History's Fantastic Facial Hair (PHOTOS)

Put down your razors boys, it’s Movember! Um, what’s “Movember?”
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Put down your razors boys, it’s Movember! Um, what’s “Movember?”

Movember is a fairly recent phenomenon, in which men across the globe give their razors a rest for a good cause: to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.

Indeed as we begin to watch the five o'clock shadows of our beloved men grow to a Chia Pet variety of hairy bounty this month, we can't help but wax nostalgic on the creative chin whiskers throughout history. It's hard to know whether these men made their facial hair famous, or the other way around.