Celebrities and Their Historical Doppelgangers

One way or another, you may have encountered a face that looks eerily familiar, but you just can’t place where you’ve seen it. You rack your brain as hard as you can only to realize that hey, that person actually looks like a celebrity. Well, with billions of souls currently living in the planet, and with hundreds of billions more who lived before us, there’s bound to be someone who was alive at one point in history who looked similar to someone famous today.
Here are just a few famous celebrities with historical doppelgangers.

Mark Zuckerberg and Philip IV of Spain

First one on the list is the iconic technology entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg and Philip IV the King of Spain. While there are no known connections between the two, and aside from the lack of an imposing underbite on Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg and Philip IV shared an uncanny resemblance.


Mark Zuckerberg himself is the Harvard Alumni best known for launching the social media platform Facebook from his dormitory room on February 2004 with some of his college dormmates.

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With a net worth of about $55 billion as of 2018, Zuckerberg has been named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most wealthy and influential people and is a man poised to make even bigger waves in the digital arena in the near future.


Mark’s doppelganger, Philip IV of Spain, ruled the Spanish Empire from his ascension to the Spanish throne in 1621 until his death in Portugal in 1640. He was best known for his appreciation and patronage of the arts as well as for leading Spain through the Thirty Years’ War. At the height of his power, he ruled over 4.7 million square miles of territory all across the globe, with millions of souls regarding him as their sole leader.