History's most famous recluses
The spotlight isn't always welcome
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Some of the most familiar names in history belong to people who actively avoided the spotlight. The strong, courageous personalities that have created treasured and influential works of art were commonly coupled with sensitive souls who withdrew from the world. Sometimes tragedy would trigger their retreat, other times they never stepped out into the dizzying world to begin with. Whatever the reason, and despite their best efforts to hide away, the power of their work was impossible to ignore, and they will be remembered through the ages.
Intrigued? Read on to find out more about history's greatest recluses.
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