16 Pictures Of Famous People From History You’ve Never Seen Before

Famous People

April 21st, 2017   |   Updated on February 28th, 2024

They show snapshots of some of the most famous people in history at a personal moment in their lives. You may probably have seen some of them before, but I’m pretty sure not all of them. In any case, these rare photos deserve another look.

Rasputin with friends before his assassination in 1916.

Karl Marx

Anna and Sigmund Freud

Haitian President Francois Duvalier Welcoming Emperor Haile Selassie to Haiti.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Margaret Thatcher and three SAS personnel after the six-day Iranian Embassy siege in London, May 1980.

Madame Marie Curie. The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman

Mstislav Rostropovich playing Bach as the Berlin Wall falls, 1989

Nelson Mandela

Fidel Castro at the UN, 1960

Gandhi during the Boer War

Gandhi during the Boer War

Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist.


Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, physicist, engineer and inventor of alternating current power, early 1900s

May 5th 1920, Vladimir Lenin addresses troops about to depart to fight Marshal Pilsudski in Ukraine


Werner Heisenberg (1901 – 1976) Physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum mechanics

Werner Heisenberg

Hugh Hefner, Barbi Benton and Roman Polanski arriving in Paris, 1970.