12 Forgotten Historical Figures We’re Revisiting

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There have been plenty of forgotten historical figures throughout history, for both men and women. Whether this was due to hazy accounts, gender or racial segregation, or other reasons, some of the things we enjoy today were invented by forgotten figures. Learn more about twelve of these forgotten historical figures here, and dive into the past.

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12. Squanto (1585-1622)

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11. Scipio Africanus (236 BC-183 BC)

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10. Edith Wilson (1872-1961)

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9. Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986)

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8. Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916-1974)

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7. Mary Anning (1799-1847)

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6. Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000)

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5. Lewis Latimer (1848-1928)

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4. Nellie Bly

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3. Ernest Lawrence

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2. Percy Julian

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1. Henrietta Lacks / Forgotten Historical Figures

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