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Influential Men in History

By Paige Greene
Web Content Assistant Manager

Throughout history, there have been many influential men who have changed the world. Below are four men that have thought to have changed the world, their field or people.

Johannes Gutenberg

Gutenberg (1400-1468) was a German inventor, goldsmith, printer and publisher. Gutenberg is famous for having designed and built the first printing press, which spread literature efficiently and pushed Europe into the information age. It has been known as one of the most important inventions of all time.

Gutenberg is often regarded as the “father of printing” even though the Chinese beat him by thousand years. He designed the first printing press with a moveable type and mechanized inking process.

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is also known as one of the best writers in the English language and best dramatists.

Being studied in nearly every school across America, Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays represent people’s situations that are relatable today and his themes transcend time.

Nikola Tesla

Tesla (1846-1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer and mechanical engineer. He is known for his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) supply system and developed the first AC motor and transmission technology.

The AC system he developed remains to be the industry standard for power transmission. The famous company Tesla Motors, which is known for its American electric-automobiles is named after Tesla.

Jeff Bezos

Bezos (1964-current) is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist and investor. He is best known for being the founder, CEO and president of Amazon.

Bezos is also the owner of The Washington Post and founder of Blue Origin. Amazon is now one of the most valuable companies in the world and Bezos’ is the world’s richest man, according to Forbes.

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