Author: FUCK YEAH HISTORY CRUSHES

Self-portraits of Józef Sonntag (1784-1834), G…

Self-portraits of Józef Sonntag (1784-1834), German-born Polish painter, lithographer and teacher, known mainly for his portraits… he had blue eyes btw

People like Frederick Banting are the reason w…

People like Frederick Banting are the reason why I love history, because his work saved millions of lives and will probably continue to save millions more. Along with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best, he discovered insulin as a way to treat diabetes, which led to them getting a Nobel Prize in medicine. He was a bit clumsy, though – his notes were reportedly pretty messy. He seems like just an amazingly selfless person overall – he tended to soldiers during WWI as an army doctor and once worked for a solid sixteen hours even though he was wounded himself. He was also interested in painting, befriending a couple members of famous Group of Seven. Sadly, he died of wounds sustained in a plane crash in 1941. Currently, a Flame of Hope burns in front of the house where he came up with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin (he just woke up at two am on Halloween – how poetic, eh? – 1920 and bam!). Once the cure for diabetes is found, the flame will be extinguished. Fingers crossed that happens one day.

This gorgeous woman is WWII Soviet fighter pil…

This gorgeous woman is WWII Soviet fighter pilot Lydia Litvyak! She’s credited with 12 solo air victories, which makes her one of only TWO female flying aces ever. She was known as the White Rose of Stalingrad, and the last time she was ever seen alive, her plane was disappearing behind clouds, pouring smoke, and outmaneuvering up to 8 enemy aircraft.

She’s a great pilot, one that displayed extraordinary skill as well as innate talent, and one that set new aviation records and inspired many other pilots to follow in her footsteps. Also, THOSE EYES! I could drown in them!

Mike Joseph Kusma was born December 25th, 1896…

Mike Joseph Kusma was born December 25th, 1896 in Colorado.

His parents immigrated from Europe; the mother was from Odessa in what is now Ukraine and his father was of Trieste, Austria. During Mike’s life he had four younger sisters and one younger brother.

He was drafted in World War I and served as a private in the Coast Artillery Corps branch of the Army.

Mike passed away April 10th, 1923 at only 26 years old.

I learned about this guy while doing genealogy work and it turns out he is my great-great uncle. He was an absolute stud!!

this sexy, sexy man right here ? will cushing,…

this sexy, sexy man right here ? will cushing, an officer of the union navy (and my heart) who sunk the confederate css albemarle all in one night. aside from being a badass, will was also a bit of a troublemaker as well, pranking many of his teachers during his time at the us naval academy. he is such an underrated daddy

 Kelemen Mikes was a Transylvanian-born Hungar…

 Kelemen Mikes was a Transylvanian-born Hungarian political figure and essayist, noted for his rebellious activities against the Habsburg Monarchy. Mikes is referred to as the “Hungarian Goethe”, made famous by his Letters from Turkey. Mikes went into exile with Ferenc Rákóczi II, last prince of independent Transylvania. After the unsuccessful War of Independence (1703-11), in which he had endeavoured to liberate Hungary and Transylvania from the Habsburgs, the prince and his entourage spent some five years in France before in 1717 going to Turkey at the invitation of Sultan Ahmed III. Some of the party eventually left, but Mikes, like Rákóczi, spent the rest of his life in Turkey.

Learning about him in school, I always thought he’s hot.

Gonzo journalist and professional rebel Hunter…

Gonzo journalist and professional rebel Hunter S. Thompson.

The most decorated soldier in American history…

The most decorated soldier in American history, and actor who played himself in the film of his own life, Audie Murphy is known from winning the Medal of Honor in an event so outrageous it was omitted from the the biopic “To Hell and Back” for being “unbelievable.” Murphy singlehandedly utilized a .50 caliber machine gun attached to a burning and M1 carbine to hold off a 50-Nazi platoon to protect his retreating squad mates. Despite suffering money troubles in his later years, Murphy refused to endorse alcohol and cigarettes via commercial as he “didn’t want to set a bad example.”

Here you see Diogenes of Sinope, the first Cyn…

Here you see Diogenes of Sinope, the first Cynic. On the painting of Raphael in the Vatican. He lived in the 4th century BC. In Athens and Corinth.
He was infamous by sarcastic and brutal remarks to humans, his shameless behavior and his poor and careless appearance. Cynical behavior, therefore. According to the anecdotes.
But in reality, he was genuinely committed to the spiritual condition of his fellow human beings, trying to convince the people that they had to adjust their style of life, by conducting a frankly way of speaking, a very sober existence, rejection of material possession, luxury, wealth, power and fame, and a hard life ‘according to nature’.

Lauri Allan Törni was a soldier of 3 armies. H…

Lauri Allan Törni was a soldier of 3 armies. He served the Finnish, German and American armies. He was given dozens of medals and just look at this photo!