History is immersed with great leaders who changed the destiny of their nations. They moved their people by unique ideologies and marked their names in the list of most famous world leaders. Although it is not easy to list the five most renowned leaders, we have tried to name a few here who changed the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a lawyer, social activist, and prominent leader in the world’s history. He was born in India in 1869 when it was a part of the British Empire.
Gandhi, an anti-war activist, raised his voice against racial segregation in South Africa. He advocated the civil rights of Indians by leading a peaceful Civil Disobedience movement in South Africa and India.
As a result, he is regarded as one of the most famous leaders who resisted British rule without harming a single soul.
Nelson Mandela, one of the prodigious civil rights leaders of the 20th century, does not need an introduction. Born in 1918, Mandela served as the first Black elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
He fought against racial discrimination throughout his life and led the Anti-Apartheid movement against South African’s racist government.
All in all, he was so determined to end racial segregation in South Africa that even 30 years of detention did not stop him from his mission. Mandela was awarded Nobel Prize in 1993 for his struggles to end the apartheid.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr., an advocate of peaceful social change in America, was born in Georgia. In addition to chasing his magnificent vision of change throughout his life. He showed the people a picture of better tomorrow where all men are equal.
Luther’s exceptional oratorical skills and passion did not let him staggered for a single moment during his movement against racial discrimination.
He was the first to boycott Montgomery’s transportation company, which forced Blacks to stand by giving their seats to Whites. He was honored with the Nobel prize in 1964 for his courageous fight to protect African-Americans’ rights.
Abraham Lincoln – the 16th President of the USA, is an emblem of liberty, democracy, quality, and unification. He was a lawyer and a statesman, born in 1809 in Kentucky, United States.
Abraham united Americans during the Civil War era; otherwise, America would be divided into many smaller states.
He terminated slavery in the United States by signing Emancipation Proclamation and inspired the southern slave states to establish the Confederate States of America.
His splendid leadership, excellent oratory skills, and passion made him one of the most famous leaders in the world’s history.
Mao Zedong, a Chinese communist revolutionary leader, was born in December 1893 in China’s Hunan province. He was a soldier and statesmen who led the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 to 1976 and protected the country from foreign exploitation.
He is regarded as the founder of China we see today. Mao’s policies helped China become a superpower by boosting its economy and suppressing the Japanese invasion.
Five more famous leaders from history
Quaid-e -Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It takes a lifespan to achieve your dreams. But to accomplish the dream of millions is a feat that only a few can perform. Quaid-e -Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of them who transformed the Muslim’s long-cherished dream of freedom into reality.
Born on December 25th,1876, Jinnah united Indian Muslims and helped them get freedom from the British Empire. Unlike the other leaders, he rejected the tactics of violence and Civil disobedience to achieve his goals.
Jinnah’s peaceful strategies and remarkable leadership helped the Muslims get a separate homeland, “Pakistan.”He is regarded as a hero for his excellent services to Muslims of the subcontinent.
Franklin D Roosevelt
Franklin D Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader. Born on Jan 30th, 1882, at Hyde Park, he served as 32nd President of the United States.
FDR assumed the Presidency in the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930s. But his effective policy helped the Americans regain faith in themselves during the challenging time.
He implemented a policy called the “New Deal” during the Great Depression, which recovered the country from economic decline. FDR’s remarkable leadership and extraordinary presentation skills made him one of the most famous leaders who successfully led the country in most World War II.
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great, born in 356 BC, was one of history’s most outstanding leaders. As the King of Macedonia and Persia, he established the most extensive empire and led one of the world’s greatest armies.
Though his army was small compared to his rivals, he never lost a battle. Due to his superb military skills, he almost conquered the entire world.
Surprisingly, dozens of cities he founded still exist, and the culture he spread is evident in many regions. One of the remarkable features of his commandership was that he liberated more than conquered.
Queen Cleopatra VII
In 1840, the Great man theory was established, which stated; history is written around the Greek men, who left a historical imprint on history. But when it comes to Egyptian Queen Cleopatra VII, her honor and leadership skills left the men far behind.
She took unprecedented steps to strengthen and stabilize Egypt and was regarded as “Queen of the Nile” Her unique ideas, principles, and decision-making ability made her an epitome of a “Great Man” in the world’s history.
Relatively few women could secure their place in history books. British queen Boudica was one such woman who incorporated her name in history as a freedom fighter.
She fought valiantly with her people to force the Roman Empire out of their lands. Her legendary courage serves as an inspiration to oppressed women to fight for what is right.