4 Weird Fun Facts About Historical People

4 Weird Fun Facts About Historical People

Rebeca Munoz, Reporter

Abraham Lincoln was a wrestling champion

Something school forgot to teach us: Abraham Lincoln before presidency, was an amazing wrestling champion! He played in over 300 matches and lost just once.  He is also in the wrestling hall of fame.

Marie Antoinette never really said ¨let them eat cake¨

Most people think the French revolution came to be when Marie Antoinette supposedly said “let them eat cake”. This quote originally came from the diary Jean-Jaques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher. But he only mentioned a princess saying this, and Marie was only 14 around the time. So historians believe that Marie Antoinette did not say “let them eat cake” 

Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian

She was the last queen of Egypt, although she wasn’t even born in Egypt. Cleopatra was actually Greek. She was a descendant of Alexander the Great’s, General Ptolemy.

Mary Literally Had a Little Lamb

Remember the classic nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb? Surprisingly, this is based on a true story. Mary Sawyer, an 11 year old girl from the 1860´s was followed to school by her pet lamb.