Jack Andrews wrote:
>> > Deborah Sampson
> > (1760-1827)
> > Deborah Sampson was the first known American woman to impersonate a man in order
> > to join the army and take part in combat. ...
... and other examples ...
So? The object of the exercise is to present a single human
being and demonstrate that they were the _most_influential_
_person_of_the_last_1000_years_. Not one of the most
influential, the best in their field, among your favorite
admirable people, or deviser of your favorite pizza.
_The_most_. Get it?