But some teachers have touched more than just a few generations of thinkers and doers; others have inspired for decades, centuries, even millennia. Throughout history, several individuals have stood out as teachers worthy of honor and renown because of their revolutionary vision, their mastery of their respective fields, and the way they have made a difference in the lives of their pupils and disciples. No matter where they lectured--on a pulpit, under the shade of a tree, in the confines of a schoolhouse, or through their literary masterpieces and canonical works, these people will always be lauded for their contributions to world of teaching.
Learn about just 10 of the many great teachers the world has known in the slideshow below.
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