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Who from the 20th/21st century do you think will still be remembered in 500 years time?

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brokenshoes Mon 04-Dec-17 20:42:37

I suppose I'm pondering who might not only appear in the history books of the future, but would still be a "household name", like Shakespeare is today.

I think definitely the Queen for being such a long-reigning monarch.

Albert Einstein??

Neil Armstrong??

Fekko Mon 04-Dec-17 20:43:21

Donald trump. They still won't be able to believe it.

Fekko Mon 04-Dec-17 20:44:13

He will be a bogeyman like Richard the 3rd. Or Freddy Krueger.

brokenshoes Mon 04-Dec-17 21:09:35

Ooh, good one.

NachoFries Sat 23-Dec-17 05:51:13

Nelson Mandela? 🤔

NapQueen Sat 23-Dec-17 05:53:53

Usein Bolt

Eltonjohnssyrup Sat 06-Jan-18 00:08:40

I think it will be remembered as a time when people went to extremes and was highly authoritarian. Like the Puritans, communists, Nazis, counter reformation.

MyBrilliantDisguise Sat 06-Jan-18 00:09:32

The twats who voted Brexit.

Eltonjohnssyrup Sat 06-Jan-18 00:09:42

Oh who? Probably the US presidents and Chinese ones.

I think people will obsess about Princess Di like the do about Anne Boleyn

bumpertobumper Sat 06-Jan-18 00:31:44

Bill gates

KungFuEric Sat 06-Jan-18 00:35:58

JFK, Churchill, The Beatles.

Flumpernickel Sat 06-Jan-18 00:37:44

Andrew lloyd webber, phantom will likely still be running by then!

annandale Sat 06-Jan-18 00:37:48

Philip Roth.

AlpacaLypse Sat 06-Jan-18 00:41:22

The Queen. Churchill. Hitler and Stalin.

And hopefully The Beatles and Terry Pratchett.

Shenanagins Sat 06-Jan-18 00:41:27

Michael Jackson and Margaret Thatcher

Shenanagins Sat 06-Jan-18 00:43:42

Obama, Reagan and goeberchov (sp). Lenin

SuperBeagle Tue 23-Jan-18 02:59:27

Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler
Winston Churchill
Anne Frank

Ronald Reagan
Margaret Thatcher

John F. Kennedy - I think he'll be remembered more within the wider context of the 1960s
Harry S. Truman - Dropping of the bomb is hardly likely to be forgotten anytime soon
Richard Nixon - Watergate/Pentagon Papers
Franklin D. Roosevelt - again, in the wider context of the 1930s and the Great Depression
Theodore Roosevelt
George W. Bush - 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, the financial collapse etc.

Queen Elizabeth II

Michael Jackson
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
Marilyn Monroe
Audrey Hepburn - uncertain about this one

Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking - uncertain about this one
David Attenborough

J. R. R. Tolkien
J. K. Rowling

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Lenin

Bill Gates
Steve Jobs
Henry Ford

Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Edmund Hillary
Roald Amundsen
Ernest Shackleton
Robert Scott
Douglas Mawson

Misericord Sun 11-Mar-18 23:44:39

Thatcher as first female PM.

Niche maybe but probably Blair, for universities impact and ‘presidential’ approach to premiership.

Martin Luther King

Totally agree with PP that Princess Diana will be a latter day Anne Boleyn!

Misericord Sun 11-Mar-18 23:46:43

Just seen 500 years - scrap Blair!

What about authors / commentaries? Who is our 20th century Pepys or Milton? Maybe Orwell?

ScouseQueen Sun 11-Mar-18 23:47:40

The Beatles
David Bowie
Bob Dylan
Tim Berners-Lee
Bill Gates

numbereightyone Sun 11-Mar-18 23:48:38

Princess Diana.

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