Who is the most documented person in history?
This question has no easy answer, and perhaps, no conclusive one, either.
Even some of the most controversial persons may be overshadowed by other seemingly inconspicuous ones.
In this post, we take a close look at some of the most documented people in history in an attempt to decide who is the most documented. Read on to find the surprising conclusion at the end!
Who is the Most Documented Person in History?
1. Don Talayesva
Don Talayesva (1890-1985) was a Hopi American Indian who wrote his autobiography in conjunction with an anthropologist from Yale University, Leo Simmons. Talayesva was born in Old Oraibi, Arizona with the name Chuka.
Until the age of ten, he was brought up in the traditional Hopi way. Later, he spent ten years exposed to European culture, and later returned to the Hopi way of life. In the field of anthropology, Don Talayesva was considered the most documented man.
2. Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was born as Napoleone di Buonaparte, but we usually call him Napoleon. He was best known for his role in the French Revolution and the campaigns that followed, including the revolutionary wars.
From 1799 to 1804 Napoleon was the de facto leader of France and the First Consul and Emperor of the French between 1804 and 1815. He influenced European and global politics for more than a decade with campaigns in the Napoleonic wars. Napoleon won most of his wars, creating a huge empire that dominated over continental Europe until the collapse in 1815.
Napoleon is best known for his political and military campaigns, studied intensely even to this day.
3. Muhammad the Prophet
Muhammad ibn Abdullah (570 CE-632CE) was an Arab political, social, and religious leader who founded the religion of Islam. According to the Islamic scriptures, he was a prophet chosen by God to unify the teachings of prophets like Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and Adam.
Muhammed is considered as the final prophet of God, throughout Islam, although there is some conflict to this theory by some modern factions. He unified Arabia into a single Muslim nation, teaching the doctrine through the holy book called the Quran.
4. Jesus Christ
Jesus (4 BC-30 AD) is also called Jesus of Nazareth or more commonly Jesus Christ. He is the basis of Christianity, considered to be the world’s largest religion. Jesus was a Jewish preacher who was considered to be the son of God.
Jesus taught in the form of parables and is well-known for performing a series of miracles to prove the existence of God. The ruling Roman government considered Jesus a threat due to his increasing popularity.
He was finally arrested and crucified on a cross. Jesus Christ is believed to have risen from the dead, after which the early Church of the Christians was formed based on his life and death, documented in the gospels of his disciples.
5. Queen Elizabeth II
Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest living monarch in the world. She rules the United Kingdom and 15 Commonwealth countries. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1953, at the tender age of 25 and continues to occupy it until this day.
The British Royal Family has been the subject of many controversies and scandals over the years. Queen Elizabeth has had her fair share of them with the breakdown of her children’s marriage and factions that oppose the continuation of the British Royal Family.
There is, however, massive support of the British monarchy, and Queen Elizabeth is personally and politically one of the most respected and documented people in the world.
6. Adolph Hitler
Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) born in Austria, was a dictator who ruled Germany from 1933 until his demise in 1945. Hitler hated Jews whom he and his followers considered “subhuman.” He also denounced capitalism and communism, deeming them a part of the “Jewish conspiracy.”
Hitler sought “living space” for the people of Germany. He violated the Treaty of Versailles and proceeded to invade European countries, sparking off World War II. Hitler was a phenomenal orator and enchanted the masses into supporting his depraved campaigns.
Hitler’s Nazi regime was responsible for the genocide of about six million Jews and millions of other victims. Hitler committed suicide with his lover Eva Braun at the end of World War II in 1945.
7. Chris Chan
Chris Chan, born in 1982 is easily the most documented person in history according to internet search results. Chris Chan was born as a man named Christian Weston Chandler. After changes in sexual orientation, today Chris identifies as a “lesbian transwoman” and likes to be called “Mrs. Christine W. Chandler Sonichu.”
Chris Chan created the online comic series “Sonichu.” Her conspicuous behavior through Sonichu and her online interactions resulted in her being trolled and having a huge online presence.
Chris Chan has a criminal record along with her mother, and her latest distinction is being jailed on incest charges for having sex with her mother. Investigations are ongoing.
We hope you found your journey to the most documented person in history an interesting one.
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