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100 People Who Made History by Philip Parker, Ben Gilliland

By Philip Parker, Ben Gilliland

The place may we be with no inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and different "ideas" humans? a few of our ancient heroes have been lone geniuses yet many have been stimulated by way of different nice thinkers and ideas.

Full of true-life tales and recognized celebrities, a hundred those who Made historical past comprises the entire humans you'd look forward to finding, and lots that you just wouldn't! Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, activities stars, and entertainers from world wide. From Aristotle to Mark Zuckerberg, to Marie Curie to Pele, all parts of tradition, heritage, undefined, activities, leisure, and extra are lined. excellent for publication reviews, university initiatives, or every time interpreting to meet and teach curious minds.

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His father, Nicomachus, was the personal doctor to King Amyntas of Macedon. Had his father not died when Aristotle was 10, he would have followed his father’s trade, but instead he became interested in the pursuit of KNOWLEDGE. leg fl can se s and, althouies have e they have s gh anyone repeat ix e more t d my mistak , books han 1,0 e 00 yea for rs. ” Student and teacher Aristotle (in blue) joined Plato’s Academy in Athens when he was 17. Seen in red, Plato (429–347 BCE)— a student of the philosopher Socrates (469–399 BCE)—made his academy the center of learning in Greece.

Titanic achievement Seeing its potential, the British and Indian navies adopted Marconi’s wireless telegraph system, and, by 1901, he was able to send messages across the Atlantic. Marconi’s radio proved its worth in 1912 onboard the TITANIC. As the ship sank, its radio operators signaled for help. Two ships heard the distress call and came to its aid, saving 700 lives. 46 John Logie Baird The man who invented the first TELEVISION, and gave the world something to watch All about me „ BORN: 1888 „ DIED: 1946 „ NATIONALITY: Scottish „ FACTOID: I was an engineer and inventor.

In this type of society, everyone would have a fair share of the goods and wealth produced. This became known as COMMUNISM. ” The people revolt Marx’s teachings had their first great triumph during the Russian Revolution. In 1917, Russia’s lower classes overthrew the Russian royal family. The country’s new leader, Vladimir Lenin, based his government on Marx’s ideas and created a proletarian dictatorship (a country ruled by the lower classes). In 1922, Russia became the SOVIET UNION. 62 All about me „ BORN: 1856 „ DIED: 1939 „ NATIONALITY: Austrian „ FACTOID: The Nazis hated my ideas so much that they burned my books.

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