Ethical Heroes of Humanity

Mahatma Gandhi (India)
2 Oct 1869 – 30 Jan 1948

Leader of the non-violence movement

Henri Dunant (Switzerland)
9 Mai 1828 - 30 Oct 1910

Founder of the International Red Cross Movement

Alfred Nobel (Sweden)
12 Oct 1833 – 10 Dec 1896

Founder of the Nobel Prize awarded for the most important achievements in science, literature, peace activism

Fridtjof Nansen (Norway)
10 Oct 1861 – 13 May 1930

Founder of special non-profit organizations to aid refugees

Albert Schweitzer (Germany, France, Gabon)
13 Jan 1875 – 4 Sep 1965

Founder of missionary surgical hospitals; pioneer of the organization of medical care in the poorest regions of the world

Leo Tolstoy (Russia)
9 Sep 1828 – 20 Nov 1910

Great writer, humanist and philosopher

Indira Gandhi (India, the mother of the nation)
19 Nov 1917 – 31 Oct 1984

Fight against poverty

Nelson Mandela (South Africa)
18 July 1918 – 5 Dec 2013

Courageous fighter against apartheid

Martin Luther King (USA)
15 Jan 1929 – 4 Apr 1968

Founder of the civil rights movement for African Americans