Influential Leaders for Western Thought:

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Many political leaders, writers, and artists combine to develop western civilization. Below is a list of some of the people who are influential in shaping western thought. Some are European, but the list also comprises others who have had a significant impact on western civilization. With a group of 2-3 people, choose a leader you wish to include in the time period your class has been assigned.

Francois Voltaire
Napoleon Bonaparte
Woodrow Wilson
Yassir Arafat
Ho Chi Minh
Douglas McArthur
Maximillen Robespierre
Leonid Brezhnev
Fidel Castro
Lech Walesa
Joseph Stalin
Georges Clemenceau
Thomas Edison
Marco Polo
Thomas Paine
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Alexander II
Josep Brutz Tito
Gustavus Adolphus
Francois Mitterand
Winston Churchill
Francisco Franco
Charles de Gaulle
Nikita Khrushchev
Mohandas Gandhi
Benito Mussolini
Paul von Hindenburg
Phillip II
Leon Trotsky
Frederick the Great
Albert Einstein
Nicholas II
Otto von Bismarck
Petr Stolypin
Alexander Kerensky
Margaret Thatcher
William and Mary
Camillo di Cavour
Guiseppi Garibaldi
Mikhail Gorbachev
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Engels
Louis Pasteur
Boris Yeltsin
Golda Meir
Issac Newton
Charles Darwin
Joseph Conrad
Peter the Great
Leo Tolstoy
Anton Chekhov
Ivan the Terrible
John Locke
Sigmund Freud
Rene Descartes
Catherine d'Medici
James I
Louis Napoleon
Louis XVI
Mary Queen of Scots
Oliver Cromwell
Nicholas I
Emile Zola
Mary Tudor
Charles I
Maria Theresa
V.I. Lenin
Martin Luther
Miguel Cervantes
Karl Marx
Louis Kossuth
Elizabeth I
Louis XIV
Ronald Reagan
Leonardo da Vinci
William Shakespeare
Klemens von Metternich
John Maynard Keyes

Thomas More
Catherine the Great

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