Famous Personalities who changed the World as we see today!

Change is the only thing which is constant in life and if the changes happened in the past affects our today life, Question comes to mind about those personalities who made the difference.

Let’s have a look on 25 personalities from fields of science, humanitarian, politics, cultural and religion

  1. Lord Buddha (c 563 – 483 BC) was a Spiritual teacher and the founder of Buddhism. He is recognized as anenlightened or divineteacher who attained all the ranks of Buddhahood.
  2. Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) 3rd President of US. And the founding father and Principle author of Declaration of Independence
  3. William Shakespeare (1564- 1616) English poet and playwright, world’s pre-eminent dramatist and the greatest writer in the English language of which we read poetry and plays today as well
  4. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) became a civil rights activist at his early age and was a non violent civil rights leader also he received a Nobel prize battling racial inequality through nonviolence.
  5. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) was 16th President of Unites States during civil war, helped to end slavery, strengthened the federal government and modernized the economy.
  6. Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was anti-apartheid leader and the first President of democratic South Africa in 1994
  7. Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) a Nobel Prize for both Physics and Chemistry. Her discoveries in radiation have helped in advance medical science. Her achievements were more remarkable at the time when few women gained education as compared to men.
  8. George Washington (1732 – 1799) – 1st President of US, the Commander-in-Chief during the American Revolutionary War of the Continental Army.


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9. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) – Indian nationalist and politician, who led India to independence and inspired people for movements for civil rights.

10. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 –– 1821) – French military, political leader who led several successful campaigns during the French Revolution.
11. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) US President during 1932-1945, and an American statesman and political leader.
12. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) Mathematician and Scientist who formulated the laws of motionand universal gravitation.
13. Akbar (1542 – 1605) – one of the greatest rulers of the Mughal Dynasty. A strong personality and a successful general in India.


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14. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement.
15. Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) – US writer and polymath and a successful newspaper editor and printer.
16 Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) – Italian explorer landed in America who completed four voyagesacross the Atlantic Ocean.

17 Galileo Galilei (1564 -1642) astronomers, physicist and the father of observational astronomy.

18. Plato (424 –– 348 BC) – philosopher, the founder of the Academyin Athens and laid the very foundations of Western philosophyand science.
19 Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539) – founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus and is one of the greatest religious innovators of all time.
20. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian polymath whose worked in the areas which included invention, painting, science, music, sculpting, architecture, mathematics, anatomy, geology, engineering, literature, astronomy, writing, botany, history, and cartography.
21. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) German physicist who created the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, his work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.


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22. Muhammed Ali (1942 – 2016) an American professional boxer, who is also known as ‘the greatest’, he also refused military during Vietnam war citing his religious beliefs.
23. John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) 35th US President who lead The Bay of Pigs Invasion, The Cuban Missile Crisis, developments in the Space Race, the establishment of the Peace Corps, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the Trade Expansion Actto lower tariffs
24. Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) Third Prime Minister and known as the Iron Lady of India. Her politics and exceptional skills helped in holding her position in the Indian politics
25. Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) Despite disability of blindness and deafness, she was able to read and write and become a champion in helping to improve the welfare of deaf people.


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26. Mother Teresa – (1910-1997) Nun who served the poor also known as ‘Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.’ She won Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
27. Bill Gates (1955 – Till Now) American business magnate, Founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, investor and programmer and was once wealthiest person on earth.
28. Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) Inventor and businessman, his inventions include the motion picture camera, phonograph, and the electric light bulb.
29. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891 – 1956) social reformer, drafted Indian constitution and political activist in India. He also inspired the ‘Dalit Buddhist movement’ and held a campaign against social discrimination and against Untouchables called ‘Dalit.’


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Malala Yousafzai (1891 – Till Now) a Pakistani schoolgirl who opposed the threats of Taliban to campaign for the RTE (right to education). Being shot in the head, she survived and has become a global activist for women’s rights, human rights and the right to education.

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