Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American writer and political activist known for his detective novels which made him “one of the finest mystery writers of all time”. Hammett fought in both World Wars, was the long-time partner of Lillian Hellman and was a general bad-ass as he was blacklisted for un-American activities.

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American writer and political activist known for his detective novels which made him “one of the finest mystery writers of all time”. Hammett fought in both World Wars, was the long-time partner of Lillian Hellman and was a general bad-ass as he was blacklisted for un-American activities.

Lord Byron (1788-1824): poet, aristocrat and legendary lover.

Lord Byron (1788-1824): poet, aristocrat and legendary lover.

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze which has won my heart.

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze which has won my heart.

Talbot Mercer Papineau. Cousin to Henri Bourassa, grandson to Louis Joseph Papineau. Known for his debates with is cousin over French-Canada’s role in the First World War. Killed in Passchendaele after being hit by a shell on October 30th 1917. One handsome man if I do say so myself!

Talbot Mercer Papineau. Cousin to Henri Bourassa, grandson to Louis Joseph Papineau. Known for his debates with is cousin over French-Canada’s role in the First World War. Killed in Passchendaele after being hit by a shell on October 30th 1917. One handsome man if I do say so myself!

Gaius Marius, a famous Roman general. I’m not really sure if this counts, considering this painting was created almost a millenium after his death, but artist John Vanderlyn certainly had a nice imagination.

Gaius Marius, a famous Roman general. I’m not really sure if this counts, considering this painting was created almost a millenium after his death, but artist John Vanderlyn certainly had a nice imagination.

Ferenc Liszt - Hungarian composer, one of the Chopin’s close friends and  the definition of womanizer.

Ferenc Liszt - Hungarian composer, one of the Chopin’s close friends and  the definition of womanizer.

The last prince of Korea, Prince Yi Wu (or Lee Woo) was pretty dang cute.

The last prince of Korea, Prince Yi Wu (or Lee Woo) was pretty dang cute.

Jean Toomer, pictured here, was an American poet and novelist and an important figure both in the Harlem Renaissance and the modernism movement of the Lost Generation. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is a synthesis of the ideas and experimentation seen in both the Harlem Renaissance and modernism and is considered by many to be his most significant writing.
He was also a total hottie.
This is a photograph of him when he was quite young.  He also grew a mustache later in life, if that’s your jam.

Jean Toomer, pictured here, was an American poet and novelist and an important figure both in the Harlem Renaissance and the modernism movement of the Lost Generation. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is a synthesis of the ideas and experimentation seen in both the Harlem Renaissance and modernism and is considered by many to be his most significant writing.

He was also a total hottie.

This is a photograph of him when he was quite young.  He also grew a mustache later in life, if that’s your jam.

Christian VII was king of Denmark and Norway from 1766 to 1808. He was mentally ill and was unable to rule which his advicers already did most of. And with mentally ill I mean he was reported for randomly slapping people during conversations. But you know what? He was beautiful, so I’ll forgive him.

Christian VII was king of Denmark and Norway from 1766 to 1808. He was mentally ill and was unable to rule which his advicers already did most of. And with mentally ill I mean he was reported for randomly slapping people during conversations. But you know what? He was beautiful, so I’ll forgive him.

Name: Claus von Stauffenberg
Description: German army officer. One of the important members of “German Resistance” movement. Tried to kill one of the important German.
Journey from nowhere to my being my crush: Attempted to kill Hitler. Failed. “Operation Valkyrie” failed. Executed by firing squad.

Name: Claus von Stauffenberg

Description: German army officer. One of the important members of “German Resistance” movement. Tried to kill one of the important German.

Journey from nowhere to my being my crush: Attempted to kill Hitler. Failed. “Operation Valkyrie” failed. Executed by firing squad.