Famous Personalities

 

 

 

Alexander the Great   Aristotle    Alexander Graham Bell    Columbus, Christopher   Mohandas K. Gandhi

During the passing of the centuries many people became famous for their contribution to humanity. Although they used to work and act in different fields, they all shared a common attribute: promotion of communication.

The personalities that follow are just a sample of the thousands who offered their knowledge regarding the diffusion of communication and their biographies have as a goal to give you information about their lives from a different perspective.  

Alexander the Great ( 356-323 BC)

Alexander contributed to the world history by pioneering changes in the social structure of the world history. The social structures introduced by him were far more important than the battles he fought: Social welfare, public education and justice for the weak. He contributed with his idea to the notion of humanity and with courage put his ideas into practice. He internationalized commerce as he believed exchange brought people together and communication brought about harmony. Alexander’s vision and achievements in politics and cultural development constitute, even today, a shining example for popular leaders as well as international organizations.  

Aristotle ( 384-322 BC)

He was more than any other thinker, determined the orientation and the content of Western intellectual history. His writing, mainly on philosophical and scientific issues, through the centuries became the support and vehicle for both medieval Christian and Islamic scholastic thought.   He thought that a man could not claim to know a subject unless he was capable of transmitting his knowledge to others, and he regarded teaching as the proper manifestation of knowledge. Aristotelian concepts and ideas remained embedded in Western thinking.  

Alexander Graham Bell( 1847-1922)  

Graham Bell is best known for his invention of the telephone. The Scottish inventor had also developed the “harmonic telegraph” which could send more than one message at a time over a single telegraph wire.  Bell’s first telephone patent was granted on March 7, 1876. Even after inventing the telephone, Bell continued his experiments in communication by inventing the photophone - transimission of sound on a beam of light and he also invented techniques for teaching speech to the deaf.  

Columbus, Christopher ( 1451-1506)

After five centuries, Columbus remains a mysterious and controversial figure who has been described as one of the greatest mariners in history, a visionary genius and a national hero. An Italian-Spanish navigator who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by making landfall, instead, in the Caribbean Sea. His landing at Puerto Rico was the main foundation for claim that Columbus “discovered America”.

Mohandas K. Gandhi( 1869-1948)  

For the people of India is known as Mahatma (Great Soul) and for the rest of the world as the Father of the Nation. Gandhi’s unique method of non-violent resistance helped free India from British control.  His selfless devotion to the people of India made him won the love and the respect of the entire world. His major ideas were based on: Individual Freedom, Political Liberty, Social Justice, Nonviolent protest, Passive resistance and Religious tolerance. His work and his spirit awakened the 20th century to ideas that serve as a moral beacon for all epochs.

 

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