You May Not Know This About These Historical Figures

Samanyu Ram

August 26, 2022

Rosa Parks

While many people seem to falsely think that Rosa Parks hasn’t been around for a long time, she passed away in 2005, two years before the first iPhone came out. From her birth until her death, she has been a fierce civil rights activist as well as played a monumental role in the organization Planned Parenthood, as she was on their board during the 1980s.

Winston Churchill

Churchill loved to drink alcohol and smoke cigars. Once, he was told by the Saudi king that he could not drink in front of them due to religion. Churchill snapped back and told the Saudis that his religion required him to smoke and drink before, during, and after all his meetings.

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini is most commonly known for being the face of fascism in Italy. He allied with Nazi Germany in the second World War and was a key component in why the War was so harsh and lasted so long. However, not many people know that he started as a journalist and about five years later, alongside 30,000 members of his fascist party, terrorized and violently overthrew the government which led to his position as Prime Minister.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military leaders in history and was also known for being extremely short. Although his height at death was around 5 foot 2 inches, many historians believe he may have been up to 5 foot 7 inches tall, making him slightly below average for his time. Also, Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica, which the French had just conquered from Italy, one year prior. His parents were Italian, as they were also born on the Italian island known as Corsica, long before it was french. So in reality, Napoleon had a more ancestral heritage that was Italian rather than French.

Adolf Hitler

Hitler wasborn in Austria rather than in Germany and was born on Easter. His father was an Austrian civil servant and disliked Germany throughout his life. He wasn’t particularly close to his father but was extremely close with his mother. The passing of Adolf Hitler’s mother was due to breast cancer and this happened when he was 18 years old. The physician that took care of his mother was a Jewish physician named Dr. Bloch. Dr. Bloch claimed he had never seen a patient in as much grief as Hitler was at the time of his mother’s passing.