World inspired persons

Stephen Hawking

8 January 1942
14 March 2018
Adams Prize (1966)

Stephen Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang Read More

Swami Vivekananda

12 January 1863
4 July 1902

Swami Vivekananda Bengali About this sound listen ; 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Read More

Mother Teresa

26 August 1910
5 September 1997
Bharat Ratna

Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Albanian: 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997, honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Read More

Nelson Mandela

18 July 1918
5 December 2013
Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Read More

William Shakespeare

April 1564
23 April 1616
Lucille Lortel

William Shakespeare 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616 was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greates Read More

Abraham Lincoln

12 February 1809
15 April 1865

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. Read More

Neil Armstrong

5 August 1930
25 August 2012
Congressional Gold Medal

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American space explorer and aeronautical specialist and the principal individual to stroll on the Moon. He was additionally a maritime pilot, aircraft tester, and college teacher. Read More

Muhammad Ali

17 January 1942
3 June 2016
BET Humanitarian

Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016 was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most Read More

Dr B.R. Ambedkar

4 April 1891
6 December 1956
Bharat Ratna

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Read More

Bruce Lee

27 November 1940
20 July 1973
Hong Kong Film

Lee Jun-fan November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973, commonly known as Bruce Lee Chinese, was a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher. Read More

Nick Vujicic

4 December 1982

Nicholas James Vujicic born 4 December 1982 is an Australian-American Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder called phocomelia characterized by the absence of arms and legs.
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Jessica Cox

2 February 1983
US Inspiration Awards for Women 2012

Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born "differently-abled." But she does. Jessica has made achievements with her feet that most people only dream Read More

Kalpana Chawla

1 July 1961
1 February 2003
NASA Space Flight Medal

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an American astronaut, engineer, and the first woman of Indian origin to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 Read More

Steve Jobs

24 February 1955
5 October 2011
PGA Vanguard Award

Steven Paul Jobs February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011 was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer Read More

Helen Keller

27 June 1880
1 June 1968
Presidential Medal of Freedom

Helen Adams Keller June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Read More