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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  •  Год назад +3

    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

  • El madrista
    El madrista 28 дней назад

    James Dean? James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean? James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean? James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean? James Dean? James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?James Dean?
    Jimmy Dean???????????

  • Midnight Green
    Midnight Green Месяц назад

    #1 = Tesla. There, fixed it

  • Ketan deshmukh
    Ketan deshmukh Месяц назад +1

    *Anne Frank* deserved it

    Ps : she was really amazing girl and writer

  • Snuggles McSquishbottom
    Snuggles McSquishbottom Месяц назад

    I would say that Oscar's success was pretty Wilde long before he died.

  • Bjaerke
    Bjaerke 4 месяца назад

    0:12 Hitler, lol

  • 8 sins
    8 sins 5 месяцев назад

    Ok I know I'm just repeating what the other comments are saying but why Anne Frank. First of all people who are famous because of their death are excluded from the list. Secondly all she did was write a diary and die in a Nazi camp. Many other children did the exact same thing but this one is famous for no reason. Lastly she dosnt deserve the recognition she got as she often I sultry her mother in her diary. Really read the uncensored version.

    • 8 sins
      8 sins 5 месяцев назад

      Sorry that should say "insulted her mother" in the second last sentence. My mistake.

  • Joy Baldacchino
    Joy Baldacchino 6 месяцев назад +2

    Anne Frank is my hero !! Thank you for making me a better person Anne

  • tipsgamez
    tipsgamez 6 месяцев назад

    Nr 2 and 1 lived in NL! Woohoo

  • BurrShotHam711
    BurrShotHam711 6 месяцев назад

    how many ppl think that Alexander Hamilton should be on this list

  • YerfDog Productions
    YerfDog Productions 10 месяцев назад

    Why isn't Jimmy Saville on this list?

  • Dank Turtle
    Dank Turtle 11 месяцев назад

    Elvis for the Elvis Is not alive he's dead that people say constantly

  • Alice Phillips
    Alice Phillips Год назад +2

    Love the way she can't pronounce Vincent Van Gogh right hahaha

  • Madelon Russell
    Madelon Russell Год назад

    where the heck is Christopher Columbus

  • Ludwik
    Ludwik Год назад

    Well... Bach was pretty famous during his lifetime and after his death he was quickly forgotten, before we rediscover him again

  • SayMyName Ice-Zen-Berg
    SayMyName Ice-Zen-Berg Год назад

    I would have mentioned Bram Stoker, he's more famous than most on this list. He lived in obscurity when alive. But after his death that his novel Dracula was really discovered by the masses and launched him into the stratosphere. They even have awards named after him now.

  • Dean's babygirl
    Dean's babygirl Год назад +2

    Who else came for Vincent Van Gogh?

  • La Cápsula
    La Cápsula Год назад

    where am I?

  • Brandon Owyong
    Brandon Owyong Год назад

    so bach died not knowing his music were in infamey and van gogh goes mad not knowing his art was cool? really sad

  • Exotic Butters
    Exotic Butters Год назад

    Just to correct say:vin-sent-van-gof

  • TheaterRaven
    TheaterRaven Год назад

    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!

  • R
    R Год назад

    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

  • Jimmy Flynn
    Jimmy Flynn Год назад

    I find the lack of Phillip K. Dick in this video and comment section appalling.

    PANTYEATR1 Год назад

    Professor Gregor Mendel is awesome!

  • The Conversation Table
    The Conversation Table Год назад

    what about Tesla?!

  • Alex Delekh
    Alex Delekh Год назад

    Karl Marx?

  • Mohit sharma
    Mohit sharma Год назад


  • SomeDude96
    SomeDude96 Год назад

    Where's Jesus on this list?

  • UltimateAwe
    UltimateAwe Год назад

    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.

  • Alucard Of the hidden rain
    Alucard Of the hidden rain Год назад


  • DBBCraftsworks
    DBBCraftsworks Год назад

    Awesome video :))

  • Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury Год назад

    W.A.Mozart ??
    and me too

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez Год назад

    Van Gogh so famous for his painting and psych issues and death actually led to song about it.

  • Der_Dude
    Der_Dude Год назад +1

    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...

  • Mathias Weitz
    Mathias Weitz Год назад

    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.

  • Alma Torres
    Alma Torres Год назад

    This is really sad, they'll never know how loved they are today.

  • matko grčić
    matko grčić Год назад


  •  Год назад

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  • PvtGermanWagz
    PvtGermanWagz Год назад

    Harambe is #1, no contest.

  • TheBlueJackle
    TheBlueJackle Год назад +1

    Where is Heath Ledger

  • Zoogler
    Zoogler Год назад how about list of top 10 people that everyone should know about but not many do and so some research about it this time

  • Zoogler
    Zoogler Год назад

    Another BS Mojo list... Nikola Tesla is #1 by far

  • kerpin09
    kerpin09 Год назад

    Nick Drake

  • HappyJoddler
    HappyJoddler Год назад


  • KingDT2007
    KingDT2007 Год назад

    its weird how Stephen fry looks just like Oscar Wylde

  • Aarush Aggarwal
    Aarush Aggarwal Год назад

    F. Scott Fitzgerald also

  • TheMihig
    TheMihig Год назад

    i really expected jesus christ to be no.1, damn

  • Markus Dittrich
    Markus Dittrich Год назад +3

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

  • ZawesomexD
    ZawesomexD Год назад

    Uhm... H. C. Andersen??

  • DRapior
    DRapior Год назад

    Holocaust was fake

    • DRapior
      DRapior Год назад

      What are you even talking about??

    • gunotplaya213
      gunotplaya213 Год назад +1

      And so what if it was honestly? Should you really not try to be a better person because something terrible didn't happen? Or would you prefer being immature the rest of your life? Reply isn't necessary btw

  • The Power Of God
    The Power Of God Год назад


  • Avery R.
    Avery R. Год назад +1

    Oscar Wilde? Really?

  • Nosihle Lumkwana
    Nosihle Lumkwana Год назад

    Top ten list of WHITE people who became famous after they died..

  • Nirrupama bala
    Nirrupama bala Год назад

    Srinivasa Ramanujan??

  • MasBreaker
    MasBreaker Год назад

    Yeah Anne Frank ! I forgot ! >

  • Katie Interesting
    Katie Interesting Год назад

    I know it might be a little modern but what about Eva Cassidy?

  • Lexi Hansen
    Lexi Hansen Год назад +1

    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.

  • Roko Kovač
    Roko Kovač Год назад

    Nikola Tesla?

  • Alexandra Marina
    Alexandra Marina Год назад

    ok both Tesla and Mozart were famous DURING their lifetimes. y'all dumb as hell -_-

  • George Cartright
    George Cartright Год назад

    no Nikola Tesla. thats just so wrong

  • Emanuel Martz
    Emanuel Martz Год назад +1

    where is Nikola Tesla?
    This channel is pathetic.

  • Peter Zinkovsky
    Peter Zinkovsky Год назад

    No jesus?

    • Bee Whistler
      Bee Whistler Год назад

      Yeah, honestly, if he wasn't well-known, I dunno that he would have been crucified at all. Public outcry was sorta what got him killed. And you could suggest his death was part of why he became famous.

    • Raul Victor
      Raul Victor Год назад +1

      Well, fictional or not, Jesus was pretty goddamn famous before he died. Curing the ailed, and all that.

  • Acid Tongued Arab
    Acid Tongued Arab Год назад +2

    Karl Marx??


    What about Mozart?

  • Octavo Gamez
    Octavo Gamez Год назад

    Guess Jesus didn't make the cut... 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Octavo Gamez
      Octavo Gamez Год назад

      I was being sarcastic heh

    • Hafenloewe
      Hafenloewe Год назад

      Jesse Gamez dont forget this list is about people who actually lived

    • Hafenloewe
      Hafenloewe Год назад +2

      Jesse Gamez dont forget this list is about people who actually lived

  • Tiana Pi Tesr
    Tiana Pi Tesr Год назад

    You have TOP PLAYS?

  • Stephanie B
    Stephanie B Год назад

    So many geniuses so few appreciated.

  • Gulf-City Umbreon
    Gulf-City Umbreon Год назад


  • Armando McFly
    Armando McFly Год назад

    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

  • Britannic hayyomatt
    Britannic hayyomatt Год назад

    What about Jesus? Nobody know who the fuck he was until 300 years after he died.

  • Paychec
    Paychec Год назад

    Where is biggie smalls??!!

  • Год назад

    Change People with Authors

  • fila365
    fila365 Год назад


  • Gabriela Espinal
    Gabriela Espinal Год назад

    where's Tesla? C'mon....

  • I'm Only Happy When it Reigns
    I'm Only Happy When it Reigns Год назад

    *#1. Krispin Wah*

  • Boris Dinges
    Boris Dinges Год назад

    No Jesus? or Mohamed? They are way more fabous today, then they ever where in thier living years.

  • albert penuelaz
    albert penuelaz Год назад

    What about Selena????

  • Quickman 26
    Quickman 26 Год назад

    3/10 - IGN, too many Europeans.

  • GrandMaster ChitoWan
    GrandMaster ChitoWan Год назад

    so no machiavelli ... ok not like he was an influence on the world or anything

  • a horrendous child
    a horrendous child Год назад

    Am I the only one who clicked on this video because Vincent was on the thumbnail?

  • McFlufferTits
    McFlufferTits Год назад

    anne frank is overated who cares about her

  • Bleached Hopgrasser
    Bleached Hopgrasser Год назад +1

    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

  • Anton Knittel
    Anton Knittel Год назад

    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

  • Dean Winchester
    Dean Winchester Год назад

    holy *FUCKING* _shit_

  • Dean Winchester
    Dean Winchester Год назад


  • Ankur Agrawal
    Ankur Agrawal Год назад

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

  • Yoshi Wall
    Yoshi Wall Год назад

    I'm a simple man. I see Lovecraft, I click like

  • scottiemcnichols
    scottiemcnichols Год назад

    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

  • Toe Nail
    Toe Nail Год назад


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    Toe Nail Год назад


  • Toe Nail
    Toe Nail Год назад


  • danish Viking
    danish Viking Год назад

    wtf no hc andersen sly

  • Devin Sapelli
    Devin Sapelli Год назад

    William Hope Hodgson!

  • Priyansh Sharma
    Priyansh Sharma Год назад

    Antoni Gaudi? DaVinci?

  • Shut Your Role And Know Your Mouth

    How about Harambe?

  • Mikko Rintala
    Mikko Rintala Год назад

    Error 404 Harambe not found.

  • Leonid Bolotinsky
    Leonid Bolotinsky Год назад

    WHAT ABOUT MOZART YOU @#$%^&????

  • Matheus Wandscheer
    Matheus Wandscheer Год назад

    nikola tesla?