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55 Historical Figures, According to AI

Jesus

Jesus

I know, probably not what you expected! Certainly not the face that's hanging up in churches or your grandma's house. But according to AI, Jesus probably looked more like this than your hippie neighbor. 

I mean, it makes sense. For one, just think about where he was born. Do you really think he came out with pale, white skin? Also, this AI program was fed descriptions of Jesus taken from the Bible, so, who are we to argue with a non-biased technology? I give you, Jesus. 

Napoleon

Napoleon

There's probably no surprise here—Napoleon looks very similar to how he's always been depicted. The dark hair, the facial features...this significant figure in history is definitely accurate physical features wise. 

Of course, he's quite a bit more recent compared to Jesus. We have more paintings and portrayals of him to help AI along. The great thing about this newly generated image is the fact that it's so clear and realistic! 

Muhammad

Muhammad

Muhammad was an Arab religious, social, and political leader. He founded the Islam religion. Born around 570 CE in Mecca, there are, of course, no photographs of him, only paintings and portraits.

Thanks to AI, we get a more realistic view of him. His portrayal here looks to be aligned with the majority of his images—dark skin and facial hair, with a serious look on his face. 

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, known for his iconic contributions to literature, has multiple paintings in his likeness. Based on these, we have a pretty decent idea of what the guy looked like. But let's put a more realistic spin on it.

AI technology brings us a clearer image of Shakespeare, looking like he just posed for a picture. He still looks extremely similar to other renditions, so no great surprise here. He may look a bit slimmer here than how he is usually portrayed. 

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha

When it comes to Buddha, the first thing that comes to mind are the golden statues. But if we look past that, to the paintings of him, we often see him cross-legged, eyes closed, with a serene look on his face. 

In this AI rendition, we see his eyes open, somewhat of a smile on his face, and a much more detailed account of his features. It's very interesting to see the program still found a way to incorporate the gold that is so often associated with Buddha, even if it's just as an aura around his face!

Aristotle

Aristotle

Aristotle has always been one that is hard to imagine as someone more than a pupil-less, white figure. Why? Because he is most often represented by his marble sculptures. While, of course, there are also paintings of him, his most prominent portrayal is very—statuesque. 

With AI, we're shown a much softer, worn face. He looks a lot more like someone's grandpa than a figure of old. We're able to see so much more character on his face and feel more of a sense of humanity about him. "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." I think we know him a tiny bit better now.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Honestly, in most of the paintings and portraits, Alexander the Great is this young, heroic, handsome fellow. To be given such a title and have such significant achievements, he had to have been quite the man. We were not disappointed.

AI has delivered us an intimate look at the historic figure, and we can't take our eyes off of him. Born in 356 BC, king of Macedonia—he was obviously the world's sexiest man at one point. Too bad People magazine wasn't around at the time. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Another man remembered in marble, Julius Caesar has had multiple portrayals of him through multiple types of media. Let's see what the ruler of the Roman empire looks like according to AI. 

He looks older, and definitely a little more stressed out than in other portrayals. Is it because AI knows his whole story and what would eventually go down? I feel like that was definitely a component when creating this image. "Veni, vidi, vici."

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Ah, Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who believed he had discovered "The New World". While he has a holiday to commemorate his great achievements, in recent decades, there have been protests against celebrating because they led to the transatlantic slave trade and the deaths of millions from murder and disease. 

We've all seen his portraits and have a good idea of what Columbus probably looked like. According to AI, it seems like his features are much sharper. He has a more defined jawline and nose. I wonder what he's looking at?

King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur is a man who has a large variety of interpretations of how he appeared. Between the sketches, paintings, and movie adaptations, this man's looks are extremely versatile! It seems there is no one solid idea of what he actually looked like. 

That's where our handy-dandy AI technology really comes to the rescue. Here, we see King Arthur in all his medieval glory. It seems his likeness here certainly lends itself to several tapestries showing Arthur in a coat of arms. He has a long slim face with lighter-colored hair. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In most portraits, Mozart is portrayed with pursed lips and a slightly large nose. Since the majority depict these features, it's safe to assume it's pretty accurate. Maybe he was trying to hide his amusement at being such a significant person?

What we didn't expect was this head of hair! Or should we say wig. Though it's well-known Mozart wore a wig, we never imagined it was as—lofty as we see here. He was certainly ahead of his time. He took his hair care to the next level!

Plato

Plato

Another old philosopher portrayed by sculpture, Plato eludes a solid image of what he really looked like. Though he has many notable theories that some spend their lives studying and elaborating on, we still only have theories about the smaller details of his appearance. 

Our good old AI says, yes, he was an eternally old man with an extremely sharp nose. Like most of his counterparts in the day, he also sported long hair and a beard. Again, he looks to be someone's grandpa, not a guy born 2500 years ago. 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

For some reason, when I try to picture Beethoven, I imagine an angry expression with furrowed eyebrows and wild hair. Maybe it's because he liked his music loud. Or maybe it's because every portrait I've seen of him includes this angry disposition. 

AI gives us a bit of a softer image. He certainly still looks the same as in his portraits, but this more realistic rendition is giving off rockstar vibes. The hair, the clothes, the overall look—Beethoven would fit in just fine in today's day and age!

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Ah, the creator of the Mona Lisa...Leonardo da Vinci has some pretty strong portraits out there, and I'm not just talking about his art. There are many paintings and sketches of the man himself and they seem pretty consistent with each other. 

As usual, the AI just adds a touch of realism to any previous rendition. Here, we see him from straight on, with him looking directly at us—eerily realistic! He still has the same furrowed brow and pointed nose we see in other images of the artist. 

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Ghengis Khan was a powerful ruler best known for unifying a large portion of Mongolian land. This empire was able to challenge the Jin dynasty in China! In fact, the Mongol Empire is recognized as being the largest contiguous land empire in history.

All of that being said, many of the man's portraits surely don't do him justice. Many depict him as looking like a peaceful, laid-back kind of guy instead of the fearsome conqueror that he was. In this image, you can see his intensity and greatness. 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest composers in history. In every portrait and painting, he is shown with a furrowed brow and an extremely curly wig.

The AI program produced a more natural-looking image, consistent with the stern expression, but gave him wavy silver hair. It's also a bit longer than what other portraits portray. Also, is it just me, or does he look a bit slimmer here?

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

A brilliant Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, Galileo Galilei is an extremely prominent historical figure. When we look through his many paintings and portraits, we see some variance in his appearance—we know some characteristics may be out of place.

However, this AI rendition certainly captures some of his key features. He definitely had a receding hairline with a wrinkled forehead. His beard is also consistent throughout all of his images.

The AI guy is just a little easier to imagine looking at the stars through a telescope than what we might find in a textbook. This created image looks ready to produce new theories and observe more of the universe!

David, King of Israel

David, King of Israel

With the white-washed Bible, many still imagine King David as a white guy with long, brown hair. However, that just isn't geographically or culturally accurate. 

With AI, we can see a much more accurate depiction of what King David probably looked like. He is wearing culturally appropriate clothing and is much more on target appearance-wise for his geographic location. I give you—King David!

Constantine the Great

Constantine the Great

For this 306 AD Roman emperor, we have sculptures, paintings, and sketches. A few facial characteristics seem to be constant in all of his depictions. Large eyes, bags under the eyes, and a cleft chin. 

In the AI portrait, we still have these characteristics, though the cleft chin has lost its dimple. And while a few key features are the same, there's a great variety between the several images you can find of Constantine. We're going to stick to this interpretation!

Socrates

Socrates

Based on the many statues, sketches, and paintings of Socrates, the man had a very distinct look about him. From his close-set eyes to his upturned nose to his wavy hair and beard, the many depictions of him through a variety of media are extremely consistent. 

This is why I find the AI portrayal so interesting! He still looks similar to previous images, but here, we see his eyes are an average distance apart, his hair and beard are not wavy, and even his nose is quite different. This is definitely a new take on the ancient philosopher!

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

From tapestries to paintings to monuments, there is no shortage of likenesses of William the Conqueror. However, when it comes to details, there isn't much consistency. 

While his nose seems similar—with a very prominent bridge—the rest of his characteristics are new. What stands out in this AI image is his eyebrow/brow structure. He still looks like a man who could achieve his title—just look at the way he stares back at you.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

It's easy to see what a historical figure looked like when the person has multiple self-portraits—and is an artist! With Vincent van Gogh, we have multiple paintings of him and see a very strong pattern throughout each rendition. A very angular face, red hair, prominent cheek bones, and more.

AI agrees, though it doesn't take these details quite to the extreme we see in the paintings. His face here is much less angular, his cheekbones don't exactly stand out, but his nose is spot on. I think it would have been fitting to see a little bit of a swirly, starry night in the background here!

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Michelangelo, the renowned Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, etc., was a major player during the Renaissance. We see many paintings of the man and have a good idea of what he looked like. 

AI made him older than the bulk of his portraits. We still see many of the same characteristics, including his ears, his eyebrows, and the lines on his face. If we were to see more paintings of when he was old, I guarantee this is what he would look like!

Ali, Founder of Sufism

Ali, Founder of Sufism

As one of the central figures in Shia Islam, Ali is widely revered and honored by Muslims. Ruling in 656 until his assassination in 661, he was extremely knowledgeable in religious matters. There are not many images of him that one can find, so creating a new image is certainly worthwhile. 

AI created a youthful rendition of the leader, complete with kind eyes, a bit of a smile, and striking dark hair. His eyebrows are not as arched as they appear in other paintings, giving him a bit of a softer look. 

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc has many paintings, stained glass windows, and sketches. She is usually seen with dirty blonde hair, pale skin, and looking up towards the sky. She is also usually shown in her armor, not only a saint but a defender. 

Here, we see her with her eyes cast up, a covering on her head, and still clad in armor. Compared to the art we see from the 1400s, this extremely realistic rendition lends itself to imagining her on horseback, playing her part in the siege of Orléans. 

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Cleopatra is a historical figure that can be seen in multiple movies, paintings, sculptures, and more. She's usually portrayed as a sultry beauty, with heavy makeup and revealing clothes. However, several modern historians have characterized her as less than exceptionally attractive. However, she was extremely charming, persuasive, and stimulating. 

If we look at this AI image, the program definitely took the "seductress" description to heart, though this is still a completely new look for Cleopatra. She appears to be taller and smaller-framed than in other depictions. She also isn't wearing heavy eye makeup that is synonymous with the ancient Egyptian ruler. 

Nero

Nero

Combing through the 54 AD Roman emperor's images, the sculptures, paintings, and sketches all have some prominent features in common. These include a unique, unflattering sideburn/beard combo and downturned, pursed lips.

The AI program depicts him as an older man than we see in the majority of his portrayals. This seems to have helped his looks quite a bit, though his hair still looks a bit bizarre. AI definitely did him a solid here. 

Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Martin Luther was a German priest, theologian, author, and hymn writer in the 1500s. In each of his portraits, there is not much variance in any of his features—the artists had him down pat!

This may be the most similar-looking AI image on the list. There's not much difference between other images you see of Martin Luther versus the image here. Besides giving him a slightly slimmer face and, of course, adding finer, more realistic details, this portrayal is what you can expect when researching this figure. 

Nefertiti

Nefertiti

Nefertiti's looks are almost solely based on the famous bust believed to have been crafted in 1345 BCE. Because of this iconic bust, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world and an icon of feminine beauty. It depicts slim, delicate features with a large crown.

In the AI depiction, we see the same delicate features and what we can assume to be her iconic crown. The image here is strikingly similar to the renowned bust—nothing of significant difference to note. It's amazing how we can see someone so clearly who lived so long ago!

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler

With such an image-evoking title, Vlad the Impaler was a vicious ruler in the 1400s who, you guessed it, was well-known for torturing his foes in a multitude of ways, one of his favorites being impaling. This terrifying figure also inspired the tale of Count Dracula. 

In many paintings, he is shown with large eyes, a pointed nose, and long, dark hair. Based on the rest of his images, this AI rendition is scarily accurate. The exaggerated pale skin is no doubt traced from his Dracula connections—vampires must be pale!

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, was a woman who traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. She is one of the witnesses of his crucifixion and resurrection. She's mentioned by name more than most of the apostles and more than any other woman in the gospels, besides Jesus's family. 

Like much of the Bible, she's yet another Biblical figure that is shown as being fair-complected with long, red hair. The red hair is a Western portrayal meant to communicate sinful lustiness. But as you can see here, she is darker-complected—and though her hair is covered, it's safe to assume it's a dark brunette. 

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve were the first people to walk this earth, according to the Bible. So what did the first man and woman look like? Most portraits depict them as light-skinned, with an average build. Eve has long, flowing hair, while Adam has what we may consider an average-looking male hairstyle. Oh, and they're naked, of course.

 

AI thinks of these two figures as having darker skin than other portrayals, dark hair, and an average to slender build. Eve is not entirely nude, sporting a necklace—did she make it, or did Adam make it for her? Based on this analysis, I'd say we had some attractive ancestors!

Abraham

Abraham

Abraham is the common Hebrew patriarch of the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He's known for the depth of his faith and unquestioning obedience to God—even to the extent of sacrificing his son Isaac. Thankfully, he is not asked to sacrifice his son in the end, a ram is substituted. 

Abraham is commonly depicted as an old man with a long white beard and long white hair to match. AI seems to think of him as an old man with white facial hair who likes to keep it trimmed up. Clothing-wise, AI and other portrayals are consistent—he is shown wearing robes and head coverings.

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

When we hear the name Pocahontas, our minds tend to go straight to the animated film from Disney—tall, beautiful, wise, dark-skinned, and long, dark hair. However, this historical figure's story has been romanticized over the years. Her original name was Matoax, which the Native Americans carefully concealed and changed to Pocahontas, out of a superstitious fear. 

There is not a very consistent portrayal of Pocahontas—many of the paintings and sketches of her are very different from each other. Because of this, it's hard to say what any of her distinct features were. AI paints her as a young beauty, similar to the Disney depiction. 

King David of Israel

King David of Israel

With the white-washed Bible, many still imagine King David as a white guy with long, brown hair. However, that just isn't geographically or culturally accurate. 

What happens when you ask AI for the same guy a second time? A completely new portrait of the figure! In this depiction, he still has the same distinct figures as he did for the first AI image. However, this time, he is shown in different royal clothing and is even missing any head adornments...no crown! It also looks like he may have gotten a haircut. 

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Well known for the phrase, "Let them eat cake.", Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She ascended the throne in 1774. After eight years of marriage, she began having children, but became increasingly unpopular among the people, being accused of being promiscuous, sympathetic to France's enemies, and having illegitimate children. Ultimately, she was executed, and the monarchy was abolished. 

Also known for her lavish spending and lifestyle, most portraits of the royal portray her in fanciful gowns, large hair pieces and hats, and plenty of makeup. The necklines of her dresses are also highly revealing, more than the typical royal. In this AI image, many of those features are not shown—instead, she is given a modest dress, though clearly expensive and royal, and her hair is conservative compared to other portrayals. 

Moses

Moses

Versions of Moses have been depicted for quite some time. From portraits to movies to animations to books, Moses is a popular figure! Considered the most important prophet in Judaism and one of the most important prophets in Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, he's known for the plagues in Egypt, parting the Red Sea, and receiving the Ten Commandments straight from God. 

Usually seen as an old man with a long, gray beard and a kind of wild head of hair with an expression to match, the AI image shows us a slightly different take. Here, we see him not only with a long white beard and long white hair, he's also quite bald on top. That's a bold take on the prophet!

King Solomon

King Solomon

King Solomon is another Biblical figure who—surprise!—is depicted as an old white guy with a long, gray-white beard, a crown always on his head, and wearing regal clothing with a scepter. He was a monarch of ancient Israel and the son of King David. It's said that in a dream, God offered him anything he wished for as long as he chose to continue to live righteously, and Solomon wished for great wisdom to govern his nation. 

In this AI rendition, King Solomon seems to be much more accurate for his geographical location. He is dark-skinned, has dark facial hair, and has an intense look on his face—fitting for a king. AI kept his regal clothes and crown. Which King Solomon do you think is more accurate?

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Yes, we've already visited this historical figure, but as you can see, this is an entirely different take on the woman warrior—here, she's pictured as a young girl! Still fitted with armor, she hardly looks old enough to be anywhere near a battle, let alone leading an army.

Usually portrayed with dirty blonde hair, pale skin, and her eyes cast up to the sky, the fact that she is depicted as a brunette here is highly unique. Wonder where AI got that description? The rest of her facial features are strikingly similar to other versions of her image, though this is undoubtedly one of the youngest portrayals of the heroine. 

Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition in exploring the Louisiana Territory. She traveled thousands of miles with the expedition, helping to establish cultural contacts with Native American people and contributing to the expedition's knowledge of natural history in different regions. 

Commonly depicted with long, dark hair split into two braids and walking staff in hand, Sacagawea's overall image is pretty consistent throughout her many portrayals. In this AI image, she is also shown with the double braids, traditional clothing, and strong facial features similar to other depictions. 

George Washington

George Washington

George Washington is arguably the most well-known Founding Father—he was also the first president of the United States. Before all of that, though, he was a military officer who led the Patriot forces to a win in the Revolutionary War. He is usually portrayed as an older, serious guy without a smile, wearing a short, white wig, and having no facial hair. 

AI has a slightly different take on this historical figure. Here, we see him as a young man, void of all the usual wrinkles, furrowed brows, and aged characteristics. Shown in military uniform, it looks like he's ready to lead the Patriots onto the battlefield once again. Different, but definitely not unrecognizable—still the guy on the one-dollar bill!

King Tut

King Tut

Tutankhamun, or King Tut, was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1332-1323 BC. He assumed the throne around the age of eight or nine. He was physically disabled, with a deformity in his left foot, and was forced to use a cane. He also had scoliosis. When you look up King Tut, the images are overwhelmingly of his sarcophagus. There are not many images available to give an idea of what he might have looked like. 

That's where AI comes in handy! So what does the program think King Tut looked like? Thick eyebrows and a strong, steady face. He's missing the large headgear that he is usually associated with, so it does give him a different look. If the portrait revealed his body, we would probably see some slumping and probably even a cane. 

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots ruled Scotland from 1542-1567. She was the only surviving legitimate child of James V and was only six days old when her father died, leaving her to inherit the throne. Obviously unable to rule, Scotland was governed by regents for a while. Her eventual reign did not go smoothly, and ultimately led to her being held captive and later beheaded. She is characterized as being extremely fair-complected and having red, curly hair and a pointed nose. 

Though she looks different than her portraits, AI has kept most of her key features. She still has red, curly hair and extremely light skin. In this rendition, her nose is not so pointed, and her eyebrows are a bit more definitive. Her forehead also looks a bit smaller than what her other portrayals reveal. Lastly, she seems much younger here than in most other versions we find. 

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is probably our most recent historical figure on this list. Ruling from 1952-2022, her reign of over 70 years was the longest of any British monarch and the longest reign of any female monarch in history! In her younger years, the Queen had dark, curly hair, pale skin, and thick eyebrows. In her older age, her hair turned snow white. 

AI chose to recreate her youth, complete with her dark, curly hair. Though we know this wasn't exactly what she looked like, AI did a pretty good job of portraying her without simply recycling pictures of her. Her eyes here are set a bit farther apart, her eyebrows are not quite as arched, and her lips are shaped slightly different, but her nose, skin tone, hair, and face shape are all pretty spot on!

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Often referred to as simply Dante, this historical figure was born in 1265. An Italian poet, writer, and philosopher, some of his most well-known works are his Divine Comedy and his depictions of Hell. The man is usually depicted as having a long, pointed nose that curved downward and a very short line of a mouth. In nearly every portrait, he is wearing a head piece made of a reddish cloth wrapped with leaves. 

In this AI portrait, we lost the consistency of the interesting head garment. However, the rest of his physical features look very much the same as in other portraits. He has the same nose, gaunt cheeks, and square chin. Most of his portrayals show his eyes to be relaxed in almost a sleepy state. Here, he looks wide awake. 

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas was an early Christian bishop who lived 270-343 AD. Also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker, his habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to none other than Santa Claus. His portraits show him as an older man, with white hair and a white beard. He is also usually dressed in his clerical robes.

Though this AI image looks similar to a select few portraits of the saint, this is not the most popular depiction of him. With large bags under his eyes, a short beard, and a small frame, he doesn't look like a figure who would inspire the creation of Santa Claus. 

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus, born in 1473, was a mathematician and astronomer who developed a model of the universe which placed the sun at the center rather than the Earth—a revolutionary idea! When looking through his portraits, he is usually shown with dark hair—straight at the roots, and then forming a curly shape around his ears. He has a diamond-shaped face with dark eyes, a large nose, and a small mouth. 

In this AI rendition, he looks extremely similar to all his other depictions. His haircut looks the same, his nose is the same, and he has the same dark eyes. A few minor differences include the shape of his face and his mouth. Here, his mouth is a straight line with small, straight lips—all other depictions show him with a small mouth and pursed lips. 

Richard III

Richard III

Richard III ruled England from 1483-1485, just two short years. There were two major rebellions against him, the first being unsuccessful and the second one ending in his defeat and his being slain in battle—the last English king to die in battle. With chin-length dark hair, pale skin, and small eyes, some portrayals of this king are reminiscent of Lord Farqaad. 

AI's depiction of Richard III certainly makes him look more intimidating. Missing his usual hat with an insignia, he definitely has a different look about him. However, many key physical characteristics are the same, from his hair to his eyes, to his skin tone. He just needs his hat!

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was another Founding Father who served as the third president of the US. The main author of the Declaration of Independence, he's also known for the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory and is ranked in the top ten presidents of American history. He is frequently portrayed in his older age, with a white wig, dark eyes, and furrowed brows. 

In this AI portrait, his wig is much longer and grayer than his usual depictions. His eyes are—off. The rest of his features seem pretty consistent. Even the clothes he is shown wearing here are how he is usually portrayed. If we could just redo the eyes, this portrait would line up exactly with his other images. 

Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is yet another Founding Father famous for a multitude of achievements. He was a writer, scientist, diplomat, and intellectual. He also invented many things we still use today. He's usually portrayed as having a receding hairline, long, natural hair, a clean-shaven face, and tired-looking eyes. He also had a bit of a round figure. 

AI has produced an image that certainly has the likeness of old Ben, but maybe from an alternate universe. He has a similar head shape, hairline, and hair, but they seem exaggerated. His facial features are also similar, they're just not what we're used to seeing—can you tell it's the same guy on the hundred-dollar bill? 

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Okay, we know the Statue of Liberty isn't a real person, but was it modeled after a real person? Also no. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. The copper gift from France was dedicated in 1886 on Liberty Island. Libertas is often depicted with a torch in one hand and a small headband/crown embedded in curly, dark hair. 

Given this information, AI seems to have melded the two—the statue and the goddess—into one image! Here, we see young facial features and dark, curly hair. Instead of her small headpiece, the goddess is given the crown that we see on the Statue of Liberty. What a neat crossover—Lady Liberty!

Henry VII

Henry VII

Henry VII was the King of England from 1485-1509. He actually seized the crown and was the first monarch of the House of Tudor. He took the throne when his forces, supported by France, Scotland, and Wales, defeated Richard III. He restored power and stability and is credited with many initiatives. Funnily enough, he actually looked very similar to Richard III according to his portraits. 

Though their portraits may look the same, the two men look extremely different according to AI. Henry has a long, thin face with scraggly hair. He's also wearing a headpiece—AI was aware he needed the traditional hat! His eyebrows, nose, and mouth are almost identical to most of his portrayals. 

Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist of the Romantic period who lived from 1810-1849. He was a leading musician for his era and was one of music's earliest celebrities. His works remain popular today. Most images of him show a deep side part with dark hair cut just below his ears. He had a pointed chin and was clean-shaven. His most popular images show him as a young-to-middle-aged man. 

Depicted at a much older age here, AI has captured some similarities, but mainly differences. It's mainly the eyes—the eyes look significantly different from any other rendition we see of him. The rest of the differences can be chocked up to his older age. Gone are his dashing looks, and in their place stand an old man who only knows the piano. 

William Taft

William Taft

William Taft, known as being the 27th president of the United States, is generally ranked in the middle when it comes to U.S. presidents. He is generally shown sporting a handlebar mustache and wearing business attire. He parted his hair down the middle, had a cleft chin, and was a bit overweight. 

In this AI image of him, he pretty much looks like the exact same guy—if we could make one major change, it would be to curl up the ends of his mustache! The rest of his facial features look consistent with other images of the historical figure. However, he does look heavier here than in other portrayals. 

Jesus

Jesus

We started with a Jesus slide, we'll end with a Jesus slide. Again, AI gave us a very different version the second time around—closer to what many versions portray him as. With lighter skin, but not white, and long, flowing dark hair and facial hair, this is probably the version many people today envision him as. 

With a historical figure as prominent as Jesus, you would think we would have his description solidified a little more at this point—however, the fact that he lived so long ago and we only have so many descriptions to go off of, it can be hard to narrow his features down to incredibly accurate details. So, for now, we give you AI Jesus.