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Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Kayla, Mar 10, 2004.
Who is your fav. historical figure?
Still very alive, Rosa Parks.
Most -- uh -- "disliked"? Hitler.
American: Ronald Reagan
International: Golda Meir
Arkansas: David Owen Dodd and Frank White
Religious: Jesus Christ
and who might yours be, Kayla?
My Fav Historical figure has been St. Thomas More,
and closer to home Matthew Flinders who charted so much of Australias coastline in a little boat.
Sr Kenny who pioneered exercise regimes for polio affected kiddies in Australia and later USA.
American: Ronald Reagan
Ancient history: Cicero
International: hmmm? Possibly Margaret Thatcher
Top of the Top: Jesus Christ.
American: George W. Bush
British: Tony Blair
Filipino: Ferdinand Marcos
Ooopsss!! Sorry. I forgot these.
Religious: William Tyndale.
American military: Gen. Omar Bradley (I met him once)
OPFOR military: Oberst Dieter Wittmer (WWI Luftwaffe)
Political: Winston Churchill
Since last month was African American History Month: Benjamin Banaker
Religious (non-Biblical): John and Charles Wesley
Biblical (1st runner-up): Ruth
Francis of Assisi. Wouldn't be pleasant, I'm sure, but educational.
International: Attaturk Founder and Leader of Modern Turkey. If you ever want to see a bunch of Aussies cry, read his poem to the fallen at ANZAC Cove.
A great and truely noble man!!
Do you have a link to this poem ? I love poems very much.
"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears: your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.
After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."
Well, I know it says "Figure" (singular), but it's hard to pick one, so...
1st and foremost- Christ
Religious (modern)- St. Pius X
Religious (ancient)- Athanasius
American- Thomas Jefferson
International- Winston Churchill
Ancient world- Spartacus
Mine would be Jesus, but I don't know if he counts because He is still alive!
Aussies must have really fought that hard to evoke such respect from the very man that commanded the forces that slew those men.
Omar Bradley is from a little town about 20 miles from me.