Historical Figures Who Shouldn’t Be Confused With Pop Culture Icons

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1. There was George Clinton: Vice President to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

2. And then there was George Clinton: Funk Legend.

He always brought the funk

3. There was Johann Sebastian Bach: 18th Century German Composer.

4. And then there was Sebastian Bach: frontman for ’80s hair metal band, Skid Row.

5. There was Ludwig van Beethoven: the 19th Century German composer.

6. And then there was Beethoven: the dog that Charles Grodin hated.

7. There was Franz Ferdinand: the Archduke of Austria, whose assassination famously sparked the beginning of World War I.

8. And then there was Franz Ferdinand: the Scottish band who made PSP even more popular.

9. There was George Wallace: the former governor of Alabama who said: “…segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

10. And then there was George Wallace: the comedian who hated Philip Banks.

11. There was John Paul Jones: a Scottish sailor and naval fighter in the American Revolution.

12. And then there was John Paul Jones: bassist for Led Zeppelin and the man who helped write these classics.

13. There was Matthew C. Perry: Commodore of the U.S. Navy who served in the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812.

14. Then there was Matthew Perry: the actor and the commodore of sarcasm.

15. There was Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo: the Renaissance artists and inventors who changed the way we look at art and technology.

16. And then there was Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo: who taught us that not only can turtles fight, but they really love pizza.

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