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Martin Luther King: Nonviolence Is The Answer To The Crucial Political And Moral Questions Of Our Time

Every year on the third Monday of January, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An American federal holiday, the day marks the anniversary of King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. A Baptist minister and activist who led a ground-breaking civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s, King’s advocacy of nonviolence and civil disobedience was inspired by that of Mahatma Gandhi. Assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the age of just 39, King’s words and life continue to be a source of inspiration for millions today.

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Mahatma Gandhi: Achieving Liberation From Oppression Through Non-Violent Resistance

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s non-violent philosophy led his followers to name him ‘Mahatma’, which means ‘the one with the great soul.’ Born in India in 1869, Gandhi became the most prominent leader in India’s long struggle for independence from the colonialist rule of Great Britain.

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Ignaz Semmelweis: Ignored, Rejected & Ridiculed By The Medical Orthodoxy – Then Proven To Be Right

When he discovered the cause of the bacterial disease puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”), Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) made possible the saving of millions of lives.

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William Harvey – A Physician Who Understood He Was Ahead Of His Time

English physician William Harvey (1578-1657) set milestones in the field of anatomy. He was the first known physician to provide a detailed description of how blood circulates through the body.

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Andreas Vesalius – A Revolutionary In The Field Of Human Anatomy

In the field of human anatomy, the discoveries of Andreas Vesalius were profound. So important was his impact on this scientific discipline that he is often referred to as its founding father. But as a result of overturning centuries of established medical dogma and methodically proving it to be wrong, he suffered years of struggle against the authorities of the time and was publicly discredited.

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Violent Revolution Is Never The Answer – Thomas Müntzer

Thomas Müntzer (1489-1525) was born in Saxony, Germany. He received an academic education and decided very early on that he wanted to devote his life to God and the people. Even before he met his mentor Martin Luther, however, Müntzer had distanced himself from the Catholic Church. He felt the inequality that existed between poor people and the clergy was not being properly addressed. This led him to become a radical preacher and a significant influence in the early years of the Reformation.

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Martyred for being years ahead of his scientific contemporaries – Giordano Bruno

On the morning of Thursday 17th February, 1600, Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, priest, and cosmologist, was burned to death at the Piazza di Fiori in Rome. An early proponent of the idea of an infinite and homogeneous universe, it took 289 years before he was officially honored with a monument at the site of his execution. As history shows, those who make important scientific discoveries and change our perception of the world are frequently years ahead of their contemporaries.

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His research saved the lives of millions – Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur (1822-95) was a French chemist who taught at Strasbourg, Lille, and Paris. He discovered that the real causes of epidemics were bacteria and other microorganisms. However, like many visionary ideas that are born ahead of their time, acceptance didn’t come easily.

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