Here Is What Historical Figures Would Look Like If They Lived Today

By Juliet S 7 months ago
Step into the whimsical world of time-traveling fashionistas as we embark on a journey to reimagine history's most iconic figures strutting their stuff in the 21st century! Ever wondered what Cleopatra would wear for a night out on the town or how Shakespeare might style his hair in the age of man buns? Brace yourself for a hilarious and surprising exploration of what our favorite historical figures might look like if they ditched the togas and ruffles for skinny jeans and sneakers.

1. Nefertiti

Nefertiti, the enigmatic queen of ancient Egypt, continues to captivate us through the sands of time. Renowned as the wife of the illustrious Pharaoh Akhenaten, her legacy endures not only through her historical significance but also through a remarkable artifact—the iconic bust that immortalizes her in limestone.Image Source / Bored Panda - All images @ROYALTY_NOW_Nefertiti was a famous Egyptian queen and the wife of a Pharaoh. This bust of her is quite famous due to her obvious beauty - so it's no surprise that in modern day standards, she'd be considered to have Hollywood good looks by the looks of things!Original content sourced from Femanin.

2. Julius Caesar

Enter the grandeur of ancient Rome, and there he stands—a figure etched into the annals of history with the weight of empire on his shoulders. Julius Caesar, the indomitable Roman ruler, whose exploits have been woven into the tapestry of time through countless tales, scholarly writings, and imposing statues.Image Source / Bored PandaThe famous Roman ruler has been written about, spoken about and depicted in statues - but what about in modern day? Well, donning a sharp business suit instead of a Roman toga for starters, and apparently his hairstyle wasn't too far off the modern-day mark. He looks like a very intimidating businessman or politician!

3. Queen Elizabeth I

Embark with me on a journey where time bends and historical figures step into the present, merging with the faces we recognize from the silver screen. The regal aura of Queen Elizabeth I, the flame-haired monarch of the Tudor era, transcends the centuries, finding an unexpected contemporary doppelgänger..Image Source / Bored PandaIs it just me or does this look like Meryl Streep's daughter? Regardless, of course Queen Elizabeth would still be rocking her red locks in modern day, and she'd probably be a fan of the paler makeup look, too. A curious coincidence, perhaps, but as we traverse the corridors of time, the resemblance becomes an intriguing facet of this fantastical narrative.

4. Alexander The Great

Dive into the annals of ancient history, and the figure of Alexander the Great emerges as a colossus of conquest, a visionary strategist who carved an empire across continents. Yet, peel back the layers of time, and the enigma deepens as we explore the curious genetic quirk that adds an unexpected twist to the legendary conqueror's appearance.Image Source / Bored PandaApparently Alexander the Great had some form of heterochromia, where a person has different coloured eyes in some variation. It's likely he could have had one brown and one blue eye, coupled with curly blonde locks. So definitely a gym bro, then, do you think?

5. Agrippina The Younger

Step into the shadows of ancient Rome, where the enigmatic figure of Agrippina the Younger, sister to the infamous Emperor Caligula and mother to the notorious Emperor Nero, emerges from the pages of history. History may have shrouded her appearance in the monotony of colorless statues and busts...Image Source / Bored PandaAgrippina the Younger was the Roman sister of Emperor Caligula. If you've heard of Emperor Nero, she was also his mother. Not a lot is known about the way she looked other than colourless statues or busts, but this modern day rendition sees her as a pretty brunette with brown eyes!

6. Jane Austen

Enter the enchanting world of Jane Austen, the literary luminary who gifted us the brooding Mr. Darcy and the timeless allure of Regency-era romance. While her words continue to weave tales of love and societal intricacies, the pages of history have left us with but a single portrait...Image Source / Bored PandaThe woman we owe the hugest debt to for giving us Mr Darcy, what would Jane Austen look like in modern day? The left is probably the most famous portrait of her, but in modern day she apparently would look very much like Kylie Jenner before the lip fillers.

7. Anne Boleyn

Step back in time to the Tudor court, where the drama of Anne Boleyn, one of the six wives of King Henry VIII, unfolds against a backdrop of political intrigue and royal machinations. Anne, a woman of intelligence and allure, became a prominent figure in English history.Image Source / Bored PandaOne of the six wives of English king Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn was a famous figure in English and political history after she was beheaded. If Henry failed to resist her back then, he'd have no hope with her modern day equivalent - just look at her! Red carpet ready.

8. Madame De Pompadour

Venture into the lavish courts of 18th-century France, where the captivating Madame de Pompadour, a woman of wit and charm, effortlessly caught the eye of Louis XV. The story unfolds at a masked ball, a whimsical setting where the king, rumored to be disguised as a plant, found himself enchanted.Image Source / Bored PandaThis was the woman who caught the eye of Louis XV, apparently at a masked ball when it's alleged he was dressed as a plant, while she was dressed as a domino, which is just hilarious. She apparently remained his friend even after she stopped being his mistress, and in modern day, she looks like she belongs with the celebs.

9. Mary, Queen Of Scots

Enter the pages of history, where the weight of a crown descended upon the tiny shoulders of Mary, a mere six days old when she inherited the throne after her father. From the cradle to the throne, her journey unfolds against the backdrop of turbulent politics and royal intrigue.Image Source / Bored PandaMary was only six days old when she inherited the throne after her father. She grew up to be the Queen of Scotland, and her modern day equivalent makes it look like she could be anything she wanted to be, really, with those blonde girl-next-door looks.

10. Empress Elisabeth Of Austria

Step into the opulent world of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately known as Sisi during her lifetime. A figure of both historical grandeur and a timeless allure, this empress, with her signature brunette braids, transcends the confines of centuries to make her mark in the modern era.Image Source / Bored PandaApparently this empress would still be rocking those brunette braids in modern day! She was also known as Sisi during her life, and we can certainly imagine that being her nickname in modern day. She looks booksmart! The distinctive brunette braids, once a symbol of imperial tradition, now cascade effortlessly down her shoulders, framed against the backdrop of a modern skyline.

11. Louis XIV, The Sun King

Step into the illustrious court of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, whose reign spanned an impressive 72 years, leaving an indelible mark on the pages of history. In the grandeur of Versailles, his courtiers adorned themselves in extravagant wigs, a fashion statement that defined the French royal style.Image Source / Bored PandaThe Sun King reigned in France for 72 long years, and his appearance back then was the normal French royal style of long, curly wigs. In modern day, he'd chop his hair a little shorter though still keep the curls, and would apparently be a dead ringer for Jon Snow.

12. Catherine Of Aragon

Step into the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII, where the saga of Catherine of Aragon, the resilient Queen of England, unfolds against the backdrop of shifting alliances and the capricious affections of a monarch. In the annals of history, Catherine was the first of Henry's wives to be cast aside.Image Source / Bored PandaAnother of Henry VIII's wives, Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England and the first of his wives only to be shunned when Henry's eye was caught by Anne Boleyn and he decided he wanted her instead. In modern day, Catherine looks like a housewife questioning her life choices.

13. Louis XV

Step into the grandeur of 18th-century France, where Louis XV, the second-longest reigning monarch, held court in the midst of splendor and intrigue. The pages of history unfold to reveal a monarch whose reign was marked by both political machinations and romantic entanglements...Image Source / Bored PandaLouis XV was the second-longest reigning monarch in France. One of his mistresses was Madame De Pompadour mentioned earlier on this list! While he looks quite dashing in his French wig, in modern day he's definitely giving off dodgy car salesman vibes. What do you think?

14. Catherine Parr

Enter the annals of Tudor history, where the indomitable Catherine Parr takes her place as the sixth and final wife of the infamous King Henry VIII. Her tale is one of survival, as she managed to outlive the unpredictable monarch, thus avoiding the grim fate that befell some of her predecessors.Image Source / Bored PandaCatherine Parr was - you guessed it - another of Henry VIII's wives! She was actually his final wife, and managed to escape a beheading by actually outliving the king. In modern day, she's rocking gorgeous strawberry blonde hair and could be anything from serious stage actress to successful real estate agent.

15. Marie Antoinette

Step into the gilded halls of Versailles, where the resplendent figure of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the tumultuous revolution, held court in an era defined by extravagance and opulence. History has woven tales around her, attributing the infamous phrase "Let them eat cake!" to her lips,Image Source / Bored PandaMarie Antoinette was the last queen of France before the revolution, and she's also the person the phrase 'Let them eat cake!' is attributed too (though it's not certain she ever said those exact words). And although depictions of her show her with wigs on, it does look fitting that she'd be a pretty blonde in modern day!

16. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov

The ghostly echoes of Imperial Russia come alive with the mention of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. Despite the tragic fate that befell her at the age of 17 during the Russian Revolution, we can now explore an alternate reality...Image Source / Bored PandaWhat do you think, do you prefer her with long hair or short hair? Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna was the youngest daughter of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II. She was killed at the age of 17, which means her modern day equivalent looks late-teens, too - her tale in history is a tragic one.

17. Emperor Augustus

Enter the world of ancient Rome, where the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus, rises to become the very first emperor of the Roman Empire. Although the weight of his historical legacy suggests wisdom and authority, the age depicted on his statues may not quite capture the vibrancy of his youth.Image Source / Bored PandaThe great-nephew of Julius Caesar was actually the very first emperor of Rome. Though his age isn't too obvious on his statues, his modern-day mock up looks like he could be anything from 16 to 30! Those curls are great, though - they suit him, so let's hope he wouldn't get the straighteners out.

18. Queen Isabella Of Castile

Step back into the pages of history, where the formidable Queen Isabella of Castile, with her astute vision, sent Christopher Columbus on a journey that would reshape the world. In the narrative of the 15th century, Isabella's regal appearance was characterized by the fashion of her time.Image Source / Bored PandaQueen Isabella of Castile was the queen responsible for sending Christopher Columbus on his way to explore the world back in 1492. After stepping back from government, she died in 1504. Her modern day appearance would apparently see her buying a pair of straighteners!

19. Abraham Lincoln

Journey back through the corridors of time to an era defined by Civil War and emancipation, where the towering figure of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, left an indelible mark on history. Renowned for his eloquence, leadership, and the tragic circumstances of his assassination.Image Source / Bored PandaFamous president of the United States Abraham Lincoln - and most famous for his assassination at the theatre - would give up shaving in the modern day, it would seem, rocking a stylish beard and an even more stylish shirt and overcoat. His swept back locks are a bit of an improvement!

20. Christina Of Denmark

Embark on a journey to the Renaissance era, where the exquisite portrait of Christina of Denmark, captured by the skilled brush of Hans Holbein, graces the annals of art history. This portrait, a masterpiece in its own right, provides a glimpse into the captivating presence of this woman.Image Source / Bored PandaThis portrait of Christina of Denmark is perhaps the most famous of her, painted by Hans Holbein. She might have become yet another bride of Henry VIII, if it wasn't for her dislike for the king's reputation for his series of wives making her refuse the marriage proposal. You go girl.

21. Madame Du Barry

Step into the decadent world of 18th-century France, where the captivating Madame du Barry enters the stage as the official mistress of King Louis XV. Following in the footsteps of Madame de Pompadour, du Barry becomes a prominent figure in the French court, captivating the king with her charm and vivacity.Image Source / Bored PandaAfter Madame de Pompadour passed away, King Louis XV was on the lookout for love - enter Madam du Barry. She became the official mistress of the king, and in modern day, looks like she'd break a couple of hearts as well as heal them! In this contemporary reinterpretation, Madame du Barry becomes a symbol of both allure and empathy.

22. Eleanor Of Toledo

Embark on a journey to Renaissance Spain, where the elegant Eleanor of Toledo, born in Toledo itself, graced the stage as the consort of a member of the illustrious Medici family. A woman of both intellect and grace, Eleanor played an active role in political affairs, stepping into the role of consort.Image Source / Bored PandaHailing from Toledo in Spain, Eleanor was married to one of the members of the famous Medici family. She helped her husband with matters of politics, and would even serve as Consort when he was away. To be fair, her modern day equivalent looks like she could be a politician's wife, too.

23. Katherine Howard

Venture into the tumultuous court of Henry VIII, where the ill-fated Katherine Howard, the fifth wife of the infamous monarch, endured a brief but tumultuous reign as Queen of England. In the annals of history, her story is one of tragedy, marked by execution at the hands of the king.Image Source / Bored PandaIt's no surprise that another of Henry VIII's wives have turned up on this list! Here's Katherine Howard, who was Queen of England for 16 months and Henry's 5th wife. She was executed by the king (he really had a habit of that) but her modern day version looks like she wouldn't put up with him to be honest.

24. Caligula

Enter the tumultuous pages of Roman history, where the infamous Caligula, known for his erratic behavior during his short-lived reign as Emperor, left an indelible mark on the annals of power. The nuances of his personality are often characterized by historical accounts as brash and impulsive.Image Source / Bored PandaWell, it's safe to say that Caligula's reputation as a brat whilst serving as Roman Emperor actually translates to both his busts and his modern day portrait - that face just has brat written all over it, doesn't it? Joffrey from Game of Thrones vibes.

25. Napoleon

Delve into the pages of history where the illustrious figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, known for his strategic brilliance and military conquests, often faced a peculiar myth regarding his height. Now, imagine his modern-day equivalent, a figure who, despite a reasonable stature...Image Source / Bored Panda... still looks like a man who might complain about being too short, and make it everyone else's problem. The thing about Napoleon is that he got this reputation for being really short, but apparently he was around 5 foot 7. But his modern day equivalent still looks unhappy about it.

26. Benjamin Franklin

Step into the hallowed halls of American history, where the wise and multifaceted Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States, made his indelible mark. In his original appearance, Franklin was known for rocking an iconic haircut that reflected the fashion of his era.Image Source / Bored PandaBenjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States, is definitely rocking an iconic haircut in his original appearance, but alas in modern day it wouldn't translate very well so he's gone for the short silver fox look. Definitely looks like a banker or CEO.

27. Henry VIII

Step into the whirlwind of Tudor intrigue and the courtly drama of Henry VIII, a king known for his eventful marital history. Now, let's playfully reimagine Henry's larger-than-life personality in the modern-day setting of parties and social gatherings...Image Source / Bored PandaThe question is, would Henry's same personality translate to modern day in which this guy in a bow tie would be trailing round the party finding as many women to marry as possible? He does look like someone you might want to avoid, unless he tries to smile a bit.

28. King Henry VII

Journey back to the Renaissance era, where Henry VII, the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty, solidified his rule over England. Known for his strategic prowess and the establishment of a stable monarchy, Henry VII left a lasting legacy in history. Now, let's transport him to the modern-day.Image Source / Bored PandaSpeaking of Henrys, Henry VII actually looks great in his modern day suit and tidy hair do. He looks like any average middle-aged man, to be honest, but maybe after being king he'd be relieved to blend in a little bit. In this modern reinterpretation, Henry VII sheds the trappings of royal attire for a sharp suit.

29. Mona Lisa

Embark on a visual exploration of artistry and timelessness as we ponder the enigmatic Mona Lisa, the masterpiece that has captivated hearts and minds for centuries. The challenge lies in transforming her iconic visage into a modern-day appearance without compromising the essence of her mystique.Image Source / Bored PandaMona Lisa surely has to be the most difficult person to make into modern day appearance because she is so iconic that any other variation of her would look too different. And this just proves it - or maybe it's just the obvious eyebrows that change her face entirely!

30. Grace Kelly

Embark on a journey through the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, where the legendary American actress Grace Kelly graced the silver screen before transitioning into royalty as the Princess of Monaco. Her timeless beauty and iconic style left an indelible mark on the world.Image Source / Bored PandaThe legendary American actress who became Princess of Monaco would definitely be ageless, no matter how long she would live. Her modern day equivalent would be just as beautiful, just as blonde and always with movie star and princess good looks rolled into one!

31. Catherine The Great

Embark on a journey through the annals of Russian history, where the formidable Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II, left an indelible mark as the empress of Russia for over three decades, beginning in 1762. Her ascension to power was a result of a plot to overthrow her husband...Image Source / Bored PandaThey have the same eyes and nose don't they! Catherine the Great (Catherine II) served as empress of Russia for over 30 years, from 1762. A plan to overthrow Catherine's husband, Peter III, resulted in Catherine taking power. The gaze that once navigated the complexities of Russian politics now adapts to the challenges of the contemporary world, reflecting wisdom and determination.

32. William Shakespeare

Step into the world of literature and imagination, where the iconic figure of William Shakespeare, the bard himself, takes a modern-day turn. The man responsible for timeless love poems, captivating plays, and the bane of many English exams is now reimagined in the contemporary era.Image Source / Bored PandaIf there's anybody who you'd like to get a modern-day glimpse at, it has to be the bard himself - William Shakespeare. What would the man responsible for so many love poems and English exams look like today? Apparently like Marv from Home Alone.

33. Caravaggio

Venture into the world of Baroque art, where the renowned Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, or simply Caravaggio, left an indelible mark with his controversial and emotionally charged works. Now, imagine the enigmatic artist in the context of the 21st century.Image Source / Bored PandaNot to be confused with another famous Michaelangelo, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (known as Caravaggio, which is easier for us) was a famous Italian painter that was quite controversial in some of his works, too. In modern day, he'd apparently grow out the goatee a little bit.

34. Tutankhamun

Embark on a journey through the sands of time to ancient Egypt, where the young and enigmatic Pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled during the illustrious period of the New Kingdom. While the most famous rendition of his appearance is preserved in the intricate details of his tomb, let's take a whimsical leap into the modern era.Image Source / Bored PandaThe most famous rendition we have of the way Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun looked is the depiction on his tomb. So what about in modern day? What would the young King Tut look like? He'd apparently keep the eyeliner, which is a great choice.

35. Gaius Octavius (Octavian)

Delve into the grandeur of ancient Rome, where the iconic figure of Caesar Augustus left an indelible mark as the founder of the first phase of the Roman Empire. Now, let's transport this historical luminary to the contemporary era, offering a glimpse of what the formidable leader might look like.Image Source / Bored PandaAll these busts of ancient Roman people sure do turn out pretty, don't they? Here's Caesar Augustus in modern day, revealing fluffy blonde hair and strong green eyes. He founded the first phase in the Roman Empire - and looks very serious about it, too.

36. Alexandre Dumas

Step into the literary world of Alexandre Dumas, the prolific French writer whose masterpieces, including "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," have captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Now, let's embark on a whimsical journey into the contemporary era.Image Source / Bored PandaDumas was a famous French writer, and even if you have never heard of the name, you might have heard of some of his most famous works, including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. In modern day, it looks like he'd be taking inspiration from Lenny Kravitz!

37. Martin Van Buren

Journey back to the early 19th century, where Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States, left his mark on history with distinctive mutton chops and a sartorial style that defined the times. Fast forward to the present, and let's playfully reimagine what this notable figure might look like.Image Source / Bored PandaWhen you look like a typical old man, what can often set you apart is your hairstyle - but for the 8th president of the United States, there's not much you can do when you have to dress a certain way for the times. In modern day though, with more freedom, looks like he'd still keep the mutton chops anyway!

38. Zachary Taylor

Let's journey back to the mid-19th century and explore the visage of Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States. Known for his distinctive mutton chops and military background, Taylor's historical appearance left an indelible mark. Now, let's playfully reimagine what this notable figure might look like.Image Source / Bored PandaBut it looks like 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor would lose the mutton chops in modern day after all! Kitted out in a formal suit and tie, he looks the presidential part both back then and now. Which, in this day and age, is any old man, really, isn't it.

39. John Wilkes Booth

Delve into the annals of history, where the infamous John Wilkes Booth, a stage actor of his time, etched his name in infamy by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. His distinctive features, from the side-flop curly hair to the short moustache, became synonymous with his historical persona.Image Source / Bored PandaThe man responsible for assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, was a stage actor of the time, and most people will recognise his face from his curly hair to his moustache. In modern day, it looks like he'd keep the same side-flop hair do and short moustache - and why not?

40. Frederick Douglass

Embark on a journey through the tumultuous pages of American history, where Frederick Douglass emerged as a towering figure—a symbol of resilience, courage, and a tireless advocate for freedom. Famed for his escape from slavery in Maryland, Douglass rose to prominence as a leader.Image Source / Bored PandaFrederick Douglass was famed for escaping slavery in Maryland, USA, and then rising to become a leader of Masachusetts' and New York's abolitionist movement. he was also a writer and statesmen, with an iconic salt and pepper beard - which doesn't look out of place in modern day, apparently.

41. Oliver Cromwell

Step back into the tumultuous period of 17th-century England, where Oliver Cromwell played a pivotal role in the execution of King Charles I and emerged as the leader of the Commonwealth. Fast forward to the present day, and let's playfully reimagine what this historical figure might look like.Image Source / Bored PandaPolitician Oliver Cromwell was one of the important signatures on the death warrant for King Charles I of England. After his execution, Cromwell was leader of the Commonwealth. And in modern day, he very much looks like just another seedy politician.

42. Andrew Jackson

Embark on a journey through the pages of American history, where Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, held sway over the nation from 1829 to 1837. Known for his fiery temperament and controversial policies, Jackson left an indelible mark on the presidency.Image Source / Bored PandaYet another old-man president, here Andrew Jackson is, serving as the seventh president of the United States - 1829 to 1837. It seems he's a fan of that mid-length swept back hairstyle, because he'd apparently keep it in modern day, too! Suits him - as does the suit itself!

43. Robert Todd Lincoln

Step into the historical legacy of the Lincoln family, where the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, carved his own path as a politician, business lawyer, and eventually, the United States Secretary of War. His sophisticated good looks were undoubtedly notable in the past.Image Source / Bored PandaYes, that Lincoln! This is the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln, who became a politician, business lawyer and US Secretary of War. While he obviously had sophisticated good looks back in the day, in the here and now he looks like Tom Hiddleston's close relation!

44. John Tyler

Enter the historical realm of the 10th President of the United States, John Tyler, whose strikingly nice eyes captivated observers even in the black-and-white photographs of his era. Fast forward to the present day, and let's playfully reimagine this presidential figure embracing the grooming.Image Source / Bored PandaEven in both pictures, it's clear the 10th president of the United States has rather nice eyes! While, yet again, another president looking very formal with wavy grey hair, in modern day it looks like he would've found a good barber and a nice pair of straighteners.

45. Andrew Johnson

Dive into the annals of American history, where Andrew Johnson stepped onto the stage as the 17th President of the United States, thrust into the spotlight following the tragic assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. A figure whose tenure was marked by the challenges of post-Civil War reconstruction.Image Source / Bored PandaAndrew Johnson was the man who became president after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, making him the 17th president of the United States between 1865 and 1869 - and there's no way this isn't the same person and he isn't actually immortal, because look at that!

46. Nero

Step into the grandeur of ancient Rome, where Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the fifth Roman emperor, held sway over the empire from AD 54 until his demise in AD 68. Now, let's embark on a whimsical journey, playfully reimagining this historical figure in the context of the 21st century.Image Source / Bored PandaNero is the very, very shortened down version of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the fifth Roman emperor who reigned from AD 54 until AD 68 - the time of his death. In modern day, he'd apparently take a lot of inspiration from Ed Sheeran!

47. Leonardo Da Vinci

Step into the artistic brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci, a polymath whose legacy encompasses painting, engineering, science, and myriad other realms of knowledge. In his original renditions, da Vinci appears with a slender frame, a thin face, and a long beard, characteristic of the Renaissance era.Image Source / Bored PandaIn the original renditions of famous painter, engineer, scientist and many other things, Da Vinci is definitely a little on the slimmer side, with a thin face and long beard. So this modern day version looks like he's had a few square meals - maybe putting down the paintbrush for a sandwich?

48. Charles I Of England

Enter the grandeur of historical England, where King Charles I held the crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland until the tumultuous events leading to his execution. In the official portraits of the time, King Charles I is depicted as imposing and regal, befitting his royal stature.Image Source / Bored PandaKing of England, Scotland and Ireland (at least until his execution) King Charles looks very imposing and regal in his official portraits. In this modern age, he looks much more willing to smile - and maybe it's just because he likes being able to wear such a colourful tie!

49. Alexander Hamilton

Step into the founding days of the United States, where Alexander Hamilton played a pivotal role in shaping the nation. Now, let's embark on a playful journey into the 21st century, reimagining Hamilton's modern-day equivalent. And we already know there's been a hit musical...Image Source / Bored PandaFor this Founding Father of the United States, there's no way his modern day equivalent wouldn't be Lin Manuel Miranda, because that just has to be canon now. But just in case Lin isn't available, this guy definitely looks the part - though apparently he took advantage of modern day plastic surgery for his nose, maybe?

50. Franklin Pierce

Transport yourself back to the mid-19th century, where Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, adorned himself with the popular mid-length curly hairstyle of the era. A figure whose presidency was marked by complex political dynamics, Pierce's historical portraits reflect somber tones.Image Source / Bored PandaFranklin Pierce was another US president (14th) rocking the curly mid-length hair do that was apparently popular for the times. During his time as president, he wasn't a huge fan of the abolitionist movement. In modern day, he looks a little happier about things, though, doesn't he?