Historical Figures

Dive into the Historical Figures category on History Hogs for a fresh perspective on the individuals who have influenced our past.

This section moves beyond the traditional “great man” theory of history to reevaluate the contributions and complexities of ancient figures.

It invites readers to question and challenge preexisting narratives about these individuals. How well do we truly know the people who have shaped history?

Ideal for those interested in a more nuanced exploration of history, History Hogs’ Historical Figures category provides a platform for rethinking the roles and recognitions of those who have left a mark on our world.

What Did Helen Of Troy Look Like?

Tom Curley

Helen of Troy, whose face famously launched a thousand ships, has captivated storytellers and artists for centuries. Yet, despite her ...

Julius Caesar's greatest achievements

Top 16 Julius Caesar Achievements – (What Made Him Great)

Tom Curley

Was Julius Caesar a good leader? His record of military conquests and administrative reforms profoundly influenced the Roman Republic. Caesar’s ...

Constantine XI

Constantine XI’s Final Speech and the End of Byzantium

Tom Curley

“You, my comrades in arms, obey the commands of your leaders in the knowledge that this is the day of ...

A crazy Roman Emperor

Top 5 Craziest Roman Emperors – Imperial Insanity

Tom Curley

When we delve into the annals of history, the Roman Empire stands out for its grandeur, conquests, and, of course, ...

Emperor Diocletian's cabbages

Diocletian’s Cabbages – The Abdication of an Emperor

Tom Curley

“If only you knew the peace and tranquility I gain from tending and growing my cabbages.” This quote reveals a ...

A young Elagabalus. The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888).

Exploring Elagabalus – Gender, Religion, and Power in Rome

Tom Curley

Few emperors have sparked as much debate and fascination as Elagabalus, the teenage ruler whose brief and tumultuous reign from ...

Artwork of a Byzantine Emperor. Who are the greatest Byzantine Emperors?

Top 10 Greatest Byzantine Emperors

Tom Curley

Welcome to a journey through the annals of history, where we explore the grandeur of the Byzantine Empire through the ...

Artwork of Cleopatra

Cicero and Cleopatra – The Clash of Republic and Monarchy

Tom Curley

The relationship between Cicero and Cleopatra is symbolic of the seismic shifts occurring in the late Roman Republic. This article ...

Belisarius, a Roman general reduced to begging on the street, recognized by a Roman soldier (1776). Fabre museum, Montpellier, France

Top 10 Greatest Roman Generals – (Republic and Empire)

Tom Curley

When it comes to military prowess, the annals of history resonate with the names of extraordinary leaders who shaped the ...

Artwork depicting a gay Roman Emperor and his lover

Gay Roman Emperors – Ancient Taboos vs Modern Perspectives

Tom Curley

Step into the captivating world of Gay Roman Emperors – a historical tapestry woven with intrigue, passion, and political finesse. ...

Artwork of an old looking long serving roman emperor

Longest Reigning Roman Emperors – (Top 10)

Tom Curley

The Roman Empire boasted some of history’s most influential and enduring political leaders, some of whom ruled for mere years ...

Ai generated image of Alexander the Great bas on a Roman era marble bust.

What did Alexander the Great Look Like? – (AI Images)

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great’s legacy as a formidable military leader is undisputed, yet the details of his physical appearance have sparked ...

Artwork of the Diadochi waiting in the shadows

Diadochi Drama – Cutthroat World of Alexander’s Successors

Tom Curley

The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC marked the end of an era in ancient history, as his ...

Art portrait of Seleucus

Seleucus I Nicator – Underdog to Emperor

Tom Curley

Seleucus I Nicator was a prominent figure in the post-Alexander era of ancient history. Through military skill, political maneuvering, and ...

Realistic image of Macedonian Regent Antipater

The Life of Antipater – Kingmaker to Diadochi Warrior

Tom Curley

Antipater played a pivotal role in the conquests of Alexander the Great and the subsequent Diadochi Wars. He served as ...

Artwork of Antigonus I Monophthalmus. Realistic image of what the Macedonian General looked like.

Antigonus I – Inches Away from Uniting Alexander’s Empire

Tom Curley

Antigonus was one of Alexander the Great’s generals and critical in many campaigns. After Alexander’s death, Antigonus sought to succeed ...

Artwork of Craterus. Realistic image of what the Macedonian General might have looked like.

Craterus – Alexander’s General Overshadowed by Circumstance

Tom Curley

Craterus was one of Alexander the Great’s toughest generals and one of his most trusted advisers. He played a crucial ...

Artwork of the Macedonian General Perdiccas. Realistic image of the Diadochi ruler.

The Rise and Fall of Perdiccas – Ambition and Overconfidence

Tom Curley

Perdiccas was one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted generals, playing a crucial role in his conquests and the early ...

Artwork of a realistic portrait of Ptolemy I Soter.

The Rise of Ptolemy I – From General to Pharaoh

Tom Curley

Ptolemy Soter was one of the most prominent successors of Alexander the Great, known as the Diadochi. His life spanned ...

Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot, painting by Berthelemy ca. 1767

Alexander the Great and the Gordian knot – Myth or Reality?

Tom Curley

For ages, the tale of Alexander and the Gordian Knot has been a staple in discussions about ingenious problem-solving and ...

Artwork of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion

Alexander the Great’s Lovers – From Queens to Soldiers

Tom Curley

Alexander the Great wasn’t just a military genius who changed the course of history. He also had a fascinating love ...

Art of Alexander the Great celebrating in Memphis Egypt

Alexander the Great in Egypt – Conquest, Oracles and Legacy

Tom Curley

Ready to set sail on a historical adventure? This article takes you on a riveting journey through Alexander the Great’s ...

Artwork of Emperor Nero. Realistic interpretation of what Nero looked like.

Emperor Nero Unmasked – 10 Horrifying Facts You Never Knew

Tom Curley

Nero was the last Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His reign ended a century-long family rule and led to civil ...

Artwork depicting Emperor Caligula. Realistic image of what he might have looked like.

Top 10 Disturbing Caligula Facts – Rome’s Craziest Emperor?

Tom Curley

Emperor Caligula, the third ruler of the Roman Empire, has become infamous in history for his erratic behavior and extreme ...

Artistic Portrait of Roman Emperor Augustus. Realistic image.

Emperor Augustus – Top 10 Greatest Achievements

Tom Curley

Octavian, later known as Augustus, was a remarkable leader whose reign over Rome transformed the Republic into an Empire lasting ...

Artistic Portrait of Roman Emperor Trajan. Realistic image.

Emperor Trajan – Top 10 Fascinating Facts

Tom Curley

Trajan was a standout Roman Emperor, ruling from 98 to 117 AD. He’s known for improving the empire in multiple ...

Artistic Portrait of Roman Emperor Vespasian. Realistic image.

Emperor Vespasian – Top 10 Fascinating Facts

Tom Curley

Vespasian, an emperor of Rome, is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding leaders in the history of the ...

Artwork of the Greatest Roman Emperor

The Greatest Roman Emperors Of All Time – (Top 5 Ranked)

Tom Curley

From the rise of Augustus to the fall of Augustulus, the Roman Empire witnessed the reign of approximately 70 Emperors, ...