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Well, it's hard to choose from the list of anyone interesting who ever lived! Had to give you a hard time. If I had to pick a couple of interesting biographies in history, I'd go with these three:
Charlemagne - leader of early France and credited with the beginning of the French Empire
Sam Houston - Both President of independent Texas and later Governor of Texas the state
Juan Ponce de Leon - Spanish explorer of the 1500s
There are so many individuals that contributed to the human experience, I will add a few to the prior posts.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- The undisputed American civil rights leader.
Jane Addams- Established 'Hull House', offering education, child care, and medical clinics for the urban immigrant poor late 19th century in the United States.
Upton Sinclair- Journalist and 'muckraker' who raised public awareness to the health hazzards in the food industry.
Sorry. It looks like my links got wiped out. All of the sites I suggested are here at eNotes, so just search for each person's bio in the Search box at the top of this page. Good luck!
My goodness! The list of names can go on forever!
I'll give you three names and paste links to biographies in the sources section.
Andrew Carnegie: He rose from a poor childhood to being the wealthiest man alive at his time. A quote from his biography:
He held that the man of means should spend his fortune during his own lifetime in ways that would advance society. The millionaire, he argued, was but a trustee who should approach philanthropy scientifically and endow institutions such as universities, public libraries, and recreational areas for the masses.
Albert Schweitzer: he used his money and his skills to work with the poor and the sick in Africa. A quote from Schweitzer:
The African is my brother—but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
Mother Teresa: She grew up in a wealthy Albanian family but decided to become a nun. She spent most of her life taking care of the poor in India. A quote from her:
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
There are many, many more people to choose from: John D. Rockefeller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Helen Keller.....
Wow this is truly one of the most vague questions I've ever encountered, but here's a try.
Peter the Great: Led the Soviet Union and allowed them to go from being over two hundred years technologically behind to a hundred years technologically advanced.
James Madison: Besides being president he essentially laid out the elementary plan for Congress along with singlehandedly writing the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States of America.
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