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Most Virtuous People In History

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Benjamin Franklin

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Brett & Kate McKay

Despite being the 15th of 17 children and the child of a candlemaker with only two years of formal schooling, Benjamin Franklin achieved much in his life. He organized his life around hard work, ambition, and thrift to be as productive as possible.

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Anthony Atala


Anthony Atala

Wake Forest University

Anthony Atala is one of the pioneers of organ and tissue regeneration and stem cell research. His work attempts to resolve the problem of organ and tissue donor shortages and has given multiple TED talks about the subject. In 2007, his work made it to TIME’s list of the Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs of the Year.

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