The shaved head look has seemed to gain popularity pretty recently, however, baldness has always been prevalent. Here are a few historic bald guys that prove a shaved head has always shown power.
Winston Churchill is one of the most recognizable individuals associated with World War II and is considered by many as the man who saved Europe during that time period. He served as the United Kingdom’s prime minister during the war and his leadership helped the Allied Powers defeat Hitler and his allies. Churchill was also known for his powerful speeches, like his Iron Curtain speech during the Cold War, and his quick wit. Churchill influenced the world and defeated one of history’s most hated villains all while sporting a bald dome, making him a perfect opener for this list.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a distinguished army general and the 34th President of the United States. During his time in the army, he served as the supreme commander of the allied forces in Western Europe during World War II and was in charge of planning the D-Day invasion. He also delivered an iconic speech prior to the invasion (“Order of the Day”) to inspire and prepare his troops for battle. As president, Eisenhower was able to end the Korean War, enact the first significant civil rights legislation since 1875, and championed the Interstate Highway System. You can also see his influential chrome dome on the one dollar coin.
Charles Darwin, the second English baldie on our list, was a naturalist and biologist best known for introducing the theory of evolution. His famous book, On the Origin of Species, introduced the idea of natural selection and paved the way for our modern understanding of evolution. His contributions to the theory of evolution and to science make this bald guy one of the most influential men the Earth has ever known.
Though most would not agree with Lenin, this bald man’s influence and power are undeniable. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, otherwise known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary who sparked the Russian Revolution after World War 1 and took control of the newly formed Soviet Union. He installed the world’s first communist nation and was an extremely influential bald man. Though his ideas and methodologies may have been flawed, Lenin was certainly a powerful and influential (and bald) historical figure.
The final historical bald guy on this list is Mahatma Gandhi! Gandhi was an Indian activist who lead the Indian independence movement against British colonization. He used powerful speeches, peaceful demonstration, and diplomacy to help India achieve independence from British rule and was famous for his insistence on the use of peaceful means to obtain their goals. He was so iconic and important for India that you can find his bald head on nearly every Indian currency. Gandhi also inspired other peaceful activists like Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.