HyperHistory's criteria for a selection :
Who exemplified the essence of this century best?
Who will still be remembered one hundred years from now?
If we contemplate what distinguishes the 20th century from past centuries we will recognize that the person nominated here contributed most to that transition.
That person also transcends the nationalistic, geographical, and contemporary spectrum and is perhaps the one personality who was truly a world citizen: instantly recognizable to everybody with a basic education.
A nomination by HyperHistory as