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Adam Limle

Research Influences

It is the wisdom, ignorance, imagination, lack of imagination, successes and failures of others throughout history that give us the ability to understand the past and present to predetermine the future.” ~ Adam Limle

A partial list of individuals I continue to enjoy researching and studying.

Order: Date of Birth

  • Adam & Eve (3760 BCE) First Man, Woman
  • Homer (750 BC) Author, Poet
  • Laozi aka Lao Tzu (601 – 531) Philosopher, Writer
  • Pythagoras of Samos (570 – 495 BC) Philosopher
  • Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (563/480 – 483/400 BC) Monk, Teacher, Buddhism
  • Confucius (551 – 479 BC) Teacher, Editor, Politician, Philosopher
  • Sun Tzu (544 – 496 BC) Military General, Military Strategist, Writer, Philosopher
  • Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 - 475 BC) Philosopher
  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 – 430 BC) Patrician, Statesman, Dictator, Military Leader
  • Parmenides of Elea (515 – 450 BC) Philosopher
  • Socrates (470 – 399 BC) Philosopher, First Moral Philosopher
  • Leucippus (5th Century BC) Philosopher, Theory of Atomism
  • Democritus (460 – 370 BC) Philosopher, Atomic Theory
  • Xenophon of Athens (430 – 354 BC) Philosopher, Historian, Soldier, Mercenary
  • Plato (423 – 348 BC) Philosopher
  • Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Philosopher, Scientist
  • Alexander III of Macedon (356 – 323 BC) King
  • Xun “Xunzi” Kuang (314 – 217 BC) Philosopher
  • Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (280 – 203 BC) Statesman, Military General, Dictator, Strategist
  • Hannibal Barca (247 – 183 BC) Military Leader
  • Marcus Licinius Crassus (112- 53 BC) Military Leader, Politician, Real Estate, Mining
  • Gaius Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BC) Politician, Military General, Historian
  • Gaius Octavius Thurinus “Augustus” (63 BC – 14 AD) Emperor, Military Leader
  • Jesus (4 BC – 33) Jewish Preacher, Religious Leader
  • Judas Iscariot (Unknown –   33) Disciple, Betrayed Jesus
  • Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) Emperor, Philosopher
  • Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) Theologian, Philosopher
  • Muhammad (570 – 632) Founder of Islam
  • Al-Ghazali (1058 – 1111) Philosophers, Theologians, Jurists, Mystic
  • Genghis “Temüjin” Khan (1162 – 1227) Military Leader, Silk Road, Land
  • Subutai (1175 – 1248) General, Military Strategist
  • Mansa Musa I (1280 – 1337) Salt, Gold, Mining, Military Leader
  • Cosimo di Giovanni de’ Medici (1389 – 1464) Banking, Politician
  • Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Universal Genius
  • Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525) Banking, Copper, Mining
  • Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) Diplomat, Politician, Historian, Philosopher, Writer
  • Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) Mathematician, Astronomer
  • Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642) Astronomer, Physicist, Engineer, Polymath
  • Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) German Astronomer, Mathematician, Astrologer
  • Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679) Philosopher
  • René Descartes (1596 – 1650) Philosopher, Mathematician, Scientist
  • Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619 – 1683) French Politician
  • Shivaji Bhonsle (1627 – 1680) Warrior King
  • Samuel Wolf Oppenheimer (1630 – 1703) Banking, Diplomat
  • Baruch Spinoza (1632 – 1677) Philosopher
  • John Locke (1632 – 1704) Philosopher, Physician, Economist
  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1726) Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Theologian, Philosopher
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716) Polymath, Philosopher
  • Simon Wolf Oppenheimer (1665 – 1726)Banking
  • Jacob Simon Wolf Oppenheimer (Unknown – 1760)Banking
  • George Berkeley (1685 – 1753) Philosopher
  • Montesquieu (1689 – 1755) Judge, Intellectual, Political Philosopher
  • Voltaire – François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1178) Writer, Historian, Philosopher
  • Leonhard Euler (1707 – 1783) Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Logician, Engineer
  • David Hume (1711 – 1776) Philosopher, Historian, Economist, Writer
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) Philosopher, Political Philosopher, Alchemist, Writer
  • Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) Economist, Philosopher, Author
  • Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach (1723 – 1789) Author, Philosopher, Encyclopedist
  • George Washington (1732 – 1799) A Founding Father of United States, President, Commander-in-Chief Army
  • Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736 – 1806) Military Engineer, Physicist
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) A Founding Father of United States, President, Politician, Lawyer, Author
  • Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743 – 1794) Chemist
  • Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812) Banking
  • Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 – 1827) Engineer, Mathematician, Statistician, Physicist, Astronomer
  • John Jacob Astor (1763 – 1848) Fur, Merchant, Real Estate, Investor
  • John Dalton (1766 – 1844) Chemist, Physicist, Meteorologist
  • Baron Amschel Mayer von Rothschild (1773 – 1855) Banking
  • Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774 – 1855) Banking
  • Nathan Mayer Freiherr von Rothschild (1777 – 1836) Banking
  • Carl Von Clausewitz (1780 – 1831) Military Leader, Military Theorist
  • Carl Mayer Freiherr von Rothschild (1788 – 1855) Banking
  • Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) Philosopher
  • Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) Scientist
  • James Mayer de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (1792 – 1868) Banking
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 – 1877) Railroads, Shipping
  • Claude-Frédéric Bastiat (1801 – 1850) Economist
  • Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805 – 1865) Mathematician
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) President, Politician, Lawyer
  • Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) Writer, Philosopher, Abolitionist, Naturalist, Critic, Surveyor, Historian
  • Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) Philosopher, Economist, Historian, Sociologist, Political Theorist, Journalist, Socialist
  • Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895) Philosopher, Communist, Social Scientist, Journalist, Businessman
  • Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) Novelist, Writer, Essayist, Journalist, Philosopher
  • Walter Bagehot (1826 – 1877) Journalist, Businessman, Essayist,
  • Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) Writer
  • James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879) Scientist, Mathematical Physics
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919) Carnegie Steel Company, U.S. Steel, Mining
  • Jason “Jay” Gould (1836 – 1892) Railroad Developer, Speculator
  • John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (1837 – 1913) Banking, Finance, Industrial Consolidation
  • Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839 – 1903) Scientist: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (1839 – 1937) Oil, Industrialist
  • Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844 – 1906) Physicist, Philosopher
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Composer, Poet, Philologist
  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845 – 1923) Mechanical Engineer, Physicist
  • Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) Inventor, Businessman
  • Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto (1848 – 1923) Engineer, Sociologist, Economist, Political Scientist, Philosopher
  • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849 – 1936) Physiologist
  • Barney Barnato (1851 – 1897) Diamond, Gold Mining
  • Cecil John Rhodes PC (1853 – 1902) Diamond, Gold Mining
  • Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Scientific Philosopher
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1856 – 1879) Statesman, Military Leader
  • Andrey Andreyevich Markov (1856 – 1922) Mathematician
  • George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) Playwright, Critic, Polemicist, Political Activist
  • Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) Inventor, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
  • Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856 – 1940) Physicist
  • Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858 – 1947) Theoretical Physicist
  • Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) Ford Motor Company, Assembly Line, Mass Production
  • Hermann Minkowski (1864 – 1909) Mathematician
  • Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 – 1934) Physicist, Chemist
  • Irving Fisher (1867 – 1947) Economist, Statistician, Inventor
  • Paul Moritz Warburg (1868 – 1932) Investment Banker
  • Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld (1868 – 1951) Theoretical Physicist
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) Lawyer, Politician, Activist
  • Ernest Rutherford (1871 – 1937) Physicist
  • Karl Schwarzschild (1873 – 1916) Physicist, Astronomer
  • John Broadus Watson (1878 – 1958) Psychologist
  • Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) Theoretical Physicist
  • Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (1880 – 1957) Diamond, Gold, Mining
  • Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973) Theoretical Economist
  • John Maynard Keynes (1883 – 1946) Economist
  • Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885 – 1962) Physicist
  • Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi, Asaf Jah VII (1886 – 1967) Diamonds, Banking
  • Isabel Paterson (1886 – 1961) Journalist, Novelist, Political Philosopher
  • Erwin Schrödinger (1887 – 4 January 1961) Physicist
  • Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) Politician, Demagogue, Dictator, Revolutionary
  • Michael Polanyi (1891 – 1976) Polymath, Physical Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy
  • Gregory Breit (1899 – 1981) Physicist
  • Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 – 1974) Physicist
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) Philosopher, Speaker, Writer
  • Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992) Economist, Philosopher, Psychology, Political Science, Law
  • Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (1900 – 1958) Theoretical Physicist
  • Enrico Fermi (1901 – 1954) Physicist
  • Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 – 1976) Theoretical Physicist
  • Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902 – 1984) Theoretical Physicist
  • Oskar Morgenstern (1902 – 1977) Economist
  • Jan Tinbergen (1903 – 1994) Economist
  • John von Neumann (1903 – 1957) Mathematician, Physicist, Computer Scientist, Polymath
  • Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) Theoretical Physicist
  • Burrhus Skinner (1904 – 1990) Psychologist, Behaviorist, Author, Inventor, Social Philosopher
  • Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982) Writer, Philosopher
  • Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (1908 – 2000) Diamond, Mining
  • Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986) Writer, Intellectual, Philosopher, Activist, Social Theorist
  • Hendrik Casimir (1909 – 2000) Physicist
  • John Archibald Wheeler (1911 – 2008) Theoretical Physicist
  • Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006) Economist
  • Alan Turing (1912 – 1954) Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Logician, Cryptanalyst, Philosopher, Theoretical Biologist 
  • Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915 – 2009) Economist
  • Edward Norton Lorenz (1917 – 2008) Mathematician, Meteorologist, Pioneer of Chaos Theory
  • Richard Phillips Feynman (1918 – 1988) Theoretical Physicist
  • Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) Political Leader, Activist, Lawyer
  • Samuel Moore Walton (1918 – 1992) American Businessman, Entrepreneur, Mass Retail
  • Lawrence Robert Klein (1920 – 2013) Economist, Econometrics
  • Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Arrow (1921 – 2017) Economist, Mathematician, Writer, Political Theorist
  • John Bordley Rawls (1921 – 2002) Political Philosopher
  • Freeman John Dyson (1923 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician
  • Lloyd Stowell Shapley (1923 – 2016) Mathematician, Economist
  • Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) Communist, Politician, Revolutionary, President of Cuba
  • John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928 – 2015) Mathematician
  • Avram Noam Chomsky (1928 – Present) Linguist, Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist, Historian, Social Critic, Political Activist
  • Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928 – 2016) Astronomer
  • Peter Ware Higgs (1929 – Present) Theoretical Physicist
  • Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) Minister, Activist
  • Murray Gell-Mann (1929 – Present) Physicist
  • Gary Stanley Becker (1930 – 2014) Economist, Sociologist
  • Warren Buffett (1930 – Present) Investor
  • George Soros (1930 – Present) Investor, Philanthropist
  • Amartya Kumar Sen (1933 – Present) Economist, Philosopher
  • Steven Weinberg (1933 – Present) Theoretical Physicist
  • Daniel Kahneman (1934 – Present) Psychologist, Economist
  • Robert Emerson Lucas Jr. (1937 – Present) Economist
  • Robert Nozick (1938 – 2002) Philosopher
  • Muhammad Yunus (1940 – Present) Entrepreneur, Banker, Economist, Civil Society Leader
  • Lance Jerome Taylor (1940 – Present) Economist
  • Stephen William Hawking (1942 – 2018) Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author, Researcher
  • Rüdiger “Rudi” Dornbusch (1942 – 2002) Economist
  • Charles Henry Bennett (1943 – Present) Physicist, Information Theorist
  • Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (1943 – Present) Economist, Public Policy Analysis, Professor
  • Thomas Warren Campbell (1944 – Present) Physicist, Lecturer, Author
  • Avinash Kamalakar Dixit (1944 – Present) Economist
  • Lawrence Joseph Ellison (1944 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
  • James Joseph Heckman (1944 – Present) Economist, Professor of Economics
  • Nicholas F. Oppenheimer (1945 – Present0) Diamond, Mining
  • Alan Harvey Guth (1947 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
  • Oliver Simon D’Arcy Hart (1948 – Present) Economist
  • Kurzweil, Raymond (1948 – Present) Inventor, Futurist
  • Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (1949 – 1993) Drug Lord, Narcoterrorist
  • Bengt Robert Holmström (1949 – Present) Economist
  • Edward Witten (1951 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Mathematical Physics
  • Vladimir Putin (1952 – Present) Politician, Intelligence Officer, President of Russia
  • Paul Robin Krugman (1953 – Present) Economist
  • William Gates III (1955 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Humanitarian
  • Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (1957 – Present) Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Innovator
  • Peter Williston Shor (1959 – Present) Mathematician
  • Jordan Bernt Peterson (1962 – Present) Clinical Psychologist
  • Jack Ma Yun (1964 – Present) Chinese Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
  • Jeffrey Bezos (1964 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
  • Samuel Benjamin Harris (1967 – Present) Occupation; Author, Philosopher, Neuroscientist
  • David Hanson Jr. (1969 – Present) Roboticist
  • Elon Musk (1971 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Engineer
  • Thomas Piketty (1971 – Present) Economist
  • Sergey Brin (1973 – Present) Computer Scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
  • Lawrence Page (1973 – Present) Computer Scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
  • Mark Zuckerberg (1984 – Present) Technology Entrepreneur, Philanthropist