Who is the most fa­mous of them all?

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Re­searchers at MIT have worked out that you are le­git­i­mately fa­mous if a Wikipedia page un­der your name ex­ists in more than 25 lan­guages. Pan­theon, a project at MIT’s Me­dia Lab, has in­ves­ti­gated global cul­tural data in the last 6,000 years. Their web­site ranks people over time and ge­og­ra­phy: Philoso­phers to sci­en­tists, writ­ers to porn stars. Who tops the list? Aris­to­tle, fol­lowed by Plato and Je­sus Christ. And no, Bea­tles is not “more pop­u­lar than Je­sus”, as John Len­non claimed in 1966. What about In­di­ans? Check them out.


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