Aircraftman T E Shaw. (Lawrence of Arabia)
His stories have been roundly trashed over recent years only for even more recent research/evidence to show that he was telling the truth all the time.
I suspect, though that he also takes some of the blame for the current mess in the Middle East.
General George S. Patton !
Rocky Balboa. "Yo, Adrian".
Colonel Joshua L.Chamberlain
Since Charles Robert Darwin has already been mentioned....,
Lucius Sergius Catiline
The old moonshine runners of the south
Jesus Christ---Que hombre