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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Cleopatra Cleopatra
Egyptian, Greek

George VI George VI
British

Genghis Khan Genghis Khan
Mongolian

Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin
Georgian, Russian

George V George V
British

Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
Ancient Roman

Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Austrian, French

Osman I Osman I
Turkish

Augustus Augustus
Ancient Roman

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Tutankhamun Tutankhamun
Egyptian

Akbar Akbar
Indian

Caligula Caligula
Ancient Roman

Nero Nero
Italian

Moses Moses
Egyptian, Jordanian

Kublai Khan Kublai Khan
Mongolian

Shivaji Shivaji
Indian

Hirohito Hirohito
Japanese

Commodus Commodus
Ancient Roman
Solomon Solomon
Israeli

Saladin Saladin
Egyptian

Timur Timur
Uzbekistan

Ashoka Ashoka
Indian

Babur Babur
Uzbekistan

Naruhito Naruhito
Japanese

Boudica Boudica
British

Ramesses II Ramesses II
Egyptian

Anne of Cleves Anne of Cleves
German, British

Umar Umar
Saudi Arabian