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176.1k viewsFirsthand Descriptions Of Historical Figures As ChildrenPerceptions of historical figures are often very different from reality. Descriptions of prolific men and women across the ages ma...
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246.3k viewsHistorical Figures Who Are Consistently Misrepresented In Pop CultureIt's no secret that Hollywood takes liberties when presenting historical figures on screen. Biopics like Marie Antoinette and J. E...
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21.8k votersSome Of The Last Known Photos Taken Of 17 Legendary Historical FiguresSince the invention of photography, images of the famous and infamous have enchanted the viewing public. A visual memorial of a hi...
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226.2k viewsHistorical Figures Who Are Nothing Like The People They're Painted To BeSome historical figures seem larger than life, like Cleopatra, Gandhi, Marie Antoinette, and Mother Teresa. But sometimes these hi...
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6.7k votersThe Least Accurate Movies About Historical FiguresThe lives of historical figures have provided Hollywood with film fodder for decades. Biographical movies aren't necessarily as ac...
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102.3k viewsThe Most Influential Illegitimate Children Throughout HistoryNo matter how many times a priest told royals and prominent citizens to keep it in their pants, there were still famous people bor...
Myths & Legends
14.3k votersThe Biggest Historical Myths That People Think Are FactDid Edison actually invent the light bulb? Did Vikings really wear those silly hats? Did Catherine the Great truly die in a compro...
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363 votersHow History's Most Famous Extroverts Changed HistoryPsychologist Carl Jung first came up with the idea of introverts and extroverts in the 1920s. Introverts, he concluded, find socia...
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2.1k voters14 Last Words That Sound Made Up But Aren'tLast words are a tricky business. Many famous ones have been misquoted, misattributed, distorted by rumor, or just plain made up. ...
World History
22.6k viewsHistory's Biggest Mass Deportations and What the Consequences WereThe looming threat of Trump deportations are a worry for many inhabitants of the United States in 2017. The Orange President vowed...
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267 votersHistorical Figures Who Were Accomplishing Feats Of Greatness A Lot Younger Than You ThoughtSome of history's most notable individuals were high achievers at a surprisingly young age. Many of the men and women on this list...
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3.9k votersHistorical Objects Most People Think Are Legendary But Actually ExistedIt's easy to dismiss spectacular, sordid, or powerful historical objects as mythical or the stuff of legends. Sometimes, items fro...
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19.2k viewsHistorical Kings That People Literally Believed Would Rise From The DeadWhen a king dies, does he really kick the bucket? It's hard to say for all of them, but at least some kings will return – their le...
Money
563.2k views14 Actors, Authors, Athletes, And Artists (And One Scientist) Who Died BrokeHistory is full of riches-to-rags stories about fallen stars and tragic historical figures who died dead broke - or close to it. S...
World History
1.3m views17 Plaster Face Molds Of Famous Historical Figures That Were Made Moments After They DiedDeath masks are an eerie glimpse into the final moments of life. These detailed sculptures of prominent historical figures were ma...
History
198.4k votersThe Most Influential People of All TimeThis is a list of the most influential people of all of human history. This means that the individuals on this list have had a sig...
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8.6k voters30 Of History's Biggest BadassesWhen you think of the biggest badasses in history, who comes to mind? Rambo, Stone-cold Steve Austin, maybe even the self-proclaim...
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1.1k votersThe Most Historically Important FoodstuffsHuman history is built on food. Just about any social occasion or backroom deal, no matter how small, has had some kind of food pr...
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1.4m viewsThe Most Historically Important Perverts Of All TimeThese are some of the most influential, famous, and historically important human beings of all time... who also happened to be hug...
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6.4m viewsGroundbreaking CGI Shows What Historical Figures Actually Looked LikeMany a Social Studies teacher has promised to “bring history to life,” but the art of 3D facial reconstruction actually pulls it o...