Articles concerning: historical figures

There are many historical figures whose lives, actions or deaths are covered by a veil of mystery. Very often they are the focus of novels, movies or even academic research. Their stories are still intriguing and provide grounds for thoughts and research.

Pantheon, a project developed by the Macro Connections group at the MIT University Media Lab that collected and analyzed data on historical and cultural popularity, tried to give answers to these questions, or at least attempted to. A multiethnic team of decorated designers, engineers, and scientists working collaboratively to quantify, analyze and measure global culture delivered the most academic and enduring list of the most popular and influential human beings in history.

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