Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Achievements

Here's Looking at You, Kid

Unlock all famous persons.  

As of right now, nothing is certain as too what unlocks who. But remember you need culture to unlock famous people, so playing as the English, and building The Magna Carta, Stonehenge, Shakespeare's Theater will also help towards unlocking famous people. Here is the list:

Name: Aesop
Name: Agamemnon
Name: Roald Amundsen
Name: Archimedes
Name: Aristotle
Name: Charles Babbage
Name: J.S. Bach
Name: Thomas Becket
Name: Alexander G. Bell
Name: Cheops
Name: Christopher Columbus
Name: Confucius
Name: Marie Curie
Name: Vasco da Gama
Name: Leonardo da Vinci
Name: David
Name: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Name: Frederick Douglass
Name: Thomas Edison
Name: Albert Einstein
Name: Enrico Fermi
Name: Henry Ford
Name: Gilgamesh
Name: Johannes Gutenberg
Name: W.R. Hearst
Name: Homer
Name: Imhotep
Name: Lao Tzu
Name: Otto Lilienthal
Name: Guglielmo Marconi
Name: Karl Marx
Name: Nebuchadnezzar
Name: Florence Nightingale
Name: Plato
Name: Marco Polo
Name: Pythagoras
Name: Sargon
Name: Albert Schweitzer
Name: Solomon
Name: Sophocles
Name: George Stephenson
Name: Leopold Stokowski
Name: Tippu Sultan
Name: James Watt
Name: Eli Whitney
Name: Wilbur Wright

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Himmee Sonni
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:18:45 AM

I've done this like in the vid about million times n I'm still missing fellow named Sargon,any tips?

Comment #2 by zap9889
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 02:28:30 PM

this was extremely helpful. thanks

Comment #3 by Dimples1991
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 07:30:06 PM

Yeah, the video is awesome, and it works a treat, but Im just after one great person, and I dont know whether its bad luck or a glitch, but i've tried this method about 10-15 times now, and still no Imhotep. Anybody else have a problem similar to this?

Comment #4 by MnSG2
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 02:48:28 AM

This is a great video. I only need to get Plato, so I'll update after I get him and let you know how long it took me! Thanks again!

Comment #5 by cm katarn
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 06:18:12 PM

Sargon was the last person I was waiting on, even though I had researched his tech every time I played through. He finally popped last night for no other reason than complete randomness.

Comment #6 by Avenell
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 06:01:27 PM

I needed tzu for ages i kidnapped bell and unlocked the achievement how very random

Comment #7 by Benry99
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 07:11:09 PM

I've done this method several times and still keep missing the same one for some reason, just have to power through it i suppose

Comment #8 by igorfmedeiros
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:23:37 AM

Thanks man!

Comment #9 by Aldrahn69
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 01:58:35 AM

Awful achievement! The method in the video absolutely rocks, but the game seems to randomly hold out on a specific last famous person, different for every player. For me is Plato. Gonna keep trying..

Comment #10 by Blacklion821
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 12:41:01 AM

I was missing Marco Polo and Aesop. Using Mythic's method Marco Polo popped on the third playthrough. Aesop, however, refused to pop after 20 playthroughs. So, I tried something else.

Each Great Person has a tech associated. For Aesop it is Writing. I think part of the reason he wasn't showing up was 1)early tech; leading to 2)other civs taking him. It got me thinking and I modified Mythic's method, and Aesop popped on the first try, albeit in 2050.

Here is what I did:

Used modified version of Mythic's method. Goals are still the same. Boost culture as high as possible, churn out turns as soon as possible. There are some differences though, so I give a playthrough as best I can.

1) Start new game on Chieftain as the Greeks (not Beta Centari Scenario)

2) Start city; Garrisone

Comment #11 by Blacklion821
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 12:42:24 AM

1) Start new game on Chieftain as the Greeks (not Beta Centari Scenario)

2) Start city; Garrisoned Archers; Switch workers to provide as much science as possible; Started research on Alphabet. Now here is the trick.

3) Aesop = Writing; Research Writing as soon as possible.

4) Next reseach fewest techs needed for Temple.

5) When Temple is researched, switch workers to Balance; Start researching tree for Cathedral (Don't forget Monarchy along the way).

6) After all research required is done, TURN OFF Science.

7) When dealing with other Civs, I avoided war at all costs. I gave them tech, money, and people so I could blow through as rapidly as possible.

Basically, I researched Writing (Aesop), Temple, Cathedral, and Monarchy; Courthouse was already done.

With this metho

Comment #12 by Blacklion821
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 12:46:39 AM

With this method I noticed all the Great People I was getting were ancient, and only associated with only the techs I had researched. So... if you are missing Homer, just substitute Writing for whatever tech is Homer's. This may be tedious if the person you are missing is associated with Metallurgy, but get out a pen and paper and figure out how to research the fewest techs possible.

Good Luck!

Comment #13 by Ihariibo
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:23:29 PM

Cheers for this guide, very helpful, was stuck getting Plato and homer for ages

Comment #14 by FaSCoRP
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 09:07:35 PM

not sure who the hell I am missing!!

Comment #15 by are1981
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:20:33 PM

I used Blacklion821's method, and got these last two:

Homer, Artist/Thinker, Alphabet
Cheops, Builder, Masonry

After I had researched the technologies linked to the two persons above, and built the Greek city as recommended, I saved. Then I just played through to 2100 AD, and restarted the save numerous times, until I, after two or three hours, finally had gotten both Great Persons.

Thank you Blacklion821!

Comment #16 by Soylent
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 01:00:48 PM

So according to my hall of glory I have all of them. According to my achievement list, I do not. I hate achievement glitches. Anyone else have any issues like this?

Comment #17 by Soylent
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 04:09:46 PM

So I got on and played a single player game and it unlocked when I got my first great person of the game. (I've only been playing multiplayer for a while now because I was frustrated about this achievement) I don't know why it didn't unlock when I first got them all, but if you have them, I guess play some single player and it may unlock randomly.

Comment #18 by WaaghMan
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 03:25:24 PM

Finally got Sargon (my last GP). It was quite hard to get, I followed many different strategies without much success, so I'm posting here the one that worked.

1. Start a game with French on Chieftain difficulty.
2. Switch workers to Food, and wait until population increases to 3.
3. When asked what to research, choose bronze work.
4. Once this tech is researched, switch workers to gold.
5. When you are forced to produce something in the city, start working on some wonders that don't give you additional tech.
6. (Not sure if this is important) If you get a GP that you don't need and doesn't boost culture, consume him.
7. If your production is too high and you're out of wonders to build, train some settlers and set them to wait. That will keep the population down.
8. Keep passing t

Comment #19 by WaaghMan
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 03:55:49 PM

8. Keep passing turns and earning culture until the desired GP appears. I got him on the 6th or so GP.

Comment #20 by maliamikigo
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:14:27 PM

I just got it today, but i have no idea how. I've been trying for weeks to get Cheops to no avail. I've tried every trick in the book, but nothing was working. Then last night i was running through a beta centauri greek chieftain game, when only 1 turn remaining in the game the achievement just popped up! I swear i didn't get it the way i should have. The game then ended and that was it! Sorry not much help for those still trying. I'm just glad i don't have to do that achievement anymore.

Comment #21 by BigStu4q
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 03:45:59 AM

I'm missing 2 people, homer and gilgamesh. have tried mystics playthrough method for about a week now and can get loads of GP but not the 2 i need, are there any other methods?

Comment #22 by Hoschi Hawkes
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 06:48:21 PM

#11 Blacklion821 methode is much better than the one in the guide. I have tried the guide for about 5 times bot got none of the 4 missing. After the first play of Blacklion821s way i had 3/4 and the last one on the 4th run.


Comment #23 by TheSaferHouse
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 08:18:22 PM

The method outlined in the video is good if you need to unlock lots of GP's, however it is not so good if you are just missing 1 or 2, especially if they are ancients. Use the method in post #11, modified to fit the tech associated with the GP's you need. If they aren't showing up try changing the difficulty- after many failed attempts for my last GP (Solomon) on chieftan, I switched to deity and he popped right away! I used the French on a New Game, switched everything to science, and once I had the necessary tech I switched everything to food and gold, then just passed turns.

Comment #24 by dreamz69
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 09:55:44 PM

Thank you #18

thats how i got sargon too :)

Comment #25 by D347H0FL0V3
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 08:27:13 PM

Am I the only person who is having an issue with losing credit for having great people? I got down to only 5 great people left that I needed to get the other night and when I started the game back up, I went to having only 1 great person in my Hall of Glory.

Comment #26 by PsiScream
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 07:40:54 AM

Hat tip to poster DuWease on True Achievements who came up with this idea for forcing the game to give up all the Great People in one game. I won't post his method in full, but it basically consists of:
1) Greek Beta Centauri on Chieftan
2) Take out 3 competing Civs asap, and surround the other to starve him
3) Cover the map in Cities, building Temple,Courthouse,and Cathedral in all
4) Magna Carta (of course) plus all other wonders
5) Churn out settlers and get cities up to max pop

Hit Next Turn repeatedly. You should get all the Great People using this method before the game expires in 2424.

The reason I'm posting is to add a small tip of my own. Thanks to all my Future Techs, my cities were constantly complaining they wanted to build something which was really slowing

Comment #27 by PsiScream
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 07:42:45 AM

me down with 40+ cities. I ended up causing a revolt every turn which killed production for that turn but still allowed me to accumulate culture. Really sped things up.

Comment #28 by Chaoslightning
Saturday, January 04, 2014 @ 01:13:25 AM

sweet now I can use this list to mark off the ones I have gotten already and the ones I don't have

Comment #29 by Nerdie4U
Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 04:58:58 PM

can someone answer this...I had at least 2 dozen heros already then when I came on today im down to 7??? GT: WatchedCrane8

Comment #30 by Jack Famine
Thursday, March 06, 2014 @ 07:07:29 AM

missed two guys, then I followed #18's list/advice, achievement popped already after 10 minutes of gameplay =D thanks WAAGHMAN

Comment #31 by Bravo cheese3
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 01:16:05 AM

This one achievement is forcing me to spend several more hours of playtime just to earn it. I have used all of the methods on this thread, and my favorite is the one #26 mentioned that is from The last game I played using that method, the Russians got the Agamemnon(last one I need) in the last five rounds. However, I also got 37 of the other great persons in a single game. Time to try again....

Comment #32 by Bravo cheese3
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 03:12:43 AM

Finally got Agamemnon. Reloaded the previous game mentioned and built more cities. Best method from
~As Greeks on Beta Centauri
1. Build tank army to capture all other capitals except one and change govt to republic
2. Build settlers and build a few cities with culture and gold producing buildings
3. Build Magna Carta and set some cities to gold.
4. Make more cities and rush culture, growth, and science producing buildings
5. Set some cities to produce science to get future tech (increases food, science, and production outputs of squares and is repeatable)
6. Once you out of room and done building, change all cities to science
7. Save periodically(to go back is you don't succeed and build more cities) and wait for the great persons
When I did this,

Comment #33 by Bravo cheese3
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 03:15:02 AM

I had 58 cities and was producing

Comment #34 by Bravo cheese3
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 03:21:47 AM

over 6,500 culture per turn and was getting a great person every 3-4 rounds.
Hope this helps anyone who has problems with this achievement.
~~~All credit goes to DuWease of
Sorry for the 4 posts, they aren't posting everything I type.

Comment #35 by killer189
Sunday, March 09, 2014 @ 01:09:55 PM

All I had left was Sargon. I used #18's strat and got him first try. Thank you!!

Comment #36 by Johje Bueas
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:15:14 PM

All I need is Lao Tzu. This is pig excrement. People appear without their techs being researched.

Comment #37 by Johje Bueas
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:27:25 PM

GOT HIM!! using this method:

Comment #38 by taz1983
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 04:19:37 AM

I need imhotep & sargon both are ancient. Imhotep tech is ceremonial burial & sargon tech is bronze working. Any tips for helping me getting these last 2 people.

Comment #39 by cornerbackjj13
Sunday, May 04, 2014 @ 04:21:21 AM

I've found that different people come during different time periods. If you need some of the persons from earlier ages I suggest you DON'T use the trick from the video and you do it by playing a normal game and researching the requisite technology.

Comment #40 by KimikoAmaya
Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 06:36:17 PM

I keep only getting David instead of Agamemnon even tho I stop researching anything after Iron Working.

Comment #41 by GodTorak
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 03:58:33 AM

I had everyone except one person, doing that trick for about 3 hours straight. next time I loaded the game half of the people were missing. WTF

Comment #42 by ReynardMuldrake
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 05:24:47 PM

This was my last achievement, I could not find Homer anywhere. None of these methods worked for me. I ran out of time before I could collect everyone.

I started a new game on Deity with the French, [free cathedral] got the Alphabet, [Homer's prereq.] and waited. Changed all cities to gold and did not research anything. Homer was the third or fourth FP to appear. Boom, finally got the achievement.

Comment #43 by Redneckmilitia
Saturday, June 07, 2014 @ 06:22:37 PM

I am currently missing Lao Tzu for the Achievement.

Comment #44 by Redneckmilitia
Saturday, June 07, 2014 @ 06:26:04 PM

Scratch that last comment. I started a new game with the French (Napoleon) and waited a few turns [culture is already producing since you start with an impressive cathedral] and the first FP to pop was Lao Tzu.

Comment #45 by MikeH7186
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 09:21:09 PM

Still working on this, but comment #11 seems to be the best so far. I tried the Beta Centauri and found 2 in 10 games. On the very first try with #11's method I found Homer and I'm not done.

Comment #46 by MikeH7186
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 09:23:30 PM

Just got Aesop after posting the previous comment, literally on my next turn. Use #11's method if you're having trouble with this.

Comment #47 by MikeH7186
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 11:56:57 PM

Got the last 6 that I needed in the time of my first post, until right this second. Used both the video here and when I had a few left comment #11 really helped speed things up. 1000/1000 now.

Comment #48 by VectorUSS
Saturday, August 02, 2014 @ 12:03:27 AM

I only needed sargon and I tried #18 strategy twice and nothing then I tired #18 strategy and got him first try. just research bronze work and anything that can be used to increase culture (temple, cathedral, monarchy) don't research anything else and a lot of ancient great people should pop up

Comment #49 by VectorUSS
Saturday, August 02, 2014 @ 12:04:33 AM

sorry meant #11 after #18's had failed twice

Comment #50 by slostenracing
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 04:17:34 AM

I was down to needing just 4 and all of the sudden I need 9. Likely won't ever get this one now. Boring, easy game with a LONG boring grind for this achievement

Comment #51 by TheSipuli91
Thursday, January 08, 2015 @ 07:00:43 PM

@11 Thanks!! This worked like a dream. The last 2 games I needed to get the victory with all civilizations I got both Imhotep and Cheops, they were my last needed people.

Imhotep game I took the pottery -> ceremonial burning, used Pyramid for Monarchy and only got techs up to Cathedral, nothing else.

The Ceophs game was a bit tricky as I couldn't turn science to 0 so I got quite a few extra techs after Masonry, but I always chose the one with the most turns required so it wasn't that bad.

The last game I played as Mongols and noticed that the barbarian villages joining you after capturing them was extremely helpful due to so limited tech leading to slower resource gathering/city growth.

Comment #52 by djfreezzer
Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 10:04:07 AM

@11 Thank you so much. My last person was Agamemnon, so i researched iron working and after 2000 years, he showed up.

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