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 07:56

KK - if you seriously haven't heard of Wlifred Owen then go buy a book of his poems and get reading. He wrote poems during First World War.

29/01/2013 at 08:15

Wilfred owen......Amazing!!

29/01/2013 at 08:17

i seem to recall one such German man who became notoriously more famous after one such war !!

29/01/2013 at 08:21

or Infamous in the case of Jimmy Savile

Cheerful Dave    pirate
29/01/2013 at 08:46

Anne Frank

29/01/2013 at 09:23


29/01/2013 at 09:59

Casper the Ghost.

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...

M.r 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

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