Eight Influential People Throughout History

  • Jan 1, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc was a very important figure in human history. She was supposedly guided by divine intervention, and led the French to numerous important victories during the Hundred Years War against the England. She was captured and sold to the English, and was burned at the stake when she was 19 years old.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most influential figures of the Southern Renaissance. He was a scientist, mathematician, and a great artist. Many of his ideas of technology contributed to most of our technology today.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Niccolo Machiavelli

    Niccolo Machiavelli
    Niccolo Machiavelli was a great philosopher and artist during his time. He wrote many works on how he believes society should be, and was in a family who contributed the most to his society's money and recreational activities. He was sent to prison, was exiled, and returned to his country stronger than ever.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    Martin Luther was a very influential priest who opposed the Catholic Church, believeing it to be corrupt. He was excommunicated from the Church, and started a "new" religion called the Lutherians, which was mainly made to worship the Lord without having to deal with corruption.
  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ is possibly the most influential person in human history. He founded the world's largest religion, Christianity, and was a great philosopher. He was supposedly crucified by the Romans, and reincarnated on a Sunday.
  • Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar was a very powerful and honorous emperor of Rome, and pretty much conquered all of Europe. Some of his people believed that he was getting mad with power, and decided to assasinate him. After the fall of Julius, Rome declined and eventually collasped.
  • Socrates

    Socrates was a very influential philosopher who repeatedly answered questions with other questions. He denied the Greek authorities, and was accused of misleading the people, and was poisoned by a guard while being captivated in prison. He also taught two of the most greatest philosophers in human history: Plato and Aristotle.
  • Charlemagne

    Charlemagne was King of Franks and Emperor of the Romans. He had numerous wars with the Danish and Saxons, and gave his people hope and brought his kingdom power and wealth. He was also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, the revival of art, religion, etc. through the Catholic Church.