Famous figures throughout history with the same names
Exceptional in life, but not in name
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Realistically, there are only so many names out there, so it's only a matter of time until duplicates start popping up. Nothing shocking there. What is really uncanny, however, is when two people, sometimes centuries apart, make indelible marks on the world under the same exact name. It certainly throws casual historians through a loop when they seem to read that Catwoman from 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) was also the wife of Shakespeare...
How many of these famous name-sharers do you recognize? Click on to find out.
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