Top Ten Most Misunderstood People of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

He's a brave Indian ICON.

I honestly don't get why Ghandi was misunderstood, but he stopped the British people from ruling over India on August 4th 1947, in a peaceful but also in a very brave way.

2 Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

"Misunderstood? " You mean he WASN'T a paranoid-schizophrenic genocidal maniac and absolute tyrant?

3 Pontius Pilate

I think it is - CedreticFomento

Is he someone from the Bible?

4 Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
5 Cleopatra Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the recently established Roman Empire.
6 King Canute
7 La Malinche
8 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.
9 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.

Donald Trump can be an ass sometimes, but at least he's thinking about the country and trying to change things for the better, although people aren't making it easy. We'd be worse off if it were Clinton because she's already proven that she's not for us. She's for herself, other countries, and big businesses. Trump has been president for how long now, and people are still rioting, bashing him, and everything else they can think of. It really is quite pathetic.

Once again, agree. - Maddox121

He is NOT racist! He said nothing about kicking out Muslims that are already in the US. - DoroExploro13

Trump is an ass.

10 Oliver Cromwell

He was a tyrannical bastard. What's not to understand?

The Newcomers

? Karl Marx Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.

First off, Marx nothing to do with Stalin or Mao. He died in 1883, well before the Soviet Union began or Mao coming into power. Second of all, he is not the inventor of communism, communist ideologies existed before Marx. He is one of the greatest philosophers in history.

The Contenders

11 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and F├╝hrer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September more.

Shame there is no time travel gates like "Goodnight Sweetheart"

I am pretty sure hitler is more misunderstood than trump. Hitler was a bad guy but was he also kind of a good guy too? I mean he helped Germany's economy during the secound world war he even ordered his men to guard the memorial of vimy ridge. So Hitler was also kind of a good guy also but it is still bad for what he had done to the jews.

He is way more misunderstood than trump.

He obviously is not anything compared to doing the behaviors that made/makes him really very much so misunderstood he was the evilest of all MONSTERS!

12 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

Marilyn Manson doesn't do anything but he's blamed for so much. His music does have meaning even if some people don't understand it, and even though he looks a little awkward with the makeup and weird costumes, he's actually pretty handsome without it. He's also very nice and very smart in real life. And he does look and act more normally when functioning in regular society. He doesn't deserve all the hate and criticism he gets. Personally, I love Marilyn Manson!

Fully sick lad

13 Robert Maudsley

He's been dubbed Britain's most dangerous prisoner and the Real Life Hannibal Lecter. He was deemed too dangerous for a normal cell and was sentenced to life in solitary confinement. He even earned the nickname "Hannibal the Cannibal" for allegedly eating one man's brain, but there is no proof of this and autopsy showed that the brain was intact and no part was missing confirming his cannibalism to be a mere rumor. He only killed 4 people and while they were brutal, all were pedophiles, child molesters, sex offenders, or murderers. He doesn't seem like a serial killer to me. He seems more like a vigilante because now there's 4 less scumbags in the world. He also has a sad background. Although he has showed signs of mental stability over the past few years, it is highly unlikely that he will ever be released, which isn't fair for someone like him. He seems like a very misunderstood person and I actually feel sorry for him. He seems like an interesting person to interview and know ...more

14 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
15 Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII, and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.
16 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

Ozzy isn't the only celebrity or musician that's done drugs and alcohol and things that aren't exactly smart. Lots of celebrities, especially musicians do, but that doesn't make them bad or stupid. And Ozzy is awesome. He's one of the biggest and greatest musicians there are and personally, I'm a huge fan! I'd love to meet him of I ever could.

17 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He's not misunderstood. He earns the hate he gets because he's a giant jackass in so many ways. And he proves it all the time.

People just diss him with songs like "Baby" or just want to bash him which is outdated.

18 Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.
19 Gordon Ramsay Gordon James Ramsay is a Scottish-born British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is famous for being the host of shows like Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and Hotel Hell. He tends to have a fiery personality on television.

He's actually nicer than people think.

20 Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
21 H. H. Holmes

How is he misunderstood? He was a greedy con man and murderer who killed countless people in the most brutal ways with not an ounce of conscience or remorse. He was pure evil!

22 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. more.
23 Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.
24 Aileen Wuornos Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense.
25 Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.
26 Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation more.
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