|
Why me, of course!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/02/2021|
R14 People like Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, and other great avatars/spiritual teachers ALL existed. Let's not be silly and pick and choose who existed and who didn't.
R15 You are obviously an angry, picky atheist. Don't yuck on someone else's parade.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/02/2021|
I blame Irene for the explosion of hideous K Pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/02/2021|
R17 Don't deal with reality. Got it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/02/2021|
Given the current world population as it compares to previous generations, I’d say Hitler, then Jesus, then Oprah.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/02/2021|
The most famous living person is obviously Madonna. And thanks to her efforts in Malawi, even Darfur orphans know who she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/02/2021|
Jesus, Mohammed, Queen Elizabeth, Mao Zedong, Hitler(As in infamous), Genghis Khan, Caesar, Plato, Confucius, Shakespeare
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/02/2021|
Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ are the same person. Julius really existed and the other JC was a cult of personality based upon the former. C’mon, even Judas and Brutus rhyme, and you have Jesus saying “give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.” It’s the same guy
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/02/2021|
It doesn't matter if Jesus existed or not because in history he did. Lots of things in history are fictitious but they are still 'true'.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/02/2021|
Queen Elizabeth ll
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|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/02/2021|
Al the Great
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/02/2021|
Big and Little Edie
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/02/2021|
Somebody like Elvis or Marilyn Monroe. 2/3 of the planet don't give a fuck about Christianity.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/02/2021|
R30, nobody remembers Elvis anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/02/2021|
Living: Brendad Ickson Almost Dead: Betty White Dead: Vivian Vance WTF: Caitlyn Jenner and Momma June
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/02/2021|
Rasputin may not have been the most famous person to ever live but he certainly was one of the most fascinating, to this very day.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/02/2021|
Surprised no one’s mentioned Alexander the Great, who is one of the first to make impact in both the West and the East. Constantine might also be considered transcending the ancient and the modern world.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/02/2021|
R11, I have proof -- on video -- that Jesus is REAL!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/02/2021|
I’m an atheist, but the people who think Jesus didn’t exist are as braindead as the evangelicals who think he walked on water. The existence of Jesus is not doubted by reputable biblical scholars, including the atheist ones such as Bart Ehrman.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/02/2021|
Bart Erhman didn't exist.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/02/2021|
I love insane people R37 who don't know they're insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/02/2021|
Jesus existed, period. There isn't much doubt about that. That he was the son of a sky fairy? There's your debate.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/02/2021|
Your period is dripping lies.
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|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/02/2021|
Unlike Buddha, who there is historical evidence of his existence, there in no historical evidence of Jesus’ life.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/02/2021|
Marsha P. Johnson
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|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/02/2021|
Lizscha with a Z!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/02/2021|
[quote] Jesus is a fictional character.
Not this again.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/02/2021|
[quote] Your period is dripping lies.
There’s much more evidence of Jesus than of, say, Moses. Vastly more.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/02/2021|
R48 R49 Not this Jesus freak again.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/02/2021|
Julianne Moore, seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/02/2021|
R50 I’m an atheist, you boob.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/02/2021|
The Great Pumpkin
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|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/02/2021|
Not one mention for me?!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/02/2021|
She's not the original Candle in the Wind....
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/02/2021|
Me of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/02/2021|
You little gay boys know nothing about real star power.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/02/2021|
It's a tie!!
ET or Yoda
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/02/2021|
Why isn't Mohammad more famous? I know more about L. Ron Hubburd than Mohammad! They suck at marketing! Just sayin'.
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|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/02/2021|
Famous people of other eras are different from celebrities of today’s connected worlds in the nature of their fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/02/2021|
Jesus, Muhammad, the Buddha and Confucius
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/03/2021|
um, me, of course! And yet no one ever asks how I am!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/03/2021|
Muriel! No, duh!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/03/2021|
Depends on what parts of the world you’re familiar with. People born 1000 years ago had their own ideas. Writing down history was rare, and left to leaders of their time to preserve. Whether it was by having slaves write it, or preserve it other ways. The rich, and forms of royalty and religion determined what history was preserved. People also didn’t have a long life span. Any person considered great in previous millennia were subject to preservation and luck after their local soils, and lava paths were finished with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/03/2021|
R25 is DL solid gold🥇
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/03/2021|
Miss Kay Lenz
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/03/2021|
Aren't Jesus & Mohammed just fictional characters?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/03/2021|
I'm not sure of the exact nature of the question. Famous during their lifetime? Famous in posterity? And how do you define "fame"?
I think you could make an argument that, within the context of North Korea right now, Kim Jong-un is the most famous person on earth. He is worshiped and ubiquitous. He is like a god to the North Korean people in a way no other world leader is. And it's an inter-generational fame, something that even Mao couldn't claim.
I'm sure you could point to other times and places where a similar phenomenon occurred, but working to Kim's advantage is technology coupled with mass media, something which even (eg) the Chinese emperors didn't have access to.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/03/2021|
“Biblical scholars” can’t come up with an iota of actual evidence that Jesus ever existed.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/03/2021|
The first Emperor of China, Qin Julius Caesar Cleopatra
(Leaving religious figures out)
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/03/2021|
Alexander the Great
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/03/2021|
Cher, Queen of the Universe
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|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/03/2021|
Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose
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|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/03/2021|
r85 and r86 need to be signed, "DL"
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/03/2021|
Probably Queen Elizabeth II. Nearly 100, always news, photographed at every stage of her life, widely travelled, seen and reported. From WWII to Covid. All this during the exponential 20th/21st century increase in tele-communication and population. More people globally to know more about her more instantly. Fictional portrayals underline it all. When nature regrettably takes its course, this fame will be amplified yet more.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/03/2021|
Abraham - he was the father of three major religions, two of which are forces for good.
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|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/03/2021|
No proof of Jesus despite the xian nutcases on here. Pick people we know lived.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/03/2021|
I can probably sing along to most of Elvis' more famous songs. I can't recite even one bible verse.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/03/2021|
Who is the most famous ( Stereotypical Gay) person that ever lived?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/03/2021|
[quote] No proof of Jesus despite the xian nutcases on here.
Yet we have definitive proof that you are an doofus fuckwad. Life isn't fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/03/2021|
R96 your insults are not facts, no evidence.
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|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/03/2021|
The Beloved Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/03/2021|
The Wrigleyville Cum Dump!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/03/2021|
Jesus, The Wrigleyville Cum Dump, what's the difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/03/2021|
Jesus liked them young, FACT. Like Matt Gaetz.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/03/2021|
Turn me on and I'll turn you on.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/03/2021|
Muhammad basically an Arab version of Joseph Smith . While Muslims must acknowledge Jesus existence ( and every other characters from the Old Testament ) Christians considered Muhammad nothing more than a false cult leader.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/03/2021|
[Quote] It's quite obvious that a great avatar lived and walked in Israel 2000 years ago
I guess the mass brain washing has worked
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/03/2021|
It does every time R108. EVERY TIME.
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|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/03/2021|
We know “Entertainment” “Lawyer” often sneaks a peak on DL but this is ridiculous. He just posted this today.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/03/2021|
Jesus? Julius Caesar? Oh, gimme a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/03/2021|
It's not the My Pillow guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/03/2021|
On DL - Armie Hammer.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/03/2021|
The existence of Jesus is doubted by major biblical scholars. Some say he’s likely the fusion of two men of the time.
Everyone thought it was the End of Times and people claiming to be the Jewish Messiah were a dime a dozen at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/03/2021|
[Quote] Abraham - he was the father of three major religions, two of which are forces for good.
If we’re picking from mythology, I say Zeus
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/03/2021|
[Quote] Hitler easily. Aren't Jesus & Mohammed just fictional characters?
I agree about Hitler. No proof of Jesus’ existence—and, no, just musing about his existence isn’t history, it’s faith.
There is a lot of contemporary, independent reporting about Muhammad’s existence
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/03/2021|
Definitely in Demi Lovato's mind it’s Demi Lovato.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/03/2021|
Jesus, who was the most successful cult leader ever.
"Yup, Yahweh-Jehova is totes my dad. What? We don't have a place to stay now? Ok this temple is totes my dad's house and you need to get your gross ass goat sacrifices out of here, they reek more than my disciples' junk after they haven't bathed for a month. Question: how easily can we turn this stone altar into a sling? Will that work?"
He was a fraud but is most likely the most famous person who ever existed.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/03/2021|
Buck. Just ask my mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/03/2021|
No Gandhi ?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/03/2021|
R122 Too passsive.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/03/2021|
If we go by how many would recognize the name, it would have to be the Buddha. Most of the populations of China and India will not have heard of Jesus. And that's at least a billion right there.
Anyone who has heard of Jesus would've heard of the Buddha. The converse would not be true.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/03/2021|
That's an adorable picture of Jesus. What happened to Julie's face?
Twain had a big thing for Joan. But she was such an ambiguous 'heroine.'
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/03/2021|
Is that a woman R126? Wow what a heavy jaw she had. Joan Crawford was born a man or a drag queen?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/03/2021|
She's very much a woman and very aware of the fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/03/2021|
Keith Richards. Jesus did exist. Whether people think he is the son of God is depends on whatever religious Belief one has.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/03/2021|
Since fictional characters like Jesus are ok, I'm voting for Bugs Bunny. Ageless, and will live on forever. Much more so than that Jesus crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/03/2021|
R64 ok that was funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/03/2021|
"You too Wilona."
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/03/2021|
Not the most famous person ever, but one of the most famous and successful movie stars of all time. Doris Day rocked my world!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/03/2021|
In the end, I think it will turn out to be Suzanne Somers. Rightfully so.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/03/2021|
R124, I think you underestimate the cultural penetration of Christianity. Your average Indian and/or Chinese person has likely heard of Jesus, just as much as your average American is aware of Buddha.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/03/2021|
Yeah, lots of troubled boys need to be fully penetrated by Christ.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/03/2021|
Adam (and Eve)
Who doesn't know Adam?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/03/2021|
^ That's just sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/03/2021|
The Cat in the Hat
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/03/2021|
Considering the population of China (and their sphere of influence), I'd say Confucius. Then Buddha, Mohammed, and if he existed, Jesus (bit of a controversy there - I don't think there's as much proof as for the other three but hey ho, who cares?) But if he did, I guess I'd swap him and Mohammed in the order of influence and renown.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/03/2021|
Why do Buddhists worship a fat guy? At least Jesus had beautiful locks and was svelte.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/04/2021|
[quote] A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.
Jesus was so important that no one even bothered to write anything about him at the time or for 40 years after the date of his death. The whole story could easily be a myth.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/04/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/04/2021|
I think it's Zendaya.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/05/2021|
Jesus Christ was not an actual person. Snap out of it!
In his heyday, I'd think Charlie Chaplin was perhaps the most known and recognized person alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/05/2021|
King Henry VIII
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/05/2021|
Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/05/2021|
Julius Caesar and Cleopatra
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|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/05/2021|
Jesus the cartoon character.
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|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/05/2021|
I say Mickey Mouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/05/2021|
Me, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/05/2021|
that hot blonde ho on sketchy sex vids
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/06/2021|
Hitler, Elvis, Marilyn etc. are only well known for the last less than hundred years. Does that mean that Obama, Trump, Kanye and Kardashian chick are among the most famous people ever cause they are the most famous ones of the last 10-15 years?
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|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Friday at 5:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Friday at 5:19 PM|
Everyone in the world would recognize the name Adolf Hitler and probably have a visceral reaction to it. Whether is famous or infamous is up to debate, but it’s definitely known.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Friday at 5:25 PM|
Such stupidity on this thread. No, many people in the world don't know the name of Adolf Hitler. And Billions more people were alive before his name became famous.
Princess Diana is the most famous person who ever lived. Even though she lived only a short time in the recent world. No one was more known around the world and no person has had such attention paid to their life and death, than Princess Di.❤️ She is never forgotten and her image and good works last forever. Her face is the most famous in the world, twenty years after her death. And her face evokes a memory or feeling. Hitler is more a poster boy, like Marilyn, Elvis or Jesus. Very well known figures.
But Diana is a visceral experience and evocation of goodness. She is the only modern saint. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Friday at 6:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Friday at 7:48 PM|
R168 You think a fucking British princess is more famous than Hitler? Get real
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Monday at 6:41 AM|
Who is the fucking weirdo who is trying to bring Jebus up lately? Get another fucking hobby. For someone claiming to be an atheist you seem to want to convert people into Jebus-believers?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Monday at 6:48 AM|
Well Donald Trump is Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ rolled into one.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Monday at 7:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 173||Last Monday at 7:18 AM|
It's true! It's me!
|by Anonymous||reply 174||Last Monday at 7:25 AM|
The princess diana troll rears its dum dum head.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||Last Tuesday at 4:31 PM|
Princess Diana is the most famous person who ever lived. It's a proven fact, but most any metric. No one is likely to capture the whole world's attention again, in the way that she did. Like it or not, it's true.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Tuesday at 4:37 PM|
*It's a proven fact, by most any metric.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||Last Tuesday at 4:38 PM|
Marilyn Monroe is first, followed by Princess Diana.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||Last Tuesday at 4:42 PM|
Diana? Really? On what planet is Diana more famous than Hitler? Cause it isn't on the planet Earth
|by Anonymous||reply 179||Yesterday at 5:23 AM|
Is Diana even more famous than Queen Elizabeth?
Weird... do young people even remember her? Did old people ever care?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||Yesterday at 5:29 AM|
R180 - “Is Diana even more famous than Queen Elizabeth?”
Absolutely! Approximately 200,000 more people came to watch Princess Diana’s funeral procession than went to Queen Elizabeth’s inauguration.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||Yesterday at 6:08 AM|
NO proof from the Diana troll.
Most under 40 have no fucking clue what it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||a day ago|
I suspect it's the boring answer: Jesus (leaving mythicist questions aside). Maybe some people in China have never even heard of him, but not many. Even if he has nothing to do with your own religious beliefs, after 100 or 200 years of European missionaries and colonialism it would be difficult to never have heard of him at all. Plus of course Muslims have all heard of him through their own religion. Christians and Muslims together I think are half the planet just by themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||a day ago|
When I googled it,....Donald Trump.
Gross but I can see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||a day ago|
Who is the QUEENIEST gay person that ever lived?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||a day ago|
I'm goin' with Johnny Olsen.
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