Post a Comment. And we've mentioned that Christopher Columbus was also red-haired or at the very least freckled. Anyway, we can now add a few more to the list of New World explorers. Firstly, Pedro de Alvarado. He was was a Spanish conquistador and governor of Guatemala. According to Wikipedia he was called "Red Sun" by the indigenous people, and it goes on to state that one possible reason for this name may have been his red hair.
There are a surprising number of redheads depicted within historical narratives, and an equally intriguing panoply of theories that may provide an explanation. For example, red-haired or ginger individuals may be driven to succeed by the discrimination they face. Conversely, this unusual physical trait could reinforce a sense of eccentricity and distinction, prompting unusual levels of success. It's possible that the perceived commonality of famous redheads is an illusion. Red hair is conspicuous, meaning those with the trait will be recorded as having it.
This list includes notable people with natural red hair. Red or ginger hair may come in a variety of shades from strawberry blond to auburn. Figures from the Bible or classical mythology, such as Esau or Judas Iscariot , are included.
So, this got me thinking as to who on earth could have been the first ever redhead? As is the way these days, I turned to the Internet and in particular to the encyclopedic site that is Wikipedia. Would love to know who these people are!