When historical figures appear in fiction, they're lives tend to be jazzed up a bit. And then there are historical figures whose real lives were so full of twists and turns that fictionalized accounts tend to try and tone things down a bit. Today, we want to know which historical figure you find most intriguing.

Maybe it's someone who accomplished something incredible. Or maybe it's someone whose life is interesting particularly because of the sparseness of details or the mystery of their life. Tell us in the comments who it is and why you find them so fascinating!

Image: Ada Lovelace, mathematician and early computer scientist.