Author: FUCK YEAH HISTORY CRUSHES

Rupert Brooke, an English Poet known for his works during WW1!!

Walter Elias Disney (December 5th, 1901 to December 15th, 1966)

Everyone tends to focus on his massive company (gee I wonder which one it is???), the great films they churn out almost yearly, the theme parks, the Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and much more. I love the Disney movies, the company and it’s practices are a bit greedy, but I greatly admire the man who started it all.

Born in Chicago and growing up in Missouri, Walt always had a strong interest in drawing such as taking classes at his local college. He became an ambulance driver in ww1 and coming back from the war, he met Ub Iwerks (a surprise tool that will help us later) and became business partners. In the late 20’s he was working for a man named Charles Mintz at Universal Studios and created the character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. When Walt demanded more pay for the shorts he produced, Mintz said he owned the rights to Oswald and took most of his animation staff, except for Iwerks. On the train back to LA from New York, Walt thought of a new character: a mouse originally named Mortimer but was changed to Mickey. Ub Iwerks helped refine Mickey to make him easier to animate, Walt provided his voice until 1947, and more than one legend was born.

It’s amazing how this dude had, and still has, a huge impact on us in the modern era. A good chunk of beloved films and shows we watched as children possibly wouldn’t exist without him and the many he inspired. He may not have been the best person but I’m honestly surprised why Walt hasn’t shown up on this blog as much as others. He is one of those rare people that can look both cute and adorable and be sexy as hell at the same time. I know that I’d love to see some responses to find out if anybody else thinks he’s very attractive.

Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) cutest pilot ever, dont change my mind, look at those eyes.

Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich, in a fireman’s uniform, during the siege of Leningrad at the time of WW II.

(I think it was around that time when his iconic Leningrad Symphony was completed or already premiered).

What a handsome firefighter. <3 <3 <3

Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of my favorite composers, he’s 2nd to my heart after Chopin. <3

Young Rach in an 1897 portrait, still with full hair… what a babe he was, wasn’t he? 😀 

The real Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976) was a British Field Marshall during ww2. He commanded the British Eighth Army in North Africa and defeated Erwin Rommel at the 2nd Battle of El Alamein. He later went on to participate in the invasion of Italy, the Battle of Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge. For a long time I pictured Monty as an old man so I was caught off guard when I found this picture when I wanted to find out more about him in ww1.

Not only did he look hot, but younger Monty has an interesting story. Having a rough childhood where him and his siblings were abused by the mother, Monty always found comfort in the military and went into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. When ww1 broke out, he was shot through the lung at the First Battle of Ypres and his grave was dug thinking that he wouldn’t be able to recover. Eventually he did recover and Monty returned as a general staff officer in 1917. There is a picture of Winston Churchill at a military parade in Lille in 1918, and in the bottom left stands a stern looking Montgomery, not well known at that time but will make a large effect on history.

Emily Dickinson is my history crush, the poet who loved a woman who was her childhood friend and later on Sister-in-law.

Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

That smile will never fail to make me happy.

King Haakon VII of Norway. I just love his mustache.

He’s regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century, he is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion.