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We always assume historical figures were intellectual stuffed-shirts engaged in noble pursuits, only taking brief breaks to pose for portraits. And we tend to think of "trolls" as basement-dwelling hate machines who enjoy antagonistic lunacy as its own reward. You would think there wouldn't be much overlap between these two groups. You would be wrong.
It turns out some famous faces from your history books were actually ridiculous trolls who put 4chan to shame. For example: