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Visionaries and Dreamers

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante * Requiem * Turkish March * Eine Kleine Nachtmusik * The Marriage of Figaro * Sinfonia n° 40 K550
  • Robert Monroe (1915 - 1995)
    Robert Allan Monroe (October 30, 1915 – March 17, 1995) was a radio broadcasting executive who became known for his research into altered consciousness and founding The Monroe Institute. His 1971 boo...
  • Robert H. Goddard (1882 - 1945)
    Robert Hutchings Goddard was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard successfully launched hi...
  • Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)
    Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (* 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; † 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später...
  • Edward Washington Moon, Sr. (1844 - 1925)
    Mechanical engineer and founder of the Moon elevator company. C.E.O. Otis Elevator company.

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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BCE

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