Who were the three greatest leaders of all time?

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  1. Vinodkpillai profile image71
    Vinodkpillaiposted 12 years ago

    Who were the three greatest leaders of all time?

    Leaders are all kinds and from all walks of life. There are great leaders from different eras. We like some of them; we hate some of them. But purely on manifested leadership capabilities, who according to you, are the three greatest leaders of all time?

  2. NathanielZhu profile image66
    NathanielZhuposted 12 years ago

    Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Mihn.
    Whether peaceful or radically destructive, each permanently changed the course of modern history.

  3. Ancillotti profile image60
    Ancillottiposted 12 years ago

    Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and the greatest: Jesus Christ.

  4. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 12 years ago

    1. Jesus Christ  2. John F. Kennedy  3. Martin Luther King Jr.

  5. mcrawford76 profile image90
    mcrawford76posted 12 years ago

    Well, not to delve too deeply into this, but predictably most everyone is answering "popular" leaders.

    I only argue that Adolf Hitler convinced an entire country, and more to follow him unquestioningly. Their fierce loyalty nearly succeeding in genocide.

  6. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 12 years ago

    Hello Vinodkpillai- I'm wondering who your choices are?

    I think three of the greatest leaders of all time are: Buddha, Jesus, and Ghandi.

  7. profile image53
    verdictor.composted 12 years ago

    Alexander the Great, Mark Aurelius, Napoleon

  8. Bladesinger6640 profile image59
    Bladesinger6640posted 12 years ago

    Jesus Christ, Reagan, and that 3rd spot is hard to fill cause there are so many.... I need top 6 lol

  9. PMS9 profile image68
    PMS9posted 12 years ago

    Chatrapati Shivaji, Bhagat Singh & Subhash Chandra Bose

  10. editor profile image60
    editorposted 12 years ago

    Great question, no easy answers but Genghis Khan has got to be in there...

  11. ArvinD_ profile image80
    ArvinD_posted 12 years ago

    There were many leader's for different era's either liked or disliked by ppl.But  still only some names are printed much brighter in our history books...
    # Alexander and napolean for their courage
    # Netaji (subash sandra bose,India) , Che for their patriotism
      #Gandhi nd  Suu kyi for tolerance
    #Martin Luther King ,  Nelson mandela as freedom fighters
    # John F.Kennedy(U.S) , Winston churchill(U.K) as politicians
    # Mother theresa for charity
    On the top hit list these two guys are always hated by all over the world.. But yet they managed to make many people to follow them..
    #Osama Bin Landen

  12. ClickrNet profile image60
    ClickrNetposted 12 years ago

    GOD, Jesus and the heavenly father always lead!

  13. Rogochuks profile image65
    Rogochuksposted 12 years ago

    Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and Abraham Lincoln.

  14. daskittlez69 profile image65
    daskittlez69posted 12 years ago

    It depends on your definition of great.  If you go by the dictionary term I would say Alexander III of Macedon, Adolf Hitler, and Napoleon Bonaparte.

  15. poshcoffeeco profile image80
    poshcoffeecoposted 12 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln
    Winston Churchill

  16. Gregoryy profile image60
    Gregoryyposted 12 years ago

    Jesus- gave hummans direction and hope. He also led by exmaple

    Ghandi- gave inspration and great quotes to live by he was a great peace maker.

    George Washington- he set the tone for the USA, the most pwoerfull country on earth right now. He is the one that decided to have a democracy instead of a monarch.

  17. nu-flowerchild profile image61
    nu-flowerchildposted 12 years ago

    Gandhi, King, and Mandela. My personal opinion.

  18. maven101 profile image73
    maven101posted 12 years ago

    " Chesty " Puller...Led by example

    Abraham Lincoln...Led by moral courage

    Julius Caesar...Led by strength

  19. Savvycruzr profile image61
    Savvycruzrposted 12 years ago

    GREAT question Vinod! My 3 greatest leaders are:

    1. Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore - who took the small island city-state from a 3rd world state in the 60's to a 1st world nation.

    2. John F. Kennedy - whose charisma endeared him to many and whose pioneering space program policies eventually led to men setting foot on the moon.

    3. Nelson Mandela - a whose inspirational leadership, and imprisonment led to the end of apartheid in his country.   


  20. RavenBiker profile image60
    RavenBikerposted 12 years ago

    I amazed to see how many think "great" is just for the "good".  Great also means for the evil.

  21. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    For me it is simple. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

  22. The Blagsmith profile image71
    The Blagsmithposted 12 years ago

    Hmm you say this in the past tense, so can I assume there are no present incumbents. However, I would say the typical favourites: Gandhi, Mandela and Jesus too. If I could choose a fourth I would throw in Mikhail Gorbachev.

  23. powerofknowledge1 profile image60
    powerofknowledge1posted 12 years ago

    As per my opinion the three greatest leaders of all time are:

    1. Sardar Patel (Known as Iron Man of India)

    2. Chandra Sekhar Azad

    3. Indra Gandhi


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