The man who lives atop a pillar, and other hermits across history
From solitary monks to reclusive artists
Many historical figures have lived reclusive lives. In fact, some would isolate themselves for long periods of time, either to work or simply to withdraw from the world and recharge. Though this is not quite what this gallery is about. Here, we look back at individuals who chose to live like hermits, who isolated themselves from society and embraced solitude.
Intrigued? Then browse through and learn some fascinating facts about the lives of some of history's most famous hermits.
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