Victor Hugo - Famous Bearded Men

Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) Well-known Poet, Novelist, and Playwright  Victor Hugo is a renowned poet of French origin, well known for his romantic poetry and novels. In France, he was predominantly referred to as the poet and as a novelist in English speaking countries. During his time, he was regarded as one of the best French romantic poets and...

Leon Ford: A Story of Triumph of the Man Who Survived Police Brutality - Famous Bearded Men

Many have not heard of this young, ordinary man but Leon Ford’s life goes beyond extraordinary after a tragic incident that forever changed not only his life but also the lives of many. Leon Ford encompasses the black American experience, the tough struggle to ensure that everyone sees a human being as equal, and he is the epitome of everything...

Ismail al-Jazari: A Mechanical Genius & Father of Robotic - Famous Bearded Men

Ismail al-Jazari (1136-1206) was the most impressive mechanical engineer of 12th century. He was working for many years as a mechanical engineer for all the kings, and he wrote a book in arabic which included many theoretical as well as practical mechanics. This book is considered until today a unique transcript with various unique devices and all of its details. The...

Steve Biko - Black is Beautiful- Famous Bearded Men

Stephen Bantu Biko, also known as Steve Biko, born on the 18th of December in 1946, was a well-known anti-apartheid activist in the country of South Africa. His activity spread from 1960 until the late 1970s when he died on the 12th of September, 1977 while being held in police custody. Early Life Biko was a student leader, and he...

Muhammad al-Idrisi "The Geographer" - Famous Bearded Men

Muhammad al-Idrisi was a well known Muslim geographer as well as a renowned cartographer and an Egyptologist who lived in the city of Palermo at the court of Roger II – the king. He was born in Ceuta in 1100 and lived until 1165. Early Life Muhammad was born in Ceuta. This is the city in which his great-grandfather had...

Omar Mukhtar "Lion of the Desert" - Famous Bearded Men

Omar Al-Mukhtar Muhammad Ibn Farhat Bredan (Arabic: عُمَرْ الْمُخْتَارْ مُحَمَّدْ بِنْ فَرْحَاتْ بُرَيْدَانْ‎‎; 20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931), known among the Colonial Italians as Matari of the Mnifa,  was the leader of Libyan Mujahideen against the Italian Colonization of Libya, he is Considered the National Hero of Libya and a symbol of Resistance in the Arab World, Beginning in...

Ibn Khaldun "Father of Sociology" - Famous Bearded Men

Born on the 27th of May 1332, Ibn Khaldun (/ˌɪbənxælˈduːn/; Arabic: أبو زيد عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن خلدون الحضرمي‎, Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī; May 27, 1332 – March 19, 1406) was a popular historiographer as well as a historian from North Africa. He is being claim to be the actual founder of the current scientific...

Saladin - Famous Bearded Men

Saladin (1137 or 1138 – March 1193), known as Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب) in Arabic, was the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of their Ayyubid dynasty, although it was named after his father. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa. Notwithstanding the differences in beliefs, the...

Mansa Musa "The Richest Person in History" - Famous Bearded Men

Mansa Musa was an emperor of the Mali Empire back in the fourteenth century. He is the African ruler from medieval times who is mostly known to the world outside of Africa. He got introduced to the rulers of the European continent back in 1324 through his elaborate pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. He is a very popular ruler...

Abbas ibn Firnas "The First Aviator" - Famous Bearded Men

Now, it’s true that we have dreamed of flying through the air ever since we managed to learn how to walk. History is absolutely filled with people and legends who have attempted to conquer the skies. Chinese people were flying kites around the 5th Century BCE. However, the fist successful human attempt was accomplished back in 875 CE by Abbas...