Most Influential People

Jesus Christ

He was born in a manger to Mary and Joseph of Nazareth.


According to the Gospels, the birth of Jesus was proclaimed to shepherds in nearby fields. Later on Jesus was visited by three wise men from the east offering gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.


"But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo was born an illegitimate son of a Florentine noble and peasant woman and grew up in Vinci, Italy.


In 1466 he moved to Florence where he entered the workshop of Verrocchio. His early style reflected his teacher, but he soon developed an artistic sense which went far beyond his teachers rigid style.


"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her parents were unmarried and broke up soon after conception. Oprah had a difficult childhood. She lived in great poverty and often had to dress in potato sacks for which she was mocked at school. She was also sexually abused at an early age.


The Oprah Winfrey show has proved to be one of the most successful and highly watched TV programme of all time.


"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her parents were unmarried and broke up soon after conception. Oprah had a difficult childhood. She lived in great poverty and often had to dress in potato sacks for which she was mocked at school. She was also sexually abused at an early age.


The Oprah Winfrey show has proved to be one of the most successful and highly watched TV programme of all time.


"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."