History On The Net is proud to announce its Forgotten Figures page!

This page will be under constant construction as more and more neglected historical figures and events are added!

On this site, you can find links to our pages and categories featuring everything you’d like to know about figures and events from history that were massively influential that you likely haven’t heard of.

And if you have a question that isn’t answered here, you can always submit a question that we’ll try to answer on our podcast History Unplugged.

Below are the main categories of topics that you can find to learn more.

  • American Revolution
    • Cesare Beccaria – Whose Work “On Crimes and Punishments” Dramatically Influenced America’s Founding Fathers.
    • Stephen Decatur – The Conqueror of the Barbary Pirates.
    • Benjamin Rush – The Great Abolitionist
    • George Mason – The “Father of the Bill of Rights”
    • Agent 355 – The Nameless Spy
  • The Velvet Revolution
    • Velvet Revolution – Often Historically Forgotten Non-Violent Transition Of Power
    • Vaclav Havel– Poet and Political Dissident Who Became President



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