Historical Figures

From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.

We Are Not Amused: The Queen Victoria Quiz

Queen Victoria lent her name to an entire era. See how much you know about the woman behind the crown with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Austria Will Demolish Adolf Hitler's Birthplace

Austria will destroy the building where Adolf Hitler was born. Learn more about the birthplace of Hitler in Austria in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Ridiculous History: LBJ Talked on the Phone More Than a Teenager

Lyndon B. Johnson really loved telephones, way before smartphones came along. In fact, he dug phones so much that he had a car phone — in the 1950s. See more »

No, Not Only U.S. Presidents Are on American Money

It turns out a lot of people think you have to be a president to appear on money. This HowStuffWorks Now article looks into debunking that myth. See more »

Ridiculous History: When Benjamin Franklin Remade the Alphabet

Not content with declaring independence from British rule, Ben Franklin wanted to declare independence from the alphabet, too. See more »

How Alexander Hamilton Worked

Musical star, cover boy for the $10 bill, shaper of the American economy — find out if there's anything Alexander Hamilton can't do at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Ridiculous History: Meet Simeon Ellerton, Noted Pedestrian & Rock Hound

Simeon Ellerton walked all over the U.K. in the 18th century. On the way home he’d bring the materials to build himself a house. See more »

Guess Who?: The Historical World Leader Quiz

World leaders come from all corners of the globe. Take this quiz and see if you know who has been in charge of the course of history at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Alexander Hamilton? Yeah, He Wasn't a U.S. President

Americans aren't that great at recalling more than a few recent presidents, along with a few who had eventful terms. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The US Presidential History Quiz

How much do you know about U.S. presidential history? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »