25 Unbelievable People Who Changed The World

Posted by , Updated on August 18, 2017

Who do you consider the most inspirational person of all time? Martin Luther King Jr.? Nelson Mandela? There have been many great historical figures that have shaped the world down the ages, and it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to pick those whose impact on the happenings in the world was greatest. Yet, we gave it a try and compiled this post with some of most inspirational people of all time. Some of them are famous, some of them are rather unknown, but all of them have one thing in common – they changed the world. From Charles Darwin to Dalai Lama, here are 25 Unbelievable People Who Changed The World.

10

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Source: nobelprize.org

A Roman Catholic nun and devoted missionary, Mother Teresa dedicated almost all her life to helping poor, ill, and disabled people and orphans. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which is now active in most countries of the world. The winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa was canonized in 2016 (19 years after her death) by Pope Francis.

9

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham LincolnSource: biography.com

The 16th President of the US, Abraham Lincoln is known for many great things such as preserving the Union during the American Civil War, strengthening the federal government, and modernizing the American economy, but it was his anti-slavery efforts that earned him the reputation of a truly remarkable and inspirational historical figure. As a devoted emancipator of slaves, he created a legacy that endures.

8

Stephen Hawking

Stephen HawkingSource: whatculture.com

One of the most famous and respected modern scientists, Stephen Hawking has made a stunning contribution to the world of science (particularly to cosmology). What makes his credits even more impressive is the fact that he has been suffering from a rare, slow-progressing disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has left him completely paralyzed. Despite the horrible disease, Hawking is still continuing his research in order for us to better understand the world.

7

Tank Man

Tank Man Source: independent.co.uk

Also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel, the Tank Man is the nickname of an unknown man who stood in front of a column of tanks to block their way after the Chinese military had brutally suppressed the Tiananmen Square Protests in June 1989. It is not known who the man was or what happened to him, but the photo of him has become an international and very powerful symbol of brave, non-violent resistance.

6

Muhammad

Muhammad Source: pewresearch.org

Born in 570 in Mecca (modern Saudi Arabia), Muhammad was the prophet and founder of the religion of Islam. He united Arabian nations into a single Muslim political entity and ensured that his teachings, practices, and the Quran formed the basis of Islamic religious belief. Muhammad had few early followers, but he managed to make most of the Arabian Peninsula convert to Islam before his death in 632. Islam has expanded immensely over the centuries and now is the second largest religion in the world with over 1.8 billion followers.

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