Game Of Thrones Characters And Their Historical Doppelgangers

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The digital curators at the National Library of France have scoured their massive collection of photos and drawings from across the centuries to prove, once and for all, that everyone has a lookalike — even imaginary characters, like the stars of Game of Thrones. Or Smeagol and Shrek.

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Top image: François II and Prince Joffrey

Sansa Stark and Princesse aux armes de Bourbon

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King Henri IV and Tywin Lannister

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King Henry VIII and Robert Baratheon

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Athlete Louis Vasseur and Shrek

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Cardinal Marc Antoine Ansidei and Smeagol

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[Source: Gallica Bibliotheque Numerique]

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Man, thanks for ruining that Shrek shows up next season for everyone that hasn't read the books.