People who only became famous posthumously.

So never saw financial and other more important reward in their lifetime.

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29/01/2013 at 10:25

This bloke:


29/01/2013 at 16:15

Fred West

29/01/2013 at 16:35

Guy Fawkes

29/01/2013 at 17:36
Oscar Schindler
29/01/2013 at 19:10

Robin Hood

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 19:12
29/01/2013 at 21:55
Was Robin Hood a real person?
29/01/2013 at 21:56

well, even if he was he'd have been well-known enough in his lifetime not to count.

29/01/2013 at 22:00
I'm with you on that one sweetcheeks x
30/01/2013 at 07:49

Keith Bennett

30/01/2013 at 13:34
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Fred West

Fred West was still very much alive when he became known, and comitted suicide later while on remand.


I'll offer up Steig Larsson... I think he only became well-known when his books were published after his death.




30/01/2013 at 13:36

Oops, I see he's already been mentioned.

I'll think again...

Mr Zuvai    pirate
30/01/2013 at 14:43
Kandinsky wrote (see)

Alan Turing (


Edited: 30/01/2013 at 14:43
30/01/2013 at 14:51

Alan Turing mentioned on two threads in a row that I have read today.

Apparently it says on the other that he ran a marathon in 2:42

30/01/2013 at 17:39


31/01/2013 at 10:41

He did even better as he was never alive!

or if you're a believer

Known by a few when alive but really famous after his death, coming back to life and then ascending to heaven 40 days later trick.

31/01/2013 at 10:55

...still not convinced by Jesus. What about that whole 'feeding the 5000' thing? Anyone drawing a crowd like that counts as famous in my book.

31/01/2013 at 10:57

Pheidippides (Marathon Runner)

31/01/2013 at 11:02

You've got three "possibilities" with Jesus - (a) actually existed, son of God, ascended into Heaven, etc; (b) actually existed, did some preaching and had some followers, had a lot of crazy things written about him afterwards; (c) myth, never existed.

Clearly (a) is bollocks, but I don't know enough to say whether I side with (b) or (c).  I'm pretty sure he didn't look like Robert Powell though.


31/01/2013 at 11:10

He's not Jesus, He's a very naughty boy...

31/01/2013 at 11:16

Why is option (a) "bollocks"?

I'm not religious at all, just asking why you would form that opinion. It's an interesting discussion (for possibly another thread?!)

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