Shocking facts about famous people in history

Our history has witnessed a lot of great people. Their contribution to the development of humanity cannot be overestimated. We tend to idealize great minds however everyone has their own secrets.

When we hear about the greatest thinkers in history, we usually admire their accomplishments and forget that they were ordinary people with their own shortcomings and problems. There is a widespread misconception that such people have only positive traits and can cope with all the problems because they know a lot. Actually many of them suffered from loneliness, nervous breakdown or were too arrogant.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Will we tear down a statue today - of Aristotle, because 2350 years ago he was not for equal rights for women? I hope not.
Jul 2, 2020 10:13PM
Matthew McKechnie
Rather dubious'facts' .Marx was living in England as an exile, Mandela spent 27 years in jail,both of which would stop them staying close to their families
Jul 3, 2020 5:13PM
Peter Wolfik
And Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t very peaceful in his private life either
Jul 3, 2020 12:27AM
A great master teacher said: "Let he who has no sin throw the first stone".
Jul 24, 2020 6:47PM
Lynne Cage
Interesting 🧐 thnx
Jul 4, 2020 6:27AM
Adriana Zuliani
Quite interesting. Thank you.
Jul 4, 2020 12:42AM
Subir Kumar Pal
Good information. Thanks.
Jul 3, 2020 10:10PM
lyons yvonne
Verry Interesting...YET ANOTHER reason as to WHY WOMEN SHOULD RUN the WORLD! 🤔😎
Jul 3, 2020 8:37PM
Julie Domaille
Matthew McKechnie, good points well made
Jul 3, 2020 8:14PM
Peter Robertson
David Smith, Nice people get trampled on.Aristotle should not be included.He was good to women,he lived in an age where he was mainstream.He would have never thought he would see the day when women,and minorities were promoted for being what they are,when there are millions of deserving ones who are ignored!
Jul 3, 2020 5:02PM
Simon Taylor
I've heard before that Walt Disney was a total Bar Steward. Even as a kid I never liked the Wonderful World of Disney, it always looked so phoney to me. I prefered hiding behind the sofa watching Dr Who. You can't beat a man in a rubber suit.
Jul 3, 2020 4:40PM
Allison Aspden
Interesting & possibly controversial information.
Jul 3, 2020 12:00AM
David Smith
Newton was worse than quoted here even getting other scientists work ignored through his influence. Awful man by all accounts.
Jul 2, 2020 9:27PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I didn't know any of those facts about this famous people and I don't think many people knew about
Jul 2, 2020 8:53PM
Nancy Gardner
Wow, that information is not well known.
Jul 2, 2020 6:22PM

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