Back in your high school history class, you had to learn about several historical figures. When they were born, when they grew up, what famous accomplishments they did, whether it was good, bad, gory, or boring. Most of the time, studying these figures in school can be dull because the teachers leave out the insane details in their lives.

Many famous and infamous people in history have had twists and turns in their life that go criminally unnoticed by the general public. Some of the most iconic personalities unsuccessfully attempted suicide as youths, which makes them relatable to many people and would have altered our timeline if they had succeeded. Other notable people had unconventional family dynamics. One American President could have had the United States loaded with elephants.

Let’s all take a look at some interesting factoids about notable historical characters of our past that your history teacher neglected to tell you about.

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