History[ edit ] Athletes in Ancient Greece were welcomed home as heroes, had songs and poems written in their honor, and received free food and gifts from those seeking celebrity endorsement. He was promoted by the Christian Church as a martyr and images of him and scenes from his life became widespread in just a few years. In a pattern often repeated, what started out as an explosion of popularity often referred to with the suffix 'mania' turned into a long-lasting fame: The cult of personality particularly in the west can be traced back to the Romantics in the 18th century,  whose livelihood as artists and poets depended on the currency of their reputation. The establishment of cultural hot-spots became an important factor in the process of generating fame:
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Their facial features were only different up close especially their eyes. At King George's wedding in , according to The Times of London , the crowd may have confused Nicholas with George, because their beards and dress made them look alike. In , year-old Felix Dadaev, a former dancer and juggler , disclosed that he had been one of four look-alikes whom Stalin had employed as decoys to mislead enemies and potential assassins there in fact were attempts on Stalin's life—two at Yalta alone. Clifton James , who bore a close resemblance to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery , was sent to Gibraltar and North Africa , in order to deceive the Germans about the location of the upcoming invasion.
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