Interpreters/Translators Who Helped Change The World Forever
Interpreters have played a crucial role in shaping world events by facilitating communication between individuals who speak different languages. Here are a few interpreters who have helped change the world forever:
1) St Jerome: best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, which became known as the Vulgate. This translation became the standard version of the Bible in the Western Church for centuries and is still used today by the Catholic Church.
2)Al-Khwarizmi: Al-Khwarizmi was a Persian mathematician and scholar who lived in the 9th century. He translated many works of Greek and Indian mathematics into Arabic, including the works of Euclid and Brahmagupta. He is credited with developing algebra and with introducing the Arabic numerals that we use today.
3)Juan Pablo de Bonet: In the 1620s, Juan Pablo de Bonet created the first manual alphabet for the deaf, which allowed people with hearing impairments to communicate with others. His work paved the way for the development of sign languages around the world.
4)Sacagawea: Sacagawea was an interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which explored the western United States in the early 1800s. Her knowledge of the land and her ability to communicate with Native American tribes were critical to the success of the expedition.
5)Tenzin Gyatso: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has served as an interpreter of Tibetan Buddhism for millions of people around the world. His teachings and advocacy for human rights have had a profound impact on the world.
6)Valentine Berezhkov: He was a talented interpreter who worked for Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov during World War II. He interpreted at many conferences, including the Tehran Conference in 1943, the first of the World War II conferences of the “Big Three” Allied leaders (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom)
7)Yvonne Betancourt: A pioneer in the field of signed language interpreting, Yvonne Betancourt is known for her work advocating for the rights of deaf individuals and promoting the recognition of sign language as a legitimate language.
8)Malala Yousafzai: She is a Pakistani interpreter, activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has worked to promote education and women’s rights. She has used her voice and her ability to speak multiple languages to raise awareness of the struggles faced by girls and women in her country and around the world.
These are just a few examples of interpreters who have helped change the world forever. Interpreters continue to play a critical role in bridging language barriers and facilitating communication between individuals and communities around the world.