Famous People Who Made The World A Better Place

The history of humankind has witnessed the works of several categories of people, who have selflessly worked towards making the world a better place. Human civilizations have seen the emergence of various leaders in the fields of religion and spirituality, medicine, science, arts, and military who have made significant contributions to society. Check out the list famous people who have made the world a better place.

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Birthday: 07 November 1867
Born In: Warsaw, Poland
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died On: 04 July 1934
Famous As: First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist Marie Curie is known for her pioneering research on radioactivity. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she developed the theory of "radioactivity" and discovered techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes. She also did radiological work at field hospitals during World War I.

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Birthday: 09 September 1828
Born In: Yasnaya Polyana
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died On: 20 November 1910
Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Despite being nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, he never received one. He was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. He was a proponent of nonviolent resistance.

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Birthday: 15 April 1452
Born In: Anchiano, Italy
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 02 May 1519
Famous As: Polymath
An Italian polymath, Leonardo da Vinci was a major figure of the High Renaissance. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time, with Mona Lisa being his best-known work. He also maintained notebooks in which he made drawings and notes on science and invention. He is also revered for his technological ingenuity.

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Born In: Judea
Famous As: Founder of Christianity
A first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader, Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity. He is believed to be the incarnation of God the Son by Christians and is regarded as the awaited Messiah (the Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament. He is also revered in Islam and Judaism.

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Birthday: 1398
Born In: Mainz
Died On: 03 February 1468
Famous As: Printer
German goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher Johannes Gutenberg introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. He played a vital role in changing how knowledge was spread among the masses. He is considered a key player in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Age of Enlightenment.