The three great geniuses of their time: Leonardo Da Vinci, William Shakespeare and Adolf Hitler.
They are all considered to be great geniuses of their time. All three were incredibly charismatic and had a great ability to influence others. All three were controversial figures in their time, with many people both adoring and hating them.
In addition to being artists, they each excelled at being leaders as well – Da Vinci was an inventor with dozens of patents under his belt; Shakespeare wrote plays that have been performed for centuries; Hitler led Germany into World War II and became one of the most powerful men in history before committing suicide when he realized he would be captured by Allied forces.
Their lives also have striking similarities. They all grew up as illegitimate children (Leonardo’s father was not his real father) and they all considered their mothers to be the most important women in their lives. They all had great success when they worked independently, but when they worked for others or for the government, they failed miserably and were often ignored or even fired from their jobs.
They also have another thing in common: all three suffered from depression during some point in their lives, which led them to commit suicide (Leonardo died due to malaria; William Shakespeare died of unknown causes; Adolf Hitler committed suicide).