Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History
Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History

Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History

Jacob Miller - November 4, 2017

Beards are a sign of active testosterone in the body, and with that, the potential for more aggression. Men with beards are often seen as angrier, more aggressive, and dominant, regardless of their inherent personality traits. A 2013 study found that both men and women find that the longer the facial hair, the more masculine the face looks. Take a look at some of the most influential facial hair in history.

Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History
American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, Henry David Thoreau was a New England Transcendentalist and author of the book Walden. Biography
Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-1880) was the leader of the Kelly gang, notorious for robberies and police shootings in the 19th century. Biography
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Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. Buzzfeed
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German mechanical engineer Karl Benz designed and built the first practical automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine. Biography
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German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that form the basis of Marxism. Biography
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Henry Highland Garnet was an African-American best known as an abolitionist whose Call to Rebellion speech in 1843 encouraged slaves to rebel against their owners. Biography
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Horace Greeley was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Buzzfeed
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Peter Cooper was an American industrialist and inventor, best known for designing and building the first steam locomotive in the United States. Biography
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Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote the acclaimed novels War and Peace, Anna Karenina and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and still ranks among the world’s top writers. Biography
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Union General Ambrose Burnsides. His facial hairstyle is where the term ‘sideburns’ originated. Biography
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Venustiano Carranza was a revolutionary during Mexico’s civil war and became the Mexican Republic’s first president in 1917. Biography
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Friedrich Engles was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman Engels founded Marxist theory together with Karl Marx and in 1845 published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester. Wikipedia
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Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz was a German Großadmiral (grand admiral), Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the powerful administrative branch of the German Imperial Navy from 1897 until 1916. Wikipedia
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Carolus-Duran was a French painter and art instructor. He is noted for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third Republic France. Wikipedia
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Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Buzzfeed
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Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. Biography.
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Colonel Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding fast-food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company’s brand ambassador and symbol
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Donald Grant Mitchell was an American essayist and novelist who usually wrote under the pen name Ik Marvel. Wikipedia
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General Adelbert Ames was an American sailor, soldier, and politician who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. Wikipedia
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Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. Wikipedia
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Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Wikimedia
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Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist of Catalonian ethnicity. Buzzfeed
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Edward Stanely, former prime minister of the UK. Buzzfeed
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Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia and, from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Wikipedia
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George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Wikipedia

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John White Alexander was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. Wikipedia
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Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Wikipedia
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Nikola Pašić was a Serbian and Yugoslav politician and diplomat who was the most important Serbian political figure for almost 40 years, the leader of the People’s Radical Party. Wikipedia
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Wyatt Earp was an American Old West gambler, a deputy sheriff in Pima County, and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Wikipedia
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Clark Gable was an American film actor and military officer often referred to as The King of Hollywood or just simply as The King. Buzzfeed
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Kaiser Wilhelm II was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. Wikipedia
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Chester A Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States from 1881 to 1885; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter’s assassination. Wikipedia
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Harry Wright assembled and played center field for baseball’s first professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. Smithsonian
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Whether acting in Magnum PI or Three Men and a Baby, Tom Selleck brought a healthy dose of manly testosterone. Art of Manliness
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Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, and naturalist, who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Wikipedia
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Brigham Young was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement, Politician, and a settler of the Western United States. Wikipedia

 

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ZZ Top is a rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons (the band’s leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), and drummer Frank Beard. Wikipedia
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Rollie Fingers is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. Fingers pitched in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1968-76), San Diego Padres (1977-80) and Milwaukee Brewers (1981-85). Art of Manliness
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Augusto Pinochet was a Chilean general, politician and the dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990; he remained the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army until 1998. Wikipedia
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Joseph Stalin was a Georgian-born Soviet revolutionary and political leader. Governing the Soviet Union as its dictator from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Wikipedia
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Vladimir Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Republic from 1917 to 1918, of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1918 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Wikipedia
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Rutherford B. Hayes was an American politician who served as the 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. Wikipedia
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Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Wikipedia
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Gen. Alexander Shaler was awarded the U.S. Army’s highest honor for his valor in the Second Battle of Fredericksburg. Smithsonian
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Maj. Gen. Carter Littlepage Stevenson left the U.S. Army when his home state of Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. He withstood the Siege of Vicksburg, commanding the entire right flank of the Confederate Army. Smithsonian
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Maj. Gen. Alpheus Williams was originally a member of the Michigan militia and was training volunteers when the Civil War began. He was heavily engaged in the Battle of Antietam. Smithsonian
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Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart was a West Point graduate who was a part of the U.S. Army brigade that captured John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame. Smithsonian
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Lt. Gen. John McAllister Schofield graduated near the top of his class from West Point and taught philosophy at the academy before leaving to teach at Washington University in St. Louis. Schofield quickly moved up the ranks, commanding the entire Army of the Frontier by 1863. Smithsonian
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Honorable Abram Wakeman raised the 85th Pennsylvania volunteers and served as New York City postmaster during the Civil War. Smithsonian
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Wikipedia
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Fredrick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Wikipedia
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Eleanor Dumont, aka Madame Moustache, made her living at the card tables in Deadwood. She was drawn to the West during the California Gold Rush, like many, and is believed to be from New Orleans or France. She once ran a gambling parlor in Nevada City, California where she was the only woman in a house full of men. Her beauty won her favor with the local gentlemen, but it’s said that as she aged her newly formed mustache made her less desirable. Flavorwire
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