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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #1

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Really obscure figures you find fascinating


And by that,I mean really,really obscure.The kind of obscure that it's unlikely more than 10 people on a history forum have even heard about them.

I'll start.I have been fascinated for a long time(and recently got re-acquainted through my studying of Frederick II)by:

Jean François de Saint-Lambert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you read that article,you'll know why I find him fascinating.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #2

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Antoninus "Caracalla", though that may be too obscure.

Clement of Alexandria, a 2nd Century philosopher who tried to make Christianity more compatible with both Judaism and Hellenistic paganism.

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Antoninus "Caracalla", though that may be too obscure.

Clement of Alexandria, a 2nd Century philosopher who tried to make Christianity more compatible with both Judaism and Hellenistic paganism.

More will likely come to me.
In fact,I would say they are both too well known for this criterium.I DO believe quite more than 10 people on this forum heard about them.

Got someone even more obscure?
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #4

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I remembered this old thread from this forum where I had read a list of 10 lesser known badasses in the past. I am sure most members of this forum will have heard of some of them, as I am that they won't have of others. My fav is Myamoto Musashi the Japanese sword saint. He wrote books and painted in his spare time too.
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Yamada Nagamasa.

If more than three other people on this forum know who he is, I'll eat my hat.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #6

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I remembered this old thread from this forum where I had read a list of 10 lesser known badasses in the past. I am sure most members of this forum will have heard of some of them, as I am that they won't have of others. My fav is Myamoto Musashi the Japanese sword saint. He wrote books and painted in his spare time too.
Musashi (aka "The Overhyped Blowhard") is hardly obscure.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:04 AM   #7

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Ibn Sina
Great Persian Scholar and Polymath (beat that Archimedes ) who had contributed immensely to the arts of Medicine (introduced the idea of Quarantine ) as well as Philosophy and Loads more
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:11 AM   #8

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Musashi (aka "The Overhyped Blowhard") is hardly obscure.
Sorry but I had never heard of him and assumed it to be the case. Perhaps, and to judge by your avatar, you are more familiar than most with Japanese culture and history. He is still a fascinating figure in my eyes. Why do you call him "overhyped" and "blowhard" to boot?
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have you heard these name?
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1. Sri Baduga Maharaja Ratu Haji di Pakwan Pajajaran Sri Sang Ratu Dewata Sang Mokteng di Rancamaya

2. Prabu Maharaja Linggabuanawisesa Sang Mokteng Bubat

3. Prabu Guru Rakryan Darmasiksa

4. La Tenritatta To Ureng To-ri SompaE Petta MalampeE Gemme'na Daeng Serang To' Appatunru Paduka Sultan Sa'adduddin
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taken from Top Ten Historical figures thread.
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