The most profound and important speeches ever delivered are here collected in this anthology, featuring some of the most influential figures in world history. From ancient times to the American Revolution to as recently as this past century, Fort Raphael Publishing has here collected seven of the most important and iconic speeches of all time. Featuring such disparate historical characters as Cicero, St. Francis of Assisi, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Emmet, Jane Addams, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Nelson Mandela this collection of powerful and moving speeches pays tribute to these great world leaders and the words they used to inspire millions. This is the fourth volume of this series.
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About the Authors
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He is one of the most celebrated figures in American history.
Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) won the Novel Peace Prize in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President George W. Bush, among many other accolades. He became the first freely elected president of South Africa in 1994. He gained popularity while in prison for being a prominent member of the African National Congress and became a leading figure in the anti-apartheid movement. He authored numerous works, including the New York Times bestseller Conversations with Myself, as well as his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.
Jane Adams (1860–1935) was the founder of Hull House in Chicago and of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She was co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948) was the preeminent political and spiritual leader of India during the movement to free India from British rule. He was the pioneer of satyagraha, resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy founded upon total nonviolence, which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.