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Historical Figures

Curious stories and facts about historical figures that have become an integral part of our perceptions of history. Historical figures who have contributed in one direction or another to the development of humanity.
The History of HippocratesThe History of Hippocrates
13 Dec.
If you've decided to read this article, titled The History of Hippocrates, we're probably going to disappoint you a bit, because very little is really known about him.
The History of Octavian AugustusThe History of Octavian Augustus
30 Nov.
Octavian Augustus, also called Augustus Caesar or Octavian, was born as Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 BC. He was the first Roman emperor after the fall of the republic. See more.
Genghis Khan - The Conqueror of The WorldGenghis Khan - The Conqueror of The World
28 Nov.
Temujin was born in 1162, and his name means Blacksmith. In 1206, he accepted the nickname Genghis Khan, given to him by the other chiefs. Golden rules of Genghis Khan - the conqueror of the world.
The History and Empire of Alexander the GreatThe History and Empire of Alexander the Great
28 Nov.
Alexander the Great is deservedly called that and for good reason. Life, reign and campaigns of Alexander the Great.
The History and Empire of CharlemagneThe History and Empire of Charlemagne
25 Nov.
Charlemagne was born on April 2, 747. He was the greatest king of the Franks. He manages to create a state unprecedented in size and power since the time of the Roman Empire, which collapsed three centuries earlier.
Christopher Columbus - Facts, Voyages and DiscoveriesChristopher Columbus - Facts, Voyages and Discoveries
16 Oct.
When we talk about the Great Geographical Discoveries made by European navigators during the Middle Ages, the 15th-18th centuries, the first name that comes to mind is - Christopher Columbus.
How the Great Caravaggio DiedHow the Great Caravaggio Died
21 Sept.
The unsurpassed master of the brush, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in 1610 in Tuscany, 4 years after killing a man in a street brawl in Rome. Since then, the circumstances surrounding his death have been shrouded in mystery.
How the Beautiful Helen of Troy May Have Looked LikeHow the Beautiful Helen of Troy May Have Looked Like
03 July
So many legends have arisen about the daughter of Zeus's beauty that countless artists have over the centuries attempted to capture her likeness onto canvas and in sculpture alike.
Was Egon Schiele Abusive? The Debate ContinuesWas Egon Schiele Abusive? The Debate Continues
19 June
Egon Schiele's erotic drawings are disturbing to many, while his nude works have been controversial in his time and continue to be in ours.
The Great Muses of the Genius Pablo PicassoThe Great Muses of the Genius Pablo Picasso
15 June
Picasso's contemporaries used to say that he changed women as often as he changed his style of painting. He was a real magnet for the opposite sex, while his great muses he immortalized in his works.