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Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy  

Mike Rothschild
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List Rules Vote up the people in history you had no idea were lookers.

Who knew there were so many hot historical figures from the last few hundred years? Attractive historical figures can be found in every profession and every culture. But with the advent of photography, people got to see just how fetching a brooding novelist or scientist or inventor could be. Many of the men and women who are best remembered as old actually used to be incredibly attractive - and we have photographic proof.

In his younger days, bank-robbing revolutionary Joseph Stalin cut a handsome figure. Inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were dashing young men before they became rivals. Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte probably could have made a few "hottest women in history" lists. And Lewis Powell, a young member of the conspiracy to take out Abraham Lincoln, might have been the most handsome man of the 19th century.

Here are 25 famous people throughout history that you probably would swipe right on.

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Hermann Rorschach, Inventor Of The Inkblot Test
Hermann Rorschach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy
Photo: Kigsz/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Age: Dec. at 37 (1884-1922)

Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Z├╝rich, Canton of Zurich

Cutie?
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy
Photo:  astridthevixenofvintage/Instagram

Age: Dec. at 92 (1925-2018)

Birthplace: NYC, US

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy
Photo: Beyaz Deriili/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Age: Dec. at 74 (1878-1953)

Birthplace: Gori, Georgia

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Lewis Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy
Photo:  Alexander Gardner/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Age: Dec. at 21 (1844-1865)

Birthplace: Alabama

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