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These are the most significant historical figures who got the most research and study, according to Wikipedia. The most researched nationality is Germans with 21 figures, followed by 13 Americans, 7 Chinese, and 5 Russians.

1. Karl Marx (1818—1883), German philosopher — 3180 work.

1. Karl Marx (1818—1883), German philosopher — 3180 work.

2. Immanuel Kant (1724—1804),  German philosopher, builder of Neo-Kantianism- 2005 work

3. Vladimir Lenin (1870—1924), Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist, leader of October Revolution and founder of  Soviet Union - 1970 work 

4. Abraham Lincoln (1809—1865), American politician and lawyer — 1933. 

5. Adolf Hitler (1889—1945), German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party — 1773.

6. Friedrich Hegel (1770—1831), German philosopher — 1654.

6. Friedrich Hegel (1770—1831),  German philosopher — 1654.

7. Sigmund Freud (1856—1939),  Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis — 1537.

8. Mahatma Gandhi (1869—1948),  leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India — 1487.

9. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844—1900), German philosopher — 1468.

10. Martin Luther (1483—1546), German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation— 1390.

11. Thomas Aquinas (1225?—1274), Italian Dominican friar, catholic priest, and doctor of the church— 1382.

11. Thomas Aquinas (1225?—1274), Italian Dominican friar, catholic priest, and doctor of the church— 1382.

12. Martin Heidegger (1889—1976), German philosopher — 1300.

13. Platon (428 BC —348 BC), Philosopher in Classical Greece — 1263.

14. Aristotales ( 384 BC— 322 BC), Greek philosopher and scientist — 1227.

15. Mao Zedung (1893—1976), Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China — 1150.

16. George Washington (1732—1799), American soldier and statesman. — 1124.

16. George Washington (1732—1799),  American soldier and statesman. — 1124.

17. Joseph Stalin (1879—1953), Leader of the Soviet Union — 1108.

18. Christopher Columbus (1451?—1506) —  Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer — 1092.

19. Napoleon (1769—1821) — French military and political leader— 1002.

20. Franklin Roosevelt (1882—1945), American statesman and political leader — 988.

21. Augustinus (354—430), early Christian theologian and philosopher — 950.

21. Augustinus (354—430), early Christian theologian and philosopher — 950.

22. Richard Wagner (1818—1883), German composer — 840.

23. Carl Gustav Jung (1875—1961),  Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist — 826.

24. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791), Austrian composer — 759.

25. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749—1832),  German writer and statesman — 758.

26. Thomas Jefferson (1743—1826), 3rd U.S. President — 755.

26. Thomas Jefferson (1743—1826), 3rd U.S. President — 755.

27. René Descartes (1596—1650),  French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist — 755.

28 Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712—1778), Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer — 735.

29. Benjamin Franklin (1706—1790), American politician and scientist — 709.

30. Theodore Roosevelt (1858—1919), 26th President of the United States — 708.

31. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889—1951), Austrian-British philosopher — 694.

31. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889—1951),  Austrian-British philosopher  — 694.

32. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827), German composer and pianist — 689.

33. Lev Tolstoy (1828—1910), Russian author — 681.

34. Søren Kierkegaard (1813—1855), Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author — 679.

35. Edmund Husserl (1859—1938), German philosopher — 659.

36. Woodrow Wilson (1856—1924), 28th President of the United States — 641.

36. Woodrow Wilson (1856—1924), 28th President of the United States — 641.

37. Sokrates ( 469 BC — 399 BC), Greek philosopher — 601.

38. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750),German composer — 599.

39. Charles de Gaulle (1890—1970),  French general and statesman — 594.

40 Friedrich Engels (1820—1895), German philosopher, social scientist, journalist, and businessman — 584.

41. John F. Kennedy (1917—1963), 35th President of the United States — 572.

41. John F. Kennedy (1917—1963), 35th President of the United States — 572.

42. Baruch Spinoza (1632—1677), Dutch philosopher — 568.

43. Albert Einstein (1879—1955), German theoretical physicist — 553.

44. Max Weber (1864—1920), German sociologist,  — 546.

45. Leonardo da Vinci (1452—1519),Italian Mathematician and painter — 536.

46. Winston Churchill (1874—1965), British statesman — 533.

46. Winston Churchill (1874—1965), British statesman — 533.

47. Pablo Picasso (1882—1973),Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, — 513.

48. Pope John Paul II (1920—2005), Catholic religious leader — 507.

49. Jesus (7-2 BC— 30-33 AD ), Central figure of Christianity. — 500.

50. Karl Barth (1886—1968), Swiss Reformed theologian — 492.

51. Rabindranath Tagore (1861—1941), Indian author — 488.

51. Rabindranath Tagore (1861—1941), Indian author — 488.

52. Jean Calvin (1509—1564), French theologian and pastor — 483.

53. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905—1980),  French philosopher, playwright, novelist — 479.

54. Charles Darwin (1809—1882),  English naturalist and geologist — 468.

55. Michelangelo (1475—1564), Italian sculptor, painter, architect — 465.

56. William Shakespeare (1564—1616), English poet, playwright, and actor — 454.

56. William Shakespeare (1564—1616), English poet, playwright, and actor — 454.

57. Rembrandt (1606—1669),  Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker. — 452.

58. Alexander Pushkin (1799—1837), Russian poet, playwright, and novelist— 443.

59. Gottfried Leibniz (1646—1716), German polymath and philosopher — 442.

60. Frédéric Chopin (1810—1849), Polish composer and virtuoso pianist — 441.

61. Deng Xiaoping (1904—1997), Chinese revolutionary and statesman — 440.

61. Deng Xiaoping (1904—1997), Chinese revolutionary and statesman — 440.

62. David Hume(1711—1776), Scottish philosopher, historian, economist — 436.

63. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881—1955), French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest — 435.

64.Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821—1881),Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher — 431.

65. Dante (1265—1321), Italian author — 427.

66. Jean Piaget (1896—1980), Swiss clinical psychologist — 420.

66. Jean Piaget (1896—1980), Swiss clinical psychologist — 420.

67. Gautama Buddha (563 BC — 483? BC), Founding Figure of Buddhism — 411.

68. John Dewey (1859—1952), American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer — 387.

69. Ronald Reagan (1911—2004), 40th U.S. President — 383.

70. Pascal (1623—1662), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer — 381.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881—1938), Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey — 379.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881—1938),  Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey — 379.

72. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469—1527),Italian philosopher — 372.

73. Jacques lacan (1901—1981),  French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist — 365.

74. Maksim Gorky (1868—1936), Russian author — 365.

75. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890—1969),34th U.S. President — 359.

76. Voltaire (1694—1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher — 359.

76. Voltaire (1694—1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher — 359.

77. Michel Foucault (1926—1984),  French philosopher — 350.

78. Antonio Gramsci (1891—1937), Italian neo-Marxist theorist and politician. — 344.

79. John Locke (1632—1704), English philosopher and physician — 343.

80. Henri Bergson (1859—1941),  French philosopher — 341.

81. Confucius (551 BC — 479 BC), Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history — 335.

81. Confucius (551 BC — 479 BC), Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history — 335.

82. Galileo Galilei (1564—1642),Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician — 332.

83. Thomas Hobbes (1588—1679), English philosopher— 330.

84. Francisco Goya (1746—1828), Spanish romantic painter and printmaker — 328.

85. Sri Aurobindo (1872—1950),  Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet— 320.

86. George Bush (d. 1946), 43rd U.S. President — 312.

86. George Bush (d. 1946), 43rd U.S. President — 312.

87. Jürgen Habermas (d. 1929), German sociologist and philosopher — 308.

88. Victor Hugo (1802—1885),  French poet, novelist, and dramatist — 307.

89. Mihail Gorbaçov (d. 1931), frmer Soviet statesman — 306.

90. Alexander the Great (356 BC — 323 BC), king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon— 303.

91. Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762—1814), German philosopher — 295.

91. Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762—1814),  German philosopher — 295.

92. Walt Whitman (1819—1892), American poet, essayist, and journalist. — 294.

93. Che Guevara (1928—1967), Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. — 294.

94. Jacques Derrida (1930—2004), French philosopher, — 291.

95. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788—1860), German philosopher. — 289.

96. Desiderius Erasmus (1469—1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian — 287.

96. Desiderius Erasmus (1469—1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian — 287.

97. Friedrich Schiller (1759—1805),German author — 277.

98. Benedetto Croce (1866—1952),  Italian idealist philosopher— 275.

99. Honoré de Balzac (1799—1850), French novelist and playwright — 271.

100. Friedrich Schelling (1775—1854), German philosopher — 270.

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