You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate the rich history of events that have happened in the course of human civilization. In fact, you might say we live in the best time in history. Good standard of living, great health care, funny history memes, what else could we possibly want! All kidding aside, there have been hundreds if not thousands of historical events that shaped our history.
To celebrate and poke fun at some of those historical milestones, we’ve scoured the web and compiled a list of 55 of the best history memes you will ever find. And we did just for you! I hope you enjoy these funny history memes.
1) Let the history memes begin!
“Absolutely no one. The cold war.”
2) Let’s start with US history memes.
“Actually the civil war was really about state’s rights. A state’s right to what?”
“America sure is having some bad luck. It’s almost like it was built on an ancient Indian burial ground.”
“American Colonies: Paying taxes for a war fought to defend you or declaring independence and fighting the world’s largest military.”
5) Funny British history memes that tread a fine line.
“Britain in British history vs. Britain in everyone else’s history.”
“British people be like I’m Bri-ish. We just say the ‘t’ in a very high pitch that Americans cannot hear. After the incident in Boston, we always hide our t’s.”
“Caveman: creates fire. Everybody else in the cave:”
“The city. The city. Of. Of. Istanbul. Istanbul. The city of Istanbul. The city of Constantinople.”
“Do they still worship us, child? Well, I $#!t in a box and they clean it. Good. Good.”
10) History memes that make sense.
“Don’t call yourself goth if you didn’t sack Rome on August 24th, 410 AD.”
11) Funny history memes featuring SpongeBob SquarePants.
“Europe: Going to hell in a handbasket. Switzerland:”
“Every country that ever dented an American ship.”
“Fun fact: According to Greek legend there was a famous prostitute who managed to avoid a death sentence by showing the judges her boobs and arguing that it would be a crime against the Gods to destroy something so beautiful. Before you ask, yes there are paintings of this. And yes, they’re amazing. I love history. The gay one.”
“A German soldier shot dead by a French sniper after poking his head out of his trench, 1917.”
“Germany. France. Maginot Line.”
“God: So there’s this really small island… Angel: Yeah. God: And there’s like, three different cultures on it. Angel: Okay. God: And they all hate each other. Angel: Mmm-hmm. God: And the weather is terrible. Angel: Gotcha. God: And now they’re going to conquer a quarter of the world. Angel: I’m sorry. What?”
“Greek Gods: Are born. Kronos: Get in my belly!!”
18) History memes that are stubborn AF.
“When Hannibal keeps destroying your armies but you keep rallying new ones because: Momma didn’t raise no quitter.”
“Don’t you hate it when you accidentally burn one of these: Toast. Finger. Chicken. The ancient Library of Alexandria.”
20) Gotta love funny history memes.
“He protec. He attac. But most importantly, he take Rom bac.”
“How do the British museums have so many incredible artifacts compared to other museums? The secret ingredient is crime.”
“When I was a kid…Call of Duty. Need for Speed. Minecraft. Mortal Kombat.”
“I’m gonna get close to this group of humans. What’s the worst that can happen? Thousands of years later:”
“When you invade the Soviet Union and they start pushing you back: Hey take it easy, fellas, I was just joking.”
“Japan: No, go away, we don’t want to trade with you. United States: You Trippin, no you worse than Trippin. You’ve fallen, and you can’t get up!”
26) Wholesome history memes.
“Judging people by the color of their skin. Judging people by the content of their character.”
“Let’s go. In and out. Twenty-minute adventure.”
“Germany listening to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.”
“Me explaining the brutal reality of the World War One combat. The girl in the party who’s only in the bathroom with me because I have cocaine.”
“Medieval cities in cartoons vs. Medieval cities in reality.”
“Mongol empire. China. Genghis Khan. Japan. Europe. The Middle East. Kievan Rus’. Persia.”
“Native Americans: Can you just let us live on the ancestral land that we own? America: OK. Oklahoma is your home now.”
33) These history memes are also a steal.
“Never ask a woman her age. A man, his salary. Or Britain, how they got so many artifacts in their museum.”
“Nazi Germany invading Poland in 1939.”
“NOOO, you can’t just give gold to everyone you meet; I’ve been trading spices for years just to have a few ducats. Haha, gold makes bling-bling.”
“Nostalgic person: I wish we could go back to the good old days! Literally every historian:”
“Not now death I’m painting.”
“Opium. British Empire. Qing dynasty.”
39) History memes about pop culture.
“Pixar accidentally deleting 90% of Toy Story 2. The animator with backups on her home computer.”
“Let’s play Monopoly with 10 people. One person already owns 90% of the money and real estate and has access to borrow money from the bank whenever they want. The other 9 people have to share the remaining 10%. If you don’t like it, you hate America and are a communist. That is our current system.”
“Romans: We don’t like kings. Augustus: What if I’m a king but I call myself an emperor? Romans: You son of a [censored], I’m in!”
“Serving in the American Army and getting sent back to the plantation. Serving in the British Army and getting your freedom, a military pension, and farm in Sierra Leone.”
“7-year-old Spartans being told they’re in the army now:”
“So glad I grew up doing this and not this.”
45) Take a sip of funny history memes.
“Spices. The Dutch.”
“Then the French king, who helped those rebels, gets his head chopped off: You think this is funny? Well, it sure as $#!t ain’t sad.”
“When ur supposed to be claiming souls but that fabric on fleek: Gurl is this silk?”
“Western Roman Empire: [whimpering] God! Ah! Eastern Roman Empire: I got you! I got you, brother. Barbarians: Oh, no, you don’t!”
“What if you wanted to go to Heaven but the pope said it’s $9.99.”
“When you’re a woman living in the 1600s and you accidentally do the math. The townsfolk:”
“Who would win? The French Army vs. A season.”
52) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of history memes…
“Why is it that when natives die, it is always you three?”
“Woman in the 1600s. The church.”
“When you finally get to see your friends again after the black plague quarantine has been lifted: Oh I have missed this!”
“When your shitty 13 colonies band together and become a world superpower.”
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