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5 Influential Leaders Who Transformed the World

  • Born to lead

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    Mother Teresa in 1986.
  • Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

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    Nelson Mandela
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. Public domain image.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

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    The Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.
  • Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

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    Mother Teresa in 1986.
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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    Abraham Lincoln

Powerful leaders have the ability to shape history, and a select few have the distinction of truly changing the world. Here are five influential leaders who did just that.

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