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.

By the way if you are interested to learn more about life of famous people you'll enjoy reading these facts:

5 important facts about Martin Luther King Jr

5 facts about Genghis Khan, history's most fearsome conqueror

Did you know that? Do you know any other facts about these great people? Share in the comments!

Boost your knowledge with QuizzClub trivia questions and tests!

Share this article with all your friends!

#History #Society #knowledge


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
A great master teacher said: "Let he who has no sin throw the first stone".
Jul 24, 2020 6:47PM
Peter Wolfik
And Mahatma Gandhi wasn’t very peaceful in his private life either
Jul 3, 2020 12:27AM
It is no suprise to me that Isaac Newton was arrogant and had no friends, I have been told that many people who are at genius levels have very little if any social skills because they are too much into their own heads and information that they have little time for others and have attitudes that reflect that their time is more important to them than enjoying the company of others which would lead to mental and physical isolation from others. Not a shock at all.
May 27, 2021 3:30PM
Phyllis Sunderland
I believe Disney was a cruel man. He didn’t want women doing anything except staying home and having babies. I read a book about him and he was very much a man who thought women were beneath him!!!
Oct 24, 2021 9:58AM
Helen Diane Evans
How do you know, did you live with him?Peter Wolfik,
Sep 16, 2021 8:50AM
Clarence Quismundo, didn't most rich folk?
Sep 9, 2021 8:00PM
Lesley Cook
tdelisi, well I want to the sexist pig 😂😂😂 only joking the past is something we stand on to get a better look at the future. If we eradicate the bits we don’t like then it will be forgotten and it could all happen again, it is better for people to see these statues and ask questions and learn that they are no longer revered but quite the opposite, pull them down and the lesson is lost.
May 27, 2021 5:45AM
Elsy O. Stromberg
tdelisi, Equal rights for women is a modern concept.
May 17, 2021 10:31PM
Elsy O. Stromberg
Karl Marx lazy? Not likely. Also re. Aristotle- gender equality is a relatively recent concept. If he believed in equal rights to education, he was way ahead of his time.
May 12, 2021 12:58PM
Alana King
tdelisi, Indeed. Yet, belief that we had a right to education. Talk about a paradox that has been switched around through history.
Dec 5, 2020 9:30PM
Grant McIntosh
Simon Taylor, And a gimp mask.
Oct 9, 2020 5:42PM
Some of these seem a tad sweeping.
Sep 28, 2020 5:25AM
Didn’t know that about Aristotle!
Aug 27, 2020 1:45PM
Clarence Quismundo
So Walt Disney gained his wealth by stepping on the backs of poor workers.
Aug 25, 2020 1:25AM
Lynne Cage
Interesting 🧐 thnx
Jul 4, 2020 6:27AM
Adriana Zuliani
Quite interesting. Thank you.
Jul 4, 2020 12:42AM

People also liked

Interesting Facts

14 beautiful vintage pictures colorized by a talented artist 8/9/2021

This talented artist surely knows how to give new life to old black and white pictures – his works will blow your mind away!

Read more

#History #photography

You never knew these 8 facts were actually true! 8/7/2021

Get ready for a set of big surprises, as you definitely never expected these 8 facts to be true...

Read more

#Science #Society #Nature

9 things that should be used to make our lives easier 8/15/2021

With these nine images, we would be showing things that should be used worldwide to make our lives better!

Read more

#Culture #Society

5 scary animals with an undeserved reputation 8/5/2021

We evolved to take animal threats seriously. But sometimes the animal in question is a show off. Many dangerous looking animals are harmless.

Read more

#animals #knowledge

7 images that depict life from a different point of view 8/11/2021

In today’s post, we would be sharing these seven photos that show life from another perspective.

Read more

#Culture #History #Society #Nature