From our baby's names to our clothing, we have always been imitating the famous. Even our ancestors were doing it. As proof - here are some of the facial hair styles inspired by the rich and famous.
Maximilian was the Austrian president who was placed as Emperor of Mexico by the French and Mexican Monarchists. He was later killed by the revolutionaries. Turns out he may have been able to save himself by hiding in a convent and disguising himself as a nun. He wouldn't accept the offer however, because he would have to shave off his lovely ginger beard.
Giuseppe Garibaldi is considered one of the "fathers of the Fatherland" of Italy. His politics inspired many across Europe and his beard inspired many others across the world.
Photos Via The Czech Photography Museum