13 Historical Figures Glorified by Society but Truly Horrible People

By Mike Fishmore | April 30, 2024

Dark qualities

Let's take a look at historical figures who are still admired but had a malevolent side.
 

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Many revered historical figures actually had their share of dark qualities and flaws.
 

Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus: Christopher Columbus is widely recognized for initiating European voyages to the Americas, yet his legacy is more complex. Upon reaching the shores of the Americas in 1492, his actions were far from commendable. He resorted to brutal killings, enslaved the native population, and caused significant harm to the indigenous communities.