Inspirational People Facts

Beethoven's Greatest Works
Beethoven's Greatest Works

By 1820, when he was almost deaf, Beethoven had composed his most significant works.

Washington's First Love
Washington's First Love

George Washington's first love was the wife of one of his best friends.

The Father's Cure
The Father's Cure

John Crowley's children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. But he didn't accept this and founded a biotech company that pioneered a therapy that saved their lives.

Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar

By the name The Liberator or Spanish El Libertador, Simon Bolivar liberalized so many countries, and one country chose to be called Bolivia, a variation on the Liberator’s name.

Aaron Fotheringham
Aaron Fotheringham

In addition to being one of the most inspirational disabled celebrities, Aaron Fotheringham is famous for people with disabilities. He is also one of the most famous wheelchair skaters in the world.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox, the protagonist of "Back to the Future", was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 when he was only 29 years old. He was told to withdraw from the stage, but he did not cease to be an actor.

Sabiha Gokcen
Sabiha Gokcen

Sabiha Gokcen was a Turkish aviator. She was the world's first female fighter pilot, aged 23.

Samuel Reshevsky
Samuel Reshevsky

Samuel Reshevsky learned to play chess at age four and was soon acclaimed as a child prodigy. At age eight, he beat many accomplished players with ease and gave simultaneous exhibitions.

George Washington's Skills
George Washington's Skills

George Washington wasn't always a great general, but he was an excellent spymaster.