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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Napoleon is so memeable that he needs his own section.
Dutch History Memes
This is really just making fun of the Tulip crisis, but don’t you think the Dutch totally deserve it?
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.
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.
Italian History Memes
Italy’s role in WW2 is so memeable that it needed its own Italy meme section.
Polish History Memes
Poor Poland. These Polish memes all have a specific bent, and it’s NOT towards independance.
I broke these out into a different section than the USSR memes because this section inludes moder takes on Communism.
Greek Mythology & Roman Mythology Memes
Oh Zeus, you are infinitely memeable.
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.
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.
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.
Historian Memes & Archeologist Memes
The careers deserve memes as much as the subjects do.
Okay, for some reason these aren’t as popular as Roman history mems, but I think Viking memes are way more fun.
Ancient Egyptian History Memes
Ancient Egyptian history memes are 75% cat memes. So they’re amazing.
Chinese History Memes
Part Communism memes, part Mongolian invasion memes, 100% fun.
Sexy 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.
Christmas History Memes
All I want for Christmas is history memes under my tree.
Game of Thrones History Memes
Honestly, there should be more of these.
Spongebob History Memes
This is a thing.
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