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Postby art0hur0moh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:32 am

From history who do you consider having a genuine legacy.

Although not the only historical figure I like James the 1st of the UK.A scolar, poet and king. His legacy is giving literature to the masses. Billions of people come and gone have been influenced by him. Not neglecting his foresight. He was ridiculed for his condemnation of tobacco. He actually authored a few books. And could stand his ground in the company of academic scolars and peers of the time.
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:41 pm

James Clark Maxwell
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Re: Legacy

Postby Stooo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:57 pm

Nikola Tesla.
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Re: Legacy

Postby jra » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 am

Without a doubt Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Inspirational engineer with foresight, the GWML (a masterpiece of engineering IMO bearing in mind when it was built - 1841) being just one example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_main_line

The alignment was so level and straight it was nicknamed "Brunel's billiard table".


Not only that, the line appears to be straight, but in large sections is actually a slight curve, but so slight most people don't notice it, even at 125 mph. It's been said with tilting trains you could reach TGV speeds, which is pretty impressive when you bear in mind train speeds in 1841.

Loads of books about him. 3 below.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/071 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/071 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/095 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Legacy

Postby Stooo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:26 pm

A challenger appears!

Joseph Bazalgette
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Re: Legacy

Postby Keyser » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:42 am

Far too many to name but as far as scientists go.

Aristotle, Archimedes, Da Vinci, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Pasteur, Tesla and Einstein spring to mind.

And Joey Essex.
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Re: Legacy

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:45 am

In terms of bringing reading to the masses, Johannes Gutenberg.

Obviously Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha.

And Martin Luther for the Reformation.

Kahn, Cerf and Berners-Lee for the internet and the worldwide web.
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Re: Legacy

Postby jra » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 am

Stooo wrote:A challenger appears!

Joseph Bazalgette


He did the groundwork back in the day, so we didn't have open sewers, diseases like cholera and an upgrade to that is in progress, the Thames Tideway Tunnel. I'm partly paying for that, as sewerage around here is dealt with by Thames Water.

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... way-Tunnel

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... upply-area

Most of the work is being carried out by Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd (trading as Tideway).

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... eing-built
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