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Top 10 most famous people in the world

Most famous people in the world

10.Sir Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton PRS (1643-1727) was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Google searches: 1 million+ per month

Number of books written about this person: c. 400,000

Born: January 4, 1643, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom
Died: March 31, 1727, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Influenced by: Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, more
Parents: Isaac Newton Sr., Hannah Ayscough

9.Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519) , more commonly Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, …

Google searches: 4 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 600,000

Born: April 15, 1452, Vinci, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519, Amboise, France
Structures: Milan Cathedral
Parents: Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, Caterina da Vinci

8.William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”.

Google searches: 7.4 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 1 million

Born: April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Died: April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Spouse: Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)
Plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Othello

7.Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

Google searches: 6.1 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 175,000

Born: April 20, 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945, Berlin, Germany
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Eva Braun (m. 1945–1945)

6.Paul the Apostle of Tarsus

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Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age.

Google searches: 3.35 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 7 million

Born: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: Rome, Italy
Full name: Paul the Apostle
Organizations founded: Eastern Orthodox Church
 

5.Siddhartha Gautama

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Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He lived and taught mostly in northeastern India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

Google searches: 4 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 7 million

Born: Kapilavastu, Nepal
Died: Kushinagar
Full name: Siddhartha Gautama
Spouse: Yasodharā
Parents: Maya, Mahapajapati Gotami, Śuddhodana

4.Moses

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Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was a former Egyptian prince who later in life became a religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed.

Google searches: 2.7 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 8 million

Born: Land of Goshen
Died: Mount Nebo, Jordan
Spouse: Tharbis, Zipporah
Parents: Jochebed, Amram
Siblings: Aaron, Miriam
Children: Gershom, Eliezer

3.Abraham

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Abraham, birthname Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs. His story, told in chapters 11 through 25 of the Book of Genesis, plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Google searches: 9.1 million+ per month

Number of books: c. 2 million

Born: Ur, Iraq
Died: Canaan
Buried: Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron
Parents: Amathlaah, Terah
Children: Isaac, Ishmael, Jokshan, Zimran, Medan, Midian, Ishbak,Shuah
Spouse: Hagar, Keturah, Sarah

2.Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh

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Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, is seen by non-believers as its founder, but by almost all Muslims as its last prophet sent by God to mankind to restore Islam.

Google searches: 13.6 million+ per month

Number of books: incalculable

Born: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 8, 632 AD, Medina, Saudi Arabia
Full name: Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim
Spouse: Maymunah bint al-Harith (m. 629 AD–632 AD)
Parents: Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Aminah bint Wahb

1.Jesus of Nazareth

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Google searches: 24.9 million+ per month

Number of books: incalculable

There’s really no need to explain just what the four Gospels say Jesus did to become famous, but in the interest of fairness, here are the claims: he was born to a virgin, died at about the age of 33 sometime around the year A.D. 33 (plus or minus 5), the most famous victim of crucifixion, and rose from the dead on his own power 3 days later, ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father as a manifestation of that God’s only offspring. You can look up the various miracles attributed to him. There are just over 7 billion people on Earth as of this list, and just about one-third precisely, 33.32%, of them, worship Jesus as “the Christ of God.” We may fairly say that these 2.33 billion people know very well who he was/is, and specifics about his life.

Google claims that 129,864,880 books have been written and bound throughout human history and which still survive in book form in some library in the world. That is not as high a number as you might have expected, but we are speaking of different volumes, so only one of the 25 million copies of the Bible printed every single year counts toward this total. Out of these c. 130 million books, it is estimated that 40% are about Jesus. This percentage includes books about Christianity in general, whether evangelical (or anti-evangelical) or historical. Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion focuses on God in general, but pays special attention to Christianity, as any atheist apology must, since Christianity is the most popular religion, and thus Dawkins’s book counts as 1 book about Jesus, as it counts as 1 book about Muhammad. So there are some 52 million different books circulating the world right now that are in some way concerned with Jesus, the man who may have lived, who may have walked on water, and risen from the dead. The Gospel of John, one of the 52 million books written about Jesus, ends with this passage: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”

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