The 14 most influential persons in world history according to a book by Michael Hart, New York. No ranking among the fourteen men is intended - the list is strictly alphabetical.

Find out the reasons why those fourteen men were selected. Click at a name in the left panel.

Such a list is bound to be controversial because it is impossible to objectively measure the exact influence of different personalities. But at the least it should stimulate a lively debate. Keep in mind that the criteria here is not most important but most influential, that is why an unkown person like T'sai lung is included.