Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History

Photos of the Greatest Facial Hair in History

By Jacob Miller

Beards are a sign of active testosterone in the body, and with that, the potential for more aggression. Men with beards are often seen as angrier, more aggressive, and dominant, regardless of their inherent personality traits. A 2013 study found that both men and women find that the longer the facial hair, the more masculine the face looks. Take a look at some of the most influential facial hair in history.

American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, Henry David Thoreau was a New England Transcendentalist and author of the book Walden. Biography
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855–1880) was the leader of the Kelly gang, notorious for robberies and police shootings in the 19th century. Biography
Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. Buzzfeed
German mechanical engineer Karl Benz designed and built the first practical automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine. Biography
German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that form the basis of Marxism. Biography
Henry Highland Garnet was an African-American best known as an abolitionist whose Call to Rebellion speech in 1843 encouraged slaves to rebel against their owners. Biography
Horace Greeley was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Buzzfeed
Peter Cooper was an American industrialist and inventor, best known for designing and building the first steam locomotive in the United States. Biography
Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote the acclaimed novels War and Peace, Anna Karenina and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and still ranks among the world’s top writers. Biography
Union General Ambrose Burnsides. His facial hair style is where the term ‘sideburns’ originated. Biography
Venustiano Carranza was a revolutionary during Mexico’s civil war and became the Mexican Republic’s first president in 1917. Biography
Friedrich Engles was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman Engels founded Marxist theory together with Karl Marx and in 1845 published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester. Wikipedia
Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz was a German Großadmiral (grand admiral), Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the powerful administrative branch of the German Imperial Navy from 1897 until 1916. Wikipedia
Carolus-Duran was a French painter and art instructor. He is noted for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third Republic France. Wikipedia
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Buzzfeed
Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. Biography.
Colonel Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding fast-food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company’s brand ambassador and symbol
Donald Grant Mitchell was an American essayist and novelist who usually wrote under the pen name Ik Marvel. Wikipedia
General Adelbert Ames was an American sailor, soldier, and politician who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. Wikipedia
Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. Wikipedia
Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Wikimedia
Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist of Catalonian ethnicity. Buzzfeed
Edward Stanely, former prime minister of the UK. Buzzfeed
Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia and, from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Wikipedia
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Wikipedia