It is the influence and impact that people, events, things have on our soul that matters more and that makes us at least remember them.
Actually all such beings, things , events are real Gurus.
That is the reason that I have a totally different take on biographies. You may see in the link below .
Incidentally just a while ago I got a tweet from the great soul Neale Donald Walsch @_NealeDWalsch 4m4 minutes ago
“Each soul creates for itself the exact people, events, and circumstances needed to accomplish what It wishes to accomplish”.