Humans are the main factor that leads to progress and change on this planet, bad or good, our implication can set new boundaries. Here are 10 people who changed the course of history for ever.
When it comes to the most influencial people who have ever lived on this planet there are many to choose from, as there have been a large number of people whose print has changed the course of events on Earth. From religion, to politics, to science, to art, every single one of these humans left their traces deeply imprinted in our world. Whether they fought for right and freedom or caused unspeakable things, they presence remains of historical magnitude.
Here is a list, narrowed down to 10 of the most influential people who have set foot on Earth. It may be that some will consider that the hierarchy could be arranged differently, as opinions differ, but the person occupying the number one position cannot be objected.
1. Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is on top of the list of the most influential people who have ever lived. He is the founder of Christianity and the son of God. He was the main prophet of all the biblical teachings, which have shaped the lives of almost the entire planet.
He was also known as Jesus of Nazareth, and has the whole book of the New Testament dedicated to his life. For Christians he is the one and only son of God who died on a cross to wash away our sins, and he resurrected from the dead and is now sitting on the right side of God. Jesus was literally God himself living in a human body.
2. Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton, was and English mathematician and physicist who is considered to be one of the most influential scientists of all time and is a key presence in the scientific revolution. His book, on Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, was first published in 1687 and laid the foundations for the majority of the mechanics.
3. Prophet Muhammad
Prophet Muhammad was a man with its origins in Mecca, who united the entire Arabia countries into one religious belief, the Islam. Muslims consider him as being a messenger and the last prophet sent by God to mankind.
4. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a physicist born in Germany who developed the theory of relativity, one of the most important pillars of modern physics. Even though he is best known for his E = mc² formula, in 1921 Einstein received the Nobel prize in Physics, for his participation in developing theoretical physics but most importantly for his discovery of he photoelectric effect law.
5. Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was considered as one of the greatest geniuses that has ever lived on Earth and one of the most influential people in history. He was a mathematician, a scientist, inventor, engineer, anatomist, sculptor, painter, architect, writer, botanist, musician. He has often been described as the ideal “Renaissance man”, whose continuous curiosity was equalled only by his creations. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the most important painters in the history.
6. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler had its origins in Austria but was born in Germany and was the leader of the Nazi Party. From 1933 to 1945 he was the canceller of Germany and from 1934 to 1945 the dictator of Nazi Germany. Hitler was the brain of Nazi Germany, and an important presence in the World War II. He is known for his involvement in the Holocaust, an event which has completely changed the course of history and human kind.
7. Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei, known as Galileo, was an Italian mathematician, physicist, astronomer and philosopher who had a major impact in the scientific revolution. His scientifically achievements include the improvement of the telescope and precise astronomical observations.Galileo was named the father of modern physics, the father of modern observational astronomy and also the father of science.
8. Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Darwin was an English geologist and naturalist, mostly known for his contribution to the theory of evolution.He stated that all types of life have descended over time from several ancestors and his pattern of evolution was based on a process that Darwin called natural selection.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the dominant leader of the Indian nationalism of British-ruled India. Promoting non violent beliefs, Gandhi led India to become independent and inspired civil right movements for freedom around the world.
Gautama Buddha, was a sage whose teaching were the base of the birth of Buddhism. It is believed that he has lived and taught his beliefs mainly in eastern India, around the sixth and fourth century BC. His name, Buddha, means the “awakened one” or the “enlightened one.”
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