Jan 102014
 

Jesus has topped a list of the 2,000 most influential people in world history, according to a software program designed by computer scientists and a Google engineer.

According to the report, The top 10 comprises mainly religious and political figures, with Jesus first and Muhammad third, and also includes Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

The software ranks people in the same way as the Google search engine ranks web pages. It analyses web searches, page ranks, article length and book mentions, to give a numerical ranking of the historical importance of every single person who has a Wikipedia entry – estimated as the equivalent of the population of San Francisco.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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