PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE OTHERS
Added on: 20th Mar 2016
Although his name is practically synonymous with intelligence,
Einstein had a learning disability and didn’t even speak
until he was 3 years old.
The English author and poet became blind at the age of 43
but that didn’t stop him from going on to create his
most famous work, Paradise Lost.
A British officer in the Royal Navy, Lord Nelson is known as one
of the greatest commanders of his day. In spite of losing both
his arm and his eye in combat he continued to win victories
until his death during a battle in 1805.
Born with spina bifida, Tanni is famous for being a
prolific British wheelchair racer.
FRANCSICO DE GOYA
The famous Spanish painter lost his hearing at 46 but went on
to create some of the most well-known art of the 19th century.
The French actress had her leg amputated following a knee
injury yet continued to star on stage until her death.
Today she is remembered as one of France’s greatest actresses.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
President of the United States during World War II, Franklin had
contracted polio earlier in life and therefore used a wheelchair
in private. He was careful, however, to not be seen with it in
public and was often supported on either side by his aides.
Born without arms or legs, Nick grew up in Australia and in
spite of his disability he eventually taught himself to do
things like skateboard and even surf. Today he is a
motivational speaker and winner of the
Australian Young Citizen Award.