55 Funny History Memes That You Won’t Find in College Textbooks

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!

55 Funny History Memes - "Absolutely no one. The cold war."
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“Absolutely no one. The cold war.”

2) Let’s start with US history memes.

55 Funny History Memes - "Actually the civil war was really about state's rights. A state's right to what?"
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“Actually the civil war was really about state’s rights. A state’s right to what?”

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55 Funny History Memes - "America sure is having some bad luck. It's almost like it was built on an ancient Indian burial ground."
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“America sure is having some bad luck. It’s almost like it was built on an ancient Indian burial ground.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "American Colonies: Paying taxes for a war fought to defend you  or declaring independence and fighting the world's largest military."
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“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.

55 Funny History Memes - "Britain in British history vs. Britain in everyone else's history."
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“Britain in British history vs. Britain in everyone else’s history.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Caveman: creates fire. Everybody else in the cave:"
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“Caveman: creates fire. Everybody else in the cave:”

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55 Funny History Memes - "The city. The city. Of. Of. Istanbul. Istanbul. The city of Istanbul. The city of Constantinople."
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“The city. The city. Of. Of. Istanbul. Istanbul. The city of Istanbul. The city of Constantinople.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Do they still worship us, child? Well, I $#!t in a box and they clean it. Good. Good."
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“Do they still worship us, child? Well, I $#!t in a box and they clean it. Good. Good.”

10) History memes that make sense.

55 Funny History Memes - "Don't call yourself goth if you didn't sack Rome on August 24th, 410 AD."
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“Don’t call yourself goth if you didn’t sack Rome on August 24th, 410 AD.”

11) Funny history memes featuring SpongeBob SquarePants.

55 Funny History Memes - "Europe: Going to hell in a handbasket. Switzerland:"
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“Europe: Going to hell in a handbasket. Switzerland:”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Every country that ever dented an American ship."
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“Every country that ever dented an American ship.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "A German soldier shot dead by a French sniper after poking his head out of his trench, 1917."
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“A German soldier shot dead by a French sniper after poking his head out of his trench, 1917.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Germany. France. Maginot Line."
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“Germany. France. Maginot Line.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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?"
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“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?”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Greek Gods: Are born. Kronos: Get in my belly!!"
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“Greek Gods: Are born. Kronos: Get in my belly!!”

18) History memes that are stubborn AF.

55 Funny History Memes - "When Hannibal keeps destroying your armies but you keep rallying new ones because: Momma didn't raise no quitter."
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“When Hannibal keeps destroying your armies but you keep rallying new ones because: Momma didn’t raise no quitter.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Don't you hate it when you accidentally burn one of these: Toast. Finger. Chicken. The ancient Library of Alexandria."
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“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.

55 Funny History Memes - "He protec. He attac. But most importantly, he take Rom bac."
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“He protec. He attac. But most importantly, he take Rom bac.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "How do the British museums have so many incredible artifacts compared to other museums? The secret ingredient is crime."
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“How do the British museums have so many incredible artifacts compared to other museums? The secret ingredient is crime.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "When I was a kid...Call of Duty. Need for Speed. Minecraft. Mortal Kombat."
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“When I was a kid…Call of Duty. Need for Speed. Minecraft. Mortal Kombat.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "I'm gonna get close to this group of humans. What's the worst that can happen? Thousands of years later:"
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“I’m gonna get close to this group of humans. What’s the worst that can happen? Thousands of years later:”

24)

55 Funny History Memes - "When you invade the Soviet Union and they start pushing you back: Hey take it easy, fellas, I was just joking."
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“When you invade the Soviet Union and they start pushing you back: Hey take it easy, fellas, I was just joking.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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!"
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“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.

55 Funny History Memes - "Judging people by the color of their skin. Judging people by the content of their character."
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“Judging people by the color of their skin. Judging people by the content of their character.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Let's go. In and out. Twenty-minute adventure."
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“Let’s go. In and out. Twenty-minute adventure.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Germany listening to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles."
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“Germany listening to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Medieval cities in cartoons vs. Medieval cities in reality."
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“Medieval cities in cartoons vs. Medieval cities in reality.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Mongol empire. China. Genghis Khan. Japan. Europe. The Middle East. Kievan Rus'. Persia."
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“Mongol empire. China. Genghis Khan. Japan. Europe. The Middle East. Kievan Rus’. Persia.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Native Americans: Can you just let us live on the ancestral land that we own? America: OK. Oklahoma is your home now."
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“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.

55 Funny History Memes - "Never ask a woman her age. A man, his salary. Or Britain, how they got so many artifacts in their museum."
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“Never ask a woman her age. A man, his salary. Or Britain, how they got so many artifacts in their museum.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Nazi Germany invading Poland in 1939."
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“Nazi Germany invading Poland in 1939.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Nostalgic person: I wish we could go back to the good old days! Literally every historian:"
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“Nostalgic person: I wish we could go back to the good old days! Literally every historian:”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Not now death I'm painting."
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“Not now death I’m painting.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Opium. British Empire. Qing dynasty."
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“Opium. British Empire. Qing dynasty.”

39) History memes about pop culture.

55 Funny History Memes - "Pixar accidentally deleting 90% of Toy Story 2. The animator with backups on her home computer."
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“Pixar accidentally deleting 90% of Toy Story 2. The animator with backups on her home computer.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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!"
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“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!”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "7-year-old Spartans being told they're in the army now:"
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“7-year-old Spartans being told they’re in the army now:”

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55 Funny History Memes - "So glad I grew up doing this and not this."
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“So glad I grew up doing this and not this.”

45) Take a sip of funny history memes.

55 Funny History Memes - "Spices. The Dutch."
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“Spices. The Dutch.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "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."
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“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.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "When ur supposed to be claiming souls but that fabric on fleek: Gurl is this silk?"
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“When ur supposed to be claiming souls but that fabric on fleek: Gurl is this silk?”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Western Roman Empire: [whimpering] God! Ah! Eastern Roman Empire: I got you! I got you, brother. Barbarians: Oh, no, you don't!"
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“Western Roman Empire: [whimpering] God! Ah! Eastern Roman Empire: I got you! I got you, brother. Barbarians: Oh, no, you don’t!”

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55 Funny History Memes - "What if you wanted to go to Heaven but the pope said it's $9.99."
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“What if you wanted to go to Heaven but the pope said it’s $9.99.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "When you're a woman living in the 1600s and you accidentally do the math. The townsfolk:"
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“When you’re a woman living in the 1600s and you accidentally do the math. The townsfolk:”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Who would win? The French Army vs. A season."
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“Who would win? The French Army vs. A season.”

52) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of history memes…

55 Funny History Memes - "Why is it that when natives die, it is always you three?"
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“Why is it that when natives die, it is always you three?”

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55 Funny History Memes - "Woman in the 1600s. The church."
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“Woman in the 1600s. The church.”

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55 Funny History Memes - "When you finally get to see your friends again after the black plague quarantine has been lifted: Oh I have missed this!"
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“When you finally get to see your friends again after the black plague quarantine has been lifted: Oh I have missed this!”

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55 Funny History Memes - "When your shitty 13 colonies band together and become a world superpower."
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“When your shitty 13 colonies band together and become a world superpower.”

I hope you enjoyed these history memes!

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