Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia. Similarities
MORE IDEAS FROM Real Historical Figures Who Inspired Game Of Thrones Characters
Cecily Neville was the wife of Richard, Duke of York, and the mother of two kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III.
Richard III was king of England for two turbulent years, best known for being accused of murdering his nephews to protect his throne. Similarities
Emperor Claudius was Rome’s fourth emperor.
Henry VIII was a British King, best known for having 6 wives, 2 of which were beheaded.
Caligula was Rome's most tyrannical emperor. Similarities with Joffrey:
Edward, Prince of Wales - possibly illegitimate son of King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. Similarities with Joffrey:
A main ingredient in George R.R. Martin's fantastical concoction is the medley of historical figures who inspired Game of Thrones.
When Martin first started writing the book series, he drew a lot of his inspiration from the people and events surrounding the War of the Roses. Influences weren’t confined to that era, nor were his characters necessarily linked in the same ways as their historical counterparts. Instead, he blended bits of history all around the Westeros map, picking and choosing the traits he would use and discard from the historical figures who inspired Game of Thrones.
Edward IV was king of England. He was a key figure in the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. Similarities
Charles VI of France was called the Beloved and the Mad.
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England as the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was found guilty of charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king and was beheaded.
Joan of Arc is one of the most famous female warriors in history. Similarities
The historical parallels between the two isn’t just obvious to readers—George R.R. Martin has straight-up said that Aegon’s story was inspired by William. Similarities
The Knights Templar protected European travelers visiting sites in the Holy Land while also carrying out military operations:
Cesare Borgia is the son of Pope Alexander VI who resigned from the cardinality to become a military commander and powerful lord.
The Janissaries were an elite corps in the Ottoman Empire.
Sir Francis Walsingham was the principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I. Similarities:
Hobbes, an English philosopher, believes mankind's nature to be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short as described in his book, The Leviathan.
This is why people adhere to social contracts (ceding some rights in return for protection from a governing body) in order to avoid a crippling struggle.
Communication is part of daily life. We use it to convey our ideas to other people so that they may understand our purpose.
There are 3 rules you can implement to improve your communication :
Now that I think of it, I was always curious about it. But somehow never got to ask...
Why did his winning adversaries choose to isolate him on an island? Twice. At the time, killing a king (which the French just did during the Revolution) was considered dangerous. It created unrest in the population and would give "bad ideas" to the mob. Napoleon's adversaries were monarchs who cared for the second-order effects of his execution.
But why did they think of Napoleon as a king? He was a commoner after all, even though he declared himself Emperor. Mainly because Napoleon was still loved by the French people, especially the military. They didn't want to stir another rebellion.