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phoenyx's avatar

If you could interview any historical figure, who would it be and why?

Asked by phoenyx (7380points) June 10th, 2008
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iwamoto's avatar

Nicolo Paganini, i’d be realy interested in what he was like

jstringham21's avatar

John Wilkes Booth – why???

jlelandg's avatar

I dunno, Albert Einstein or Jesus….[/Adaptation]

buster's avatar

vlad the impaler. i want to pick his brain.

Dog's avatar

Ben Franklin- He was one of the first nudists in America and I believe he also said that “Beer is proof that God loves us”

jlm11f's avatar

I would interview Mahatma Gandhi. Why? – Because I want to get some facts straight.

jrpowell's avatar

Hermann Hesse if he counts. He has had the greatest influence of anyone I don’t personally know on my “emotional” life. If that makes any sense. I have been drinking.

jlm11f's avatar

@ jp – already? weren’t you supposed to be eating dinner?

phoenyx's avatar

johnpowell: that reminds me. I bought a copy of Siddhartha a while back, but still haven’t read it. I’ll have to add it back to my reading list.

elchoopanebre's avatar

Way too many…(history major)

Abe Lincoln
Hitler
Rasputin
Stalin
Mussolini
Meriwether Lewis
Richard Nixon
Napoleon
Julius Caesar
Hannibal
Winston Churchill
Ivan the Terrible
Gustavus Adolphus
Martin Luther
etc
etc
etc

@jstringham
Seconded on the John Wilkes Booth. A couple weeks ago I was in Dallas and went to the Texas School Book Depository Museum.

elchoopanebre's avatar

Oh and as to why; it’s to get into their minds and get to know the real person (to the extent that I could) and go beyond the historical figure.

Notreallyhere's avatar

Leonardo da Vinci

Notreallyhere's avatar

reason: to me, he had a lot more to offer…

mirza's avatar

JD Salinger (still living)

jlm11f's avatar

ah from Catcher in the Rye! what would you ask him?

lifeflame's avatar

@not really here: what would you ask da Vinci?

wildflower's avatar

John Lennon because I think he had an absolutely fascinating mind and imagination – I really think we only got to see the tip of the iceberg and I’d love to explore it further, given the chance.

emt333's avatar

walt whitman

phoenyx's avatar

emt333: and why did you choose him?

jlm11f's avatar

@ wildflower – i can’t believe you didn’t choose Bon Jovi :)

Notreallyhere's avatar

@lifeflame: I would ask him about religion and his take on today’s world problems

wildflower's avatar

@PnL – the question was to interview…... ;)

bridold's avatar

Jesus, I’d want to know what really happened.

boffin's avatar

Dr. Hugo Eckener….
Anyone who thumbed his nose to Hitler (so to speak) and lived, deserves a interview….

Bri_L's avatar

I have to go with briold – Jesus- Way to much to find out there.

phoenyx's avatar

A relatively obscure person I’d like to interview is Belisarius; military genius and remarkable character.

marinelife's avatar

Haile Selassie, because he appeared to be an independent thinker, and I would lke to confirm that.

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