Common Misconceptions About History's Most Famous Figures

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History books offer us an idea of what important historical figures achieved in their heyday. Our ancestors passed down knowledge about world leaders, artists and scientists, but some of their most notable tidbits are far from the truth.

Prepare to question everything you thought you knew about these famous figures, because we're breaking down history's most notorious falsehoods.

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