10 Most Influential Person in History
Jesus also referred as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ was a preacher and religious leader who became the central figure of Christianity. The Christian religion reveres him as the Son of God. His birth is celebrated annually as a holiday known as Christmas, his crucifixion is honored on Good Friday and his resurrection is celebrated on Easter.
Muhammad is the prophet and founder of Islam. He united Arabia into a single Muslim polity and ensured that his teachings, practices, and the Quran formed the basis of Islamic religious belief.
Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientist of all time, developing new laws of mechanics, gravity and laws of motion. His work Principia Mathematica laid the framework for the Scientific Revolution of the Seventeenth Century. A great polymath, Newton’s investigation also included areas of optics, religion and alchemy.
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, natural scientist and polymath who made extensive studies into the world around us. His investigations and studies developed the foundations for Western intellectual studies. His writings formed the basis for much knowledge of the first Millennium.
Gautama Buddha also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha or simply the Buddha was an ascetic and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He was a prince who forsook the comforts of a palace to seek enlightenment. He realized the essential unreality of the world, and experienced the bliss of Nirvana. After his enlightenment he spent the remainder of his life teaching others how to escape the endless cycle of birth and death.
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1933 until his death in 1945. He led Germany in an aggressive war of conquest invading Western Europe and then the Soviet Union. Initially successful, his army then suffered a series of reverses, before the eventual complete defeat of his Nazi Germany in 1945. He has become infamous as a personification of human evil. His name is inexorably linked to the Holocaust and extermination of Jews and other undesirables. He is also seen as the principle cause of the Second World War in which over 70 million people died. Yet, in the midst of the Great Depression, he captivated a nation with his mixture of charm, xenophobia, and ability to persuade.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the United States through its Civil War – its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.
Albert Einstein is one of the most celebrated scientist of the Twentieth Century. His theories on relativity laid the framework for a new branch of physics, and Einstein’s E = mc2 on mass-energy equivalence is one of the most famous formulas in the world. In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to theoretical physics and the evolution of Quantum Theory. He is also well known as an original free-thinker, speaking on a range of humanitarian and global issues. After contributing to the theoretical development of nuclear physics and encouraging F.D. Roosevelt to start the Manhattan Project, he later spoke out against the use of nuclear weapons.
Napoleon Bonaparte later known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several campaigns during French Revolutionary Wars. He dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy has endured as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.
Alexander III of Macedon commonly known as Alexander the Great was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history’s most successful military commanders. During one decade, he conquered all of the known world leaving one of the world’s most extensive empires.