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Short Historical Figures

They stand tall in history (well, some of them do), but in real life they needed lifts! How many of these famous historical figures do you know?
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British author of
The Rape of the Lock
4'6
First prime minister of Israel
5'0
Steel magnate and philanthropist
5'0
Inventor of the geodesic dome
5'2
Murderous family cult leader
5'2
First man in space
5'2
German composer known
for nine symphonies
5'3
Soviet premier before Brezhnev
5'3
Led India to independence
from the UK
5'3
Cruel, licentious French marquis
5'3
Fourth president of the U.S.
5'4
French sculptor,
created The Thinker
5'4
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Soviet premier in WWII
5'4
Author, In Cold Blood
5'4
Composer, Rite of Spring
5'4
Spanish painter,
founder of cubism
5'4
Greek tycoon;
married JFK's widow
5'5
First Soviet premier
5'5
Wrote The Lord of the Rings
5'5
French emperor, 1804-1815
5'6
British PM during WW II
5'6
"I have a dream" speechgiver
5'6
Famed British-Arab liaison
during WWI
5'6
3rd-party candidate
in 1992 & 1996
5'7
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level 29
Jan 11, 2013
Napoleon wasn't actually THAT short...
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level 32
Jan 11, 2013
What about Adolf Hitler? He was 5'8.
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level 72
Mar 17, 2018
Taller than everyone else here.
+1
level 18
Jan 11, 2013
How is 5'7'' short? I'm a girl and I'm 5'7''. I'm definitely not short!
+2
level 34
Jan 11, 2013
I think it's different for girls. I'm a 5'8" guy and I would consider myself short.
+2
level 51
Jan 11, 2013
Physical differences between genders. 5'7 is relatively short for a man, though tall for a girl (especially if you're not finished growing).
+2
level 40
Jan 12, 2013
5 7' wasn't sure for the time. It was average height for men. Napoleon was taller than Wellington for instance.
+1
level 65
Mar 17, 2018
Not correct, Wellington was 5'9 ........ Napoleon 5'7....... source: http://qi.com/infocloud/height
+1
level 37
Jan 11, 2013
lots of small Russians!!
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level 32
Jan 11, 2013
It should be known by now that Napoleon was of over average height in his time and that this saying "small emperor" was based on an error in measurements (French and Englisch measures weren't the same) and that it was also partly British propaganda.
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level 65
Dec 28, 2016
Yeah, I don't like Napoleon being included in this test (and having him in the picture) because it perpetuates this baseless factual error.
+1
level 72
Mar 17, 2018
but it list his actual height.
+1
level 55
May 6, 2014
Hey! My husband is taller than almost all of these guys! :D
+1
level 24
Jun 5, 2014
Oh man ... tried about 17 different spellings for Khrushchev ... but couldn't come up with this one.
+1
level 78
Oct 9, 2014
Yep. It's a tough nut, I failed too.
+1
level 66
Nov 2, 2015
I'm just reminded of the Time Bandits, with Napoleon lamenting the heights of various dictators
+1
level 70
Feb 25, 2017
Manson. Can't believe that scum-sucking little weasel is still drawing breath.
+1
level 60
Mar 17, 2018
Not anymore!
+1
level 72
Mar 17, 2018
Hard to breathe with a mouth full of weasel scum.
+1
level 48
Oct 28, 2017
I believe that Tolkien, Stalin, and others' heights are listed incorrectly here.
+1
level 64
Mar 17, 2018
Metrics would be nice to include since inches make no sense to most of the world.
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level 39
Apr 13, 2018
Wow!!! - If true, then their inferiority complexes virtually forced many to become overachievers! -
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