Is there anyone not interested in history, historical events, or a figure we look at as a role model even now in the 21st century on our days? Surely most of us wondered what famous people would look like on the present day, in our up-to-date outfits, in the city hassle.
A digital creator and graphic designer Becca Saladin shares in her Instagram account “Royalty now” the images of renowned historical figures and how they would look today.
The artist started the royalty now in 2019 and since then has been recreating historical figures like Mozart, Nefertiti, Julius Caesar, and many others.
#1. Abraham Lincoln
The 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
#2. Genghis Khan
One of the most fascinating rulers in history and the founder of the Mongol Empire. This is the only portrait of Genghis Khan that was supervised by someone who knew what he looked like – his grandson Khubilai Khan.
#3. Christina of Denmark
Christina was considered a possible bride for King Henry VIII of England. Christina was not fond of the English King’s reputation, given that he had divorced his first wife and beheaded his second wife.
#4. Julius Caesar
The Great Caesar, revisited, with more accurate & realistic features.
Bust of Nefertiti, original statue located in the Egyptian Museum Berlin.
#6. George Washington
Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
#7. Ludwig Van Beethoven
A famous composer and pianist, his music is some of the most performed classical music in the world. His work spans both the classical period and the romantic periods of classical music.
#8. Mary Boleyn
Mary Boleyn was known as the beauty of the Boleyn family. She previously had an affair with Henry VIII before her younger sister Anne married him.
#9. Katherine Howard
#10. Girl With a Pearl Earring
Painted around 1665, this is Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting. This genre of painting is considered a “Tronie” – a painting of an imaginary figure or character, meant to exaggerate an expression or meaning.
#11. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, shown here in 1800 at age 57, is one of the most famous Founding Fathers & Presidents in US history.
#12. Chevalier de Saint-Georges
(Joseph Bologne, shown here in 1787 around age 41), was considered one of the most accomplished men in Europe during his lifetime. His list of achievements includes classical composer, virtuoso violinist, symphony conductor in Paris, champion fencer, and military leader.
#13. Sejong The Great
Sejong the Great (1397 – 1450) was the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. He is known for some major accomplishments during his reign, including creating and promoting the Korean alphabet.
Akhenaten was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh born in 1380 BCE that reigned circa 1353–1336 BCE. Before the fifth year of his reign, he was known as Amenhotep IV.
#15. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart is one of the most famous classical musicians of all time – starting as a child prodigy.