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who is your favorite historical figure?

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posted on Jan, 6 2019 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Hands down Benjamin Franklin. He was indeed an international womanizer, poor guy, and couldn't seem to attract women although he loved them so. Bless his poor little stubby-fingered chubby heart.

But I adore his thought processes. His mind never quit.

First street lights, first library and fire department, figured out the Gulf Stream while sailing to England to further his womanizing, first one to figure out how to get garbage off the streets, and little things like that we take for granted.

But ya know, they mostly required taxes. So at least we don't have to throw our honey-pots out the 3rd story windows anymore, or walk through horse manure on the sidewalks.

Benny! My hero.




posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Great thread, lots of candidates.


Archimedes - did everything so not much to add!

Eratosthenes - One of the more remarkable people who ever lived (in my opinion). Mathmetician, geographer, poet, astronomer and musician - as well as being Chief Librarian in Alexandria. The first person to calculate the circumference of the planet (no, it's flat really!).

Hero of Alexandria - Born 10 AD and invented, amongst other things, vending machines. Too much to list, to be honest but will include the steam engine......1600 years before the industrial revolution.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Nikola tesla



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Flavian

Some good candidates there Flavian - always thought Marcus Aurelius was quite a remarkable individual as well.

Also hats off to Zero of Citium - I'd like to have a pint with him!

Zeno of Citium



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:15 PM
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First street lights, first library and fire department



In The U.S. maybe, but certainly not in the world.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 05:38 PM
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Nothing esoteric or overly philosophical on my list, just folks I'd have loved to meet and talk with.
Al Troth: Famed Montana fly fishing guide and fly inventor/tier.
Ben Lilly: en.wikipedia.org... One of the coolest people I've ever read about, pretty famous down in the part of NM I grew up in.
Earnest Hemmingway: Self explanatory... the guy was the prototype for all things outdoorsman related.
Aldo Leopold: Fascinating conservationist and hunter.
Fred Bear: Father of modern archery and a real badass.
Barry Goldwater: Ah the wonders he and I could discuss.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
Jesus Christ.

Now, I already know what you're going to say to that:

"REEEEEEEEEE!!! I said historical figures not fictional characters!!!"

Don't care. Going with JC for the win.



Fictional or not...a character that in the end has had no effect as claimed...only counter affect.

A clever ruse amongst many.

And will be forgotten as the rest in the end.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 02:03 PM
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Marcus "Vitruvius" Pollio. Vitruvian man had to come from somewhere.



posted on Jan, 16 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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Atmospherical Physicist Dr James E Mcdonald - great man.


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