30 Historical Figures Who Might Not Have Existed

We might think of history as over and settled, but it's rarely that simple. The past can only be reconstructed with the evidence we have available, and there frequently isn't enough to make claims with confidence--including about who existed and who didn't. We might take it for granted that these famous historical figures existed, but not everyone is convinced. And sometimes, for good reason. 

Here are 30 historical figures who didn't exist or whose existence is contested. 

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