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    Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 05:31
I have not checked if this topic is up so my apology if it is.

Whats you favorite historical figure? Can be anyone ranging from a artist,farmer,scientist,soldier.

One of my  choices :) Götz von Berlichingen
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Good choice. Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), the Germany mercenary knight who literally had an iron arm. This prosthetic arm is still preserved today at Jagsthausen castle:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Goetz-eiserne-hand.jpg

A favourite of mine is Chevalier D'eon (1728-1810), a French aristocrat who lived the first half his life as a man and the other half as a woman. Despite serving as a dragoon in the Seven Years War many suspected D'Eon was actually a woman in disguise, and a controversy arose around him which involved bets being placed at the London Stock Exchange over his gender. Being confronted with the issue D'Eon "admitted" to being female and told a story of how he had been raised as a boy in order to inherit. Confirmed in his possessions however he no longer had any incentive to keep up the charade and from thereon wished to live and be treated like a lady, something the French authorities agreed to as long as he stopped dressing like a man. D'Eon then lived the remainder of his life as a lady, but on his death they did an examination of his body and it turned out he was male after all.

D'Eon as a man:

http://www.imagedump.com/image.cgi?file=547433.jpg

D'eon as a woman:

http://www.imagedump.com/image.cgi?file=547432.jpg


Edited by Reginmund - 03-Apr-2009 at 09:08
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My favourite historical figures are ...

Ghengis Khan
Turk Bilge Khan
Attila the Hun
Jean D'arc
Sitting Bull
Köroğlu
Omar Hayyam

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TENGRİ TEG TENGRİDE BOLMIŞ TÜRK BİLGE KAĞAN-
TURK WISE KHAN WHO BECAME IN SKY LIKE SKY-GOD
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Global:

Julius Caesar, Phillip Augustus, William of Orange, Nicollo Machiavelli, John Adams, Thomas Paine and Gladstone.

Irish:

Hugh O'Neill, Henry Grattan, Wolfe Tone, Michael Davitt, Eoin Mac Neill, Michael Collins.

In no respective order.
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Tricky. Hannibal, Alexios I, Cicero and Wellington would be up there.

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But my real historical figure is,my hero,:
MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK

TENGRİ TEG TENGRİDE BOLMIŞ TÜRK BİLGE KAĞAN-
TURK WISE KHAN WHO BECAME IN SKY LIKE SKY-GOD
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Eleanor of Aquitaine, Simon de Montfort and ........... Llewllyn Fawr (obviously! LOL)
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Mine are all Anglo-Saxon.
 
King Offa: Well, I do live in what was his kingdom of Mercia.
 
King Athelstan : Regarded as first king of the English.
 
King Alfred The Great: If he had not won at Eddington, we would all be writing posts in Danish.
 
Æthelflaed: Lady of the Mercians. A formidable woman Viking fighter. 
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International

Charles V of Spain,
Simon Bolivar,of Gran Columbia
Charlemagne the Great-Frankish King
Qin Shi Huang Di-of The Han Dynasty
Alexnader The Great
Jean Paul Marat of France
Hannibal of Carthage

And of course Napoleon Bonaparte of Corsica

African and Abbsysnian Figures


Abba Tatek(Tewodros II) Unified Modern Ethiopia
Susneyos(Expanded the Empire bring adding new people to its kingdom)
Sertse Dengel
King Ezana-Introduced Christianity
Emperor Minas (Defeats Mohhammad Gragn and Ottoman Emirs)
Pelekh(Candace of Meroe)
Queen Amenirenas of Meroe
Queen Nzinga of Ndongo




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International
Alexander III of Macedon
Salah ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub
Richard I (The Lionheart)
Hannibal
Sir Francis Drake


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International:
Napoleon Bonaparte: Takes on whole of Europe with a relatively small army. That takes cajones.
Giuseppe Garibaldi: Classic revolutionary.
Robert the Bruce: Tried to invade Ireland after gaining his nation's independence. He sure learned something about not encroaching on other people's territory.
Michael Collins: Gains Irish independence.
Charles Stewart Parnell: Great mind.

American:
General Anthony McAuliffe: Told Germans nuts when asked to surrender.
General Patton: Just a crazy man. Would not want to face him in battle.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Re-created middle class, helped win WWII.


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Robert the Bruce: Tried to invade Ireland after gaining his nation's independence. He sure learned something about not encroaching on other people's territory.


The idea was that his brother would be King of Ireland... And he had been invited over by Irishmen! Personally I think it could have been brilliant if it had of panned out. An independent Scottish nation along with an independent Irish nation with a Scottish King. Pity the Bruce had to... You know... rape and stuff.
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It was a clever idea, but it in the end did not work. Forgot to mention that Ireland was not a nation at that time, rather a ragtag bunch of kingdoms. I believe that the Kingdom of Ulster invited the Scots over, if I am not mistaken. Even afterward the Scottish defeat, many Scots served in Ireland as mercenaries, becoming known as gallowglasses (from the Gaelic terms Gall, meaning foreign, and oglach, meaning young warrior).

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Originally posted by Emperor Barbarossa Emperor Barbarossa wrote:

It was a clever idea, but it in the end did not work. Forgot to mention that Ireland was not a nation at that time, rather a ragtag bunch of kingdoms. I believe that the Kingdom of Ulster invited the Scots over, if I am not mistaken. Even afterward the Scottish defeat, many Scots served in Ireland as mercenaries, becoming known as gallowglasses (from the Gaelic terms Gall, meaning foreign, and oglach, meaning young warrior).


The Gallowglasses actually served in Ireland first around a century earlier for the King of Connaught. They were a big player in the Gaelic Revival.

P.S- It has long been debated as to whether pre-Norman Ireland was one nation under hundreds of jurisdictions or just one race of people under hundreds of jurisdictions. From the little we know about the Brehon Law, it is evident that the law was applied throughout Ireland with a lot of consistency. Not to mention that there was an Irish Church - not a Leinster Church, a Thomond Church, an Oriel Church etc.

Some historians (Like G.H Orpen in 1912) regarded Ireland before the Normans to be living in some sort of anarchy - ie, a tribal state. However this is now seen as an archetypical anglo-Irish view of Irish history, the consensus generally now is that Ireland was one culture and nationhood under many independent jurisdictions.
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Akhenaten and Otto Von Bismarck.
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Originally posted by Emperor Barbarossa Emperor Barbarossa wrote:

International:
Napoleon Bonaparte: Takes on whole of Europe with a relatively small army. That takes cajones.



well, first of, his Army for most of his career was called Grande Armée (large army), so much for small army. other than that, it's spelled cojones.
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Originally posted by Temujin Temujin wrote:


well, first of, his Army for most of his career was called Grande Armée (large army), so much for small army. other than that, it's spelled cojones.


His army was relatively small compared to the combined armies of his enemies (it was large for an army, but not large enough to take on Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, etc.). But, still, he did take on an entire continent. And, yes, I admit I spelled cojones wrong, which is sad because I took four years of Spanish (I have seen it commonly spelled cajones in America, but this must be an error).Smile

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My favorite historical figure at the present is Sir John Hawkwood and the White Company.  A 'captain' of mercenaries in a turbulent Renaissance Italy.

Besides he was privileged to retire to Florence / Tuscany.Thumbs Up
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Celtic Queen Boadicea, Queen Gudit of Ethiopia, Queen Candaces of Meroe whom reigned over ethiopia, sudan, and half of egypt. Catherine The Great of Russia. There are countless of other queens. Phillippos II the Great of Makedon, Alexandros III, Darius II the Great of Persia, Peter III the Great of Aragon. I could go on forever.

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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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