Eight Influential People Throughout History

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  • 469

    Socrates (1)

    Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher and was a great figure since Plato and Aristotle were his students. He was known to be a great figure through the writing works of his students and this is what showed his greatness. He was mainly known as the developer of Greek Philosophy and this was what influenced various people.
  • 469

    Socrates (2)

    Socrates (2)
    The quotes from Socrates were preserved and people later developed on it to gain knowledge. No works were left by Socrates but Plato wrote down conversations he has with Socrates and Islamic Scribes later translated this.
  • 469

    Socrates (3)

    Socrates (3)
    He was definitely an influential man because his intelligent thoughts were later found during the Renaissance and was used throughout; this shows that his words had meaning in depth. He also influenced great philosophers and this shows how he was a great man with a lot of capability to share knowledge.
  • 570

    Muhammad (1)

    Muhammad Ibn Abdullah was the founder of Islam and was born in Mecca, Arabia in 570. I believe that he is one of the most influential people throughout history. This is because Muhammed played a major role in developing Islam which is the second most practiced religion today. Muhammad was the one who was responsible for teaching the morals and principles found in Islam.
  • 570

    Muhammad (2)

    He was the main person who started this new faith and he influenced various people to join to this. Also, not only was he a religious leader but was a secular leader as well. All in all, Muhammad became the founder of Islam and the last prophet as the word of God was revealed to him by the angel Gabriel and he set his foot out to start this faith.
  • 570

    Muhammad (3)

    I believe he is truly influential because Islam is definitely a religion that has been growing continuously and the works of Muhammad show that he is one leader who has influenced thousands of people throughout history.
  • 570

    Muhammad (1)

    “Leave him alone, for by God, if you weighed him against all his people he would outweigh them.” This quote was taken from the Medieval Sourcebook and it mainly is trying to say that Muhammad never had one ounce of wrongdoing in him.
  • 570

    Muhammad (5)

    It says how if you weighed him against all his people, he would still outweigh them in the matter of good deeds. It shows how Muhammad was definitely a man to look upon and was very giving and always looking to do just.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemagne (1)

    Charlemagne (1)
    Charlemagne was born in 768 and was indeed a powerful man who had a lot of determination to strive for more. He was the King of Franks as well as the Emperor of the Romans. He would always conduct military activities, only to extend his empire and this showed how determined he was.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemagne (3)

    Charlemagne (3)
    I believe that he is definitely an influential man because unifying cultures is a major task and he alone did this due to his amazing military ability.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemagne (4)

    Charlemagne (4)
    As stated in the book, The Human Record, Charlemagne “established at least a sense of order and unity if not its total reality.” This definitely shows how Charlemagne came about to start order and unity which is a great task to accomplish.
  • Jan 1, 769

    Charlemagne (2)

    Charlemagne (2)
    Even if it meant to have military operations for four decades, Charlemagne was the man who would do it for his empire and this is clearly what he did. Charlemagne is known as the man who is the most influential military leader of the Middle Ages because his battles led to unifying both the Germanic and Roman cultures as well as the Christian culture.
  • Jan 1, 1431

    Joan of Arc (1)

    Joan of Arc  (1)
    Joan of Arc is a woman who is considered a national hero of France and she also is known as a Catholic Saint. She was the woman who led France to many victories during the Hundred Years of War. As a young girl, she had gone through a lot.
  • Jan 1, 1431

    Joan of Arc (2)

    Joan of Arc (2)
    While leading the French to victory, she was captured by the Burgundians and later sold to the English and she was only 19 years old at that time. Twenty five years passed on and she was trialed by Pope Callixtus III who proclaimed her to be innocent and a martyr. Since she was a woman, she had to go through a lot since one of the army officers said she was just “a peasant girl in a patched, red skirt.”
  • Jan 1, 1431

    Joan of Arc (3)

    Joan of Arc (3)
    I chose Joan of Arc as one of the most influential people throughout history because she was a woman who broke all boundaries and proved that even if you are a female, you can do a lot and she proved this by leading the French to Victory.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Leonardo DaVinci (1)

    Leonardo DaVinci (1)
    Leonardo DaVinci was born in 1452 and had many occupations such as being a painter, architect, musician, sculptor, botanist writer and much more. He was known as the figure for the Renaissance man. He is known to be the most talented man to have lived. Leonardo DaVinci has developed various art forms by just mixing in science as well as art.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Leonardo DaVinci (2)

    Leonardo DaVinci (2)
    His portrait, the Mona Lisa is one of the most famous works found in history and it appears that the eyes follow you since he incorporated science in it as well. These things are what make him to be an influential man since he taught to open up and explore. I believe he is influential because he didn’t stay within boundaries but expanded his horizons and brought art to a different level.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Niccolo Machiavelli (1)

    Niccolo Machiavelli (1)
    Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy in 1469 and later became an Italian philosopher. From a young age, he had a vast amount of knowledge and had a great and thorough education. He studied many works of Aristotle, Herodotus as well as Virgil. One of his famous works would be “The Prince” in which he wrote about how a prince should act like and he says how they should be sly like a fox.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Nicollo Machiavelli (2)

    Nicollo Machiavelli (2)
    This book of his had a great influence on the political figures. King Henry VIII even joined to Protestantism after reading Machiavelli’s works. This shows how he influenced a king, if not many others. I believe this man is very influential since his works contributed a lot to the system of government and to the role in which a leader should play in his position.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther (1)

    Martin Luther (1)
    Martin Luther was the man responsible for the Protestant Reformation. His main fight towards church was on indulgences and how money can’t free someone from God’s punishment. Martin Luther was the man who disagreed with the Catholic Church and believed it was corrupt and so
    he took a stand about it and went to court for a trial on heresy.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther (2)

    Martin Luther (2)
    After his trial, the Council of Trent made changed to the Church which resulted in the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther was an influential man because he preached his beliefs and took a stand against a high power.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther (3)

    Martin Luther (3)
    I believe that he is one of the most influential people to this day because it was his works that contribute to what Christianity is today, due to Martin Luther things that were wrong were changed to right and he helped to perfect a religious system.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther (4)

    Martin Luther (4)
    As taken from Martin Luthers 95 Theses, number 62 says how “The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God.” This was something that Martin Luther
    preached everyday and these wise words of his is what influenced many people.
  • Augustus Caesar (1)

    Augustus Caesar (1)
    Augustus Caesar is known as the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled from 27 BC until 14 AD. Augustus was born on September 23, 63 BC in the city of Rome. He played a big role in the civil war that followed Julius Caesar's murder, and his victory and strength made him a perfect candidate to fill the void in government left by Caesar's death.
  • Augustus Caesar (2)

    Augustus Caesar (2)
    During his reign, Augustus Caesar instituted a number of improvements that strengthened the empire, and that helped the poor find work, and improved their lives. He is definitely an influential man since he helped the lives of so many people and ruled over such a vast number of people and helped better their lives. He is definitely a man who has influenced many.