They say history repeats itself. They also say each of us has a doppleganger, someone roaming the planet at this very moment who looks just like us. But do they say history repeats itself with identical-looking people? They probably should. On her Instagram royalty_now_, Graphic Designer & History Enthusiast Becca Saladin creates uncanny modern imaginings of historical figures from their statues and paintings. Looking closely at Saladin's work, one can't help but be struck: those modern historical figures look a lot like real famous people. Even if that means Billy Joel was a Founding Father.
Age: Dec. at 51 (1485-1536)
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Age: Dec. at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Birthplace: Thebes, Egypt
Age: Dec. at 70 (1533-1603)
Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, London, England