1. Ann Hidalgo politician
The current Mayor of Paris, Ann Hidalgo, has fought for traffic restrictions to reduce smog and stated that she wants to “divide by around half the number of polluting private cars in the French capital”.
2. Tenzing Norgay mountaineer
A sherpa who lived in the Himalayas in Nepal, Tenzing Norgay was the first to reach the top of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. He passed his expertise on to his son Jamling Tenzing Norgay who is also a mountaineer.
3. Berthe Morisot artist
Born in Paris in 1841, Berthe Morisot was one of the impressionist artists who preferred to paint outdoors and inspired countless others to leave their studios and step out into the light. Her own works include sun-drenched scenery and fresh sea views.
4. Forrest Bird aviator
Forrest Bird invented the first ventilator designed for the mass market. In 1970, he also created a respirator for children, which greatly decreased respiration-related mortality.