Google releases a list of Most famous people in the world annually. But Who are the most famous people of all time? Here are 65 most famous people of history.
When you look up for the list of most famous people, then google often shows most searched celebrities. The most searched people are different from the most famous person in manner that most searched people are momentarily popular while the most famous person ever are, well forever famous. Ed Gein is one of the most searched people on Internet, So is the Perron family while people like Plato, Einstein are popular forever and ever. Their popularity was passed on from generations and they were popular even when there was no google.
Here we have selected 65 most popular people of planet earth. You will find people of ancient times to people of modern era, but remember we have chosen only those people who had huge impact on the world and the culture. So here are 65 most famous people ever:
Most Famous People All Time
65. Usain Bolt
He is the Fastest Man on earth.
64. J.R.R. Tolkien
JRR Tolkien was the writer of Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy.
63. Stephen Hawking
He is a Miracle of God.
62. Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers were the scientist duo that invented modern airplane.
61. CS Lewis
He was the British Novelist who Wrote Chronicles of Narnia.
60. Anne Frank
She became international celebrity posthumously after her diary came into lime light. She shared her views and her life during World War 2 in Germany.
59. Alfred Hitchcock
His movies are cult classics and there is no movie of Hitchcock that was not loved by fans.
58. Michael Jackson
He is called as the King of Pop and the best singer, best dancer ever.
57. Steve Jobs
He was the tech Genius who founded apple and became the greatest entrepreneur of all time.
56. Ronald Reagan
US President who was known for his work against drugs and poverty, He received 68% approval ratings.
55. Babe Ruth
The greatest Baseball player of All time.
54. Audrey Hepburn
She is probably the most beautiful actress of all time. She was more beautiful than Marilyn Monroe. Period.
53. Sigmund Freud
He was Neurologist who is known for his work in human psychology.
The queen of Egypt who was known for unmatched beauty.
51. Jesse Owens
The most celebrated athlete of Olympics.
50. Coco Chanel
She became the synonym of fashion when she launched the Chanel brand. She is arguably the greatest business woman of modern time.
49. Oscar Wilde
He is known for his poems and essays.
48. Henry Ford
He Founded Ford Motors and is considered as the father of modern automobile industry.
47. Michael Jordon
One of the greatest Athletes ever and is the greatest basketball player of all time.
46. Fidel Castro
He ruled Cuba for more than 5 decades and his ideas of Marxism spread through the world.
45. Malcolm X
He fought for civil rights and equality.
Arguably the greatest footballer ever, No matter you are fan of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi or Neymar Jr.
43. John Lennon
John lennon is considered as the greatest lyricist and one of the greatest singer of all time.
42. Barack Obama
The first African American President of United States actually brought change in whole world.
41. Peter Sellers
He is known for his brilliant acting skills, often playing multiple roles in the same film.
40. Dalai Lama
He is spreading peace in the world since 1950s and is among the most respected people on the globe.
39. Walt Disney
He founded the Disney company which is not among the most profitable companies in the world.
38. Rosa Parks
She refused to give up her seat to a white male and became the face of fight against racism.
37. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin won record four presidential elections and served the country as President thrice.
36. Pope John Paul II
He was pope for 27 years and during his time he spread message of peace and equality.
35. Ludwig Van Beethoven
Even though he was deaf but still he composed miraculous music that is unmatched even today.
34. Thomas Edison
Edison is known for patenting thousands of inventions, most notably the light bulb.
33. Leo Tolstoy
He Wrote timeless classics and is regarded as the greatest author of recent times.
32. Queen Victoria
Under her rule British Empire expanded almost all over the globe. She favoured industrialization.
31. Louis Pasteur
He saved millions of lives by discovering principles of Pasteurization and vaccination.
30. Vincent Van Gogh
The greatest Painter ever lived.
He was taught by a genius (Socrates) and He Taught a Genius (Aristotle).
28. Pablo Picaso
His paintings holds a deep meaning and he was the advocate of modern art.
27. Queen Elizabeth II
She is the longest reigning queen in the world and she will be remembered as the queen of new world.
26. Charles Darwin
He gave the theory of evolution which was not accepted by many religions but was a breakthrough for science.
25. Elvis Presley
The King of Rock and Roll was the greatest pop star music has ever seen. No one can match his stature.
24. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is called as the personification of beauty. Even though she left us decades ago yet she is admired for her beauty.
23. Paul McCartney
The one fourth of The Beatles proved to be a true musician and he is regarded as the top artist ever.
22. Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill led Great Britain out of World war and made the nation great again.
21. Albert Einstein
Einstein is sighted as the most intelligent person ever born and his theories are still hard to understand.
20. Margaret Thatcher
Known as The iron lady, She was the First (and the only) female prime minister of Great Britain.
19. Christopher Columbus
He is credited for European Colonisation of New World. He discovered America.
18. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa lived for humanity and she died for humanity. She was arguably the greatest woman ever born.
17. John F Kennedy
JFK was killed in 1963 but he had such charismatic personality that he is still alive in our thoughts.
16. Bill Gates
The richest man on earth is also one of the biggest philanthropists. He is the idol of thousands of entrepreneur around the globe.
15. Muhammad Ali
The Champ died in 2016 but he achieved so much in his life that other people can only dream of it. He was the greatest athlete ever.
14. Martin Luther King
Lucky are those who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speeches and views. Martin inspired a million of people (irrespective of race).
13. Nelson Mandela
Mandela is now regarded as a symbol of peace and equality. He spent 27 years in jail but his ideas will spend thousands of years in humanity.
12. Abraham Lincoln
The Great Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery and united the 50 states during civil war. The USA we know today might have been turned into fossils if there was no Lincoln.
11. Sir Isaac Newton
Newton is so famous that every kid knows about his ‘Fallen Apple’ tale. Though the story is modified but it is true that we would have never stepped on moon if there was no Newtonian Physics.
10. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
There is a saying that Leonardo Da Vinci was 400 years ahead of his time. He was a true artist, scientist and philosopher. A Man with such qualities is born once in thousand years.
9. William Shakespeare
Shakespeare was the one who penned down the story telling techniques of modern literature and had a huge impact on thousands of authors in the coming centuries.
8. Adolf Hitler
Even though he did unforgettable crimes to humanity but there is no denying in the fact that evil gets famous too.
7. Mahatma Gandhi
The father of Nation (India) is regarded as a saint by millions today. He followed the rules of non-violence and truth.
6. Paul the Apostle of Tarsus
If there was no Paul, then we might not have learned about Jesus and his sacrifices. Paul introduced Christianity to the world.
5. Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha was born in India but his influence spread across the sea and that too in the times when there were no airplanes and trains. Buddha founded Buddhism and it is probably the most peaceful religion in the world.
Moses broke the chain of slaves and took them to freedom (roughly 4000 years ago) and left a mark on the world. His ten commandments teaches the meaning of life.
Today religions are divided into two parts Abrahamic (Islam, Christianity) and Non-Abrahamic (Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism). Abraham is considered as the first prophet sent by lord.
2. Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh
Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) founded the religion of peace and happiness in ancient ages. Today Islam is the second most followed religion.
1. Jesus Christ
The founder of Christianity tops the list of most searched people on Google. Jesus is so important (and famous) that we divided Human time line in two parts BC and AD in respect to him.
This list is under construction as we wish to add more people in the list. However, we need a people’s poll for that. We ask you to add the name of the person in the comment section (below) who according to you is very popular.