Though Cleopatra has been widely portrayed as a timeless beauty, perhaps most famously by Elizabeth Taylor, many historians believe this to be inaccurate. Coins depicting her unflattering and ancient writer Plutarch claimed her beauty was nothing specia
After losing his leg in a battle against French forces, Santa Anna held a lavish funeral parading the leg about in a carriage. American soldiers would later celebrate similarly when they captured his prosthetic.
Swedish parliament member, E.G.C. Brandt nominated Hitler for the award in 1939–though it may have been a joke. Haha? Mussolini was nominated four years earlier, in 1935 by professors from Germany and France.