Special Report

50 Most Powerful Leaders of All Time

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11. Julius Caesar
> Nation/Territory: Ancient Rome
> Title: Dictator
> Time in power/Reign: 46-44 B.C.E.
> Known for: Military leader played role in changing Rome to empire from republic.

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12. Augustus Caesar
> Nation/Territory: Ancient Rome
> Title: Emperor
> Time in power/Reign: 27 B.C.E.-14 C.E.
> Known for: First Roman emperor oversaw peaceful period for Roman Empire.

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13. Jesus Christ
> Nation/Territory: Present-day Israel
> Title: Religious leader
> Time in power/Reign: c.?4 B.C.E.-c. 30/33 C.E.
> Known for: Most important figure in Christianity, believed in living more spiritual life.

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14. Marcus Aurelius
> Nation/Territory: Ancient Rome
> Title: Emperor
> Time in power/Reign: 161-180
> Known for: Philosopher-king who prided himself on wisdom and virtue.

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15. Attila the Hun
> Nation/Territory: Hunnic Nation/Territory
> Title: King
> Time in power/Reign: 434-453
> Known for: Conquered vast swaths of central and eastern Europe,