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Famous personalities who changed the world, who are they?

What do you know about people who changed the world? In this article you may find out top 10 personalities who changed the wheel of history.

people who changed the world

You can`t stop progress in the world. Still, you can be a part of this progress. This thought might have been common for people who changed the world. The world was influenced by people in many ways, like science, philosophy, politics, economics, ethics… People from all over the world contributed to the changes in the world. Great civilizations appear and disappear. People rule that civilization. Great Britain, Roman Empire, Chinese Empire, Babylon Empire created the world we know now.  Thousands of soldiers of these empires carved the today`s picture of the world. It was not only armies who created today`s world. These armies were led by famous personalities, like Julius Cesar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and others.

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The modern picture of the world was not carved on the battlefields only. We should mention the invention created by thousands of people. Without Chinese scientist, we would not have paper or gunfire. Without Greek philosophy, we would not have a modern understanding of ethics. Without French revolutionists, we would not have the modern understanding of republic. Without the USA freedoms, we would not have an understanding of modern democracy. Nevertheless, it was people who stood for these inventions. These people were not sent by gods, they carved themselves as personalities and changed our world into something new place.

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

If you heard about Indian philosophies, like Yoga and Vedanta, then you should know Swami Vivekananda. He was the person who presented these philosophies to the Western world. Vedanta and Yoga made a great influence on the western world. Even today you may have heard stories about people from the USA or Europe traveling to India and trying to find some peace in religion. Thousands of people throughout the world follow the ideas on Yoga. You can meet Yoga classes in almost every city in the world.

Swami Vivekananda was a chief disciple of Saint Ramakrishna. Therefore, he participated in Ramakrishna Mission in the USA. His speeches about Hinduism in the USA made Americans interested in India culture and religion. These speeches led him to the Parliaments of the World Religions presented in 1893 in Chicago. His examples of spiritualism and culture were followed by many. Nevertheless, he died young at the age 39. Still, his intense power and spirit have followers even today. Thousands of people create schools of Yoga and Vedanta and try to spread the word of Swami Vivekananda in the world. Therefore, his work did not die with him.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

You would not have computers without the most usable operating software if not Bill Gates. He was a hard worker in his times, and for today he obtains a multi-billion company. Moreover, he changed the world by a simple click of a computer mouse. He had a love for computers and was more than able to introduce to the world the best operating system. He entered Harvard University but felt that knowledge for Harvard was not enough for him. Therefore, he ventured his own company Microsoft with his childhood friend Allen. When IBM asked Bill Gates for help, he created the Microsoft Disk Operating System. This system is well known in the universe as MS-DOS. He also provided the tools for people who desired to use this software to create their own operating systems. Nevertheless, his OS which is known as Windows is the most usable for today due to its user-friendly interface.

Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the USA. He is one of the reasons why we have a world filled with computer technologies. He is also a well-known philanthropist who helped thousands of children in the world.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Her gratefulness, charitable nature, and love to others – helped us to change the world to a better place. Mother Teresa was a remarkable woman who served people of all the world with her kindness. At the age of twelve, she decided to dedicate her life to God. She felt God calling to help people in the world. People in need couldn`t survive without Mother Teresa`s help. At the age eighteen, she left her house and started to perform her duties to people who were in need of her help. He started her training for help in Dublin, and a few years later, she was sent to India on a mission from God. Therefore, she took her vows as a nun. He started her Missionary of Charity in the place where people did not have much food and water. People in the village where Mother Teresa stationed did not care enough. Therefore, he decided to take charge of these people and even get through the advanced nursery training to help people with diseases. People around the world recognized her work with people in need. She was even awarded by Noble Prize. Moreover, Pope John XXIII Peace Prize was also in her hands as well as Nehru award and many other prizes for her work. She set the example of humanity in the world.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Mickey and Mini Mouse would not have been created with this man. Every folk from a childhood knows the Walt Disney animation movies. It is an everybody dreams to visit once in a life a magic place of Disney Land. Where you can watch over favorite movie and cartoon characters. Walt Disney was a creator of this world filled with enchantment. He is the man of an example of hard work. He kept trying to produce animation until he created the world`s best known Walt Disney Animation. His work was rejected many times and by many agencies. Nevertheless, he kept trying until he created his first star – Mickey Mouse. This cartoon character became a favorite mouse for all children of the world. Walt Disney brought into the world the personages from favorite tales, like Snow White, Seven Dwarves, Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty, and Beast.

You can`t remember your childhood without Walt Disney characters. They created your childhood. Moreover, they created a childhood for almost every person in the world for today. Therefore, Walt Disney was a person who changed the world with his animation work. Moreover, he provided a trend for kids’ animation which is followed even today.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

“Two households both alike in dignity…” it is the first line from the most favorite story of the world, “Romeo and Juliet.” This story of two lovebirds, who did not have the destiny to live a life full of love. Nevertheless, their tragic death becomes a favorite story for all generations. William Shakespeare literature and drama created a modern world. There is almost no poet or writer in the world who did not read Shakespeare. We do not know much about his early life or family, but we know about his world famous plays. It should be mentioned at least few of them, like Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, King Henry, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth and the most notorious Romeo and Juliet. 

William Shakespeare was a person who introduced English literature and English language to the world. His plays were presented in every corner of the world. They were translated into hundreds of languages. The interpretation of his plays can be met in every corner of the world. His characters were played thousands of times in every part of the world by almost every theater. 

Therefore, William Shakespeare was a person who changed the world with literature and plays. There is almost no man in the universe who did not read his works.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Indians know him as Bapuji. He was the main inspiration for people around the world who fight for knowledge and freedom. He was a person who introduced a non-violent way to justice and fighting against injustice.  He initiated this method firstly in Africa where he lived for twenty years. Many influential personalities in the world admired his position to the non-violent methods of fighting for freedom and many desire to follow him in his methods. Mahatma Gandhi became an inspiration for people in the world. Martin Luther King Jr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was also called a great soul in the world as Mahatma. The 2nd October is considered to be a national holiday in India as in this day in 1869 was born a great liberator and philosopher – Mahatma Gandhi. He gathered a great knowledge from the Indian epic Bhagavad Gita. This work helped him to fight for Indian rights in Africa. Later he decided to come to his motherland and fight for the same reason. He introduced the non-violent method of fighting called Satyagraha. In the year 1915, he moved to India and started to fight for India against British. That was the beginning of freedom fight for India.

The Salt March in 1928 was the first ignite the fire of fighting for freedom in India. That was the first accident which showed Mahatma Gandhi to the world. He was caught and arrested many times. Even British people paid respect for his bravery. Due to overcoming problems with Hinduism and Islam in India, British Empire decided to give independence to the country in August 1947. Mahatma Gandhi had no choice than to pay some interests to the creation of a new Muslim country – Pakistan. Nevertheless, the actions of Mahatma Gandhi provided to the world a new method of non-violent approach to the problems of war and independence. Therefore, he is highly respected amongst all people of the world.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

How do you imagine the world without a mobile phone? Internet? Television? Could you live without your favorite music in the smartphone? You wouldn`t have all these wonders of modern technology with Alexander Graham Bell first telephone. For today, it`s not a rare thing to call you mother and say that everything is alright with you. Communications via mobile phones make everything better; the economy runs faster and at the great speed.  People can be connected to other people if they are on the other side of the continent. Today, people can`t imagine life without being in contact with each other. Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone in the world in 1876. He also was an inventor of a breathing apparatus. He lost his son due to respiratory problems. Therefore he decided that he should help people not to lose their life.

Alexander Graham Bell inventions created a new era of technologies to this world. He is the one who provided us computer technologies and mobile communications. How could we live without telephones? There are still questions to answer, but it`s certain, that mobile technologies do not stand on the one level forever. It will be times when we can connect to the world with no telephones, but with telephones technologies.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

He became a true idol for people who think that imprisonment can change something in their career. It`s an example of human freedom that even jails can`t hide a true spirit of freedom from people. He is an ex-president of South Africa who was imprisoned for his anti-racial policies. He fought against racism in South Africa, and the Government punished him by lifetime imprisonment. Nevertheless, it did not help them to crush his spirit or faith of people believed in ideals of Nelson Mandela. He was the main activist who fought against in differences in races in 1955. In that time, he felt that he had not enough knowledge about freedom fighting. Therefore, he left a country for some time and traveled abroad to gain some knowledge about philosophy and science; he also gained military training. He tried to get more support for people in his country. Due to his work in the foreign lands, ones his foot touched the soil of South Africa upon his returning, he was arrested and got a lifetime imprisonment. Nevertheless, the main frame and changes to the world came from his speeches out of prison. Today, he can be named as the main person for people who desire to fight for their rights.

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison

Is it possible to imagine the current lifestyle without electricity in our houses? It would be a dark future for all of us without inventions of Thomas Alva Edison. He is the person we should be thankful for bringing light into our houses. His electric incandescent bulb was a first little bird to the large industry of electricity we have for today. His contribution to the history of electricity was enormous. He was a person who created the modern world and might be the universe which stands upon electricity. He was a characteristic personality which changed the way of life not only for his own country but for the whole world.

He also was a famous businessman for his time, who created the ideas of business for today. His invention was also his business. He created electrical factories, and with his invention, we have light in our houses. Thomas Alva Edison made electricity cheaper for fellow citizens. Therefore, it was quite possible to bring lights to the world around. Today we can enjoy the world filled with electricity. Have you ever been in cities, like New York, Shang Hai or Hong Kong? They are created out of light. All of this would not be possible without Thomas Alva Edison.

Citizens of the world

Citizens of the world

It`s strange to read, but we have some proves that even one person can change the world radically. People fight in wars, create new inventions, sing, dance, performance to the public. Big change to the world can be constructed out of the small changes. It might not be a person who changes the world, but his child or grandchild. Therefore, no matter upon the color of the skin, religion or sex. We are all can equally change the world around us for good or evil.

Nevertheless, what is proven to the scientists, is that you can`t stop the hangings. People fear changes, but they do not understand that it`s in human nature to change and adapt if it`s necessary. In our ancient times of cavemen, we did not have super powers to fight with wild animals, but we had brains, which helped us to change and create a new world around us. This world can be changed once again if you desire to change it. Nevertheless, you can`t ignore changes happen in our life and our world. Therefore, you may just need to adapt.

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