Top 15 Greatest Leaders of All Time

The world changes every day. People are born and people die everything and yet, life goes on. But in this everyday normal things of life, sometimes, people who have a different flair and ability to influence a whole lot of other people are born. These are some gems because of their sheer presence and charisma and whether or not these people use their talent for good things has always been a nature vs nurture debate. But the world has seen many great leaders in all the parts of the world but some of the leaders have had not only an influence on their own countries but on the world. Now of course, such a list is always subjective. We take into consideration here, only the fact that these few were great leaders and not whether for good or bad. The 15 greatest leaders of all time –

15. Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro is one of the two faces of the Cuban Revolution which started around the year 1953. He went on to become the President and the Prime Minister of Cuba in the years after the Cuban Revolution. He devised and put into action the entire Cuban Revolution during which he had to face many problems, crisis and also many attempts of assassination. His vision, courage and strategic analytic reasoning has gotten Cuba where it stands today. He has proved to be, over the years, a great leader and a great Commander.

14. Che Guevara

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Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, better known as El Che or Che Guevara was an Argentine revolutionary who was, along with Castro, the main man of the Cuban Revolution. He was a trained doctor and a guerilla warfare leader. After finishing his education as a doctor, he took a trip across South America with his friend and it was on the trip that he thought of a revolution, having seen the sorry state of the people in every country. His compassion, charisma, and the love for doing good for others is what attracted so many people towards him. Today, he has become a symbol of rebellion and he right deserves to be so.

13. Alexander, The Great

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Known as the Man Who Conquered The World, Alexander the Great is often said to be the greatest military leader of all time. He was born in 356 BC and by the age of 33, he had the largest empire in the history which stretched from Greece to Egypt to India. He was the king of the Kingdom of Macedonia and perhaps, he was the greatest military commander to have ever lived. He did the noble deed of unifying many Greek city states. He was undefeated in battle and succumbed to malaria and died in 323 BC. His fortes were his foresight, vision and military capabilities.

12. Asoka

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Another king from another kingdom who was given the title of ‘The Great’. Asoka the Great was the last of the great Indian empire of Maurya and he ruled from 269 BC. He too has great conquests and his empire was almost the entire Indian sub-continent. He was a kind and a good-hearted leader. After the bloody Kalinga War, he was so deeply moved and pained by the suffering that he denounced his throne and all his wealth and adopted Buddhism. Today, he is known as an important champion of Buddhism and he preached the values of Buddhism and the lesson from Buddha’s life  to the people.

11. Winston Churchill

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The most crucial and the most important time for a leader to show their true worth is in the face of adversity and Winston Churchill managed to shine at the task. He was the British Prime Minister and leader during the WW II. He was an able leader, an emotional man but his greatest victory was in his motivation for others to defend themselves against the Nazis. His determination, perseverance and the patriotic devotion towards the nation motivated the Britishers to go forward and win the war with the help of the Allies. ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’, he said, and won the war and the hearts.

10. Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar was a Roman military commander and a genius, to say the very least. He played a critical role in the death of a Roman Republic and the rise of the strong Roman Empire. He was not only quick and smart on the battlefield but he also devised great strategies and plan for the expansion of the empire and his political finesse, with the help of which he conquered almost all of Western Europe. His decisiveness, abilities to out-wit his opponents made it possible for him to gain a strong following. He was eventually assassinated by his friend Brutus. The famous Shakespearean tragedy ‘Julius Caesar’ is based on his life.

9. Franklin D Roosevelt

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Franklin Roosevelt, also called FDR, was an American statesmen and a political leader who helped America during some of the worst years like The Great Depression. Roosevelt was afflicted with polio at the age of 29 and he was left paralyzed in both his legs. And yet, he went on to become the President in 1933 and he is the only President who was elected four consecutive times, till 1945, when he died. He also lead the America military into WW II and made America rise to power. His political knowledge, yearning to never stop are characteristics that every true leader longs to have.

8. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader who rose to power after the French Revolution which overthrew the monarchy. He was shrewd and cunning and a person who knew that bigger numbers did not always mean bigger strength. His small armies are known to have triumphed over larger armies. The Napoleonic Code of Legal Reforms which he formed is used till date in many places. His military leadership and the regard for the common man made him famous and he ruled and influenced France for many years.

7. George Washington

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The Founding father of The United States Of America, George Washington, is till date one of the greatest leaders that we have ever seen. He led the American Revolution and later, led USA into the first few years of it’s independence as the First President of USA. He was a visionary and he had immense vision for America which has led America to become the super power it is today. His tenacity, steadfastness, his ability to make decisions during difficult times made him a great leader and he led many people to success.

6. Adolf Hitler

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Now, many people will argue and disagree with the fact that a man like Hitler is called a great leader but we have to say that although his actions and deeds were not good but his leadership skills were matched only by few in the world. He became the chancellor of Germany in 1933, rising through the ranks and waged a great war. But his oratory skills, military expansions and economic growth plans are something whose credit we have to duly give him and him alone. Meticulous planning, propaganda and strategizing by Hitler has in some way, shaped the power politics of the world that we see even today.

5. Mao Zedong

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We can see that some of the greatest leaders have spurted as the ones who leaded a change in a particular place. Mao Zedong, similarly, was the leader of the Chinese Revolution and the founder of People’s Republic of China, the China we see today. He withheld the Japanese invasion, kick-started the economy of China and helped it become the super-power it is today. His vision for China is what him and the people of China strived for. His ideologies and principles of governance and economics are now known as Maoism.

4. Abraham Lincoln

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It takes a man with a vision to lead a country during it’s bad times. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of USA, led the country through the US Civil War. He strived hard and did his best to keep the people of the country together or else, today, America would have been many smaller countries instead of one big country. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation, thereby ending slavery in US. He heart ached for the ones for whom he could do not do anything. His conviction, humility, oratory skills made him one of the greatest leaders we have ever had.

3. Martin Luther King Jr.

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It all started with a dream, like it always does. A dream for change and a dream for better tomorrow. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a leader in the civil rights movement of USA. He was also a member of the clergy. He is known for the non-violent ways in which he advanced and led the civil rights movement. He fought for racial equality and showed the people a picture of a better future where all men are equal. Courage, perseverance and  the will to fight for whats right till the very end made him a great leader. He won The Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

2. Nelson Mandela

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No one needs an introduction for this great man. Nelson Mandela was the first democratically elected President of South Africa. He was the leader and the face of the Anti- Apartheid movement and all through his life, he relentlessly fought against racial discrimination. For his actions, he served a long prison sentence but even that did not deter him. He came out as a hero and led the country into a free, equal future. His determination, focus and will-power were tremendous that even after serving almost 30 years in jail, he got out and worked again for what was right.

1. Mahatma Gandhi

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Born an ordinary boy Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he later became known as the Father of the Nation or ‘bapu’. Mahatma Gandhi led India against the tyrannical rule of the Britishers. He fought silently and practiced ahinsa or non-violence. He believed and truth and only truth shall prevail and without harming a single soul, he got freedom to India. Civil disobedience movements, boycotts of foreign goods etc is show he showed his resistance towards the British. Eventually, The British left India and Gandhi became the face of the nation. He is, without doubt, one of the greatest leaders to have ever walked the earth.

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  • Radnomid

    No Jesus or Mohammad? You will find millions if not billions of their followers in the world today, whose numbers are growing, and many of whom would die to protect their teachings and legacy. I don’t think anything remotely close could be said, or frankly will ever be said, about any other “leader”. Otherwise an interesting list, just need to qualify that you’re obviously excluding religious leaders, who are in a league of their own.

    • Steve Bakewell

      Jesus didn’t even exist.. but muhammad and buddha did..

      • sunny leone

        Since when did Jesus become fictional ?!

        • Steve Bakewell

          Since when did he become real? lol i don’t think a jew zombie could exist.

          • Chris Gray

            Regardless of your beliefs…to say he didnt exist is just plain lunacy!

          • Steve Bakewell

            Oh really? it is lunacy to say that magical jew born of a virgin mother(biologically impossible)who performed miracles and resurrected himself from death didn’t exist?

          • Leila Hathaway

            Actually Jesus did exist and there is historical evidence of his existence. Julius Africanus quotes the historian Thallus in a discussion of the darkness which followed the crucifixion of Christ. The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious “Christians” who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius. Suetonius, chief secretary to Emperor Hadrian, wrote that there was a man named Chrestus (or Christ) who lived during the first century. Just because you don’t believe in his teachings or Christianity doesn’t mean that he did not physically exist and imaginative.

          • Kenny

            Sorry but their are no contemporary accounts of his existence. Everything written about him was many many years after his supposed death. There are no first hand accounts or actual witnesses of Jesus that recorded him in history. I have looked into this matter greatly and it is the main reason why I am no longer a christian today. I can give you a more thorough explanation on why he didn’t exist from what I’ve been able to look into if you want if you want.

          • Ben Hammond

            Read more from the SBL. A majority of the members are (usually) non-religious scholars. Their conclusions obviously differ from groups of devout scholars, but they do not, overwhelmingly, think that there was no historical person that is the center of those texts. They have much to say about how much of the texts are historically accurate, which phrases they think the figure actually said, when the texts were written, etc. There are some who think there was no historical person and there are some (usually more than half) who think that a historical Jesus existed, but the consensus certainly does not = “it’s silly to think a historical figure that the texts are based on existed.”

          • OMGO

            The same things you are saying about Jesus could also be said about Muhammad, everything written about his life was written well after his death. Since there are so many conflicting statements supposedly made by Muhammad, and depictions of him are forbidden by Sharia law calling for death for any violation, it seems likely that one of the early caliphs had him and the more violent statements attributed to him completely made up in order to create, or maybe re-create, Islam as a “religious” tool for use in Arabic conquests. It has been suggested that Christ may have actually been several different people consolidated as one. While there seem to be too many references pointing to a single person named Jesus for me to believe that, the opposite is true for Islam a “religion”was essentially pieced together from bits of information scrawled on bones and rags resulting in the Koran, which, following early urgings toward peace and charity that are attributed to Muhammad, has later calls for war and extreme violence, all in the name of Allah, formerly the Arabian moon god, that seem all too convenient for use by an ambitious and warlike ruler, such as a caliph. Whether Christ ever really existed may always be a question, just as whether God created the universe and the world we live in will be. Logic tells me that you cannot get something from nothing and that in order for our physical world to come about, either some series of physical states preceded it or something outside of time, space and physicality preceded it and brought it about. While neither I nor anyone will ever be able to present evidence of that God does or does not exist, to me the teachings of both Christ and the Ten Commandments seem both to be the only logical ways to live and, considering the brutality of Rome and man in general throughout history, but also to be inspired by something outside of human nature.

          • animata youtubar

            Have you ever read quran if not do now.
            you cant know without going through it
            you will be amazed by everything in it. the way it was made, its words ,what its says and everything it changed alot of people and it has over over 1,6 billion followers and ofcourse there is a reason for that.
            about war there is a reason for why muslims fought holy wars and there were rules for it
            muslims didnt have a choice as they were tortured and killed because they were muslim the same way christains were tortured but muslims stood up for there belief and religion and what they saw right
            even though it was war there was rules

            1. “Do not kill any child, any woman, or any elder or sick person.” (Sunan Abu Dawud)

            2. “Do not practice treachery or mutilation.(Al-Muwatta)

            3. Do not uproot or burn palms or cut down fruitful trees.(Al-Muwatta)

            4. Do not slaughter a sheep or a cow or a camel, except for food.” (Al-Muwatta)

            5. “If one fights his brother, [he must] avoid striking the face, for God created him in the image of Adam.” (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

            6. “Do not kill the monks in monasteries, and do not kill those sitting in places of worship. (Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal)

            7. “Do not destroy the villages and towns, do not spoil the cultivated fields and gardens, and do not slaughter the cattle.” (Sahih Bukhari; Sunan Abu Dawud)

            8. “Do not wish for an encounter with the enemy; pray to God to grant you security; but when you [are forced to] encounter them, exercise patience.” (Sahih Muslim)

            9. “No one may punish with fire except the Lord of Fire.” (Sunan Abu Dawud).

            10. “Accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, and to not do wrong even if they commit evil.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

          • Akash Panwar

            What a blind faith!!. No one follows a single quote out of ten.
            This is bitter truth.

          • animata youtubar

            we all muslims follow

          • Aaron

            Your ignorance is ghastly.

          • Steve Bakewell

            yes i am “ignorant” to not believe in a magical jew born of a virgin mother.

          • Caleb Mattoon

            even though you dont think he existed and you dont beleive in him doesnt mean he is fake. if he is fake, then why is the Catholic religion one of the biggest religions out there?

          • Anthony Mizzi

            You don’t believe in God because you prefer to believe everything came out by co-incidence. When you go before God for your judgement, you will then know whether God is real or a myth.

          • Ezra Farrant

            Using that logic, it could be argued that all Roman, Greek, Indian etc. gods also existed. I’m not saying that he didn’t exist, but if Jesus really did exist then it’s very likely that all of his “powers” and “accomplishments” have all been massively amplified. Like with all stories in the bible (if any of it did happen) and past historical events, leaders are made to look stronger and mightier then anyone else as history (and fiction) is always written by the victor(s). Of course, it’s possible the bible itself could just have been a story written by some random person which people then took to be real. It’s likely that no one will ever know.

          • Nobody Lurker

            Heres the retarded Atheist. Literally nobody disputes his existence. whether marry was a whore or not doesn’t matter. The fact is he existed. This is simply retarded. I could just as easily claim socrates didn’t exist either. Socrates was just a fictional character to teach the greek people without getting in trouble. There is no way a fat questioning hippie could have ever existed.

          • Ray Kay

            You have terrible reasoning. Firstly even atheist historians agree that Jesus existed as a real person. Do you seriously believe a founder of the world biggest religion didn’t exist lmao? Secondly to say it is “biologically impossible” is a conclusion based on your axiom, that is that there is no God. Which is circular reasoning. So much dumbfuck in one message.

          • Steve Bakewell

            No historians agree about Jesus existing as a real person.. no contemporary Jewish or Roman historian at that time noted someone called “jesus” even the supposed New Testament accounts were written AFTER his death..

            How the fu*k is saying that something is biologically impossible “Circular reasoning? you’re the one who is making a special pleading for Jesus myth.

          • Richard Lindsay

            I’m sorry, but just because the New Testament was written AFTER His death, doesn’t mean you can say the same for the Old Testament which works synonymously with the teachings of the New Testament. In fact, according to EveryStudent.com the writing of the Bible was conducted over a period of 1500 years by 40 authors no less, most of which was written BEFORE Christ was even born. Also, do you realize just how impossible it is to suppose that 40 authors from completely separate time periods and backgrounds could agree on the gospel that the Bible so immaculately presents, without the guidance of a Father in Heaven? Oh yeah! They also did that over a period of 1500 years. Did I already say that?
            In my opinion, it requires more faith to believe the assumption that I just presented than to believe in the existence of a Higher Being. Besides, that’s just one of many evidences for the truthfulness of Christianity.

          • Steve Bakewell

            Except we’re only talking about the existence of Jesus and OT doesn’t mention Jesus.

          • The Trolling Koala

            actually it did, you just weren’t paying attention… or did you think the prophets were speaking about Helen Keller?

          • Joyce Reynolds

            Jesus, Muhammad , Buddha was left out on purpose because of debates such as these. It was hard to see Hitler’s name for some people. Now we bring in debates about the realities of Jesus , Buddha, Muhammad . Appreciate the article for the information provided, please.

          • DrG_ex11B5P

            Very correct. In one example, the Roman historian and senator Tacitus referred to Christ, his execution by Pontius Pilate, and the existence of early Christians in Rome in one page of his final work, Annals (written ca. AD 116), book 15, chapter 44.

          • Shapotee

            Do you read or study at all? Did you ever meet muhammad or Buddha? You believe they existed, correct? I guess you have faith in someone who tells who that Buddha exist but do not believe the account of Jesus Christ by many, many witnesses. You have alot of faith, you just need to put it in the right person (Christ).

          • Steve Bakewell

            Buddha&Muhammed were normal human historical figures Jesus as a historical figure is vague&mythical with absurd stories surrounding him no rational thinking person would believe that a Jesus the son of God/miracle performing zombie jew existed.

          • Drew H

            Well yes but….. Muhammad was the messenger of GOD! So I guess Muhammad is just a crazy person because apparently God doesn’t exist.

          • Akram Aroos

            Shut up ! How do u know Muhammad is crazy. Islam is my belief and how would you feel If I say bad things to your religion. Even though our belief are different, you can’t make fun of other beliefs

          • Drew H

            I was yelling at them saying if god didnt exist then how was Muhammad the messenger of god, i was saying there would have no prophet if there was no god but sense Muhammad is the messenger of god, god does exist. Goddamn man

          • Drew H

            I WASN’T SAYING HE DIDN’T EXIST IM SAYING ITS ILLOGICAL THAT GOD DOESN’T EXIST!!! DAMN!

          • Lovely December

            how u were born if God doesn’t exist
            And if you’re going to your past generation then tell me too that how they were born

          • Drew H

            I WASN’T SAYING HE DIDN’T EXIST IM SAYING ITS ILLOGICAL THAT GOD DOESN’T EXIST!!! DAMN!!

          • Sajeel Ahmed

            You Damn. If God doesn’t exist then who made you? Who made your parents? Who gives you life? Who creates this Universe? Who creates life on Earth?. These things isn’t made by itself you Brain washed Dude. Just For example if You wished and want to right something on page then it doesn’t written magically you’ll right by your hand then it is possible. If you feel hunger and you want something to eat it will not brought to your stomach by itself you’ll made meal and then eat it. Similarly this Universe isn’t made by itself God created all this. GOD Exists and Mohammed Peace Be Upon Him is the Messenger of God. He is the Greatest Person ever Walked on Earth His Glory is very High you don’t know anything about Him Peace Be Upon Him and Jesus was also the Messenger of God and He “Jesus” will Come again. See around your self dude. And ask your Heart that how this all Happening. God doing this. God Bless you and Teach you right path.

          • Drew H

            I WASN’T SAYING HE DIDN’T EXIST IM SAYING ITS ILLOGICAL THAT GOD DOESN’T EXIST!!! DAMN!!!

          • Jordan

            Muhammad was a false messenger of God, he didn’t actually talk to God in any way.

          • Kenny

            Sorry but there are no first hand witness accounts to Jesus. Even the Romans who kept records of everything including executions did not speak of him. Very very strange for someone who was supposed to be a high profile figure at the time whether anyone during that time believed he was actually the messiah or not. There is on the other hand evidence that Muhammad and Siddhartha Gautama where real people. I do think that Jesus was based on an amalgamation of people claiming to be the messiah back then seeing as it was a common thing to do back then.

          • Shapotee

            Kenny,

            Facts are not manufactured. Truth is something that is consistent with all times, places and things. There are many documented accounts of the life of Jesus e.g scrolls and parchments. If this was fabricated and till this day it cannot be debunked them what does this say about us? Religion is not “an opiate of the people”, true religion is letting the word come alive in us. In other words being practical about the way we live. There is a Christian apologetic called Ravi Zacharias, his messages are online, try to listen to as many of them and read some of his books. If you are still not convinced, ask God if he exists to reveal himself to you. God bless, and I hope you find the Truth.

          • Kenny

            I’m not gonna say that Jesus never existed or that Christianity is false because I’m not trying to pull people away from their religion. As an ex-christian I understand and I’m always open minded to hearing from all sides. With that said I do think that facts can be somewhat manufactured or stretched. Even in modern times with our advanced way of recording and documenting, things still get muddled and confused and non factual rumors still get spread. I just think it’s strange that their is even question if Jesus was a real person or not. I feel like if he was 100% the guy depicted in the bible we would have clear concise evidence, but since I don’t feel like there is it leads me to believe that he is not the man that we are thinking of. Also many of the documents written about Jesus have been many many years after his supposed death. There are no non-Christian references to Jesus Christ from the first century. I do feel that therer were many Yeshuas’ (Jesus) at the time based on different people seeing as it was a common name back then. As for god I’m an agnostic so I think a god could exist but I don’t feel like there is any god that would reveal themselves to me. I used to pray alot but now truthfully if I started praying I would feel like it won’t mean anything. I have more trouble believing in the christian god for quite a few reasons.

          • Shapotee

            “Many of those who scoff at the trustworthiness of the Bible do so completely overlooking the fact that thousands of archaeological discoveries have affirmed the historical reliability of the Bible.” –Charlie Campbell

            “Those who brush off the Biblical accounts as “ancient fiction” and “legends” only reveal their ignorance of these archaeological discoveries.” –Charlie Campbell

            “It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.” –Nelson Glueck

            “Archaeological work has unquestionably strengthened confidence in the reliability of the Scriptural record. More than one archaeologist has found his respect for the Bible increased by the experience of excavation in Palestine.” –Millar Burrows, former Yale University professor

            “Where the data of the Gospels can be tested, they consistently have proven to be remarkably accurate, especially in John. Archaeologists have unearthed the five porticoes of the pool of Bethesda by the Sheep Gate (John 5:2), the pool of Siloam (9:1-7), Jacob’s well at Sychar (4:5), the “Pavement” (Gabbatha) where Pilate tried Jesus (19:13), and Solomon’s porch in the temple precincts (10:22-23). As recently as 1961 an inscription was discovered in Caesarea, providing for the first time extrabiblical corroboration of Pilate as Judea’s prefect during the time of Christ. Since the, discovery of an ossuary (bone-box) of a crucified man named Johanan from first-century Palestine confirms that nails were driven in his ankles, as in Christ’s; previously some skeptics thought that that Romans used only ropes to affix the legs of condemned men to their crosses….In 1990, the burial grounds of Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest, and his family were uncovered in Jerusalem. These and numerous other details create a favorable impression of the Gospels’ trustworthiness in the areas in which they can be tested.” –Craig L. Blomberg

            “Archaeologists and other scholars have long probed the hemisphere’s past, and the Society does not know of anything found so far that has substantiated the Book of Mormon.”
            –The National Geographic Society

            “It is not too much to say that it was the rise of the science of archeology that broke the deadlock between historians and the orthodox Christian. Little by little, one city after another, one civilization after another, one culture after another, whose memories were enshrined only in the Bible, were restored to their proper place in ancient history by the studies of archeologists…The over-all result is indisputable. Forgotten cities have been found, the handiwork of vanished peoples has reappeared, contemporary records of Biblical events have been unearthed and the uniqueness of biblical revelation has been emphasized by contrast and comparison to the newly understood religions of ancient peoples. Nowhere has archaeological discovery refuted the Bible as history.” –John Elder, archaeologist (Quoted in Don Stewart, The Ten Wonders of the Bible, 1990, p. 58)

            “While many have doubted the accuracy of the Bible, time and continued research have consistently demonstrated that the Word of God is better informed than its critics. In fact, while thousands of finds from the ancient world support in broad outline and often in detail the biblical picture, not one incontrovertible find has ever contradicted the Bible.” –Norman Geisler, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics

            Kenny, I hope you read these quotes, they might be helpful. One of the thing I will ask of you is that you do not close your heart to the probing of the spirit.

          • Kenny

            Well the bible would have some accounts of historical events but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna believe everything it says. There are many things that I question as actual history especially in the old testament. If there are things from outside the bible that match up with it then I can believe in it but there are many things in it that also don’t match up with history.

          • Kenny

            After thinking long and hard on this subject I have come to the conclusion that a man named Yeshua (Jesus) did live around the time of John the baptist. I’m still iffy on some of the things mentioned in the new testament and i’m not talking about the divine stuff because that’s a whole other discussion but I’m iffy on some of the supposedly historic facts that are mentioned. One other problem that has mostly been my main cause for doubting Jesus is that scholars seem to agree that pontius pilate crucified Jesus but outside the bible I haven’t seen anything to suggest this. I really would like to read about this but I haven’t seen anything. Maybe I can find something historical on pontius pilate that will talk about it. Anyway that’s my current view on the matter for now.

          • Shapotee

            Kenny,
            Happy New Year by the way. I am really happy that you are doing your own research on this and not just taking somebody else’s word for it. I will keep praying for you. I have some books in my library that I can recommend on the authenticity of scripture but I will have to look them up. Try to get your hand on this book by Ravi ” Jesus Among Other Gods”. God bless.

          • You mean things like archeologial evidence for a “great fooo?” Because the flood of Noah was a rip off of the account of the Epic of Gilgamesh. So thanks for proving my gods exist ^_^

          • Olivia

            Kenny, I too am glad you have begun your own research as well. There is a truly valid explanation of why some historical events don’t match up with bible such as exodus. It’s because of how we have formed the historical timeline. There is a documentary on Netflix called Exodus. It goes deep into the historical( and only historical and archaeological) aspects of exodus and discusses in detail our flawed timeline and why many historians cant seem to match the bible with real history. It is truly enriching and very grounding and explanatory. I’m praying for you! If it’s not on Netflix, look it up online and watch it! You won’t regret it!

          • fuck you

            stfu

          • fuck you

            steven fernandez is a leader put him here you bitch

          • Olivia

            I feel like you just commented so you could use your favorite curse words. Chill out.

          • Caleb Mattoon

            Many events in the Bible coincide with actual history. he has to be real if there are many many followers of Jesus and the Bible is widely accepted around the world and there have been miracles to people that follow him even today for example a monk who was about to have his feet amputated because of gangrene had a vision, while he was bed ridden, of Jesus on the cross reach down from it and touch his foot and it was healed immediately, if you say he was faking or it was staged, as most athiests do, how do you plan or fake gangrene?! your reasoning is based on personal beliefs and not truth or facts. Being a catholic i believe strongly in my faith the God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all he same person, and if Jesus isn’t real then God isn’t real because God and Jesus are the same person and if God doesn’t exist then how were we created and how i this all real? the chances of this happening naturally and with no help from another being (God) is a 1:16X10^48 (or something) chance so don’t go arguing with people without evidence. Also the only reason that most of the New Testament was written after Jesus’ Death was because His followers were being killed for being a follower and they decided to write down the events that happened. The prophets that wrote the books of the NT were influenced and were able to write the Books without falsehood in their writing. The Jewish religion was Gods chosen people and they were technically in their proving ground from when they were led out of egypt and into the promised land until Jesus came and those who chose to follow him were God’s new chosen people and the the Jews who did not convert were still God’s chosen people but they were not the original religion any religion today has branched off of the catholic religion. *drops mic*

          • Gebz

            “any religion today has branched off of the catholic religion.” Just came to say: bullshit.

          • Jordan

            You know man, catholic was branched off of this thing called Christianity.

          • William

            I believe we’ve gotten off topic. The topic was on great leaders. The criteria to be a leader may be that they exist. However, existence is not limited by a physical manifestation. Existence can be someone, something, a state of mind or simply a belief. It is through any or all forms of existence that which allows us to have a focal point in which to follow/ lead by. And it is the perceived characteristics that we transfer onto this acknowledged focal point (leader) that we are able to value. Therefore, if one believes Christ existed then he did. As for historians, the are lead mostly by science. The premise of Science is that we can reproduce the same results to have conclusive evidence of a proven theory. However, the fact that we cannot reproduce a thought in our mind or anything else does not mean it never existed. It could also suggest that science has not advanced enough to concretely one way or the other. As with anything it is ultimately up to us to decide best we can what or who we accept as real or not real, existed or not have existed.

          • naijaboy_

            And you just prove you are no historian, it is not a called testament if it is written during someone’s time. There is no account of socrates in his lifetime, what we know about him is AFTER years after his death, that is how history was written about someone, it was a popular thing to do. So i guess socrates doesn’t exist by your logic.

          • Landoff

            Read the bible, the bible has living proof that he is real and when us Christians leave earth to go to heaven you’ll be looking very retarded

          • Common sense

            LMAO Steve, for someone who “didn’t” exist he sure changed the entire world.

          • Steve Bakewell

            you can say the same about santa claws

          • Common sense

            Yes I see exactly what you mean, millions of people all around the world live by Santa’s great book of wisdom, the Santa church’s are full to the brim every Santa day. Santa has changed millions of people lives for the better, he has made many people change their ways! Damn there’s even a Santa channel on TV 365 days of the year, and radio stations too….Haven’t you heard? Yes and lets not forget that it is 2014…. Yes the entire worlds timeline is set around Santa…. ROTFL…. People Steve declares SANTA saves….lmao

          • Steve Bakewell

            The only difference is that children believe in Santa claws and Adults believe in Jesus.

          • Shapotee

            Steve, you really need to have an experience.

            “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” -GKC

          • Nobody Lurker

            In this chat retarded 5 year old edgy atheists think that jesus is the part of the bible that doesn’t exist. They seem to be mistaking jesus christ and god.

          • Vinhee Cho

            I’ll like to debate you on my email: vinheecho2@gmail.com or my website http://www.amenlordblog.wordpress.com

          • Kenny

            That’s not exactly the best argument to why someone should follow somebody. Just saying.

          • And has ruined the lives of millions of homosexuals and pagans by persecution in the name of God. Christianity is a cancer just like Islam is.

          • Kelsey

            I love this!

          • Luke Denby

            Regardless of him being the son of god and everything else or NOT, he was a real person. There is literally a class at university’s called “The Study of Historical Jesus” Just because you don’t believe his story doesn’t make him not a real lol….. You know nothing Jon Snow…..

          • The Trolling Koala

            lame… nice Christophobic response there hater!

          • Lovely December

            You were saying that none of the historian would agree with the fact that Jesus existed??? Historians search for evidences before claiming a fact true. With this topic, I ask you were is the proof. If you believe in God then didn’t you read the Holy Bible or the Holy Quran??? The Holy Quran would never be rejected because this book was written over thousands of years ago and the first version is still reserved. Before you write think that is it true? This is just a myth about Jesus being fictional

          • Steve Bakewell
        • joshuasahr

          I will encourage you not only to believe in his existence but also as a saviour of the world before it’s too late because at the end every need shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is lord. Philippians 2vs10-11

      • teresa

        I beg your pardon?! Jesus did live…and still lives. and was and is the greatest leader this world knows. Read your BIBLE

        • Steve Bakewell

          Yes he lives in our imaginationland.

        • waqarkhan

          jesus is dead,and he is not alive,the person who comes in this world will have to die one day and jesus died and his age was 120years

          • Lovely December

            If you are a Muslim, then read your Holy Qur’an. Muslims believe that Jesus ( Hazrat Eisaa in the Qur’an) had be taken to the sky alive and will return one day… I don’t know about other religions and I have nothing against them and why should I? As to what I have learned is that all the religions forbid us from same things like in Cristianity and in Islam and in all religions, we are not allowed to steal tell lie e.t.c. The only difference is that how we believe in God. Non-Muslims believe that God had a Son named Jesus and about Virgin Mary. Muslims believe that God that is Allah is one And His Messenger Muhammad(P.B.U.H) is not His Son but last Messenger till the day of Judgement. In the Quran it is written:
            “Say you, He is Allah, the one. The Independent and the Carefree. Neither did He had a son and nor was He a son to anyone..And nor anyone is equal to him.”
            As what I think is that stop judging the people and their religions.

        • Abuzar Khan

          Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once…..

          • Akram Aroos

            I agree

      • Chedou Alegarbes Castillon

        We have the freedom of speech but we don’t have the freedom to insult other beliefs or religion. What if someone insults your’s and told you that Muhammad or Buddha didn’t exist, it would be fuck up right? So if you want to believe that Jesus didn’t exist, you better keep it to yourself.

        • Steve Bakewell

          No one is insulting anyone. if you’re a Christian more power to you! i’m just clearing up what’s historically legit and what isn’t.

          • Abuzar Khan

            Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once……………

        • Gebz

          Freedom of speech? Insults? This is the internet,get used to it. Tho it is funny,when you say Muhammad or Buddha didnt exist,thats like saying Hitler didnt exist. Sadly there is no proof on the existence of your god other than what is written in the bible.We have manuscripts of shit before,during and after his supposed life.Nothing. But see that is where faith fails you. For even in the face of overwhelming evidence faith blinds you,it is normal human behaviour to feel the need to believe in something greater than them. He really is the good shepherd,keep on being a little sheep 🙂

          • Abuzar Khan

            Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once………

      • Porfirio Aguayo

        It is official. You believe in God and Jesus Christ, but deny them. There is no way around it. Jesus existed.

      • The Trolling Koala

        What the F are you smoking?!? HAHA and who are the monumental clowns “up voting” your asinine comment?

      • Adams Kay

        …is a pity that you are so tiny

        • Steve Bakewell

          aren’t we all?

      • Raja Haris Muhammad Attique

        bro actually he did bcuz the whole incident has been mentioned in our Holy Book Quran which is purely evidential and not hand written without a doubt..

        • Steve Bakewell

          First you have to argue with the Christians that he wasn’t the son of God born of a virgin&resurrected from death because that’s the “Jesus” they claim existed NOT a human being like Muhammed or Buddha.

      • Sayeed Uddin Naushad

        About the believe in Jesus (pbuh) non existence is our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh),said if he left with a comb he also give it as donation. nevertheless He exist by the gospel.his teaching.as a muslim i believe he is one of the great prophet and leader of all time.

      • Aabrar Mollah

        actually, yes jesus did exist, being a prophet of god could be fictional but yes he was a real person. his mother might’ve not been a virgin, too, it was highly likely back then. the quran had records of him as being a prophet named isha (literally jesus in arabic)

      • William

        I believe we’ve gotten off topic. The topic was on great leaders. The criteria to be a leader may be that they exist. However, existence is not limited by a physical manifestation. Existence can be someone, something, a state of mind or simply a belief. It is through any or all forms of existence that which allows us to have a focal point in which to follow/ lead by. And it is the perceived characteristics that we transfer onto this acknowledged focal point (leader) that we are able to “see” and form value. Therefore, if one believes Christ existed then he did. As for historians, they are lead mostly by science. The premise of Science is that we can reproduce the same results to have conclusive evidence of a proven theory. This does not mean, however, the fact that we cannot reproduce a thought in our mind or anything else that it has never existed. It only means current science couldn’t prove It. Which would suggest that science has not advanced enough to concretely prove one way or the other. As with anything it is ultimately up to us 
        to decide best we can what or who we accept as real or not real and having existed or not have existed. This article is ambiguous as to what or who can be nominated as a leaders in history; as such, it would seem there is no reason why Christ, God or any other should be excluded in consideration for making this list and earning the title of being one of the top 15 greatest leaders. To not agree simply means you have chosen the wrong leaders to have caused you to be so limited.

      • Tim Murphy

        Jesus was probably not a god, but almost all historians believe he exsted.

      • Angela NIchols

        it is not proven that jesus is fictional or nonfictional. There is no proof of his existence. So instead of being ignorant douchebags about it learn your history and try to find proof that he does or does not. It is his belif that he does not exist and he is alowed to stand by it just as all of you are allowed to stand by your beliefs of jesus.

        • Isn’t a mans legacy proof enough that he existed?

          • Nobody Lurker

            yes, otherwise we could just as easily claim socrates never existed.

    • Not Applicable

      Mate, there is no proof to say jesus existed. And the greatest leaders are decided upon by what they achieved as a leader and their leadership skills. So if anyone else you think should’ve been in this list that isn’t then it’s because they haven’t accomplished quite as much as these 15 people.

      • Volatile Dinosaur

        Are people really forgetting about Mahatma Gandhi?
        He IS the greatest leader to walk this earth of all time!

    • alex

      i do believe this list is for people who actually existed now i know that there will be reply’s to this post on this forum because jesus “wrote” the bible but i think this list i meant to represent people who they actually have evidence they existed and since there is so much ideology or “smoke and mirrors” associated with religion, also i don’t think they put them on here for fear of starting an argument much like this one that’s going on, and for fear of criticism for putting them on the list because there is no actual hard solid evidence that either of those historically and religiously significant leaders actually did exist outside of faith.

      • Im not religious or anything. (I’m actually completely against Religions and believe they are pulling humanity back) but as in the Bible (a worthless piece of written made to fuck people over) these are the people that “wrote the bible”
        PS: yes, my Name is one of them…
        Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy = Moses – 1400 B.C.Joshua = Joshua – 1350 B.C.
        Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel = Samuel/Nathan/Gad – 1000 – 900 B.C.
        1 Kings, 2 Kings = Jeremiah – 600 B.C.
        1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah = Ezra – 450 B.C.
        Esther = Mordecai – 400 B.C.
        Job = Moses – 1400 B.C.
        Psalms = several different authors, mostly David – 1000 – 400 B.C.
        Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon = Solomon – 900 B.C.
        Isaiah = Isaiah – 700 B.C.
        Jeremiah, Lamentations = Jeremiah – 600 B.C.
        Ezekiel = Ezekiel – 550 B.C.
        Daniel = Daniel – 550 B.C.
        Hosea = Hosea – 750 B.C.
        Joel = Joel – 850 B.C.
        Amos = Amos – 750 B.C.
        Obadiah = Obadiah – 600 B.C.
        Jonah = Jonah – 700 B.C.
        Micah = Micah – 700 B.C.
        Nahum = Nahum – 650 B.C.
        Habakkuk = Habakkuk – 600 B.C.
        Zephaniah = Zephaniah – 650 B.C.
        Haggai = Haggai – 520 B.C.
        Zechariah = Zechariah – 500 B.C.
        Malachi = Malachi – 430 B.C.
        Matthew = Matthew – A.D. 55
        Mark = John Mark – A.D. 50
        Luke = Luke – A.D. 60
        John = John – A.D. 90
        Acts = Luke – A.D. 65
        Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon = Paul – A.D. 50-70
        Hebrews = unknown, mostly likely Paul, Luke, Barnabas, or Apollos – A.D. 65
        James = James – A.D. 45
        1 Peter, 2 Peter = Peter – A.D. 60
        1 John, 2 John, 3 John = John – A.D. 90
        Jude = Jude – A.D. 60
        Revelation = John – A.D. 90

    • Haitham Waleed Al Akhrass

      am with you
      your right 100%

    • Partho

      Mohammed was a Asshole.
      For him hundreds of people killed everyday by fucking muslims

      • Abuabdullah Mirza

        u all indians are mother fucker fuck u all hindo and indians our prophet hazrat muhammad was the great prophet of us and ur fucking bhagwans monkey mouse and all other fucking bhagwans u fucking hindo and ingians i fuck ur all bhagwans and indians u hindo basted i am pakistani and i living in lahore cant neshat calony i am not afraiding from anyone because i am muslim her my picture u basted hindos

        • Partho

          That jerk Muhammad invented fucking Islam bcause he wanted to become rich,powerful,king of Arab.He fucked as many women as he wanted.Even that 9 year old girl Aisha.
          What a asshole he was.And even today you damn stupids not realizing that he was a jerk ,son of a bich and you all madarchuds blindly following what he said 1500 years ago.
          It’s so funny that you bastards are so stupids.
          We are killing and converting all muslims to light if hinduism in India.
          By 2021 India will be 100% Hindu.
          Uske bad hum teri desh me ake teri ma beheno ko chudenge aur unko phirse Hindu banaenge.
          Sale hijre ki olad kya tu janta he ki tumlogoko jabardasti madarchud arab o ne muslim banaya tha.
          Tumlog sirf 1200 year muslim ho par tumlog iske pehle 3800 year hindu the.

          • Abuzar Khan

            I’m a muslim and i respect your religion.. You should also respect ours… Please…

          • Fatima Masooma

            Just shut up ars. You don’t know anything what about your cows and pieces of wood. Mohammed peace be upon him stayed in a tiny house even after most of Arab had converted he was the greatest person ever don’t even think about insulting him in front of us

          • Lovely December

            I understand that you defend your religion as you love it, but what is a use of making a fight in social media???? Do you think these people will convert to Hinduism??? This will only make the situation worse. It is better to keep your anger to your self. Your Lord and Our Lord knows the best

          • Lovely December

            tu ne kaha ke teri ma behnu ke saath ye wo karke hindu banaye ge
            Tum hindu ne aaj tak yahi tareeka apnaya hai
            wo kar ke hindu banana

        • Partho

          Sale,tu to hijro ki tara dikta hai.

        • Donavan Writt

          yup, another Islamic prick making muslims look bad…

          • Vinhee Cho

            lololololol

      • waqarkhan

        u r asshole

        • Partho

          Shut up you motherfucker Muslim.

          • Muhammad Mustafa

            GET THE FUCK OUT OK U BITCH

      • waqarkhan

        u are one of the dirtiest in world,staying with mousese,monkeys and belief in cows thats ur relegion,what will cow give you,u worship the cow and the rocks and all things that you have fear of,so thats fucking

        • Partho

          That jerk Muhammad invented fucking Islam bcause he wanted to become rich,

          powerful,king of Arab.He fucked as many women as he wanted.Even that 9 year old girl Aisha.

          What a asshole he was.And even today you damn stupids not realizing that he was a jerk ,son of a bich,and you damn stupids blindly following what he said 1500 years ago.

          He made a religion for fun,for ruling Arab and of course for Fucking Womens ass.

      • Tahir Adil

        your bhagwan are most dirty fucked thing your bhagwan mother are fucked one and you dirty people knows that mice and money cums on your gods and what about your sexy sita fucked by ravan and your money faced god should fucked by pigs penis your gods should cut in parts and dogs should eat there dirty meat

        • Muhammad Mustafa

          u are a asshole partho

      • Abuzar Khan

        Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once..

      • Muhammad Mustafa

        FUCK U BITCH UARE A ASSHOLE I AM PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM

        • Lovely December

          Please be patient if you’re Muslim
          Indeed Allah is observing

        • isaac

          why are we all fighting wiht each other no ne can deny the fact that all religions show the same things to liv good to hav a good judgemen when you die. i dont igve a fuck of waht you are all i care about i that we live good as one not let racial belives brain wash us and telling other people that they are wrong ust fucken go see you religion and live it and you shouldnt give a fuck about other religions just live your life and thats it.

      • Fatima Masooma

        You are an ignorant person shut your mouth unless you have a proper reason. For your information those “muslims” are nothing but lunatic terrorists who kill in the name of Islam. They kill Muslims. Those terrorists are not real Muslims but true asholes. So keep your big fat mouth shut. Mohammad peace be upon him was a true leader and an inspiration for everyone across the world. Does anybody know your millions of stupid gods? How can you worship pieces of lifeless stone and insult other religions? Go get a life. Seriously.

        • Allan R. Donald

          Whether they are not true muslims or are, they still do the killing in his name meaning his existence caused it. Remove him, and chances are their killing would not have happened. That’s like saying the gun someone shot someone with is the blame, not the person who pulled the trigger. The gun isn’t the problem without the person, but the person is still the problem without the gun.

        • John Gullick

          So much anger on this page.
          As a Christian I respect others right to believe other than I do as God does.
          Of course I want them to believe what I do but God has s allowed you your own path and encouraged me to invite you to join me following Christ.
          My question is where is the love on this page
          swearing at each other and abusing each other only brings tragedy and division.

    • Kritz

      lol religions are a alternative for idiots who can’t understand science… I find this comment hilarious xD literally who the hell would think Jesus was real? and Muhammad is only the messenger of ALLAH, lel

      • Porfirio Aguayo

        Kritz, are you OK?

        • Kritz

          nah

          • Porfirio Aguayo

            That’s what I thought…

      • Abuzar Khan

        Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once….

    • Abuzar Khan

      Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once..

    • Abdul Raheem

      Well said,but trust me this list is created by an Indian that’s why he put mahatma ghandi on no.1.

      • Shibu Nair

        Dear Friend you PAKIs also got Independence because of him. Not because of Jinnah or Nehru. Don’t forget that. Study the history well.

        • Lovely December

          State a reason. Jinnah (R.A) and Allama Iqbal thought of a separate country. A separate nation for the Muslims to practice their religion. Nehru wasnt in favour. The whole Idea was of Jinnah please read the history well

    • emrahatilkan

      They are the root of evil.

    • william

      U forget about Siddharta Gautama aka The Buddha.

  • Hassan Adofaga

    I can’t believe who ever did this list didn’t think of stalin.

    • zorigtugu

      Chinggis Khan.? Khubilai Khan? Lenin ? Stalin?

  • Wahab Kamal

    Such a stupid list. where is ghengis khan? the greatest leader, ruler of all time and if this list includes religious leaders too, then where is mohammad or jesus. There followers are unarguably in billions today.

    • Steve Bakewell

      Jesus is fictional.

      • Chris Gray

        No he isnt!

        • Steve Bakewell

          Ask the historians they don’t agree with you.

        • Not Applicable

          Yes he is, where is the proof he isn’t?

        • Yes he is. Give me facts that say that he existed and come back later. And please don’t say the bible because it has no proof of actually being factual. Anything that it says.

          • Vinhee Cho

            You say you want proof of God. Well, for starters I’ll tell you the watch story. If you see a beautiful watch on the floor do you suspect a creator or a watch maker made it or the watch parts just walked and made itself, or do you think it was created accidentally? That is the same with Christianity, do you think the earth was made by God (watchmaker/ creator) or do you think the earth was created accidentally? What seems more logical to you? I agree, the bible has no proof of existence of God however, I strongly think it is the word of him.
            Visit: http://www.amenlordblog.wordpress.com
            or direct message me at vinheecho2@gmail.com

      • Shapotee

        Where did the bible with so many authors at different times in history giving relational and identical accounts come from Steve? Did a few people at different times in history just decide to malign the masses and put together a fictional book and a fake moral leader that some how ( by some miracle still exist today), you are an intelligent man, think about this objectively. It takes more faith to believe that than to believe that he truly existed. Mind you I could say the same for a lot of people in history books that there are only a few accounts of. I think there are thousands of documents that accounts for the existence of scripture and Jesus, just google it; but i guess you won’t believe Google too because it might be fabricated, right?

        • Steve Bakewell

          Bible was written&complied by unreliable anonymous authors over centuries.. and even they were just second hand witnesses who wrote down the events after it “supposedly” happened.

          Jesus is like Santa.. he lives in our hearts he wasn’t created to malign the masses he was created to give the masses hope.

          The main problem here is that Jesus doesn’t exist anywhere outside the bible.

          • Shapotee

            Steve, once again you are wrong. Matthew, Mark, Luck and John are not secondhand witnesses, they wrote firsthand accounts because they were his disciples. You talk about unreliable source, how unrealiable is a book that no one can dispute anything in there legitimately. Lastly, you said that Jesus exist only in the bible, once again that is incorrect. There are more books written on the life of Jesus than any other person living or dead. You see, you did not come to your conclusions objectively. You came to the discussion with a bias, not seeking truth. If have evidence why Jesus is a fictional character then I would love to look at it. Tell me where to find it and I will review them. You noticed I didn’t say that I don’t want to read or study anything else, right?

          • Steve Bakewell

            The Gospels that go under the names of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written anonymously lol nowhere in the the Bible is it said that Mark was an eye witness to Jesus’ ministry.

            Non Christian biblical scholars believe that the gospel of Mark was written in Syria by an unknown Christian no earlier than AD 70 using various sources including a passion narrative (probably written), collections of miracles stories (oral or written), apocalyptic traditions (probably written), and disputations and didactic sayings (some possibly written).

            In other words, all of Mark’s sources were at best, second hand, more likely fifth or sixth hand.. entire bible is just like that.. an amalgamation of various stories written by anonymous authors..

          • Shapotee

            Steve, where do you get your information from? What sources? You seem to have a lot of faith in your so called biblical scholars. How did these anonymous writers at different trimes in history seem to be saying the same thing? Could you tell me why someone would write a book in someone’s name, giving credence to another person? Why would they do that unless you wanted to malign the masses? But you said earlier in the discussion that this was not the objective. I am now confused. You seem to be all over the place. Now you keep saying that there is no evidence of Jesus outside the bible. I am back to my original question: how was the bible put together? Did they just come a cross a couple of books and put them together? Or were there material that led them to put the book together? A 100 years or couple of 100 years from now some people might say the same thing aboute a famous person who exist. It doesn’t mean that they didn’t exist but skeptics like you might question it. Your faith sir is misdirected.

          • I invite you to study that a bit … study those various compiled books that if they were just second hand witnesses then how does it all line up? And it lines up in ways you don’t expect. But if you study it – you’ll begin to see it – and be able to speak about a subject in a more informed manner.

      • Fatima Masooma

        Jesus did exist but, as abuzar Khan says, as the prophet of God according to the Quran. Christians believe that Jesus existed as the son of God. We should all respect each others beliefs not shun them down causing humans to be diverted from thier religion. If don’t believe in a God then fine but stop putting people in doubt over their own beliefs.

  • Marcelo Antelo

    this list is wrong:. Fidel castro???? che guevara??? , azoka???? lol

    • Not Applicable

      That is your opinion and not everyone wants to hear it.

    • Partho

      They are Great.You are a Asshole.
      You are talking such bullshits about them.
      You are actually a joke.If we compare them with you.
      Hahaha…………

      • Abuabdullah Mirza

        hindo indians are fuckers hahahahahaha

        • Partho

          Madarchud muslim teri ma behen ki agar safety cahata hai to abi mafi mang.

          • Tahir Adil

            teri ma ki phudi ma soor ka lan aur teri kali mata ko choad kar bazar ma totay kar ka aur khuto ki money dal kar nali ma dal do ga aaj mother day par indian apni mothers ko muslim boy friend gift kare

          • Shibu Nair

            Go and fuck your mother and give your gand in her mouth yet come. Fuck you all pakistani bahan chutes.

        • Tahir Adil

          hindu is most fucked dirty old and weird so called evil religion

      • waqarkhan

        u r asshole

      • Tahir Adil

        nare awam ka hindu haram ka

    • Erick Renan

      Am I suppose to believe that 4 of the 10 greatest leaders of all time are American? A country only 500 hundred years old? Bullshit!! Where is Alexander?

  • saman

    where is cyrus the great :D?

  • Col Fareed Khan

    if you had blvd gandhi on 1 then you must have consider M A Jinnah on 1+++

    • Tigerism

      Yeah!! Definitely,but not in this list bcz he fighted with Indians and now created a failed & epicenter of terrorism called as PAKistan

      • waqarkhan

        han ur india is very peaceful,it is the dirtiest in world,the only leader in india was MAJinnah,and then cames Bhagat sighn who really fought against british

        • Shibu Nair

          Poyi OOmbeda thayoli… Mother chute Jinnah

    • Shibu Nair

      For what bloody fucking you want M A Jinnah on 1+++?

  • marky mark and the funky bunch

    stop you annoying doodoo heads

  • lookalike

    nelson Mandela looks like Morgan freeman

  • Emir

    Where is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk? He is one of the best leader in the world. Search him.

  • deniz

    Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is the best leader in history. The list is a shame.

  • yourmom

    I’ll have you know that Hitler is the best leader ever! Every American leader is terrible, especially Obama the fgt. HAIL HITLER!

    • Kenny

      Hitler had some of the good qualities of being a leader such as determination, persuasion, and motivation but also the bad qualities like arrogance, delusions, superiority complex, inability to listen to others while weighing the options, and lacked rationality.

      • Common sense

        Just imagine what Hilter could have accomplished if he decided to be good? Quite a waste of talent compared to what he could have become….

  • eadams123

    derp

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  • eadams123

    the greatest leader of all time is Jacob lawrence

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  • mirza

    where is MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH?

    • Shibu Nair

      He will be in the list of “Top 10 Bastards of the World”

      • Fatima Masooma

        Just shut up

  • Arslan

    Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK ….

  • Athiest

    DO NOT BELIEVE!!!!

  • SonnyGoten

    I would’ve added Pharaoh Hatshepsut to the greatest leader list. She was one of Ancient Egypt’s greatest leaders. In her 50 years long reign she not only maintained lasting peace in her country, but created one of Egypt’s most massive cultural and economic booms. She is not known as the most prolific builder of Egypt for nothing, she commissioned many a great project which we can still admire today.

  • zia ijaz

    I disagree with the number one position. He (Mr. Gandhi), by his self, agrees that Mr. Muhammed Ali Jinah is better and greater than him. So why still he is on the first number?

    Further, with reference to “Radnomid’s’ comment:
    Jesus and Muhammed are not such level humans as compared/listed above. So there is no comparison in between above listed humans and Jesus & Muhammed nor even anyone can compare Jesus & Muhammed. 🙂

  • dan chung

    my name is dan chung and i hate chop sticks i cant speck my laguage and i am dumb as a rock im no asian im a disgrace to my kind and family in japan
    so EAT MY DUMPLINGS!!!!!!!

  • A Turkish People

    Where is Atatürk? He was great leader! You should take him to this list! He is wonderfull! You are idiot, İf you hate Atatürk!

  • Nathaniel Farr

    Im with Steve bakewell he did no
    t exist

  • Urban Outlaw

    Hitler was a psychopathic maniac not a leader. This list is way off.

  • Sonerindigo

    Well, asking… Where is Ataturk? Won lots of battles against armies with better weapons and more amounts of soldiers. Even if I wasn’t from Turkey, I would still say he deserves more than being on this list if I knew the history of Turkey.

  • waqarkhan

    where is MUHAMMAD(PBUH),where is QUAID E AZAM

  • waqarkhan

    where are the muslim leaders like TIPU SLTAN,HAIDER ALI AND AKHBAR

  • Anonymous

    Anyone notice how terribly written this article is?

  • kaka

    jesus rocks stuff muhannad

  • Where’s Pinochet?

  • LAL

    WHERE IS ATATURK?

  • john

    typical American bullshit has to be written by a yank there is a lot more leaders in the world gangus khan ruled europe. Churchhill did more than the american presidents

  • Porfirio Aguayo

    #1 should be Jesus Christ.

  • Porfirio Aguayo

    Atheists claim they don’t believe in God, but yet swear by His name and, although they know He is there, ultimately reject Him. Bloody ignorance by your part, atheists!

  • dog lover

    Forgetting that you left out many top religious leaders for unknown reasons, why on earth would you put a monster like Hitler on this list. Killing, starving, torturing and stealing from men, women and children does not make you a leader it makes you a psychopath at best. It’s a shame his people failed to kill him, suicide was far to good an outcome for this evil person. He didn’t know the first thing about true leadership, he was a bully, thief and a prejudiced lunatic. Nothing more. He belongs in the top twenty psychopaths list.

  • Clay99

    Woa, are you communist? How and why would you put Castro or Mau on here? You’d have to be sick. Castro, slept with most of the women in Cuba. He used manipulation and brain washing to get the women to bed with him. Those who didn’t were forced. Mau murdered and tortured his way around China, brutalizing his own people. He put his closest followers in prisons and tortured them for years and turned them into Mau robots. You are a very sick person for even thinking to put these men in the top 15. They weren’t leaders, they were Freddy Krueger serial rapists and murderers.
    Warning folks, this is what Communists do. They put their leaders up on pedestals and count on your ignorance to believe them. I’ve done the research on these two men. They were evil to the core.

  • Harrison Watters

    Where’s Tim Tebow?

  • rahul maan

    They all was such a great leader and i salute to all you. They have our given more effort to our world because of them all people of all countries are taking breath very calm…

  • rahul maan

    I can’t belief that those had appearance. I don’ think anybody can get freedom non-violently but this is true so gandhi was a great man.he was only person those spend our complete life by loin cloth

  • ahmmed shameem

    nobody can compare prophet muhammed (s.a.w)….he is a perfect leader..he is the best…

    • Shibu Nair

      Go and fuckk… him then..

  • Abuzar Khan

    Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was the perfect leader ever.. He was the messenger of Allah (God) And jesus did existed but not as the son Of God But as the messenger Of God.. Those who says we haven’t seen them I have the answer.. You take a glass of water and put 1 spoon of honey in it And then tell me if you can see honey in it.. So if you can’t see honey in it then will you say that there is is no honey in the water? You can not say until you taste it.. So you cannot know Allah or His last messenge muhammad (P.B.U.H) until you feel them. Please have faith in Allah.. Most of the scientists converted to islam because the thing which Prophet (P.B.U.H) had told 1400 years ago they are experimenting now and everyghing he said is true.. You can also search for Mr.Bin who just accepted Islam and also Undertaker accepted islam.. His new name is Muhammad ismail.. Please have faith in Allah and his last messenger Muhammad( (P.B.U.H) … If you ever wanna convert then convert to Islam ,Sunni.. You can search more about islam.. Islam means Peace… Please Just search once…

  • Porfirio Aguayo

    #1: Jesus Christ.

  • Anon6565

    So many religious nuts on here. Keep your delusions out of my history please.

  • Krishna Kumar Rajendran

    OMG! Gandhi at number 1? That’s ridiculous!! Then, where is Subash Chandra Bose?

  • Paul Dou

    Yes, because Castro, Guevara, Hitler, Washington, Asoka and Mao were SUCH great leaders

  • mahdi

    do you hear this names?
    1.mohammad
    2.emam ali
    3.khomeyni
    4.khamenei
    please Research

  • Lou Romero

    You are missing the worlds greatest right now Angela Merkel – you are a true Angel – thank you for turning Germany around, from genocide to being the leading country in humane care god bless you for opening your borders to those in need – we need more women in power!

    • The Man in Power

      Thank her for all these immgrants in Europe! haha
      She is one of the worst leaders in modern world and she proves that women in power is not working at all. 😉

  • Harvey Sands

    Y U NO PUT OBAMA THIS IS A OUTRAGE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Jesus

    WHY IS THERE NO OBAMA AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGFHHHHHHHH

  • Aria NZ

    WTF ?! Where is Cyrus The Great ? 😐 HE found the greatest Empire to ever exist .. not Alexander !!! If You read about it You’ll notice Achaemenid Empire (11th largest of All time) in 500 BC and why it is the greatest empire to ever EXIST!!

    • KevinSTL

      AMEN!
      I’m glad I read your post before posting myself. You beat me to it.
      Were it not for Cyrus II, the world would be unrecognizable compared to what it has become.
      How the hell can they say about Castro, “His vision, courage and strategic analytic reasoning has gotten Cuba where it stands today.”, as if that’s a good thing?
      Cuba is a slave-state, complete with its abject poverty, political prisons, and totalitarian oppression. People are willing to risk their lives to escape the awful conditions that he, and his evil ideology, have foisted upon them.
      So, he makes the list but Cyrus II and Alexander the Great don’t?
      Why do people allow themselves to become so blindly ideological? The authors of this list should be embarrassed by it.
      Actually, it’s not even a list as much as it is a political document. Therefore, it should be uniformly disregarded as little more than an attempt at Leftist propaganda.

  • BATMAN

    Worst list ever

  • Александр Карпухов

    =) And of course, there is no one russian leader. You can create objective lists.

  • Allan R. Donald

    To question why a religious figure is not on this list is quite foolish. A leader and a preacher are different. I am athiest, and Jesus could have very well lived. I just don’t think he had magical powers and once he was dead he was dead for good.
    Anywho, a leader is someone who commands a mass of people, has people following them, or controls (depends on their style). A religious figure is believed in and has their faith/beliefs/rules practiced. You are not a follower of Jesus/Mohammad, you are a believer of his faith or a person who practices that religion.
    Jesus was only a leader to those who followed him as he was actually a physical entity. He just becomes a example of who you should be after. That is not a leader. It is a role model if anything.
    I personally think that certain people should not be on this list, and others should be higher up (Alexander, Hitler, Napolean, Julius). They led, impacted, and shaped the entire known world during their times, or at least a huge part of it. The Us presidents, Nelson, Churchill, and Martin should not be on this because those are people who made great impact, but were not leaders on a comparable scale (let alone ranked above) the people that led 1,000-100,000 to their 1. I am also amazed that the female pirate lord from… I want to say Thailand but I believe I am mistaken, and Genghis Khan didn’t even make an appearance on this. Especially considering Genghis Khan conquered more land and had a FAR greater impact to today’s world. This is before we passed and his son continued his empire too.
    This list is pretty poorly thought out if you ask me. To be a better leader than another I would say that that would mean you could over power/destroy the other. I don’t think Martin Luther’s followers would’ve stood much chance to Julius, Genghis, Alexander, or Napolean’s followers.

  • Sayeed Uddin Naushad

    I don’t think this is a right list.No prophet Mohammad(pbuh)..still have billon’s of follower and Also jesus (pbuh) also have billion’s of follower.prophet Noah(pbuh).and you put Mahatma ghandi down to castro and che where both of them are hypocrite.i think this is the list of greatest hypocrite by an hypocrite.

  • Jack Torres

    No Simon Bolivar? Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered — it liberated.

  • Urban Outlaw

    This list is a joke. People followed Hitler because if they didn’t they were dead. That’s not leadership, it’s terrorism.
    Putting Lincoln ahead of Washington? Please. With all due respect, Lincoln never led in the field with men dying all around from disease, starvation and combat wounds. He never suffered through Valley Forge or Morristown and he had a formidable army to fight his battles. Washington had half naked militia who couldn’t shoot.

  • Aabrar Mollah

    im surprised where genghis khan or kublai khan was on the list, they should be in top 15

  • Muhammad Azhar

    MUHAMMAD is one and only Person in all over the world have greatest Leader of the world. if have any problem to understand about MUHAMMAD then read the book Quran-e-majeed. and when u discuss about great leader of the world. i am sure when any body read and understand . then his life will be totally changed. i promise to all of u.

  • Urban Outlaw

    This list is a joke. Enough said.

  • Eric Sunwoo

    where tf is our Kim Jong Un

  • Where’s Stalin and Khomeini? lol

  • johnnyp OntheCoast

    This has got to be the worst list for greatest leaders ever……..

    Castro has been a dictator for 50 years of murder, torture and intimidation
    Che was a murderer and chief jackel for Castro
    Hitler left Gemany in ruins
    Mao’s “Cultural Revolution” caused the starvation of 40 million of his people…..he also enjoyed taking the virginity from young girls.
    FDR’s “New Deal” prolonged the Depression until WWII.
    MLK was a communist womanizing Rev whom Jackie Kennedy regarded as a “lowlife”.

    The author Shreya Samant’s take on this topic is a joke.

  • Onur

    👎👎👎👎👎👎LoL who created this list.. I think this creature is nearly 10 years old. Where is MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK?? you idiot..

  • Prachi Lokhande

    Well shreya samant i must tell that u alhave not done ur homework well enough!!what about DR BABASAHEB BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR he must be in place of gandhi if u dnt really knw bout his efforts u better start reading his biography atleast ud knw how much efforts he made n must let others knw of his greatness n gandhi has no match of him 😏

  • Larissa Ivanov

    Where is Mustafa Kemal ATATURK???

  • Hasinah

    I don’t understand how is Hitler a great leader? He was a dictator.. And where is Bhutto?? Although he didn’t manage to do much for his country but i think he could if he survived.. Also where is Lee Kuan Yew (The leader of Singapore). He is suppose to be no 1 because he ruled Singapore and develop his country better than India and other Asian Countries. I have been there since Singapore is my neighbor. Because of Lee Kuan Yew Singapore has the most tightest rules and they have the strongest Military there. That’s why ISIS don’t dare to cause any havoc there… God bless Singapore and the leader too cause he passed away last year..

  • Karen Hjorth

    This entire article is in dire need of grammatical and punctuational revision. I found myself here on a whim; I had wanted to read some brief but interesting facts about great leaders of the past, but trying to stumble through the atrocious spelling and grammatical errors was absolutely torturous. Errors like these detract from the overall presumable validity of the author’s statements. Please proofread your pieces more thoroughly, or hire a competent editor to ensure the quality of your site’s articles. Your readers deserve better.
    Edit: If these errors are due to a language barrier – i.e. English is not your first language – I apologize for the harsh criticism.

  • Claudius Andika

    Why this is becoming a religion dispute? And disrespectfully debating on one’s belief? I was hoping that the comment would perceive some leaders by other perspective instead of arguing doctrines. Howsoever I believe that doing a good little thing for others and being a leader for ourselves would be better than insulting other’s belief

  • kartashok

    Replace Fidel Castro with Lenin, the REAL DEAL!

  • chairde

    I would add some Native American leaders like: Oseolo, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Geronimo.

  • Laughing Monk

    What a joke….. mass murderers used as examples of great leaders.

    You guys must have been raised by real $hitty parents. They clearly failed.

  • People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammed, who combined all three functions. To a lesser degree, Moses did the same.

    Professor Jules Masserman

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