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People of the Past

Entertainment
47.1k votersHorrible True Stories Left Out Of Biopics To Make The Person Look BetterSo you know how movies aren't real? The same goes for biopics. Nobody's perfect, and if all biopics presented totally accurate por...
Explainer
634.5k viewsHistorical Figures That Hollywood Got WrongEveryone loves a good historical drama. While a different one takes the Oscars by storm every year, that doesn't mean Hollywood is...
Royalty
226.9k views14 Pairs Of Historical Figures You Didn't Realize Were Related To Each OtherIf you trace your gene pool back far enough, you'll discover that all humans are related in one form or another. But some people a...
Historical Figures
148.8k views13 Extremely Unexpected Friendships Between Historical FiguresEveryone knows that opposites attract. It's (at least initially) true for romantic relationships, and it's also sometimes true for...
90.1k views10 Pairs of Historical Figures You Had No Idea Hated Each OtherThere’s no shortage of news stories covering famous people who hated each other in pop culture’s recent years. Singers, models, an...
World History
662.7k viewsHistorical Figures Whose Body Parts Went Missing for Strange ReasonsAs sad as a funeral can be, a burial can also be a very comforting thing. For many, it’s simply the comforting feeling of knowing ...
History
91.4k views9 Historical Figures Who Predicted Their Own DeathsFor some historical figures, their final act is the most impressive. These are the famous people who predicted their own deaths, w...
53.6k views12 Historical Figures Who Suffered From Diseases Since Cured or Made TreatableThe greatest humans can be brought down by the smallest things. Many historical figures, some of whom changed the world in fundame...
History
131.6k viewsFamous Historical Figures Who Were Probably More Than One PersonThere are a lot of famous historical figures that we assume were one person – one solitary individual who changed the world and fo...
World History
27.3k viewsHistorical Figures With Animal SidekicksDogs may be man’s best friend, but it’s not exactly an exclusive relationship; historical figures with pets definitely bear out th...
History
1.6m viewsThe Most Ambitious Historical Figures Who Schemed Their Way To The TopHistory is full of figures who skillfully manipulated those who loved them for personal advancement. From ancient Rome to early mo...
Historical Figures
932 voters12 Nearly Forgotten People We Never Realized Dramatically Changed Our WorldHistory is filled with overlooked figures. After all, everything had to be invented by someone. So it's sad to think that all thes...
Historical Figures
8.4k votersPeople The World Mocked Who Turned Out To Be RightOver the course of history, many scientific and medical discoveries have been ignored, mocked, or met with open hostility. A physi...