Herostratus

Herostratus was an Ancient Greek who wanted to be famous.  He didn’t care how he became famous, he just wanted to be famous.  And so he burnt down one of the Seven Wonders of the World, specifically, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.  A myth arose that he burnt it down the same day that Alexander the Great was born, and Artemis and the gods had been so concerned with Alexander they had neglected the temple.  In response, his countrymen banned his name from being recorded, in an attempt to spite his design, but it failed, and even today, we speak of Herostratus.

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