M.I.T – Ten most important personalities of the last 6.οοο years..!

Six historic personalities of Greece are in the top ten list of M.I.T. Which is the most famous personality of humanity ??

Aristotle  !!!

  This is not said by us, but the ranking of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which gathered and analyzed data on the history and culture around the world from 4000 BC by 2010.
The analysis of these data was made under the Pantheon program, which operates under the responsibility of the MIT Media Lab.  The interesting thing is that the list is dominated by Greeks, with six of them to be in the top ten.
In second place on the list is Plato and third Christ. According to MIT, someone considered famous if there is the Wikipedia page with its name in more than 25 languages.

And here is the top ten.

He gave his name to the University of Thessaloniki and the most famous square. Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and multidisciplinary student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He was a major form of the philosophical thought of the ancient world, while his teaching deeply penetrated Western philosophical and scientific thought until the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century. He was a naturalist, creator of logic and the most important of the dialectic of antiquity.


You surely know the myth of the cave, right? The initiator of, Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher from Athens, the most famous student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. His work in the form of philosophical dialogues have survived throughout. He had a huge influence on ancient Greek philosophy and in general in the western philosophical tradition until today.


He  just could not be among the most famous personalities of humanity. Jesus was a person whose teachings formed the basis for the creation of the Christian religion. His followers identified him as the expected Messiah, meaning "anointed." They believed that he was the savior, the chosen messenger of God, which would free the nation of Israel from their enemies and become a blessing for all nations.


Famous as the one who drank the hemlock, for his opponents and for the words "this one thing I know, that I know nothing." Socrates was an Athenian philosopher, one of the most important figures of Greek and world culture and civilization and one of the founders of Western philosophy. It seems to have many similarities with Jesus Christ, like that did not leave writings, he had students who wrote about him after, and taught in nature.


He has inspired from time to time many artists and writers, and folk tradition. The reason for Alexander III of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great. He was king of Macedon, ruler of the Hellenic Alliance against the Persian empire, successor to the Pharaohs of Egypt and principal of Asia and northwestern India. Born in Pella of Macedonia in 356 BC and died in Babylon in 323 BC Considered one of the most important Greek generals, because at the age of almost 33 years he had conquered most of the known world (4th century BC). His parents were King Philip II of Macedonia and princess Olympias of Epirus.


The Vitruvian Man, the Last Supper and Mona Lisa’s Smile is one of the most famous works in the history of art. So is their creator, Leonardo Da Vinci. Born in 1452 and died in 1519, means that he  lived during the Renaissance period. He was an Italian architect, painter, sculptor, musician, inventor, engineer, anatomist, geometer and scientist. Considered archetypal form of Renaissance humanist and Renaissance artist, but also a genius personality.


The eastern wisdom is an important part of world philosophical thought and Confucius was a genuine representative. He is remembered as the Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced the lives and thinking of eastern Asia. His philosophical approach laid the foundation of many subsequent Chinese views on education and the behavior of the ideal man, how such a person should live his life and interact with others and shapes society and governance in which should be involved.


You read about him in Asterix, you've seen embodied in films, while his murder is one of those who changed history. Gaius Julius Caesar was the most important figure in Roman history, general and statesman-or to be accurate, a dictator . Changed the form of the Roman constitution, and with his conquests laid the foundations of the development of European culture.


We knew him at school with his works Odyssey and Iliad. Of course we are talking about Homer, who claimed to be the author of these works, which are among the first texts of the historical period of ancient Greece, known as the Homeric epics. For his  life there is  little information and is contradictory, and even challenged its existence. By  characteristics of the works, it is safe to assume that they were written in the 8th century BC.


Even if math is not your strong point, the Pythagorean theorem, certainly is one of the things you remember. The initiator of, Pythagoras, was an important Greek philosopher, mathematician, geometer and theorist of music. He was the chief founder of Greek mathematics, has created a perfect system for the science of celestial bodies, which enshrined with all relevant arithmetic and geometric proofs, and was the founder of Sacred philosophical movement called Pythagorism.

Dimitris Anagnostou

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