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flar7
October 21st, 2001, 04:57 AM
no limits to numbers, but make them historically relevant. Like if it was Elvis instead of Lincoln, what historical point about Elvis makes him stand out?

P.S. That was an example and not the thread, so please dont flood me with Elvis examples. Unless he's your pick.

I am fond of Lincoln, Kennedy, and Washington.
oh, lets not forget the ladies yawl,
Harriet Tubbman(sp?) Florence Nightingale, and Mary

Emerald Sky
October 21st, 2001, 12:14 PM
I have deep respect for

Thomas Jefferson
Ben Franklin

I'm fond of

Paul Revere
Thomas Paine
Lincoln
Grant

Danustouch
October 21st, 2001, 02:03 PM
Lincoln is also one of my favorites,
William Wallace (scotland) another,
Robert Roy MacGregor (Scotland) another.

King Arthur (fact or fiction)
Robin Hood.
Jesus Christ (just interesting)
Ghandi.

Avena
October 22nd, 2001, 10:14 AM
Buddha

Jesus Christ (the historical not the biblical Jesus)

Martin Luther King

Ghandi

Mother Theresa

Sophie Scholl

...and all the other peace makers and freedom fighters!

I also like, without really knowing why, J.F. Kennedy and Marie Antoinette

mol
October 22nd, 2001, 10:24 AM
Jim Morrison
Joan of Arc
Ozzy

Morrison because it writing style opened up a whole new set of ideas for writers. Joan of Arc because she is AWESOME! ;) And Ozzy because no other musician's music has ever touched my heart more than his.

Shadowulfe
October 22nd, 2001, 10:37 AM
Joan of Arc
Ferdinan Magellian
Robin Hood
King Arthur
Merlin
Edgar Allan Poe

Shadowulfe
October 23rd, 2001, 01:06 PM
I almost forgot a couple

Talisin
Abe Lincoln
John F. Kennady

Danustouch
October 23rd, 2001, 01:14 PM
I forgot a couple, too.

Cheif Sitting Bull,

Crazy Horse

Mary Queen of Scots.

mol
October 24th, 2001, 09:57 AM
My list looks a little off compared to all of you. :p

Emerald Sky
October 24th, 2001, 10:35 AM
That's okay Mol, you *are* a little off. :D

flar7
October 24th, 2001, 01:45 PM
I forgot to mention Joan of Arc, a very big favorite of mine! :boing:

story
October 25th, 2001, 11:32 AM
charles mingus
james joyce
abbie hoffman
emma goldman
crazy horse
Mark Twain
joshua norton
Sir Richard Burton (the adventurer not the actor---his biography makes Indiana Jones look boring)
Daniel Shays
Poncho Villa


And a host of others i can't think of right now

story
October 25th, 2001, 11:38 AM
ack!!!
I forgot Tom Paine and Laffayette---coolest figures in both revolutions---stood up to two royal families and robispierre and, like, lived. Rock on.

Druidess Cara
October 26th, 2001, 10:08 AM
I have a lot of em, the ones I can remember are Joan of Arc, Bodecia. Howard Carter because he was so determined to do what he had to do. :)

white mouse
October 28th, 2001, 08:05 PM
Joan of Arc
Mother Teresa
Merlin
King Arthur
Anne Frank
Toranaga
Cleopatra

Avena
October 29th, 2001, 10:17 AM
yay, CLEOPATRA!!!

I knew I missed somebody... :rolleyes:

Epona44
October 29th, 2001, 11:39 AM
:eyebrow:

My favorite historical figure is Queen Elizabeth.

Being of largely Scottish-English decent, the history of the British Isles has always fascinated me.

I like Elizabeth because of the determination she displayed in a time when women were considered more like property than people.

She certainly wasn't perfect, and there were some actions she was forced to take that caused harm to some.

But all in all she was worthy of immense respect.

The movie "Elizabeth" was not an accurate interpretation of her life, but made for a couple hours of entertainment.

Demeter
October 29th, 2001, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by white mouse
Joan of Arc
Mother Teresa
Merlin
King Arthur
Anne Frank
Toranaga
Cleopatra

Toranaga? Are we talking the one from James Clavell's Shogun? You are aware that he's fictional, right? The real man was Ieyasu Tokugawa, the military dictator of Japan who froze its technological and cultural development for two centuries, and solidified the militarist thinking that led to so much trouble about sixty years ago.

HerbGurl
November 10th, 2001, 09:54 PM
What a cool idea for a post!!
I'm a history major, so this is going to be a VERY long list. ;)

Ben Franklin
George Washington
Bodiciea (sp?)
Marie and Pierre Curie
Joan of Arc
Lawrence of Arabia
Hypatia (A women mathmetician in Early Eygpt.)
Sequioa (inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet)
St. Francis
Gandhi
Mary Magdalene
Jesus
Mother Teresa
King Arthur

That's all I can think of for now. I'll probably be back with more though ;)
Blessings,
HerbGurl

Emerald Sky
November 11th, 2001, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by HerbGurl
What a cool idea for a post!!
I'm a history major, so this is going to be a VERY long list. ;)

Ben Franklin
George Washington
Bodiciea (sp?)
Marie and Pierre Curie
Joan of Arc
Lawrence of Arabia
Hypatia (A women mathmetician in Early Eygpt.)
Sequioa (inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet)
St. Francis
Gandhi
Mary Magdalene
Jesus
Mother Teresa
King Arthur

That's all I can think of for now. I'll probably be back with more though ;)
Blessings,
HerbGurl

Go Ben! He's one of my favorites, too. He was quite the character, wasn't he? Among the fact that he was also IMO, a genius.

Flaire-FireStar
November 11th, 2001, 03:46 PM
hmm... Let me get my brain working on overdrive here for once. :woah:

Cleopatra
MacDonald (the 1st Prime Minister of Canada.... not McDonald -the restaurant- guy)
Mr. Dress-up :D
Charles Shultz (sp?)

talamh
November 14th, 2001, 08:42 PM
Eleanor of Aquitaine.... she was indeed a Medieval Babe.....

J.S. Bach was way cool.

Llewellyn ap Farr of Wales was very noble.

Bonnie Prince Charlie won by losing.

Hildegarde of Bingham was a totally amazing woman.

Mandella showed us that positive change can happen in our time.

Nellie McClung of Canada helped change the law so that women in Canada were, indeed, legally recognized as "persons".

Katharine Graham of the Washington Post was stong enough to hang on until the rest of the world realized that Richard Nixon was, indeed, a crook.

And yes.. Mr. Dress-up.(it's a Canadian thing)

bb talamh

bansidhe
November 21st, 2001, 01:14 AM
hmmmm...
elizabeth and mary queen of scots.
bono from u2 (okies, not strictly historical, but will be one day)
pyotr leonidovich kapitza (kewl physicist who stood up to lenin to save his friends)

theres more, but i cant think of any...:( why does this always happen to me!!! brain block...

white_draco
December 3rd, 2001, 11:03 PM
Hmmmm.....

1) Merlin - Great Magickian

2) Martin Luther King Jr. - Stood up for what he believed!

3) Joyce Meye - Lots of spunk and sarcasm for a Christian Evangelist. *yea I know she's not dead but someday she will be*

4) Anne Frank - Home girl got courage and home girl made a diary, so home girl made DUH list.

5) Elie Weasel(SP?) - He went to so much stuff in the concentration camps and the book he made really touched me.

6) The Little Rock 9 - To excel their education and to get the resources they needed to learn they went struggled through racism and prejudices for it. From getting beat up to getting blamed for rule breaking at school, they went through it.

7) Harriet Tubbman - She took herself to a whole another level and she brought so many slaves to freedom and she is a great inspiration to me because she is a contributing factor to why I am NOT in slavery today.

8) Scott Cunningham - Representing the Solitary Folk and the Wiccan Folk and the Pagan Folk to his Deathbed. Goddess Bless Him. Someday I hope I will meet him again.

9) Gandhi - For his Pacifist way that remind me of mine.

10) Andrew Warhola (Andy Warhol) - His art is amazing and he has inspired me so much, he changed alot of about people's view of Art. Proving that one man can make a different into the Artworld like some many before me.

11) Jesus - He was one of the first Witches I ever read about so I gotta have him on my list.

12) Mother Teresa - Helping children and people, she should be a goddess and have a star named after her.

13) Alexander the Great - I love him because he reminds me that it's ok to be butch and gay and plus one of the first gay people I've known in History.

14) Robin Hood - Courage and Strength leads to good things and great honor. He's living proof of that.

15) Walt Disney - Well it's kinda self explanatory. "Yea Disney World, yea, come on yea Heck YEA Splash Mountain!!"

16) Matthew Shepard - Killed by the hands and arms Homophobic Morons for being a Homosexual. Inspiration to me for knowing that sometimes pain comes, but I have to go on.

17) Aaliyah - She singed with her feeling and her heart, but the extra weight of her airplane blew her apart. She reminds me that sometimes you have to step on and examine the situation before taking full force. If I could have died I would die in paradise.

18) King Arthur, Lancelot, and Gwen - Well I think those are the 3 that had the fun, but they are first noteable people that I think did the fun together.....

19) Myself - Someday I hope I will be on somebody's list for historical figures. I'm already making history as I type....





- White Draco -

Haedis
December 15th, 2001, 06:06 PM
Hmmm. Francis Farmer (because she had her own controversial beliefs despite the McCarthyist public officials of Seattle who stripped her of her rights, freedom, and dignity)

Scott Cunningham (well, duh)

StarHawk (see above)

Jim Morrison (for waking up a nation to a whole new perpective and for giving radio stations something to play besides songs about "peace love and harmony" not that i should care since i wasnt even alive in the 60s or 70s)

see mol isnt alone!

Adrenaline Junkie
December 15th, 2001, 06:27 PM
Not in any particular order:

Hatchepsut (the ONLY Egyptian Female Pharoah)
Cleopatra (Egyptian Queen)
Julius Caesar
Aradia
Buddha
Joan of Arc
King Arthur
John McDonald
George Washington

Rain Warrior
December 15th, 2001, 07:37 PM
Not in a particular order:

Alexander the Great-nthing to do with gay theory
Nietsche-great phylosopher
Julios Ceasar
Lokers[ancient Latvian viking leader]
Newton
Stephen Hawking[short history of time] not dead but historic
Albert Einstein
Andrew Loid Webber-love his music
Myself:D
Neo-Matrix[don't say tht matrix doesn't exist:) ]
Merlin

theres some more, but I don't recall them all now.

xjsjaglvr
December 19th, 2001, 02:46 PM
Teddy Roosevelt

Scipeno
December 23rd, 2001, 09:13 PM
Lao Tzu
Nelson Mandela
Shakespere

Xander67
December 24th, 2001, 10:33 PM
Jesus
Edgar Allen Poe
Shakespeare
Ludvick von Beethoven
Wolgang Amadeous Mozart (WAM!)
Allister Crowley
Madame Vlastsky
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Abe Lincoln
Martin Luther (renisance period)
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Moses
King Solomon
Merlin
King Aurthur
J.R TOlken
Albert Einstien
Thomas Edison
Alexander Grahm Bell
Marie Curie
Cleopatra
King Tut
.......you all dont want me to give you the complete list so I will spare you the details LOL

Basicly anyone who has contributed to society and helped bring the human experience and spiritual enlightenment to where we are today..

Garnet
January 10th, 2002, 01:52 PM
Boudicca
Eleanor Roosevelt
Florence Nightengale, Clara Barton, Mary Ann Bickerdike (a nurse/patient activist in the South durung the Civil War)
Ada James (a local suffragette who convinced her father to vote to make Wisconsin the first state to support the womens' right to vote amendment)
Wilma Mankiller (the first female chief of an Indian nation)
Belle Case Lafollette (she was such an influence on her progressive politician husband that he would refer to her by saying "when we were governor")
Shirley Chisolm
Hannah Shenesh
Golda Meir
Louisa May Alcott (she had the courage to do what she wanted & do it as a 'poor' single woman)
Jeanette Rankin (the first woman senator)
Nellie Tayloe Roe & Miriam Ferguson ( first women governors)
the five daughters of Zelofhad-OT women who stood up & fussed enough to get inheritence rights to land
Frances Perkins (first woman cabinet member)
any & all suffragettes & the women I saw all aroud during the E.R.A. march on Washington in '78

slovene_gds
January 23rd, 2002, 11:48 AM
MM~
I happen to be fond of:
Ghandi
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
MLK Jr.

BB~
Bast

slovene_gds
January 23rd, 2002, 08:04 PM
MM~
Almost forgot! Bobby Sands...ah.

BB~
Bast