The founder of Kommunism theory, Karl Marx, had never been to Russia
Lafayette has become US military officer at the age of 19 and his full name was Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette.
Winston Churchill had Nativу American ancestry on his mother's side.
The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered this country at the age of 26!
To avoid cliches Ilf and Petrov discarded the similar ideas, that came to their minds simultaneously.
Hans Christian Andersen couldn't write a word without making a grammar error.
Before start composing music, Beethoven poured a bucket of cold water on his head. He believed that it stimulates brain acitvity.
There are no direct descendents of William Shakespeare left on the Earth.
George Washington never shaked hands when meeting - he prefered bowing.
Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist.
Mozart started composing music at the age of 3.