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.
Considered by historians to be one of the most significant figures in history, the great US president George Washington is one of the founding fathers of the American nation and the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He is also credited as being the one who replaced the outdated Articles of Confederation withing the Constitution, which remains the supreme law to this day.