I did state that Charlemagne would probably be a bit early in this instance but I'm talking rough dates here. Very rough. The further back we go the harder it is to pinpoint anyone important without fudging the dates a bit.
Charlemagne and Genghis Khan sit on different sides of the 1000 year...
Bill Gates for sure.
If we're talking 1000 years ago roughly then there are a few that come to mind.
William the Conqueror, Cnut the Great, Alfred the Great, Genghis Khan, Charlemagne (maybe a bit early).
It has been 2018 for about 11 hours for me and I'm already disappointed - world still going to ****, etc.
However on a personal level this year I get the keys to my new house, I get a new dog, hopefully find myself a new lady, and should finish development of Saelig. So good times.