24 Famous (And Insane) Historical Figures

It's a thin line between crazy and genius.
24 Famous (And Insane) Historical Figures

They say it's a thin line between crazy and genius. And we think there's got to be some truth to that because, as you're about to see, it turns out a lot of history's most famous individuals had some really bizarre quirks.

With the help of image wizard AuntieMeme, here now are great people from the past who, despite their great achievements, now definitely have that "stinky kid in the class" vibe going on.

Ulysses S. Grant worked to sweep out slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity in the wake of the Civil War. THE
Charlie Chaplin was the adorable Little Tramp of the silent film era. In 1972 he received an Honorary Academy Award for the incalculable effect he
Pythagoras is revered as a great mathematician and scientist. YOU'RE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH HIS THEOREM. THE CRAZY8 He founded a religion that forbade
Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer in the 1500s. He's been described as the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion fo
Stonewall Jackson was an icon of Southern heroism and commitment during the Civil War. Historians consider him one of the most gifted tactical command
Nikola Tesla is now widely admired in scientific circles. He played a major part in the discovery of: Radio A/C Electricity Computers Robotics Radar B
Ben Franklin was really into G-MILFS. In all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young Ones .. Because there is no hazard of Children, which i
Jean-Jacques Rousseau is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Rousseau was the most popular philosopher during the period of the Fren
Sir Isaac Newton is highly revered for his groundbreaking discoveries in the areas of gravity, calculus, and optics, among other scientific pursuits.
Michelangelo is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. His work as a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance
Martin Luther was the founder of the Lutheran Church. He taught that salvation is a free gift from a loving God, rather than something that must be ea
Meet the Zhengde Emperor of China. He reigned during the early 16th century. His era name means Right virtue or Rectification of virtue. IE an o O
Lyndon Johnson was the 36th U.S. President. He won the Presidency with 61% of the vote, and had the widest popular margin in American history - more t
Justin II was a 6th century Byzantine emperor. He's considered one of the most important figures of his era, as he sought to restore the empire's grea
John Quincy Adams was the 6th President. He was a celebrated diplomat, one of the authors of the Monroe Doctrine, and a vocal opponent of slavery. THE
Howard Hughes was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, engineer, inventor, filmmaker, and philanthropist. He was linked romantically to Bet
James Watson won a Nobel Prize for his role in the discovery of DNA. He's a molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co
Winston Churchill is regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. As Prime Minister, he rallied the British people during the
Empedocles was a Greek scientist and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BC. Among his discoveries: That light travels at a speed That Earth is a
Salvador Dali was celebrated for his playful work and flamboyant personality. Fans loved the visual puns in his surrealist paintings. THE CRAZY: He th
This is Charles the Mad VI. He was king of France at the turn of the 14th century, and was known in the early part of his reign as Charles thE Belo
Christian VII was King of Denmark from 1766-1808. His motto was Gloria ex amore patriae (glory through love of the fatherland). THE CRAZZY He masturba
Andrew Jackson is probably in your wallet right now. He was a national hero, and was elected by popular vote. As President, he sought to act as the di
Lord Byron was one of the greatest British poets. He was a leading figure in the Romantic movement that took place during the first half of the 19th c

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