We have all heard about Moses, Mulan, Shakespeare, and Sun Tzu. These people have left behind strong legacies that will last for generations to come. However, recent researchers and historians have asked the question of whether these historical figures existed or not. With a lack of evidence, it seems that many of these figures were stories from folklore or simply imaginative. Do you think Robin Hood was real? See some historical figures who may not have existed in history and let us know what you think.
Before Disney brought Mulan to the big screen, the warrior already was a legend in China. However, the famous tale of Mulan fighting in her father’s place might not be true. The book Chinese Shadow Theatre: History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors suggests that Mulan was created and based on a female warrior named Wei Huhu. While the two have similar stories, there is no proof that Mulan was real.
From Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the many remakes of King Arthur, everyone seems to be familiar with the tale of King Arthur. However, historians have questioned the story and agree that many of the facts prove to be unreliable.
It seems like the story was based on a Roman military commander named Lucius Artorius Castus. Other historians suggest the tale is inspired by Riothamus, the king of the Britons during the fifth century.