History is a forever fascinating subject, and historians are definitely a subject that entices a lot of curiosity, but very few historians have actually been explored even on the digital platform. After a careful study, TheDigitalHash.com has collated ten historical figures whose life work changed the course of our lives one way or the other. And a web series on them will definitely make for a worthy watch.
Read on to know the who’s who in history, who are worthy of a web series.
The foremost dramatist of his time, William Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays and more than one hundred sonnets. He invented words like mountaineer, lonely, courtship, bedroom, gossip; in all he invented over 1,700 words.
Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Apart from that, he is also known as a notable author of Latin prose. The popular phrase “I came, I saw, I conquered” is also attributed to Julius. He claimed it after a military victory.
Despite his barbaric ways during military campaigns, Genghis Khan is well known for making the Mongol Empire the largest contiguous empire in history. This he achieved by uniting many nomadic tribes on Northeast Asia. Of his slaughter strategies, Genghis killed more than 40 million people.
Aurangzeb Alamgir, the Mughal Emperor, is one of the most hated men in Indian history for he destroyed India politically, socially and culturally. It is also noted by historians that he spent his half century reign – from 1658 until 1707 – rampaging against Hindus and Hinduism.
British writer Charles Dickens is often said to be the greatest writers of the Victorian Era. His works include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and David Copperfield. Through his work, Charles forced the upper class English populace to take notice of the atrocities carried out on the lower classes.
The Father of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha led an interesting life. Born to the chief of the Shakya clan as Siddharth, he led a very luxurious life before he decided to give it all and attain Nirvana, which he did at the age of 35. Until the age of 80, he was a wandering preacher.
Touted as the ‘discoverer of America’, Christopher Columbus was instead looking for a direct route from Spain to India. The Italian explorer’s discovery marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic conquest and colonization.
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars.
The 16th President of USA, Abraham Lincoln led the country through its Civil War, and also preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
The Founder of Kung Fu, Bodhidharma was an Indian monk who left the country to spread Buddhism to China. Besides being known as the father of both Zen Buddhism and Shaolin martial arts, he remains today as a prime symbol of determination, willpower, self-discipline, and awakening.
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