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Encyclopedia > Person of the Century

TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century (called the "TIME 100" for short) is a list of the 20th century's most influential politicians, artists, innovators, scientists and icons, compiled by TIME Magazine. It consists of a total of 100 people, 20 each in five different groups. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


The list was started with a debate at a symposium at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center on February 1, 1998 (participants: CBS news anchor Dan Rather, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, then-political science professor Condoleezza Rice, neoconservative publisher Irving Kristol and TIME managing editor Walter Isaacson) and ultimately published on June 14, 1999 in a special TIME magazine issue titled "TIME 100: Heroes & Icons of the 20th Century". Albert Einstein was recognized as the "Person of the Century". Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Dan Rather, from a telecast in October 2004. ... Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin (January 4, 1943-) is an award-winning author and historian, who has written many Pulitzer Prize-winning books. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Mario Matthew Cuomo (born June 15, 1932) is an American lawyer and New York State Democratic Party politician. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... Irving Kristol (born 1920) is considered the founder of American neoconservatism. ... Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... Einstein redirects here. ...


See also

The Time 100 Bill Gates has made the Time 100 more times than any man on Earth. ...

External links

  • TIME 100 - the people of the century

 
 

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