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    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus was an astronomer and mathematician. He was the person who proposed the idea that the sun is the center of the solar system (heliocentric).
  • Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    In his work as a politician, he called for the development of an institution that would promote and regulate the acquisition of knowledge derived.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei is most known for his contributions to the revolution such as his discoveries with the telescope. He discovered the rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, mountains on the moon and more.
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    Rene Descartes is most known for his connection between geometry and algebra which allowed for the solving of geometry through algebra.
  • Issac Newton

    Issac Newton
    Issac Newton is the man who initially proposed the idea of gravity. He also gained the nickname "father of calculus" due to his mastery and invention of calculus.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    Often credited as a founder of modern “liberal” thought, Locke pioneered the ideas of natural law, social contract, religious toleration and the right to revolution that proved essential to both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution that followed.
  • Montesquieu

    He conceived the idea of separating government authority into the three major branches executive legislative and judicial this perspective significantly influenced the authors of the Constitution in establishing laws and division of duties and also in the inclusion of provisions to preserve individual liberties.
  • Denis Diderot

     Denis Diderot
    Diderot was an original “scientific theorist” of the Enlightenment who connected the newest scientific trends to radical philosophical ideas such as materialism he was especially interested in the life sciences and their impact on our traditional ideas of what a person or humanity itself are.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Rousseau's theories of sovereignty and law had a direct influence on French revolutionaries such as Robespierre and were blamed for some of the worst excesses of the Terror in France.
  • Voltaire

    He mainly argued for religious tolerance and freedom of thought he campaigned to eradicate priestly and aristocratic monarchical authority and supported a constitutional monarchy that protects people's rights.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt is chiefly known for inventing different types of steam engine that helped start the Industrial Revolution. To describe the efficiency of his engines, he coined the term 'horsepower' and devised a rev counter. Watt's inventions were not confined to engines.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Adam's Smith famous work on political economics the Wealth of Nations was published in 1776 a memorable year because of its association with the American Revolution use this key date to make a connection with the British economic policy of mercantilism that angered the American colonial revolutionaries.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    As the “silent member” of the Congress, Jefferson, at 33, drafted the Declaration of Independence. In years following he labored to make its words a reality in Virginia. Most notably, he wrote a bill establishing religious freedom, enacted in 1786.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    General George Washington led the American army to victory during the Revolutionary War. Despite having little practical experience in managing large conventional armies Washington proved to be a capable and resilient leader of the American military forces during the Revolutionary War.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    A probably accurate answer is no. Mozart was an anglophile. He was so impressed with Great Britain's heroic near-epic defense of Gibraltar against a land-sea siege from 1778 to 1782 by the combined forces of France & Spain that he wrote a musical composition in tribute.
  • Maximillien Robespierre

    Maximillien Robespierre
    Maximilien Robespierre was a radical democrat and key figure in the French Revolution of 1789. Robespierre briefly presided.
  • Miguel Hidalgo

    Miguel Hidalgo
    Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launches the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Dolores.” The revolutionary tract, so-named because it was publicly read by Hidalgo in the town of Dolores, called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico.
  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    Crisis Manager. Simón Bolivar is remembered today as the greatest leader of South American independence. Highly influenced by the examples of the United States, the French Revolution and Napoleon, he led a massive revolt against Spanish colonial rule in South America, beginning in 1810.