Coolest Celebs of The 1800s

Dec 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm |

They were the center of the 19th century's hottest gossip!

The term “celebrity” really took off in the 1800s. It was then when the phenomenon of someone “being famous for being famous” really took off and never looked back (hey, Kim Kardashian…). Learn more about these 19th-century celebrities and see just how many of them would fit right into today’s celeb-obsessed culture.

Sissieretta Jones

Credit: National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia Commons

They were the center of the 19th century’s hottest gossip!

Check out our slideshow to learn more about these 19th-century celebs!