20 Most Inspirational People Who Ever Lived

Our history is full of influential people who shaped mankind into what it is today. Either through power of example or wisdom, they led people to enlightenment, peace, and prosperity so that we ourselves might one day do the same. These people faced all sort of struggles and obstacles throughout their lives, obstacles that made the end result so much more meaningful when they finally succeeded.

The following list contains some of the most influential and at the same time most inspirational people who have ever lived, people who had an extraordinary impact on history one way or another.



This ancient Egyptian polymath excelled in various fields of activity, especially engineering and architecture. He is credited for designing the Pyramid of Djoser, one of the first pyramids ever build. He also had many contributions in the field of engineering, inventions that defined the way Egyptians, and many other cultures after that built any sort of structures. Interestingly enough, Imhotep achieved ‘divine’ status at the moment of his death, despite being born a commoner; one of the greatest distinctions an ancient Egyptian could achieve.