Top 10 Most Influential People In The History

Martin Luther King JR
Martin Luther King JR

Everyday everywhere a lot of people are born. Most people take birth, live their life for them for their families, and eventually die. But some people are just like god figures on the earth. The purpose of their lives becomes to help others. They work for the betterment of society by bringing up new innovations in society. Such people remain alive even after their death. People love to discuss such people their life and their contribution. The influence created by such people on the minds of people is immortal. Here in this article, I have tried to make you familiar with 10 most influential people in history,

Influential People In The History

1. George Washington

The first president of the United States renowned as the father of the country is George Washington. This great soldier and leader of America were born on February 22, 1732.

You all should know that he is the only president in history who refused to live in the president’s white house and because of some family crisis, George Washington was unable to gain further knowledge from university but still, he managed to be perfect in various areas himself. Although he was a great fighter still his victory numbers are less than the defeating ones. Along with all this, he was also a great entrepreneur dealing in liquor. On 14 December 1799, this great man left the earth due to some serious infection in the throat.

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George Washington
George Washington

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2. Albert Einstein

14 March 1879 was the day on which this great physicist Albert Einstein took birth and when he was born he was considered mentally unfit by society. Also, he uttered his very first words at the age of 4 which were ‘the soup is too hot on 18 April 1955. But after some time he grew so brilliantly that his list of achievements kept on increasing.

He released a theory of the Photoelectric effect which was so astonishing and he was rewarded with the Nobel Prize for the same in 1921. Not only this, but he also got Copley Medal in 1925. He is the founder of various theories and explained various topics thoroughly like light, photon, unified field theory, and many more. Ultimately, Albert Einstein lost his life on 18 April 1955 to an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.

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Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

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3. Isaac Newton

In England on 4 January 1643, Isaac Newton was born, he was a great English Physicist and mathematician. Newton was very discontented during his upbringing which changed his attitude towards life. He had his college studies at Cambridge in Trinity College. Because of him, various areas of studies came into existence like Newton’s Law of Motion, Newton’s Law of gravitation, Newton’s Law of cooling, theory of, light, force gravitation, white light, reflection, refraction, gravity, light, planet, inverse square law and much more.

Whenever the name of the law of gravity, law of motion, or calculus is taken Isaac Newton is always remembered as the finder of all these. At the age of 84, Newton took his last breath on 31 March 1727 while sleeping.

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Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton

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4. Martin Luther King JR.

One of the most influential people in history, Born on 15 January 1929 social activist Martin Luther king JR was born and won Noble Peace Award in 1964. Very few of us know that his original name was Michael King Jr. but later his father changed his name to Martin Luther King JR. in the name of the German leader. He was such a brilliant student that he got admission to college only after the eighth standard.

With the guidance of Martin Luther King JR. Civil Rights Act, of 1964 was held. He himself was a follower of nonviolence and always preached so and in order to bring justice to the United States be sent to jail nearly 30 times. Martin Luther King JR. was shot dead by James Earl Ray on 4 April 1968.

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Martin Luther King JR
Martin Luther King JR

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5. Winston Churchill

One of the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom is Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill who took birth on 30 November 1874 in England. Under the leadership and guidance of this great leader, Britain was able to succeed in World War 2. Winston Churchill earned the position of most famous British Prime Minister by his motivational thoughts, his winning attitude, and by becoming the pillar of war against Nazi Germany. Eventually, on 24 January 1965 Winston Churchill died in London of a serious heart attack.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

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6. Mahatma Gandhi

2 October 1869 is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Born in Gujarat, India, Mahatma Gandhi earned various names like ‘The Father of Nation’, Bapu or Rashtrpita. After completing his education in London when he was working around the world he was exposed to racial discrimination in South Africa. He was an important pillar for the independence of India and he also encouraged people to stand against wrong and fight against discrimination.

Being a follower of nonviolence, he tried various attempts to free India from the slavery of Britishers. One of the main reasons for remembering him is that he was always against discrimination and he never supported the ill-treatment of untouchables, or lower castes and called them God’s Children. Dandi’s salt marches and the Quit India movement were among his great achievements. His last rites were carried out 8 Km long after Nathuram Godse shot him on 30 January 1948.

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

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7. Jesus Christ

The Christians worship Jesus Christ as their God figure who was the son of mother Mary. Jesus Christ is pronounced by various names by different people like Jesus Son of Joseph, Jesus of Nazareth, and many more. There was a special story on the birth of Jesus. It is assumed that Jesus who is the son of God took birth as an ordinary man on Earth so that he can experience the harshness, hurdles, pain, joy, sorrow, and all other emotions just like he devotes to bear on earth.

Usually, he was a very peaceful person but the only thing which annoyed him was injustice. He used to fight for others and loved the people who were mistreated by priests. He had a lot of care and respect for casual people and his lovers. Even he died like an ordinary man with so much pain and bearing suffocation and blood loss for nearly 3 hours and finally took his last breath at 3 pm on 3 April, AD 33.

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ

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8. Adolf Hitler

In Australia, on 20 April 1889 Adolf Hitler was born and became a renowned person for his dictatorship in Germany. Though initially, his interest was in art gradually he got attracted to politics. Hitler fought in World War I 1 but the defeat of Germany shattered him.

Then after joining Nazi Party in 1918, Hitler got obsessed with state expansion and madly desired race purity. For the same, he thought to have full control over Europe. This led to World War 2 and became the main reason for the disaster and the deaths in Germany. Seeing his ruined territory Adolf Hitler committed suicide on 13 April 1985.

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Adolf Hitler

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9. Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was born in the United Kingdom on 12 February 1809. The great biologist, geologist, and English naturalist were awarded various prizes and medals like the Royal Medal, Fellow of the royal society, Copley Medal, and many more. He brought a revolution in the study of Science through his theory of evolution and natural selection. Eventually, a heart attack took his life on 19 April 1882. It is one of the most influential people in history.

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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10. Gautama Buddha

Nepal-born Gautama Buddha also famous by the name Siddhartha Gautama is worshipped as God by Buddhists. Gautama Buddha was a sacred man for Buddhists as Buddhism was identified and introduced by him. Gautama was initially an ordinary man and after facing various sorrows in life and not getting answers and solutions in life he was quite disappointed.

For sake of peace of his mind and for getting simplicity and answers in this complicated world Siddhartha meditated under a Bodhi Tree. After this, he became a great preacher, philosopher, guider, and spiritual person and he got his knowledge and learning through deep meditations. Finally, at the age of 20, this great influential person left the earth but because of his teachings and creation, he is still alive in the minds of people.

Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha

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