Top 10 People That Became Famous After They Died

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Some of the most famous and creative minds never achieved fame while they were living, but after they passed, these celebrities, artists, composers and authors all became famous. Some more tragic than others, such as Anne Frank, and others just never getting the respect they deserved for their craft, like Vincent Van Gogh and Johann Sebastian Bach.

00:50 #10. Herman Melville
01:57 #9. Gregor Mendel
02:40 #8. Oscar Wilde
03:41 #7. H.P. Lovecraft
04:38 #6. Edgar Allan Poe
05:37 #5. Galileo Galilei
06:34 #4. Emily Dickinson
07:31 #3, #2 & #3 ????

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Author ( ago)
Watch some documentaries about these people that became famous after they died!
Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson
Van Gogh: The Life Vincent Van Gogh

Author Brandon Owyong ( ago)
so bach died not knowing his music were in infamey and van gogh goes mad not knowing his art was cool? really sad

Author Exotic Butters ( ago)
Just to correct say:vin-sent-van-gof

Author TheaterRaven ( ago)
Anyone else find it funny that a guy named "Lovecraft" wrote horror stories?
Not that writers have to center their creations around their names, but come on--if Lovecraft isn't the perfect name for an author who pens romance tales of all genres, I don't know what is!

Author lakerfanroei20 ( ago)
Really good list, but maybe Democritus should be on here too. He was a chemist who believed that everything could be broken down into unbreakable atoms of a particular element, but was never famous because Aristotle instead supported a chemist who believed everything was broken down into earth, wind, water, and fire

Author Jimmy Flynn ( ago)
I find the lack of Phillip K. Dick in this video and comment section appalling.

Author PANTYEATR1 ( ago)
Professor Gregor Mendel is awesome!

Author The Conversation Table ( ago)
what about Tesla?!

Author Alex Delekh ( ago)
Karl Marx?

Author Mohit sharma ( ago)

Author SomeDude96 ( ago)
Where's Jesus on this list?

Author UltimateAwe ( ago)
The best list I've seen so far - and I've been watching this channel for more than a year. Kudos to whoever researched this topic. These are names that need to be remembered.

Author Alucard Of the hidden rain ( ago)

Author DBBCraftsworks ( ago)
Awesome video :))

Author Freddie Mercury ( ago)
W.A.Mozart ??

and me too

Author David Sanchez ( ago)
Van Gogh so famous for his painting and psych issues and death actually led to song about it.

Author Der_Dude ( ago)
At first they say "people who became famous because of their death dont count" but if Anne Frank didn´t die that early she wouldn´t have become famous...

Author Mathias Weitz ( ago)
Alfred Wegener, died 1930, originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912, which was not approved until 1960.
According to Wikipedia, Wegener was then recognized as the founding father of one of the major scientific revolutions of the 20th century.

Author Alma Torres ( ago)
This is really sad, they'll never know how loved they are today.

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Author PvtGermanWagz ( ago)
Harambe is #1, no contest.

Author Abdullah Osmani ( ago)
Where is Heath Ledger

Author Zoogler ( ago) how about list of top 10 people that everyone should know about but not many do and so some research about it this time

Author Zoogler ( ago)
Another BS Mojo list... Nikola Tesla is #1 by far

Author kerpin09 ( ago)
Nick Drake

Author HappyJoddler ( ago)

Author KingDT2007 ( ago)
its weird how Stephen fry looks just like Oscar Wylde

Author Aarush Aggarwal ( ago)
F. Scott Fitzgerald also

Author TheMihig ( ago)
i really expected jesus christ to be no.1, damn

Author Markus Dittrich ( ago)
08:16 Pardon me, "one of the greatest composers"!? Johann Sebastian Bach was without a doubt THE greatest composer of all time.

Author ZawesomexD ( ago)
Uhm... H. C. Andersen??

Author DRapior ( ago)
Holocaust was fake

Author Pierce Last Name ( ago)

Author Avery R. ( ago)
Oscar Wilde? Really?

Author Nosihle Lumkwana ( ago)
Top ten list of WHITE people who became famous after they died..

Author Nirrupama bala ( ago)
Srinivasa Ramanujan??

Author MasBreaker ( ago)
Yeah Anne Frank ! I forgot ! ><)

Author Katie Interesting ( ago)
I know it might be a little modern but what about Eva Cassidy?

Author Lexi Hansen ( ago)
My friend and I watched this and she said: "Wait!...Where's Harvey Milk?" - Which, is a fair point to make. Yes, Harvey could be called "famous" back then for being the first openly gay man to have any source of legal power in the state of California, BUT after he died, he became a living legend! Honored to his day, people know him now because, after his death, so much attention was brought to him because of how much he inspired many upon many people to stand up and counteract the oppressiveness of not just the state of California, but the entire country at the time, and for being one of the many well-known LGBT activists, if not THE most well know, and also for being tragically shot down. His legacy easily outshines him before his demise.

Author Roko Kovač ( ago)
Nikola Tesla?

Author Alexandra Marina ( ago)
ok both Tesla and Mozart were famous DURING their lifetimes. y'all dumb as hell -_-

Author George Cartright ( ago)
no Nikola Tesla. thats just so wrong

Author Emanuel Martz ( ago)
where is Nikola Tesla?
This channel is pathetic.

Author Peter Zinkovsky ( ago)
No jesus?

Author joshtimaz ( ago)
Karl Marx??

Author The grim reaper Gamez ( ago)
What about Mozart?

Author Octavo Gamez ( ago)
Guess Jesus didn't make the cut... 🤷🏻‍♂️

Author Tiana Pi Tesr ( ago)
You have TOP PLAYS?

Author Stephanie B ( ago)
So many geniuses so few appreciated.

Author Metallic Umbreon ( ago)

Author Armando McFly ( ago)
Vivian Maier should've been No.1 look up her documentary on netflix. she was a photographer who had little fame while alive but her career blew up after her death

Author Britannic hayyomatt ( ago)
What about Jesus? Nobody know who the fuck he was until 300 years after he died.

Author Paychec ( ago)
Where is biggie smalls??!!

Author ( ago)
Change People with Authors

Author fila365 ( ago)

Author Gabriela Espinal ( ago)
where's Tesla? C'mon....

Author Chest Pec Respect ( ago)
*#1. Krispin Wah*

Author Boris Dinges ( ago)
No Jesus? or Mohamed? They are way more fabous today, then they ever where in thier living years.

Author albert penuelaz ( ago)
What about Selena????

Author Quickman 26 ( ago)
3/10 - IGN, too many Europeans.

Author GrandMaster ChitoWan ( ago)
so no machiavelli ... ok not like he was an influence on the world or anything

Author Snooki Draws ( ago)
Am I the only one who clicked on this video because Vincent was on the thumbnail?

Author McFlufferTits ( ago)
anne frank is overated who cares about her

Author Wolvermeme X ( ago)
watchmojo is bullshit where the fuck is ROBERT JOHNSON oh if u dont know him let me say he is the most important musician in blues, delta blues and a little genre called oh yea ROCK N ROLL even eric clapton called him the most important musician in modern music and rock in a whole and became famous almost 30 years after his death when some of his work was republished and the first inductee in the rock n roll hall of fame. like the rock n roll h.o.f. u are RETARTED

Author Anton Knittel ( ago)
Jakob Wich aka NMZS

He has no influence in Worlds History but he was the best German Rapper and no one knew him until his suicide in 2013

Author Dean Winchester ( ago)
holy *FUCKING* _shit_

Author Dean Winchester ( ago)

Author Ankur Agrawal ( ago)
Munshi Premchand (Best Indian Writer) is missing from this list. His name is worth mentioning in this list.

Author Yoshi Wall ( ago)
I'm a simple man. I see Lovecraft, I click like

Author scottiemcnichols ( ago)
Why do they always insist in mispronouncing van Gogh's last name ? There is clearly a 'G' and an 'H' at the end, neither if which is either silent nor invisible. lmao

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Author Vet Viking ( ago)
wtf no hc andersen sly

Author Devin Sapelli ( ago)
William Hope Hodgson!

Author priyansh sharma ( ago)
Antoni Gaudi? DaVinci?

Author Game Seeker722 ( ago)
How about Harambe?

Author Mikko Rintala ( ago)
Error 404 Harambe not found.

Author леня болотинский ( ago)

Author Matheus Wandscheer ( ago)
nikola tesla?

Author Tushar Seth ( ago)
I knew #1

Author Barnyardguys ( ago)
What about Rembrandt van rhijn

Author Get All Play Buttons With No New Vids ( ago)
am I the only one that wants Elvis on this list but knows it's a low chance?

Author Hamish McDougall ( ago)
Wilfred Owen?

Author Sean ( ago)
i did that nazi coming

Author magic_ fox ( ago)
where is Heath Leager???

Author Lindsay Truscott ( ago)
Maybe if I die I'll become FAMOUS!!!!

Author Nanton BullArt ( ago)
Arthur Rimbaud. Lautreamont.

Author The Fur Monsters ( ago)
huuum.... Orwell? Where is he?

Author Ryan Connolly ( ago)

Author Ritwik Chakraborty ( ago)
nobody expects the Spanish inquisition.

Author The Gaming Galaxy ( ago)
Who the hell is kurt cobain

Author david bluestein ( ago)
Henrietta levit was responsible for measuring the universe pretty much and died a year before getting nominated for her noble prize from cancer

Author Marcellus Williams ( ago)

Author perspicaciouscritic ( ago)
As an aside, I really like the female voiceover. It's appealing and quite fitting for these type of videos.

The male VO is equally fitting for the games and action-oriented clips.

Author Spyke-10100 ( ago)
Nikola Tesla should be on this list.
Died penniless and relatively unknown to the world outside of his direct field, which he wasn't very well known in either. He has probably had the greatest contribution to modern science to date.

Author Heisenberg Walter ( ago)
-harambe should be number 1-
Dumb kids with their harambe meme

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