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Some people were born to rule this world.. Some others to save this world... whereas some great people changed themselves in order to change this world... This is a brief bird's eye view on the top 10 most famous people in the world's history who contributed their lives to bring some change in the world!. 



1. Swami Vivekananda



Swami Vivekanada (Narendranath Dutt) was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.
"Arise... Awake... Stop not till the goal is reached!" - Swami Vivekananda


2. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King was a Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of blacks in the Southern states of the United States. He was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and believed in peaceful protest. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King was assassinated in 1968, but will always be remembered for his dignified, passive resistance to an unjust society.
"If you can't fly, then run... If you can't run, then walk... If you can't walk, then crawl.. But by all means, keep moving." - Martin Luther King Jr.


3. Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to the fight against Apartheid – a policy which kept black and white South Africans apart and denied black citizens the vote. He was imprisoned in 1964 for his aggressive opposition to South Africa’s racist government and was held for 26 years. In 1990, after his release, Mandela was elected President of the African National Congress. In 1993 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end apartheid.
"I never lose... I either win or learn." - Nelson Mandela



4. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was Germany’s leader from 1933 – 1945, during which he led the world into the most devastating war in history. Hitler’s hatred of Jewish people and his desire for a blue-eyed, blond-haired master race led to the murder of eleven million people during World War II. However, he suicided along with his wife after the lose of his own country Germany at the end of World War II..
"If you want to shine like a sun, then first you have to burn like a sun." - Adolf Hitler


5. Albert Einstein
Einstein was one of the greatest of all physicists and his name has become a symbol of genius. When his most famous work, the General Theory Of Relativity was proven in 1919, Einstein became the most celebrated scientist in the world and he won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Einstein was a firm believer in pacifism but his scientific theories helped his adopted country, the USA, to develop the atomic bomb. A week before he died Einstein wrote to Bertrand Russell, a British Philosopher, and leading antinuclear campaigner, asking to put his name to a manifesto urging all countries to give up their nuclear weapons.. He is the person who said, Imagination is more important than Knowledge..
"Once you stop learning, you start dying..." - Albert Einstein.



6. Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi began his career as a lawyer but became a great political and spiritual leader. He led the peaceful civil disobedience of Indians against British rule in India and negotiated with the British Government until 1947 when India was granted independence. Gandhi became the first icon of a people’s struggle against oppression. His simple lifestyle and his belief in religious tolerance have made him a symbol of decency and peace ever since. His two weapons are Truth and Non-Violence.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to die forever..." - Mahatma Gandhi



7. Karl Marx
Karl Marx’s ideas on economic history and sociology changed the world. Marx was a social philosopher who attacked the state and predicted a future in which everyone was equal. He explained his theories in the Communist Manifesto (compiled by Friedrich Engels and published in 1848) and Das Kapital (1867 – 94). His ideas eventually led to the Russian Revolution and communism. By 1950 almost half of the world’s people lived under communist regimes.
"The production of too many useful things results in creation of too many useless people..." - Karl Marx


8. Charles Darwin
Naturalist Charles Darwin established the theory of evolution. He began forming his ideas when he served as official naturalist on a world voyage and spent the rest of his life back in England developing them. When his famous book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selections was published in 1859, there were violent reactions against it. Darwin challenged the Bible’s account of creation and explained that human beings are descended from an ape-like ancestor. Another English naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace, independently developed very similar ideas at the same time as Darwin.
"The man who dare to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of time." - Charles Darwin


9. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is generally agreed to be the greatest play writer in the English language. He began as an actor and wrote at least 154 love poems and 37 plays, including Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Shakespeare also probably introduced more than 1,700 new words to the English Language.
"Have more than you show... Speak less than you know!!" -William Shakespeare


10. Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous of all explorers. He believed he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean and in 1492 he set sail in the Santa Maria to prove his theory. Instead, he landed on the islands now known as the West Indies. His discoveries led to the European explorations and settlement of the Americas.
"It is easy to discover what others have already discovered before..." - Christopher Columbus.

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