Greatness is a concept heavily dependent on a person's perspective and biases. Whether someone or something is Great or not depends from subjective judgements of the value of one person or thing as compared to another.
The concept can be used to emphasise perceived superiority of a person or thing. In Europe, lauded rulers were given the attribute "the Great" (as in Alfred the Great and Peter the Great); during the Roman era and Middle Ages, meanwhile, the Latin equivalent "Magnus" was used (as in Albertus Magnus and Alexander the Great). The greatest art and literary works, similarly, have entered the English language as magna opera, literally " Great works" in Latin.
Naming examples of Great people, things, and places is by its nature subjective. Lists or labels are often formulated by panels of experts, polls or, individuals. These attempts are never definitive as they are subject to opinion. Some examples are:
Greatness or preeminence is a concept that is heavily dependent on a person's perspective and biases. The term can be used to emphasize perceived superiority of a person or thing. In Europe the most lauded rulers were given the attribute the Great (e.g. Alfred the Great, Peter the Great, Taylor the Great), or during the Roman Era and Middle Ages, the Latin title for the Great (Magnus) was used (e.g. Albertus Magnus).
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).