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World changers: people who move the world

Politicians, athletes, philosophers and more - we encounter numerous names and faces every day. The GEOlino.de series is dedicated to such famous personalities.

Betrayed, lonely, misunderstood Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff would rather write and discuss than sew. Her family always ridiculed her for this and denounced her writings. The poet was simply ahead of her time

Around the world by bike Annie Londonderry

It is a sensation! 124 years ago, Annie Londonderry got on the saddle in Boston: She was the first woman in the world to want to cycle around the globe. Your husband, your children? Stay at home. An adventurous tour begins. Or?

Industrialization Alfred Krupp: The steel baron

The Ruhr area changed rapidly in the 19th century. In just a few years, the rural idyll will become Germany's most important industrial region. Thousands of people flock to the city from the countryside. Many find work in Alfred Krupp's gigantic steel factory, who once started out very small

Moving history of Alfred Wegener and plate tectonics

Why do volcanoes erupt? And why do earthquakes shake some areas particularly often? Because the continents move through what is known as plate tectonics! A young researcher named Alfred Wegener made this claim as early as the beginning of the 20th century. His older colleagues laughed at him. Right? This only became apparent long after Alfred Wegener's death

World changer Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi accepted 15 years of house arrest in the struggle for peace in her home country of Burma. Read the whole story of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate here

World changer Alexander the Great

As a youth, Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia, conquered the greatest empire in the history of antiquity. Read more about his life and his deeds!

World changer Albert Einstein

His main work, the theory of relativity, made him world famous. But the physicist Albert Einstein also proved his skills in other fields. You can read which ones were here

World changer Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is considered the most powerful woman in the world. Since 2005 she has ruled Germany as a Bundeskranzlerin. Read how she made it this far!

World changer Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya

The journalist Anna Politkovskaya spoke out openly against the war in Chechnya and the corruption in the Russian government. For that she paid with her life

World changer Astrid Lindgren

Author Astrid Lindgren changed the world of many children with books like "Pippi Longstocking". You can read here how the Swede lived her life

World changer Aristotle

He was a scientist, biologist, physicist and philosopher: Aristotle wrote writings as early as 300 years before Christ that are still valid today. You can read which ones are here