What are some of the most important events and people in world history?
Important Event: the World Wars! Important People: Everyone involved with those wars!
Gavrilo Princep in my mind is the most important person of the 20th century. By shooting Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 his actions led directly to WW1 and indirectly to WW2. As such, he is arguably responsible for over 100million deaths, the collapse of European world hegemony, the rise of Communism, and the Cold War to list but a few. He has a lot to answer for.
Important is a relative term, it means different things to different people. For me, one of the most important events in human history was the development of writing and written language. It "happened" in many places in the world at various times. It was the basic tool that enabled people to spread knowledge and pass knowledge down through history.
The foundation of the American nation in 1776 is the first of three important events in American history. The rise of America to super power status at the conclusion of World War Two is the second of the three most important events in American history. The third most important event in American history is currently in progress: it is the overpopulation crisis that is affecting all resources around the world thereby increasing the price of…
the World War I and II, the development of written language by the Sumerian's, the invention of the gun powder, the invention of the printing pres, the birth of Christianity, the colonization of the "new world" by Europe and many more. While there are countless important events in the world history, some of the crucial ones which changed the course of history include 1st World War, 2nd World War, Bombing of Hiroshima, First man to…