How strong is your History? Not referring to boring, stronger than sleep-inducing pills, classroom textbook History. We are talking interesting men who contributed smashing ideas to the mankind and left us wondering where are these men born and where do they live.
Scroll down this interesting piece of trivia to know em badasses.
- SIGMUND FREUD (Psychoanalyst)
Father of Psychoanalysis who attempted to revamp the treatment of neurosis by initiating cocaine dosage to the infirm. In spite of it’s dynamism the idea backfired downright and was considered a huge failure in the landmark of Neurosis cure. Notwithstanding, the contributions offered by Dr. Freud are nothing short of a Revelation. Consider few examples-
- Id, Ego and Super Ego.
- The Unconscious
- Psychosexual Development
- Oedipus Complex
- Female Sexuality.
- JOHN. D. ROCKEFELLER(Multi-billionaire)
A self-made Personage who also happens to be the Richest name in American History. He took up small time work at an early age (14) and his first formal job was as a book-keeper(16). He, later on, set up his own Standard Oil Company as a stake-holder which went on to clear hefty profits and revamped the oil industry in the following years.
- ELVIS PRESLEY(Musician)
Bold, Brazen and Iconic dubs this Singer, Actor, Guitarist(greatest of all time). This multi-talent is well-known as the King of Rock n Roll. His Musical influence was mainly gospel and he was quite popular for his charisma, sex appeal and stunning good looks. Lester Bangs credited him as “the man who brought overt blatant vulgar sexual frenzy to the popular arts in America.”
- NIKOLA TESLA(Scientist)
Engineer, Physicist futurist and Maverick best known for electricity experiments. Developed Alternating Current(A.C) which powers our homes and most of the world today. He made groundbreaking inventions such as:
- Neon Lighting
- Wireless Communications
- Smart Phone Technology
- Cryogenic Engineering
- Induction Motor
All these accomplishments to his name during turn of 20th century when scientists were struggling with ideas. The guy was a frigging genius. His contemporaries Marconi and Edison stole his work and patents. 100 years later scientists continue to work on ideas shaped by him.
- PABLO ESCOBAR(Cocaine Trafficker)
Forbes once ventured out to estimate Escobar’s wealth at 30 billion $ and they could not even come close. Those who have watched Narcos know what I am talking about. And those who have not are missing something sensational. Drug overload of Medellin Cartel who controlled 80% of Cocaine Production Smuggling in the world and went on to become Richest Criminal in History. He owned Palaces and Properties worth billions and killed thousands of people especially white collars.
- CHANAKYA also known as KAUTLIYA.(Politician)
“Oh these Intense eyes, this unshakable confidence and fathomless wisdom.”
Mocked by one of Nanda kings on his ugly appearance, angered Chanakya sworn revenge, shaved his head and pledged regrowth only after exacting Vengeance.
Penned down Arthshastra– a compilation of state-craft, war-craft, politics and economics and Chanakya Neeti. Both one of a kind solitaires, containing old age wisdom that astounded modern day readers with its realism and relevance.
- RUMI (Jalal-ud-din Mohammed Rumi) Mystic Poet
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
A Persian Poet and intellect, his works are an assimilation from all wakes of human life, but he mainly wrote on grief, anguish, spiritual awakening, love, soul awakening and soul searching, companionship and beauty of nature.
“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi
- ILSE KOCH (Nazi Woman)
Labelled as the most evil women in Histroy, wife of a influential Nazi commander, Koch alongside her husband perpetrated repulsive and nauseating misdeeds against Jews like performing bizarre vile experiments and skinning selective Jews alive for home decor and accessories.
- PABLO PICASSO(Artist)
“When I was a child, mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.”Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
Reputedly most great men are versatile, and this Spaniard being no exception was a gifted painter, sculptor, playwright and poet; Displayed deftness in art and sketches at a young age and devoted 80 whole years to art. Symbolism and Surrealism are his contributions to the world of art.
“Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal.” – Pablo Picasso and Requoted by Steve Jobs.
- MIRZA GHALIB(Poet)
This Mystic Poet was a frequent at the court of Bahadur Shah Zafar 2. Popular for his love sonnets and liberalism and few pet vices like- irresistible ladies man and penchant for gambling and fine wine.
Ghalib was known to be a classic character who had a certain with things and lived in Style. He once remarked I have never felt the need to introduce myself. Soul-stirring poetry and philosophy on life won him fame and accolades even post death. Citing an Example-
Hazaaron Khwahishain aisee ke har Khwahish pe dam nikle
bohot nikle mere armaan lekin fir bhee kam nikle
Nikalna Khuld se aadam ka sunte aayain hain lekin
bohot be-aabru hokar tere kooche se ham nikle
Thousand of desires, each worth dying for many of them I have realized…yet I yearn for more…
We have heard about the dismissal of Adam from Heaven,
and Yet facing more humiliation, I exit from the street on which you live…
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