Glen Gould. swoon.

Glen Gould. swoon.

This beautiful lady is Irena Anders, wife of polish general Władysław Anders who was fighting in Monte Cassino. 

This beautiful lady is Irena Anders, wife of polish general Władysław Anders who was fighting in Monte Cassino. 

Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick; 18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972) was a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom.

Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick; 18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972) was a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom.

This is Anna “Vesse” Dahl and she is super duper adorable - I mean, just look at her. She’s a self-educated Norwegian adventurer and made contributions to nuclear physics. Here’s her Smithsonian Institute Profile.
(But damn, those boots.)

This is Anna “Vesse” Dahl and she is super duper adorable - I mean, just look at her. She’s a self-educated Norwegian adventurer and made contributions to nuclear physics. Here’s her Smithsonian Institute Profile.

(But damn, those boots.)

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort and husband of Queen Victoria

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort and husband of Queen Victoria


Caracalla - 22nd Emperor of the Roman Empire 
(aka the hottest Roman emperor)

Caracalla - 22nd Emperor of the Roman Empire

(aka the hottest Roman emperor)

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (August 12, 1904 - July 17, 1918) 
This adorable heir-to-be was the youngest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was described with “a long, finely chiseled face, delicate features, auburn hair with a coppery glint, and large grey-blue eyes like his mother” (and WHO WOULDN’T FALL FOR A BOY LIKE THAT, HMM?) He also inherited hemophilia which would often interrupt his daily life but he didn’t let that stop him from joining the military.
Before people start screeching at me because he was only 13 when he was assassinated, I had the weirdest school-girl crush on this kid back in 8th grade. I did a history project based on the Romanov family and, well - when I saw his picture I was awestruck. Mind you, I was only thirteen so I’m not some crazed pedophile or anything ahhahaha. I guess I grew out of my history crush as I got older but I think this deserved to be here. 

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (August 12, 1904 - July 17, 1918) 

This adorable heir-to-be was the youngest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was described with “a long, finely chiseled face, delicate features, auburn hair with a coppery glint, and large grey-blue eyes like his mother” (and WHO WOULDN’T FALL FOR A BOY LIKE THAT, HMM?) He also inherited hemophilia which would often interrupt his daily life but he didn’t let that stop him from joining the military.

Before people start screeching at me because he was only 13 when he was assassinated, I had the weirdest school-girl crush on this kid back in 8th grade. I did a history project based on the Romanov family and, well - when I saw his picture I was awestruck. Mind you, I was only thirteen so I’m not some crazed pedophile or anything ahhahaha. I guess I grew out of my history crush as I got older but I think this deserved to be here. 

A young and very handsome Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), celebrated italian poet and professor. Among other things, he was responsible for rebirth of the ancient University of Bologna and its literary studies. 
He was also the first italian to win the Nobel prize, no big deal.

A young and very handsome Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), celebrated italian poet and professor. Among other things, he was responsible for rebirth of the ancient University of Bologna and its literary studies. 

He was also the first italian to win the Nobel prize, no big deal.

Djuna Barnes, writer and journalist of the early twentieth century. 
Probably her most famous work is the novel Nightwood, chronicling the tempestuous and complex relationship of two women, Nora Flood and Robin Vote, but she was also a prolific journalist.  In order to write an article on force-feeding, she submitted to the process of force-feeding: “If I, play acting, felt my being burning with revolt at this brutal usurpation of my own functions, how they who actually suffered the ordeal in its acutest horror must have flamed at the violation of the sanctuaries of their spirits.” (‘How It Feels To Be Forcibly Fed’, New York World 1914).
She was opinionated, divisive, and sometimes problematic…but how could you not have a tiny bit of a crush on this woman?

Djuna Barnes, writer and journalist of the early twentieth century. 

Probably her most famous work is the novel Nightwood, chronicling the tempestuous and complex relationship of two women, Nora Flood and Robin Vote, but she was also a prolific journalist.  In order to write an article on force-feeding, she submitted to the process of force-feeding: “If I, play acting, felt my being burning with revolt at this brutal usurpation of my own functions, how they who actually suffered the ordeal in its acutest horror must have flamed at the violation of the sanctuaries of their spirits.” (‘How It Feels To Be Forcibly Fed’, New York World 1914).

She was opinionated, divisive, and sometimes problematic…but how could you not have a tiny bit of a crush on this woman?

I have a huge history crush on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In the early 1960s, this badass mofo fought for a “Malaysian Malaysia”, where every citizen of various race, religion and culture  would be granted equal citizen rights. Unfortunately, the Malaysian government at the time booted him and Singapore out in 1965 due to opposing views, two years after the formation of Malaysia. Leaving him with a small island, less than 2 million Singaporeans and no natural resources, fated for failure.
And guess what?
 This ballsy son of a beech brought Singapore from third world status to first, improved the standard of living by tenfold, built a world class public transportation system and education system. Corruption is almost non-existent in the country and the nation’s GDP is now higher than Malaysia’s. Revenge is his bitch.
 All doing it within the span of 30 years.

I have a huge history crush on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In the early 1960s, this badass mofo fought for a “Malaysian Malaysia”, where every citizen of various race, religion and culture  would be granted equal citizen rights. Unfortunately, the Malaysian government at the time booted him and Singapore out in 1965 due to opposing views, two years after the formation of Malaysia. Leaving him with a small island, less than 2 million Singaporeans and no natural resources, fated for failure.

And guess what?

 This ballsy son of a beech brought Singapore from third world status to first, improved the standard of living by tenfold, built a world class public transportation system and education system. Corruption is almost non-existent in the country and the nation’s GDP is now higher than Malaysia’s. Revenge is his bitch.

 All doing it within the span of 30 years.