Joan of Arc
Joan is a inspiration, not because of her religious certainty, as I’m not even sure that I believe that there is a god. She inspires me because she was determined, she managed to train herself despite her relative poor beginning in life, and possessed the charisma and moral certainty to convince others that her path was the right one.
She managed to achieve the freedom of several towns within France, and was partly responsible for the crowning of the legitimate French king before she was 19 years old.
I don’t know about you but when I was 19, I don’t think I was thinking about anything more important than what I was going to eat that night.