250 Hilarious History Memes to Soothe Your Dark Soul

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Last Updated on: 15th September 2021, 10:33 pm

I’m a little obsessed with memes, but I specifically love history memes and travel memes the most (because duh, it combines my two passions).

If you’ve ever checked out my Instagram Stories or my Facebook page, you’ve no doubt noticed this little habit I have of collecting (read: hoarding) history memes to share with the world.

So here are my favorite (over 250!) history memes so you, too, can get obsessed.

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For travel guidebooks to have with you during your trip, I always pick one or two from Rick Steves and Lonely Planet.

Funny History Memes

Here are some of the random history memes I’ve collected that don’t easily fit into one of the topics below. This section also includes memes about history lovers and being obsessed with history. Also, there’s an awesome meme of a dragon wearing a kimono.

queen memes
Museum memes
history memes
Funny history memes
neanderthal meme
kimono dragon meme
funny history memes
easter island history memes
canadian memes
flat earth meme
1950s History Memes
History versus Math Meme
historic cat meme
80s kids memes
Australia Memes

European History Memes

I have break-out sections for some of the bigger topics, so this is where I’ve put all the European history memes that cover smaller, niche topics or memes about European culture or modern current events. Also, this is where I stuck my Yugoslavia and Macedonia memes, because I am obsessed with them.

european history memes
Fahrenheit memes
Swedish Empire Meme Ikea Meme
medieval history memes
gregorian chants memes
Princess Memes
World War I Memes
vaccine history memes
Archery Meme
medieval history memes
Medieval Battles Memes
female armor memes
medieval history memes
The Plague Memes
Yugoslavia memes
Mongolian History Memes
Black death meme
Belgium history meme
serbian history meme
Crusade memes
Armenian Genocity Meme


Macedonia meme
North Macedonia history meme


Historic Albanian Meme
EU memes

Art History Memes & Classical Art Memes

This section is an awesome mix of themes written over classical art backdrops. Basically, if you’ve ever wondered what the chick in a fifteenth century oil painting is thinking, this section of art history memes has you covered.

art history memes
art history memes
art history memes
art history memes
Classical art memes
art history meme
classical art history memes
classical memes
art history meme
dentist meme
classical art history memes
Virgin Mary Memes
classical history memes
classical art meme
art history memes
classical art memes
classical art history memes
art history meme
classical art history memes
Portrait Painting Meme
classical art history memes
Valentine's Day History Meme
Judith and Holifernes Meme
baroque meme
classical art history memes
classical art memes

art history meme


history museum memes

art history memes

classical art memes

American History Memes & US Presidents Memes

American history is rife for memes and parody. This section includes US Presidents memes like dead-pan George Washington, American Revolutionary War Memes, Salem Witch Trial memes, and memes about America winning the space race.

King George III Memes
Salem Witch Trial Meme
Denver History Meme
US History Meme
American history memes
US History Meme
George Washington memes
US History League of Nations Meme
American War of Independence Meme
American Revolution Meme
Space Race Memes


Civil War Memes

This is the section dedicated to memes about the Confederacy and how it lost and was an absolutel disgrace.  If you leave a pro-Confederacy comment on this post, it will be deleted.

Civil War Memes
Confederate Flag Meme

WW2 Memes

Ummm….the internet is awash in World War II memes. This is where everything from Winston Churchill memes to neutral Switzerland memes to memes about Japan refusing to surrender.

WW2 Meme Fuckboy Starter Pack Meme
ww2 memes
Switzerland Meme
Winston Churchill meme
Pearl Harbor Meme
WW2 meme
WW2 Memes
Japan WW2 Meme
WW2 Memes
World War 2 Hitler Memes
America in WW2 Memes
Nuremberg Trials Memes
WW2 Meme
WW2 Memes

WW3 Memes

Okay, I only have one World War III meme, but I love it. And of course, I couldn’t stick it in the World War II section, so it gets its own.

WW3 Memes


Fake History Memes

Fake history memes are the history memes that no one knows they need until they read them, and then they realize instantly that they’re intrigal to enjoying anything in this world.

fake history memes
Fake WW2 T-Rex memes
fake abraham lincoln quote
fake history memes
fake history memes fake lincoln meme

Henry VIII & Tudor History Memes

Hengry VIII is a verifiable meme king. There’s literally no end to the time I can spend reading Turdor history memes on the internet and avoiding work.

henry viii meme
Henry VIII memes
Henry VIII Meme


tudor history memes

British History Memes & English History Memes

Umm…British history is long. It’s violent. It’s unpleasant. It’s colonial. It’s everything that memes are made of. This category includes British History memes (especially memes about the Hundred Years’ War), Margaret Thatcher memes, Scottish memes, English memes, and Colonial memes.

British Colonial Meme
Hundred Years War Meme
Guy Fawkes Meme
English History Meme
Scottish history meme
Brexit Memes
British history meme
Margaret Thatcher Memes
British history meme

Middle East History Meme

Indian history memes


French History Memes

Of course, I need somewhere to put my French Revolution memes, but I include a few other chapters of French history and general France memes as well.

French Revolution Meme
French Revolution Memes
Joan of Arc Memes
France history meme
French History Meme


Vietnam Wars Memes
French history memes

Napoleon Memes

Napoleon is so memeable that he needs his own section.

Napoleon invading Russia meme


waterloo meme
Invading Russia in winter meme


Waterloo memes


Dutch History Memes

This is really just making fun of the Tulip crisis, but don’t you think the Dutch totally deserve it?

Dutch history memes
Dutch Tulip Crisis Memes

USSR & Soviet History Memes

A genre of memes as large as the (former) empire itself, here are the best USSR memes, Stalin memes, Lenin memes, and general Soviet history memes.

USSR Memes
USSR Memes
Crush on Stalin Meme
Stalin Netflix and Chill meme
Lenin and Stalin Meme
KFC Communist Meme
Soviet Union Memes

USSR Soviet History Memes

joseph stalin meme

Cuban Missile Crisis Meme


German History Memes

German history is more to make fun of than just World War II. Here are the best Germany memes and German history memes that didn’t fit into the WW2 memes section.

German history memes
German History Memes

Italian History Memes

Italy’s role in WW2 is so memeable that it needed its own Italy meme section.

Italy Memes
Mussolini Meme

Italy in World War Two meme


Mussolini meme

Italy History Memes



Polish History Memes

Poor Poland. These Polish memes all have a specific bent, and it’s NOT towards independance.

Polish memes


Jagiellonian Dynasty meme
poland memes


Communism Memes

I broke these out into a different section than the USSR memes because this section inludes moder takes on Communism.

Karl Marx Meme
communism memes
Communist Manifesto Meme
Communism and Bourgeoisie Meme
communism memes
Communism Memes
Capitalism Meme
Capitalism Meme
Capitalism is Hell Meme


Greek Mythology & Roman Mythology Memes

Oh Zeus, you are infinitely memeable.

zeus meme
greek mythology zeus memes
Roman Mythology Memes
greek mythology memes


Ancient Greece and Ancient Greek History Memes

Ancient Greece has an outsized place in my heart, and Greek history memes are truly some of my faves.

Stealing Greek temples meme
Sparta Memes
Greek versus Roman Culture Memes
Xerxes Memes
Ancient Greek History meme
Ancient Spara Meme
Trojan Horse Memes
Alexander the Great meme
Ancient Greek History Meme

Ancient Rome and Roman History Memes

While not quite as fun as ancient Greece memes, Roman history memes are super popular. Here are the best Roman empire memes, Roman republic memes, and memes about Julius Caesar, Caligula, Nero, and Claudius.

Roman history memes Ides of March meme
Julius Ceasar Meme
Goth meme
caligula memes
history meme
Julius Caesar meme
Bible History
Julius Ceasar Meme
Goth memes
Roman Empire meme
cato the younger memes
caligula meme
roman history meme
augustus meme
Nero Roman History Memes
roman emperor meme
BC memes
Carthage History Meme
Guy Fieri Julius Ceasar Meme
Eastern Roman Empire Meme
Romans versus Greek memes
Roman Military memes
Emperor Claudius Meme



Byzantine Memes & Ottoman Empire Memes

Ah, I truly, truly, truly love Byzantine memes and Ottoman Empire memes. More esoteric than straight up Roman history memes, but extra petty.

Byzantine History Constantinople Memes
Byzantine memes
Ottoman Empire Meme
Byzantine History Meme

Historian Memes & Archeologist Memes

The careers deserve memes as much as the subjects do.

Historian memes
archeology memes
archeologist memes

Viking Memes

Okay, for some reason these aren’t as popular as Roman history mems, but I think Viking memes are way more fun.

Viking Love Meme
Odin Viking Meme
Viking meme
Vikings Memes
Viking Memes


Viking Meme


Ancient Egyptian History Memes

Ancient Egyptian history memes are 75% cat memes. So they’re amazing.

Ancient Egyptian History memes
Ramses the Great Meme
Egypt Memes
Library of Alexandria Meme
ancient egyptian history meme
egyptian pyramid meme
Egyptian History Memes
Pyramid Memes
egyptian cat meme

Chinese History Memes

Part Communism memes, part Mongolian invasion memes, 100% fun.

chinese memes
Mao Meme
Ghengis Khan Memes
Chinese History Meme

China Memes


Romantic History Memes & Valentine’s Day History Memes

For when you need a sweet, sweet history meme to send to your crush on Valentine’s day.

Richard III Meme
Valentine's Day History Meme Karl Marx Memes
Christopher Columbus Meme

Valentine's Day History Meme

Valentine's Day History Meme
Communism memes
Valentine's Day History Meme Viking Memes
Romantic Communist History Meme
Valentine's Day History Meme
Valentine's Day History Meme Pyramid


Christmas History Memes

All I want for Christmas is history memes under my tree.

Communism Lenin Santa Meme
Christmas History Good King Wienceslas Meme
Stalin versus Santa Clause meme
Vladimir Lenin Meme

Game of Thrones History Memes

Honestly, there should be more of these.

Game of Thrones History Meme

Spongebob History Memes

This is a thing.

spongebob history memes
Napoleon Spongebob Memes
Spongebob History Memes
Spongebob History Meme

Want More Memes?

Here are 101 Hilarious Travel and Vacation Memes to help get you through planning a vacation, packing your bags, or preparing for a trip.

If you love Balkan memes (and Balkan travel), I have an entire Balkan travel blog with posts about the best funny Balkan memes and the best Greece memes (including some ancient Greek history memes)!

Love history?

As you can tell by the name of my website, I’m a little history obsessed! Here are some awesome history resources to help you!

Love travel and history (like me)? Check out my massive list of 101 Epic History Travel Ideas to Help Plan Your Next Adventure.

Looking for history podcasts? I have my own podcast, the History Fangirl Podcast, plus here are my favorite podcasts I use for travel inspiration (many of which are history podcasts).

If you’re looking for some posts about history, you can check out my photo essay about visiting Normandy, photos of Chernobyl today from my visit, and the best living history museums in the US.

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