Historical Figures

Historical Figures Who Lived A Lot Longer Than You Thought 

Raelyn Giansanti
Updated January 31, 2020 2.4k votes 454 voters 17.6k views 16 items

List Rules Vote up the famous people you didn't realize lived long after the time period you associate them with.

There are certain major historical figures who we automatically associate with a particular decade or period of time, but sometimes forget that people live long, productive lives (often outside the public eye) and were around well into other decades where we never imagine them existing. Here are 16 of these examples to warp your sense of time.

Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Figures Who Lived A Lot Longer Than You Thought
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/ABC

Age: Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

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