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8 Historical Figures That Deserve To Be Remembered

You missed a lot during that nap in History class...

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You might associate history with dusty old books or classrooms filled with the endless droning of a miserable and tediously boring teacher, but the simple scope of it all means that there are countless figures that you may not have heard of. Even if you have, you might never have learned the full extent of their heroism, badassery, or set of proverbial brass testicles.

History is filled to the brim with larger than life characters. Many of them are remembered in myths, legends and folklore, and fictionalised versions of many have been portrayed in film and TV. Often, stories of these incredible individuals end up watered down or twisted, and every so often, they pass into obscurity, or are even forgotten altogether. We all know who Blackbeard was, and we've all heard of Genghis Khan, but what about the men who stood behind and beside them? What about those who ended up as footnotes in history simply because they were female? There are even many people in living memory that simply don't get the recognition they deserve.

These are eight of those figures, each of which deserves to be remembered and immortalised for their incredible actions, skills and deeds.

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