01/11/2013 06:34 GMT | Updated 31/10/2014 10:59 GMT

Movember: 24 Great Moustaches In History To Inspire You

Hitler. Genghis Khan. Stalin.

Yes, some of history's greatest moustache-wearers were also, unfortunately, some its least likeable characters.

Which is why any man embarking on Movember needs some better role models.

So whether you're a sportsman or a philosopher, here are 24 wonderful examples of upper-lip fur to inspire you....

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