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Introduction

Are you on the lookout for the most influential people of all time?

People are bound to be influenced in one way or the other.

These influences are mainly caused by great personalities who had or have lived an exemplary life worthy to follow.

We can call them super role model!

Since the beginning of the world, here are the 25 most influential people of all time.

25. Johannes Gutenberg

Kicking off the list of the most influential people of all time is Johannes Gutenberg.

The German was a blacksmith and goldsmith brought the printing technology to Germany.

Johannes is the person behind modern-day printing as he first invented the mechanical printer.

24. Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French politician and armed personal.

The military commander was an integral part of the French Revolution.

He allied with France and other European countries.

23. Martin Luther

Martin Luther is one of the most influential people of all time.

The German preacher and scholar stood against odd and weird doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.
 

22. Karl Marx

Up next on the list, Karl Marx was a German scholar, reporter, and socialist.

He has published a good volume of books and was the man that established the relationship/importance of labour and capital.

21. Julius Caesar

Gaius Julias Caesar was a Roman general and Consul.

The statesman played a crucial and significant part in the extinction of the Roman Republic.

20. Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha is one of the most influential people of all time.

Also referred to as Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha was a philosopher whose preaching created what is now known today as Buddism.

Buddha stands for the enlightened one.

  1. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American electrical and mechanical engineer.

He has contributed to alternating current supply and is one of the founding fathers of electricity.

18. Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler is one of the most influential people of all time.

The notorious German political figure led the Nazi Party.

He was responsible for the Holocaust which saw above 6 million Jews killed.

17. Moses

Moses was a former Egyptian religious leader – according to the old testament of the Holy Bible.

He is believed to be the prophet who led Israel out of captivity.

16. George Washington

George Washington is the 16th most influential person of all time.

The former political leader of America was the first president of the United States.

He formulated the States’ Constitution and is one of the most popular political figures in the world.

15. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is best known for preserving and strengthening the federal government.

He was the 16th President of America and held on to key political and moral laws.

14. Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most influential people of all time.

The distinguished Indian political head was a key figure who leads the battle for the country’s independence action – when the British were still in control.

He is a true icon and portrait of freedom, justice and civil rights.
 

13. Socrates

Socrates is one of the most popular people in the history of the world.

The Greek philosopher was the teacher to Plato and Xenophon, two notorious scholars.

He is one of the founding fathers of Western philosophy.

12. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for the actualization of Civil Rights.

The American Baptist pastor and activist used the Bible’s principles as a standard for the movement.

11. William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most influential people of all time.

He is an English novelist, poet, and performer.

When it comes to writing, Shakespeare sits at the top of the game.

10. Plato

Plato was the student to the great Socrates.

The Greek philosopher and mathematician was the one who taught Aristotle, another great genius in philosophy.

He (Plato), his teacher (Socrates) and his student (Aristotle), laid the foundation for modern-day western philosophy.

9. Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin is the 9th most influential people of all time.

The English geologist expert is widely known as the founder of the evolutionary theory.

He believed that everything that has or will exist, is a product of evolution.

8. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great is one of the most influential people of all time.

He ruled the kingdom of Macedon, a Historical Greek province.

In his time, he was one of the core parts of the Argead empire and had taken control of the military crusade in Asia.

7. Galileo Galilei

Galileo was an Italian scholar who vouched for Copernicanism.

The famous philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and astronomer is the man behind the modernization of the telescope.
 

6. Muhammad

Muhammad is believed to be the last prophet sent by God – according to the Muslim faithful.

He is the creator of Islam religion and the Koran, is the book in which he has written all his teachings.

5. Aristotle

Aristotle is one of the most influential people of all time.

The prominent Greek philosopher comes from Macedonia, Greece and has contributed immensely to biology, logic and others.

4. Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is an Italian painter.

He is also a scholar, sculptor, singer, and inventor.

He is one of the greatest painters in the history of the world.

3. Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton is one of the most influential people of all time.

The English physicist and mathematician has formulated many scientific laws and is one of the leading scholars to brought scientific revolution.

2. Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is the second most influential person and the greatest physicist of all time.

The German scholar received a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his contribution to physics.

1. Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the most influential people of all time.

He is regarded as the saviour of the world and has transformed so many people across the world through his teachers.

Jesus preaching encircles love, life and peace.

Conclusion

Listed Below is a Quick Summary of The 25 Most Influential People of All Time:

  1. Jesus Christ
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. Isaac Newton
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci
  5. Aristotle
  6. Muhammad
  7. Galileo Galilei
  8. Alexander the Great
  9. Charles Darwin
  10. Plato
  11. William Shakespeare
  12. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  13. Socrates
  14. Mahatma Gandhi
  15. Abraham Lincoln
  16. George Washington
  17. Moses
  18. Adolf Hitler
  19. Nikola Tesla
  20. Gautama Buddha
  21. Julius Ceasar
  22. Karl Marx
  23. Martin Luther
  24. Napoleon Bonaparte
  25. Johannes Gutenberg

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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