Can someone give me a biography about a person who did something important in life? The biography has to be on an inspirational figure who has had contributed positively to society.

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.....

dbello eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

Good Luck!!!

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Why don't you choose a person you personally admire? Almost any figure will work in the category you describe. First of all, think of what matters most to you or a company that impresses you. Do research and determine which person is responsible.
linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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!

rlendensky | Student

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.