There are many ways of being a celebrity, but according to Australian writer Clive James, Jesus Christ for example, was the first to have succeeded it globally and without conquering the world by force. Yet he isn’t the most famous person of the last 6,000 years. According to MIT, Greeks are the winners in the world’s field of popularity.
The American University has been recently working on a project titled “Pantheon” which is essentially what its name predicates. Studying and analyzing data from 4,000 BC to 2010, the MIT formed a list of those whom they consider to be the most famous people of the past 6,000 years.
Aristotle crowns the list, but the Greeks don’t stop there as historic Greek personages have taken over most of the lists top spots.
In order to reach this conclusion, the MIT studied and evaluated the “cultural offer” of the great figures of history, paying special attention to data that topped the geographical boundaries as well as boundaries of time and language, thus conquering a special place in world culture.
According to MIT, the most famous people around the world over the last 6,000 years are the following:
Alexander the Great
Leonardo Da Vinci