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From Lady Death To The Pirate Queen, These People Are The Real Underrated Stars

From Julius Caesar to Abraham Lincoln, we’ve heard different biographies and watched biopics of historical figures. However, as much as Hollywood serves us different stories, some historical figures that deserve to be shown to the world have yet to be shown. Several historical figures have achieved feats that are worth remembering to date. This article is about those who deserve their own biopics.

Everything about this founding father is interesting, but not in a good way

Gouverneur Morris was a founding father of the United States. He wrote the famous preamble to the Constitution, ‘We the People.’ Well, that’s where the iconic achievements stop. Aside from being a public servant, Gouverneur Morris had a wild private life.

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Gouverneur was popularly known for seducing women from different aspects of the social spectrum. Adela ïde de Flahaut, who also counted other officials as her lovers, was one of his mistresses. He died by inserting a bone into his urinary tract to clear it out in 1816.

This Chevalier’s story is the ultimate rags-to-riches story

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was a memorable figure in the 1700s. He was born into slavery in the French colony of Guadeloupe. Being an illegitimate son, his father, a nobleman, brought him to his native France. 

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Joseph rose to stardom at a young age. As a young boy, he learned swordplay and became a master fencer, winning most duels. However, the chevalier became famous for his skills as an expert conductor, composer, and violinist. He was placed on the same level as contemporaries as Mozart

The most successful pirate of all time

Ching Shih was a famous pirate in China between the late 18th century and early 19th century. Interestingly, she wasn’t always a pirate. She worked as a sex worker before she got married to her husband, who was a pirate lord.

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After her husband died in 1807, she had to step up and become a pirate queen. She claimed her husband’s ships and began controlling them as her own. She was in charge of thousands of other pirates.

The Lion that had compassion on other people

Cassius Marcellus Clay, nicknamed Lion of White Hall, was a politician, duelist, and abolitionist from Kentucky. His fiery reputation in the 1800s in the United States and Russia came from his anti-slavery beliefs. Although he came from a privileged family, he eventually freed his enslaved workers.

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As an extroverted abolitionist and politician in the Blue Grass State, he was a target of pro-slavery Americans. Fortunately, Cassius always defended himself against assassins with his Bowie knife. He was credited for slaying more men in duels than anyone.

A ruthless sniper who helped the army

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a sniper in the Soviet Army during the Second World War. She was one of the Union’s arsenal’s most valuable weapons. She earned the nickname Lady Death for her impressive, accurate aim, which helped her kill over 300 Nazi soldiers.

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She was a sharpshooter as a young girl. Although Lady Death survived World War II in the 1940s, she developed PTSD due to her war experience. 

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