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The Ten Most Influential People of the Early Millennium (1001-1400)

January 5, 2013

10. Su Song (1020-1101) Innovation Su Song appears to be an early “Renaissance man” from historical China. He made many advances in areas such as biology and astronomy, but his greatest influence was in the area of engineering. His surprisingly complex mechanical clock was a wonder of his time. Among many advancements this clock were […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the 15th Century

August 11, 2011

10. Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) Art As one of the founding fathers of the Italian Renaissance, Brunelleschi made a modern contribution for all painters that would follow him; the development of linear perspective. Giving Depth through linear perspective is now one of the fundamental bases of art today. Brunelleschi was also a innovative mastermind of architecture […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the 17th Century

March 24, 2010

10. William Harvey (1578-1657) Medicine William Harvey revolutionized the field of medical science by mapping out the human circulatory system in full detail. Until then, no one had really known how blood was pumped through the body. His discoveries would lead to more detailed analysis of our bodies’ physiology and anatomy allowing for the field […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the 19th Century

November 7, 2009

10. Marie Curie (1867-1934) Chemistry Marie Curie created the theory of radioactivity through her discovery of radium and also developed a process for isolating isotopes. These were huge advancements in chemical science which have been used in many applications, not the least of which are major advancements in the medical field. Unfortunately the discoveries she […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the 20th Century

October 26, 2009

10. J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) Physics One of the trademarks of the 20th century, horrible though it may be, is the creation of the atomic bomb.  This is the ultimate weapon of destruction which set our world into a state of fear for the latter half of the century with the cold war, as well […]