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”
- Haitian Revolution
- Toussaint Louverture – Tyrant or Liberator?
- Influence On The American Revolution – Louisiana Purchase and Potential Effect On American Slave Trade
- Inspiration For and Influence Of 1811 German Coast Slave Revolt
- The Great Abolitionists
- John Brown – Radical Abolitionist
- Lysander Spooner – Anarchist, Lawyer, Abolitionist
- William Wilberforce – Member of Parliament and Abolition leader
- Great Depression-era figures
- Rexford Tugwell – Great Deal Architect and Governor of Puerto Rico
- Bernard Baruch – Financial Genius, Presidential Adviser, Figurehead of Atomic Energy
- World War II Events And Figures
- Aktion T4 – The State-Sanctioned Euthanasia of Children and the Infirm
- Anton Drexler – The Man Who Made Adolf Hitler
- How Did Hitler Come To Power?
- The Velvet Revolution
- Velvet Revolution – Often Historically Forgotten Non-Violent Transition Of Power
- Vaclav Havel– Poet and Political Dissident Who Became President
- The Mitford Sisters
- Jessica Mitford – The “Red Sheep” Investigative Journalist and Would-Be Assassin of Hitler
- Diana Mitford – The Fascist who married Sir Oswald Mosley, the Head of the British Union of Fascists
- Nancy Mitford – The Biographer and Novelist
- Unity Mitford – The Socialite and Supporter Of Nazism
- Deborah Freeman-Mitford – The Duchess
- Stanislav Petrov – The Man Who Saved The World
- Edith Wilson – The Unofficial Female President Of The United States
Got a historical figure or event in mind that should be featured on “Forgotten Figures”? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.