10 Famous People Who Didn`t Actually Exist

Submitted by: cobrakiller 5 years ago Weird
http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-famous-people-who-didn%E2%80%99t-actually-exist.php

Some of the greatest hoaxes in history.
There are 59 comments:
Male 172
I`ve never even heard of any of those people, and they forgot Jesus.
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Male 240
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz
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Female 1,264
Wow, it`s good to know that Santa Claus is not in the list. I was worried for a moment.
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Male 8
show me historical proof OUTSIDE of the bible or other religious writings of a man named jesus christ
hint:christ isnt a name its an honorific meaning "annointed" and jesus is a romanization of joshua
so his name would have been something like joshua ben josef (joshua son of josef)
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Male 1,548
@Cobrakiller
Tacitus mentions Christ as related from Christians at least 80 years after the events had supposedly taken place. here is the relevant chapter of Tacitus` Annals. When taken in context, he is basically saying "There are these people called `Christians` and this is what they believe". His account is a tertiary source on this subject and is not reliable enough to conclude anything from.
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Male 1,548
Why all the not-very-famous people? There`s good reason to believe that William Shakespeare was a pen name used by a small circle of writers rather than an individual. Also Socrates probably didn`t exist, at least not as Plato described him. If they want to invoke a flame war, then religious figures like Jesus and Solomon are questionable at best as well.
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Male 1,744
lol @verinon
To be fair though, the man Jesus actually existed and was fairly influential in the region (according to historians). Whether or not he was the son of god however...let that be for another day.
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Male 36,523
That was boring! Much better were:
10 Weird Dinosaurs
or
10 Weird Cryptids
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Male 335
Yeah where is Jesus?
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Male 1,931
Why isn`t Jesus on the list?
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Female 3,598
who the F*ck cares about any of these non-existant people? never heard of any of them... they may as well have... never existed ;-)
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Male 7,585
chidori-san, that must not have been a very good film teacher.
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Male 7,585
lemoria & fizban,
look up the roman historian tacitus.
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Female 105
The only person on this list I`ve even remotely heard of is Alan Smithee and that`s only because my film teacher once wrote a letter to him complaining about a horrible film he had directed.
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Male 12,138
I clearly fail at internets. Never heard of any single one of them them, so I`m nonplussed that they may or may not have actually existed.
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Male 17
@buscompany
What sources? Be specific. Does the reference to Frodo Baggins in Fizban`s post mean that Frodo actually exists?
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Male 25,416
that was not fun at all :(
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Male 106
@Fizban

That`s not even close to being true. There are mentions and references to Jesus by secular, jewish sources of the time. If you`re gonna be sarcastic, at least be right.
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Female 403
Never heard of any of them
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Female 584
Jesus isn`t on the list because the author of this article isn`t a cynic.

@Fizban: Just because you`ve never experienced proof of the existence Jesus Christ, doesn`t mean he is fictional.
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Male 125
cobrakiller: "jesus is not on the list because we dont know if he actually existed or not."

The only "proof" that Jesus existed is a fiction book. Jesus Christ is as real as Frodo Baggins.
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Female 192
OSAMA BIN LADEN the end
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Male 145
who? who? who? who? who? who? who? who? who? who?
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Male 7,585
jesus is not on the list because we dont know if he actually existed or not.
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Male 2,121
Someone needs to recheck the definition of famous...
This list is more people who are famous for not actually existing. I`d already heard of Alan Smithee, but because he`s famous for being a pseudonym.
I liked the Ali Larter one though, that was interesting.
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Male 535
why isn`t jesus in that list?
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Male 397
Aw, they completely rejected Jesus. He not famous enough?
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Female 151
almightybob1: That`s exactly what I just looked up too, I wonder if they did that intentionally.
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Female 4,086
agree with fivezones. thought this would be about people like sherlock holmes, simon templar, etc.
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Female 2,674
Tony Clifton forever :) Also, I can`t stop staring at the picture of Pope Joan. Something about her does it for me... I`m not sure what *shrugs*
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Male 4,290
Just checked IMDb, and apparently that character`s name was Allegra Cole. Coincidence?
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Male 4,290
Isn`t Alegra Coleman the name of the girl in Hitch?

The only one I knew was lonelygirl15, and I already knew it was a hoax.
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Male 2,855
more like 10 people no one has ever heard about Who Didn`t Actually Exist
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Male 1,021
Part of being famous is people need to have heard about you.

If the point of this is to say these people were famous but only a few smart people know them, then I guess I`m famous since not too many people know me either.
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Male 3,842
I`m pretty sure everyone knows Alan Smithee is the fake name a director is ashamed to put his real name on a film. No one thinks Alan Smithee is real.
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Male 2,096
Hey, Mike Litoris didn`t make the list
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Male 7,585
damn, i didnt realize that nobody on here would know these people. the only person i didnt know was "alegra coleman".
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Female 3,001
10 famous people iv clearly never heard of
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Male 183
10 people you have never heard of cuz they dont exist.
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Male 2,033
The only one I have heard of is Smithee and he is famous exactly because he didn`t exist.

Maybe the list writer doesn`t know what "famous" means?
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Female 33
I only knew of two, and knew that one out of those selected were a fraud.
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Male 506
Didn`t recognise a single person on that list - Was half expecting Sherlock but even then : /
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Male 45
The only one I`ve ever heard of is David Manning. Not the one on the list, he was in school with me.
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Male 37,897

what? PMARREN didn`t make the list?

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Male 3,745
i half expected jesus to make the list
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Female 2,027
who?
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Female 182
Lol aquaman1227
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Female 182
I only recognised two...and they`re hardly famous imo
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Male 683
Ten famous people you never knew were famous.
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Male 14
Yes, the list should include Jesus "Tap-Dancing" Christ and his comedic sidekick the "Virgin" Mary.
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Male 341
WHAT! No God
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Female 311
I`ve never heard of any of these `people`
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Male 4,807
What?? NO FANCYLAD???
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Male 772
I did not recognise any of those people... famous indeed.
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Male 141
what? no boxxy?
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Male 15,510
10 Famous People Who Didn`t Actually Exist And Who Wasn`t Really That Famous

Fixed
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Female 1,190
gorillaz?
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Male 7,585
Link: 10 Famous People Who Didn`t Actually Exist [Rate Link] - Some of the greatest hoaxes in history.
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