05/06/2013 02:45 pm ET Updated Jul 06, 2013

5 Famous People You Won't Believe Didn't Exist


Have you ever heard a speaker or boss quote some profound saying from Sun Tzu's The Art of War? Did you know there's a good chance that the wise philosopher who wrote that book never actually existed?

He's hardly alone -- lots of figures from history and pop culture are the product of either some marketing campaign or just bad record keeping. Either way, centuries from now, people will probably still think that at one time there was a person named...