Top 10 People That Became Famous After They Died

  • Опубликовано: 18 мар 2017
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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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Комментарии: 821

  •  8 месяцев назад +2

    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

  • tipsgamez
    tipsgamez 12 часов назад

    Nr 2 and 1 lived in NL! Woohoo

  • WLA102494
    WLA102494 День назад

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

  • YerfDog Productions
    YerfDog Productions 3 месяца назад

    Why isn't Jimmy Saville on this list?

  • Dank Trurtle
    Dank Trurtle 4 месяца назад

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

  • Alice Phillips
    Alice Phillips 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Madelon Russell
    Madelon Russell 5 месяцев назад

    where the heck is Christopher Columbus

  • Ludwik
    Ludwik 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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.

  • Jacksons Suga-Kookie
    Jacksons Suga-Kookie 6 месяцев назад +1

    Who else came for Vincent Van Gogh?

  • La Cápsula
    La Cápsula 6 месяцев назад

    where am I?

  • Brandon Owyong
    Brandon Owyong 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

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

  • TheaterRaven
    TheaterRaven 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

    PANTYEATR1 8 месяцев назад

    Professor Gregor Mendel is awesome!

  • The Conversation Table
    The Conversation Table 8 месяцев назад

    what about Tesla?!

  • fennekin02
    fennekin02 8 месяцев назад

    Karl Marx?

  • Mohit sharma
    Mohit sharma 8 месяцев назад


  • SomeDude96
    SomeDude96 8 месяцев назад

    Where's Jesus on this list?

  • UltimateAwe
    UltimateAwe 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад


  • DBBCraftsworks
    DBBCraftsworks 8 месяцев назад

    Awesome video :))

  • Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury 8 месяцев назад

    W.A.Mozart ??
    and me too

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Der_Dude
    Der_Dude 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • matko grčić
    matko grčić 8 месяцев назад


  •  8 месяцев назад

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  • PvtGermanWagz
    PvtGermanWagz 8 месяцев назад

    Harambe is #1, no contest.

  • AbdTheBlueJackle
    AbdTheBlueJackle 8 месяцев назад +1

    Where is Heath Ledger

  • Zoogler
    Zoogler 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • kerpin09
    kerpin09 8 месяцев назад

    Nick Drake

  • HappyJoddler
    HappyJoddler 8 месяцев назад


  • KingDT2007
    KingDT2007 8 месяцев назад

    its weird how Stephen fry looks just like Oscar Wylde

  • Aarush Aggarwal
    Aarush Aggarwal 8 месяцев назад

    F. Scott Fitzgerald also

  • TheMihig
    TheMihig 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Markus Dittrich
    Markus Dittrich 8 месяцев назад +2

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

  • ZawesomexD
    ZawesomexD 8 месяцев назад

    Uhm... H. C. Andersen??

  • DRapior
    DRapior 8 месяцев назад

    Holocaust was fake

    • DRapior
      DRapior 8 месяцев назад

      What are you even talking about??

    • gunotplaya213
      gunotplaya213 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад


  • Avery R.
    Avery R. 8 месяцев назад +1

    Oscar Wilde? Really?

  • Nosihle Lumkwana
    Nosihle Lumkwana 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Nirrupama bala
    Nirrupama bala 8 месяцев назад

    Srinivasa Ramanujan??

  • MasBreaker
    MasBreaker 8 месяцев назад

    Yeah Anne Frank ! I forgot ! ><)

  • Katie Interesting
    Katie Interesting 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Lexi Hansen
    Lexi Hansen 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

    Nikola Tesla?

  • Alexandra Marina
    Alexandra Marina 8 месяцев назад

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

  • George Cartright
    George Cartright 8 месяцев назад

    no Nikola Tesla. thats just so wrong

  • Emanuel Martz
    Emanuel Martz 8 месяцев назад +1

    where is Nikola Tesla?
    This channel is pathetic.

  • Peter Zinkovsky
    Peter Zinkovsky 8 месяцев назад

    No jesus?

    • Bee Whistler
      Bee Whistler 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад +2

    Karl Marx??

  • lord VaderLater
    lord VaderLater 8 месяцев назад

    What about Mozart?

  • Octavo Gamez
    Octavo Gamez 8 месяцев назад

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

    • Octavo Gamez
      Octavo Gamez 8 месяцев назад

      I was being sarcastic heh

    • Hafenloewe
      Hafenloewe 8 месяцев назад

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

    • Hafenloewe
      Hafenloewe 8 месяцев назад +2

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

  • Tiana Pi Tesr
    Tiana Pi Tesr 8 месяцев назад

    You have TOP PLAYS?

  • Stephanie B
    Stephanie B 8 месяцев назад

    So many geniuses so few appreciated.

  • Kekistani Umbreon
    Kekistani Umbreon 8 месяцев назад


  • Armando McFly
    Armando McFly 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Pacheco
    Pacheco 8 месяцев назад

    Where is biggie smalls??!!

  • 8 месяцев назад

    Change People with Authors

  • fila365
    fila365 8 месяцев назад


  • Gabriela Espinal
    Gabriela Espinal 8 месяцев назад

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

  • I'm Only Happy When it Reigns
    I'm Only Happy When it Reigns 8 месяцев назад

    *#1. Krispin Wah*

  • Boris Dinges
    Boris Dinges 8 месяцев назад

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

  • albert penuelaz
    albert penuelaz 8 месяцев назад

    What about Selena????

  • Quickman 26
    Quickman 26 8 месяцев назад

    3/10 - IGN, too many Europeans.

  • GrandMaster ChitoWan
    GrandMaster ChitoWan 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Snooki Draws
    Snooki Draws 8 месяцев назад

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

  • McFlufferTits
    McFlufferTits 8 месяцев назад

    anne frank is overated who cares about her

  • Wolvermeme X
    Wolvermeme X 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

    holy *FUCKING* _shit_

  • Dean Winchester
    Dean Winchester 8 месяцев назад


  • Ankur Agrawal
    Ankur Agrawal 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Yoshi Wall
    Yoshi Wall 8 месяцев назад

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

  • scottiemcnichols
    scottiemcnichols 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад


  • Toe Nail
    Toe Nail 8 месяцев назад


  • Toe Nail
    Toe Nail 8 месяцев назад


  • danish Viking
    danish Viking 8 месяцев назад

    wtf no hc andersen sly

  • Devin Sapelli
    Devin Sapelli 8 месяцев назад

    William Hope Hodgson!

  • priyansh sharma
    priyansh sharma 8 месяцев назад

    Antoni Gaudi? DaVinci?

  • Game Seeker722
    Game Seeker722 8 месяцев назад

    How about Harambe?

  • Mikko Rintala
    Mikko Rintala 8 месяцев назад

    Error 404 Harambe not found.

  • леня болотинский
    леня болотинский 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Matheus Wandscheer
    Matheus Wandscheer 8 месяцев назад

    nikola tesla?

  • Tushar Seth
    Tushar Seth 8 месяцев назад

    I knew #1

  • Barnyardguys
    Barnyardguys 8 месяцев назад +2

    What about Rembrandt van rhijn

  • Roderick Covers
    Roderick Covers 8 месяцев назад

    am I the only one that wants Elvis on this list but knows it's a low chance?

  • Hamish McDougall
    Hamish McDougall 8 месяцев назад

    Wilfred Owen?

  • LoneWolfRedneck
    LoneWolfRedneck 8 месяцев назад

    i did that nazi coming

  • magic_ fox
    magic_ fox 8 месяцев назад

    where is Heath Leager???

  • Lindsay Truscott
    Lindsay Truscott 8 месяцев назад

    Maybe if I die I'll become FAMOUS!!!!