Famous People in History > Most Influential
Name
Area of Influence
Country
Peter Abelard Theology
France
Samuel Adams Politics
United States
Giovanni Agnelli Manufacturing (Fiat)
Italy
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Medicine
England
Susan B. Anthony Women's Rights
United States
Thomas Aquinas Theology
Italy
Giorgio Armani Haute Couture
Italy
John Jacob Astor Philanthropy in New York
United States
Anita Augspurg Women's Rights
Germany
Thomas Barnardo Charity-Children's Home
England
Max Beaverbrook Publishing- Newspaper
England
Thomas a Becket Religion
England
Mary Bethune Women's Rights
United States
Steve Biko Rights of blacks
Africa
Charles Booth Sociology
England
William Booth Founded Salvation Army
England
Richard Branson Business Entrepreneur
England
Edmund Burke Politics
England
John Calvin Religion
Switzerland
Andrew Carnegie Railroads, Philanthropy
United States .
Carrie Chapman Catt Women's Rights
United States
Edith Cavell Nursing
England
Coco Chanel Haute Couture
France
Diana, Princess of Wales World Charities
England
Christian Dior Haute Couture
France
Mary Baker Eddy Religion-Christian Science
United States
Eisai Theology
Japan
George Fox Theology (Quakerism)
England
Francis of Assisi Theology
Italy
Sigmund Freud Psychoanalysis
Germany
Bill Gates Computers
United States
Bob Geldof Music, Fundraising
Ireland
Jean Paul Getty OIl Industry, Getty Museum
United States
Billy Graham Evangelism
United States
Guccio Gucci Haute Couture
Italy
William Randolph Hearst Publishing-Newspapers
United States
Henry Heinz Groceries
United States
Conrad Hilton Hotels
United States
Soichiro Honda Manufacturing- Autos
Japan
Howard Hughes Aviation
United States
William Kellog Breakfast Foods
United States
Martin Luther King Jr. Rights for Blacks
United States
John Knox Religion
Scotland
Alfred Krupp Manufacturing
Germany
Martin Luther Theology ( Protestantism)
Germany
Guiseppe Mazzini Politics
Italy
Maria Montissori Education
Italy
Thomas Moore Politics
England
John Pierpont Morgan Banking
United States
J.P. Morgan Finance- Banking
United States
Rupert Murdoch Publishing- newspapers
Australia
Florence Nightingale Nursing
Italy
Niccolo Machevelli Politics
Italy
Mother Teresa Religion, Missionary
India
Kerry Packer Sports - Cricket
Australia
Thomas Paine Politics
United States
Emmeline Parkhurst Women's Rights
England
John Pemberton Invented Cola Cola Syrup
United States
Rosa Lee Parks Rights for Blacks
United States
Charles Parnell Irish Politics
England
William Penn Colony of Pennsylvania
England
Stamford Raffles World Trade (Java)
England
John D. Rockefeller Oil Industry
United States
Anita Roddick Cosmetics
England
Bertrand Russell Philosophy, Mathematics
England
Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics
Australia
Albert Schweitzer Medical Missionary(Africa)
Germany
Adam Smith Philosophy, Economics
Scotland
Joseph Smith Religion-Mormonism
United States
Benjamin Spock Medicine-Child Upbringing
United States
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Rights
United States
Harriet Tubman Politics (re Slavery),
Underground Railroad
United States
Desmond Tutu Religion, Rights of blacks
Africa
Cornelius Vanderbilt Transportation- Steamships and Railroads
United States
LechWalesa Politics
Poland
Booker T. Washington Education for blacks
United States
JohnWesley Theology (Methodism)
England
William Wilberforce Politics
England
Frank Woolworth Merchandising
United States
John Wycliffe Religion & Phlosophy,
English translation of
the bible
England
Brigham Young Religion (Mormonism)
United States
 
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