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  • Michelangelo (1475 - 1564)
    Michelangelo Wikipedia || EN || IT || DE || ES || HE || NO
  • Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)
    Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political scienc...
  • René Descartes, seigneur du Perron (1596 - 1650)
    René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, much of subsequent Western philosophy is a resp...
  • Dr William Harvey (1578 - 1657)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who was the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and pr...
  • John Locke, Philosopher (1632 - 1704)
    John Locke (1632-1703), son of John Locke, of Pensford, and Ann Agnes (or Agnes Ann) Keene (1597-1654) Father of liberal philosophy. His ideas would also be used as a keystone for the revolutio...

Visionaries and Dreamers whose passion inspires or inspired change in the world for the better.

The unique, genius, spirits of the zeitgeist, who catapult us forward to a safer, better, free and more peaceful future.

By the removal of any of these notable iconoclasts, who defy the status quo, defied established conventions, raised the social, moral, cultural, and intellectual conscience of the world, with divine inspiration, and innovation


our world would be a much poorer place.

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0 to 1000 CE

1000 to 1500 CE

XVI Century

  • Leonardo da Vinci - Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Described as the archetype of the Renaissance man. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived (1452 – 1519)
  • Niccolo Machiavelli - Italian (Florentine) historian, political philosopher, humanist, writer, diplomat, playwright, civil servant and founder of modern political science (1469 – 1527)
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti - Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci. (1475-1564).
  • Dr. Martin Luther - German theologian, professor, pastor, and church reformer. Nearly all Protestants trace their history back to Luther in one way or another (1483 – 1546)

XVII Century

  • Galileo Galilei - Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations (1564-1642)
  • William Harvey - English physician - the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart. (1578-1657).
  • Uriel da Costa אוריאל ד'אקוסטה - Philosopher and skeptic from Portugal (c. 1585/91 – 1640)
  • Rene Descartes - French philosopher, mathematician and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy. (1596-1650)
  • John Locke - Father of liberal philosophy (1632-1704).
  • Sir Isaac Newton, PRS - English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist ("natural philosopher"); widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time (1643 – 1727)

XVIII Century

  • Peter the Great - Tsar of all Russia. Expanded the Russian empire and shaped modern Russia. He also implemented elements of the social and cultural changes of the European enlightenment and founded many Russian government institutions. (1672 – 1725)
  • Voltaire - French philosopher and critic; was instrumental in promoting Republican ideas due to his criticism of the absolute monarchy of France. (1694 – 1778)
  • Adam Smith - Scottish social philosopher and pioneer of classical economics, often referred to as the ‘Father of Economics' (1723-1790)
  • George Washington - Leader of American forces during the War of Independence. First President of the United States (1732 – 1799)

XIX Century


XX Century