List of famous historical figures & personalities with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Historical Figures are the famous people in history who have played a significant role in shaping human progress. Philosophers over the past several centuries have debated upon the roles played by historical figures in influencing the history of human civilization and progress. While Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle felt that the study of legendary figures is a key to understanding history, English philosopher Herbert Spencer was of the belief that historical individuals were of little importance. Irrespective of the philosophical debates on the subject, it cannot be denied that studying about the famous men and women in world history is truly an enriching experience. Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity, is often regarded as the most important historical figure. While most modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, several facts about his life are shrouded in mystery. Another important religious historical figure is Muhammad who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Many historical figures are believed to have greatly influenced world politics and the major ones among these are Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler. Read on to discover about the life and works of various famous historical figures from all over the world.

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George VI George VI
British

George V George V
British
Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin
Georgian, Russian

Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
Ancient Roman
Genghis Khan Genghis Khan
Mongolian
Cleopatra Cleopatra
Egyptian, Greek

Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Austrian, French

Naruhito Naruhito
Japanese

Augustus Augustus
Ancient Roman
Caligula Caligula
Ancient Roman

Commodus Commodus
Ancient Roman

Nero Nero
Ancient Roman
Akihito Akihito
Japanese

Moses Moses
Egyptian, Jordanian
Hirohito Hirohito
Japanese
Tutankhamun Tutankhamun
Egyptian

Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius
Ancient Roman

Akbar Akbar
Indian

Solomon Solomon
Israeli

Shivaji Shivaji
Indian

Anne of Cleves Anne of Cleves
German, British
Ashoka Ashoka
Indian

Saladin Saladin
Egyptian

Tiberius Tiberius
Ancient Roman