100 People Who Changed the World

This is a list of 100 people who have changed the world.

People Who Changed the World

    christ 1. Jesus Christ (c.5BC - 30AD) Spiritual Teacher, central figure of Christianity.
    christ 2. Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826) 3rd President of US. Principle author of Declaration of Independence
    christ 3. Mikhail Gorbachev (1931 - ) Leader of Soviet Union. Oversaw transition from Communism in Eastern Europe.
    christ 4. Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) Non-violent civil rights leader
    christ 5. Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013) Anti-apartheid leader. First President of democratic South Africa in 1994.
    christ 6. Lord Buddha (c 563 - 483BC) Spiritual Teacher and founder of Buddhism.
    christ 7. Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) Prime Minister of Great Britain during Second World War.
    christ 8. William Shakespeare (1564- 1616) English poet and playwright.
    christ 9. Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) Dictator of Nazi Germany.
    christ 10. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) President of US during civil war, helped end slavery.
  1. Muhammad - (570 – 632) Prophet of Islam
  2. St Paul (5 - AD 67) - Christian missionary
  3. George Washington (1732 – 1799) - 1st President of US
  4. Sri Krishna (c. BC) - Spiritual Teacher of Hinduism
  5. Emperor Constantine (272 – 337) First Roman Emperor to embrace Christianity
  6. Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) - Key figure in Protestant Reformation.
  7. Socrates (469 BC–399 BC) - Greek philosopher
  8. Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) - German philosopher, founder of Marxism
  9. Charles de Gaulle (1890- 1970) French politician.
  10. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) US President 1932-1945
  11. Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) - Developed theory of evolution
  12. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) - English mathematician and scientist.
  13. Akbar (1542 – 1605) - Moghul Emperor
  14. Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) - Queen of Great Britain during Victorian age.
  15. Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) - German Chancellor post WWII.
  16. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) - First Indian Prime Minister
  17. Ramses II (1279 - 1213 BC) - Powerful Egyptian king.
  18. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) - US writer and polymath
  19. Confucius (551 – 479 BC) - Chinese philosopher.
  20. Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC) - King of Macedonia.
  21. Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) - President of US during WWI
  22. William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) - Campaigner against slavery
  23. Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) - Italian explorer landed in America
  24. Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) - Roman Emperor and philosopher
  25. Galileo Galilei (1564 -1642) - Astronomer and physicist
  26. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) - Indian nationalist and politician
  27. Joan of Arc - (1412-1431) - French saint
  28. Charlemagne (742 - 814) - King of Franks and Emperor of the Romans
  29. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) - Greek philosopher
  30. Mother Teresa - (1910-1997) - Nun who served the poor
  31. Saladin (1138 – 1193) - Leader of Arabs during Crusades.
  32. Simon Bolivar (1783 - 1830) - Liberator of Latin American countries
  33. Babur (1483 - 1531) - Founder of Moghul Empire
  34. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 – 1618) - English explorer.
  35. Voltaire (1694 – 1778 - French philosopher.
  36. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) - British author and creator of dictionary.
  37. Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796) - Russian Queen
  38. Mozart (1756 – 1791) - Austrian Music composer.
  39. Princess Diana (1961 – 1997) - Humanitarian
  40. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) - Irish writer.
  41. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821) - French military and political leader
  42. Beethoven (1770 1827) - German composer
  43. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) - British Prime Minister.
  44. Leonardo da Vinci ( 1452 – 1519) - Italian scientist, artist, polymath.
  45. Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895) - French chemish and Biologist.
  46. Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) - Russian writer and philosopher
  47. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) - German physicist.
  48. Ataturk (1881-1938) - founder of the Turkish Republic.
  49. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Spanish painter and sculptor
  50. Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005) - Polish Pope from 1978-2005
  51. Margaret Thatcher (1925 - ) - British Prime Minister
  52. Mohammed Ali (1942 - ) American boxer
  53. Aung San Suu Kyi (1945 - ) Burmese opposition leader
  54. John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) - US President.
  55. Lord Nelson (1758 – 1805) - Admiral in British navy
  56. Boris Yeltsin (1931 – 2007) - Russian President
  57. Lyndon Johnson (1908 – 1973) - US President 1963-69
  58. Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) - Third Prime Minister of India.
  59. Eva Peron (1919 – 1952) - First Lady of Argentina
  60. William Tyndale (1494 – 1536) - Translated Bible into English
  61. Tim Berners Lee (1955 - ) Credited with founding World Wide Web
  62. Rosa Parks (1913-2005) - Civil Rights activist
  63. Benazir Bhutto (1953 – 2007) - Prime Minister of Pakistan
  64. Schubert (1797 – 1828) - Austrian Composer
  65. Kofi Annan (1938 - ) United Nations Secretary General
  66. 14th Dalai Lama (1938 - ) Spritual and political leader of Tibetans
  67. Barack Obama (1961 - ) 44th President of United States
  68. Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) - Humanitarian, philosopher.
  69. Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) Black nationalist leader
  70. Lech Walesa (1943 - ) Leader of Polish solidarity movement.
  71. John M Keynes (1883 – 1946) Influential economist.
  72. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) - Feminist, author
  73. Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) - Chemist and Physicist
  74. Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) - Rock star.
  75. Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658) - British Parliamentarian
  76. Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ) US media celebrity.
  77. Boudicca ( c20 - 60) - British leader against Roman rule
  78. Jesse Owens (1913-1980) US Sprinter
  79. Bill Gates (1955 - ) Founder of Microsoft
  80. Ernest Hemingway ( 1899 – 1961) US writer
  81. John Lennon (1940 – 1980) British popstar and Beatle
  82. Henry Ford (1864-1947) US Industrialist
  83. Genghis Kahn (1162 – 1227) - Leader and creator of Mongol Empire.
  84. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975) - Ethiopian Leader
  85. George Orwell (1903 – 1950) - English author
  86. Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) - Inventor and businessman.
  87. Dwight Eisenhower (1890 – 1969) - Supreme Allied Commander
  88. Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - ) British Queen
  89. Plato (424 – 348 BC) - philosopher.
  90. Johann Gutenberg (1395 – 1468) - Inventor of printing press.

 

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