Both the Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar (100 - 44 BCE) and Emperor Constantine I (c. 272 -337 CE) had a hairstyle called a comb-over or combover. This style was commonly worn by men in which the hair is grown long and combed over the bald area to minimize the appearance of baldness.

Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Constantine I was also known as Constantine the Great. He was a Roman emperor who enacted administrative, financial, social and military reforms to strengthen the empire.

The hairstyle that both of these Roman emperors wore was also a hairstyle worn by other dignitaries, men who were noted in their respective areas of speciality. Examples include: Rene Levesque (1922-1987), the former Premier of Quebec; Canada’s Bobby Charlton, the English World Cup winner and considered one of the greatest players of football (soccer); Douglas MacArthur (1880 -1964), an American five-star general who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s; and Alexander Lukashenko (born 1954), a Belarusian politician and army officer who has served as the first and only president of Belarus.

As noted in the list of men, the hairstyle has been worn over the centuries.

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