21 Historical Figures Who Would Dominate Social Media If They Were Alive Today

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Vote up the historical figures who would most dominate social media today.

The heroes and villains of history expressed themselves in myriad ways. Some raised armies. Others fought for social change. Some paid the ultimate price. 

But while they all accomplished great (or infamous) things during their lifetimes, what would they do today with the power of social media at their disposal? How many more could they influence? 

Vote up the historical figures you most feel would make effective use of social media today. 

  • Marilyn Monroe

    Forget the Kardashians. Marilyn would own Instagram and TikTok.

  • MLK's incredible oratory and stirring speeches would make him a YouTube sensation.

  • "A penny saved is a penny earned." "Early to bed, early to rise..." This guy was made for Twitter.

  • Cleopatra
    240 votes

    Her beauty would thrive on Instagram; her political savvy would dominate Facebook.

  • Nikola Tesla
    234 votes

    Still bitter over his losing battle with Thomas Edison, he would be pushing alternating current on every social channel.

  • Malcolm X
    183 votes

    He would reach millions online by any means necessary.