Real people in video games
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Sometimes real people are in video games, either as an important character, or guest staring - sometimes as they really are, but other times also with some fiction in their stories.

Here is a list of real people you can find in video games! Feel free to add those you know too.
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1. Character: Adolf Hitler
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If you are known as probably the worst person in modern times, you are sure to get your name into a videogame.

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-German politician and Chancellor in Germany 1933-45.

Video game credits:
Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein Super Upgrades
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Bionic Commando (1988) (as Hitler in the Japanese and Master-D in the American release)
 
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2. Character: Anastasia Romanova
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Russian Grand Duchess - and the most legendary of the member of the Russian Imperial family who was executed 1918 as there were rumors of her escape, which made many women during the period after to claim they were the true Anastasia Romanova.

Video game credits:
Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok!
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia
 
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3. Character: Anne Bonny
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Famed female pirate, sailed under Calico Jack, who also were her lover.

She is portrayed in at least two video games:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Fate/Grand Order
 
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4. Character: Bartholomew Roberts
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John "Bartholomew" Roberts was a famed Welsh pirate between the 17th and 18th Century.

He is portrayed in a few pirate themed games including the 2004 version Sid Meier's Pirates! and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
 
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5. Character: Benjamin Hornigold
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British pirate and pirate hunter from the Golden Age of Piracy; he was a pirate from 1715-18, and then became a pirate hunter until his death during a hurricane in 1719.

Hornigold, not being very famous is only portrayed in one game; Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
 
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6. Character: Billy the Kid
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Henry McCarty - but known as Billy the Kid Outlaw gunman from the Wild West! He was killed at the age of 21 in 1881 - and had taken eight lives himself during his career.

Video game credits:
Outlaw
Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid Returns
Great Legends: Billy the Kid II
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
 
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7. Character: Charles Vane
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English pirate, praying on English and French ships between 1716-21, where he was hung in Port Royal, Jamaica.

Video game credits:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
 
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8. Character: Cleopatra
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Cleopatra is a story character in Assassin's Creed: Origins
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9. Video Game: Destiny of an Emperor [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:2169]
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Destiny of an Emperor features various figures from Chinese history. The story is based on a comic, which is based on a novel, which is based on historical events in ancient China.
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10. Character: Edward Teach
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The perhaps most famous pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy - especially under his nickname Blackbeard!

His legacy have made him appear in many video game:
Sid Meier's Pirates! Gold
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat out of Hell
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat
Arena of Fate
Fate/Grand Order
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
 
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11. Character: George Washington
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Appearing in several games in the Civilization series, but also in Sid Meier's Colonization as a member to unlock at the Continental Congress
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12. Character: Jean Lafitte
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A pirate who made a name for himself - he even have a city in Louisiana named after him!

Video game credits:
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)
 
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13. Character: John Rackham
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Calico Jack Rackham was an English pirate between 17th and 18th Century, and one of the most famous pirates of the "Golden Era of Piracy" - his flag is also one of the most known, with a skull above two crossed swords.

He also had two well known female crew members, Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny.

Rackham is portrayed in at least two video games, being Sid Meier's Pirates! from 2004 and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag from 2013.
 
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14. Character: Joseph Stalin
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Soviet, Georgian born, revolutionary, politician, and dictator. Known to have ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist from 1924-53.

Video game credits:
Civilization
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Civilization IV
 
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Spanish officer (Marquis of Casa Torres and Knight of Santiago) and governor of Florida and Cuba during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Video game credits:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
 
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16. Character: Leonidas
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Leonidas is a character in some flashback cut scenes in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
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17. Character: Mary Read
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One of the two most famous female pirates in the Golden Age of Piracy. Mary joined John Rackham's crew under the name Mark Read, and is said to have had a relationship with Jack's lover Anne Bonny which almost made Jack kill Mark until Anne and Mary revealed Read's true identity.

She is one of the few women to be convicted of piracy.

Video game credits:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Doubling as the famous pirate James Kidd)
Fate/Grand Order
 
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Somali military commander and political leader. Attacked UN forces in Somalia in 1992 and led the repel of UN in Somalia until their withdraw in 1995; whereafter he declared himself President of Somalia.
In 1996 he died of a heart attack related to a GSW inflicted in a battle against troops from his former allies Ali Mahdi Muhammad and Osman Ali Atto little over a week before.

Video game credits:
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
 
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French military and political leader who found his Waterloo...

Video game credits:
Waterloo (1989)
Napoleon: Total War
 
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Electrical and mechanical engineer, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Video game credits
The Order: 1886
The Invisible Hours
 
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21. Video Game: Pocahontas (Genesis) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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c. 1596 – March 1617

Not only does the Indian princess Pocahontas - born as Matoaka and also known as Amonute and Rebecca (Christian name - appear in the Disney games in their version, she also appears in the Continental Congress in Sid Meier's Colonization
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22. Character: Stede Bonnet
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Pirate from Barbados in the Caribbean Sea. Originally a wealthy estate owner, before turning to piracy - thus giving him the nickname The Gentleman Pirate. His move into piracy came after marital issues.
He worked with Edward Teach whom he also temporary allowed to take control of his ship Revenge.

Portrayed in at least two video games:
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004 edition)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
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23. Character: William Kidd
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Scottish born Captain Kidd was a very famous pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy. He was known for his ruthlessness, such as burning down a town if the booty weren't big enough.

Video game credits:
Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (portrayed by Mary Read in drag as "James Kidd" - so may not be the same Kidd)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 (a very fictitious variant)
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24. Character: Woodes Rogers
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English privateer and governor and the rescuer of Alexander Selkirk (who is said to be the inspiration of Robinson Crusoe).

Video game credits:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
 
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25. Character: XERXES
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Xerxes, the King of Persia is in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
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