Jesus is the most important person history, according to a new internet search program that ranks Napoleon second and Mohammed third.
The software, developed in the US, scours the internet for opinions expressed about famous people and uses a special algorithm to predict how important they will remain 200 years after their death.
And it has thrown up some unusual and potentially embarrassing results with Prime Minister David Cameron all the way down in 1,483rd place.
Steven Skiena, professor of computer science at Stony Brook University, in New York and one of the people behind the programme said the algorithm can also be used to measure social changes, notably the importance of women in society.
He told the Sunday Times: ‘We can prove that women have required substantially greater achievement levels than men – equivalent to around four IQ points – to get noticed for posterity’.
Mozart is the highest ranking musician on the list at 24th, Beethoven follows in 27th and Bach in 48th.
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