Can you name these famous historic figures based on their baby photos?


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You know when you see an adorable baby or a chubby toddler, you smile, think ‘oh, how cute,’ and move on with your day? What we often don’t consider is that very baby might one day become the next president or a leading innovator reshaping our world.

We’ve gathered cute baby photos of some historic figures who, in their unique ways, changed the world we live in, for the better or the worse.

How many of them can you guess?

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Baby 1

This baby will grow up into a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and one of the most influential storytellers in American literature. 

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in a suburb of Chicago, Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899. Raised in a middle-class family, his father was a physician and his mother was a musician. 

This mix offered him a balance of scientific inquiry and artistic pursuit, elements that would later manifest in his writing. 

As a young boy, Hemingway developed a love for the outdoors, often going on family trips to Michigan where he learned to fish, hunt, and camp—experiences that would deeply influence his literary work.

Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Hemingway penned unforgettable works like “The Old Man and the Sea,” captivating readers with themes of courage and endurance. His larger-than-life adventures and involvement in both World Wars only added to his mystique.

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Baby 2

This baby will later be the longest-serving American president. 

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Born to a wealthy New York family in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt—known fondly as FDR—had a privileged childhood marked by private tutors and European escapades. But it was his gritty battle with polio in 1921 that truly shaped the resilience he would need as America’s 32nd President. From 1933 until his death in 1945, he navigated the nation through its darkest hours: the Great Depression and World War II.

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Baby 3

Just try to imagine this baby with a tiny mustache. 

Yes, we know you know!

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a small Austrian town near the German border. He was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler, a stern and somewhat aloof customs officer, and Klara Hitler, a doting mother. Struggling through a turbulent childhood marked by strict discipline and family strife, Hitler showed early signs of nationalist and anti-Semitic views. As a failed art student, he carried a deep sense of resentment that intensified during his service in World War I. Ascending to power in the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, he became Germany’s Chancellor in 1933. Hitler’s aggressive foreign policies plunged the world into World War II, and his implementation of the Holocaust resulted in the deaths of six million Jews.

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Baby 4

This baby will grow into one of the most beautiful and iconic actresses of all time.

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Marylin Monroe

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marylin Monroe spent much of her childhood bouncing between foster homes and orphanages in Los Angeles. Her mother, Gladys Baker, suffered from mental illness and was institutionalized, leaving young Norma Jeane without stable parental guidance. At one point, she even lived with a family friend where she endured unpleasant experiences, adding layers of complexity to her already challenging upbringing.

Despite her unstable home life, Norma Jeane was a dreamer. During World War II, she worked in a munitions factory where she was discovered by a photographer. This serendipitous encounter catapulted her out of obscurity, offering her a ticket to the Hollywood dream she had long coveted. Adopting the stage name Marilyn Monroe, she quickly ascended to stardom, leaving behind the struggles of her early life.

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Baby 5

This tiny cowboy will grow up to be one of the most celebrated actors of Golden Age Hollywood.

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Gary Cooper

Born in Helena, Montana, in 1901, Gary Cooper spent his formative years embracing the rugged landscapes and cowboy culture that would later influence his on-screen persona. Though born to English parents, Cooper was every inch the American dream, a lanky kid with a natural athleticism who found his footing in the great outdoors. His family sent him to England for a formal education, but Cooper was forever pulled by the allure of open spaces and big skies. His inevitable return to the U.S. foreshadowed a man destined for the grand stage. Cooper’s childhood wasn’t just a prologue; it was a glimpse of the iconic roles he would play— stoic, heroic figures deeply rooted in the American landscape. Those early Montana days shaped him, giving him an authenticity that Hollywood couldn’t resist and audiences couldn’t help but love.

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Baby 6

This cute chubby toddler will change our perception of everything around us.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany in 1879, was a child who initially struggled in school, a fact that surprises many given his future contributions to science. His curiosity was kindled early on by a compass given to him by his father, setting Einstein on a trajectory toward questioning the fundamental laws of the universe. At a young age, he found refuge in books and solitude, teaching himself advanced mathematics and philosophy. Moving to Switzerland for his further studies, Einstein was the quintessential ‘absent-minded professor’ as a youth, a foreshadowing of the unconventional thinker he would become. His early years may not have predicted his later genius, but they housed the quiet fire of inquiry that would later ignite the world of physics. Einstein transformed our understanding of space, time, and energy, fundamentally changing the way we perceive the universe—a far cry from the young boy who was once a slow learner, according to his early teachers.

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Baby 7

This dapper small gentleman will grow up to be one of the most iconic musicians of all time.

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Frank Sinatra

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1915, Frank Sinatra was more than just a crooner; he was an icon who would define American music for decades. The only child of Italian immigrants, Sinatra was a scrappy kid who knew early on that he wanted to be a singer. His parents were far from wealthy, but they recognized his talent. Sinatra’s magnetic voice made him a local sensation long before he ever set foot on a big stage. Dropping out of high school with dreams bigger than his small-town roots, he worked as a delivery boy and a shipyard riveter, all while chasing gigs at local clubs. Then came the big break: joining the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. From there, Sinatra became a household name, his velvety voice and blue eyes capturing the hearts of millions. But it wasn’t just the songs; it was the way he lived, defining the very essence of the American Dream while navigating the peaks and valleys of fame, love, and loss. Sinatra was larger than life, a whirlwind of talent and charisma that we’re still talking about today.

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Baby 8

This adorable baby will later be one of the most influential martial artists of all time.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee, born in San Francisco in 1940 and raised in Hong Kong, was not just a martial artist, but a global icon who transcended boundaries and cultures. As a child, he appeared in several films thanks to his father’s connections in the Hong Kong film industry. But Bruce was always drawn to martial arts, honing his skills in Wing Chun and other disciplines from an early age. When he moved back to the United States for college, he started teaching martial arts and quickly gained attention for his fluid, efficient style.

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Baby 9

This little lady will grow into one of the most soul-stirring vocalists and human rights activists.

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan in 1915 in Philadelphia, had a childhood marred by poverty and hardship, which deeply influenced her emotive, soul-stirring vocal style. Her mother’s frequent absence led to a turbulent upbringing, with Holiday often skipping school and ending up in juvenile court. But from these struggles sprang one of the most iconic voices in the history of American music. She was discovered singing in a Harlem nightclub at just 18 and quickly rose to fame. Holiday was more than just a jazz singer; she was a storyteller, captivating audiences with her ability to convey raw emotion in her performances. She used her platform to deliver haunting civil rights anthems like “Strange Fruit,” a poignant protest against racial lynching.

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Baby 10

This little missy will break barriers and will go on to make aviation history.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, was a woman of daring and defiance from the get-go. As a child, she had an insatiable curiosity and a love for adventure, traits that would eventually shape her groundbreaking career. During World War I, she worked as a Red Cross nurse’s aide, but it was a ride in an airplane that propelled her toward her destiny. Earhart was smitten with flying and, in 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. But she wasn’t content merely riding shotgun; she yearned to pilot her own course.

In 1932, she did just that, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

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