Category: history crushes

This attractive young man is Charles de Gaulle…

This attractive young man is Charles de Gaulle in uniform at Saint Cyr when he was 19 or 20. He may not be very attractive when he grows older but I love the uniform and he is pretty damn fine here. Also, it’s interesting to see how this young man in the picture will turn out, he had written in his journals before seeing him fighting in a great war and commanding tank divisions and thousands of men leading France to victory, he was not to far off for what history had in store for him.

You see, Charles de Gaulle would fight for France in ww1 but get captured and taken to a German POW camp and make 5 failed escape attempts. Later in ww2, he would step up and make an effort to lead his country that was occupied by the Germans by telling the people to resist along with working (or more likely butting heads) with Churchill and FDR. After the war, de Gaulle would help create the 5th French Republic and serve as president from 1959 to 1969 and would die in 1970.

Many people have different opinions on Charles de Gaulle in terms of his behavior and his actions but he is mostly regarded as a hero in France but a pain in the ass for the Americans and British from what I heard. Some people see him as a hero and some people see him as a coward along with other conflicting views on him based off people’s different political opinions and I respect them, also the fact that he was tough to work with and a bit of a narcissist too may have had an effect on how he is viewed. But it is very interesting to see a picture of this attractive young man with only a glimpse of what history has in store for him.

Nahui Olin (born Carmen Mondragón). Painter, f…

Nahui Olin (born Carmen Mondragón).

Painter, feminist, artists, poet, activist, model, muse. A truly remarkable woman.

This photograph was taken by Edward Weston.

I made a post about her.

The incredibly dreamy Douglas Fairbanks Jr bef…

The incredibly dreamy Douglas Fairbanks Jr before he grew a mustache (circa 1920s). Son of famous silent film actor/producer Douglas Fairbanks, Doug Junior eventually got to star in classic action films such as A Prisoner of Zenda, Gunga Din and The Corsican Brothers. During WW2 he initiated a military “deception unit”, the Beach Jumpers, served on PT boats and more. Still dreamy.

Leigh Hunt.  Journalist, essayist, and poet.  …

Leigh Hunt.  Journalist, essayist, and poet.  Went to prison for two years for calling Prince George “a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity."  Poetry talent scout who supported Byron, Shelley, and Keats.  Father of 10 children.  And smokin’ h0t.

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!

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.

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’.

Sebastian Lewis Shaw (AKA ‘Buster’…

Sebastian Lewis Shaw (AKA ‘Buster’) was born on May 29, 1905 in Holt, Norfolk, England. The son of a doctor, Shaw went on to do several theatrical and film roles and making a reputation as a Shakspearian actor. His most famous role was that of Anakin Skywalker in the 1983 Movie “Return of the Jedi”