Photos: The ten best neckbeards in history versus Andrew Luck

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Number 4: Francisco Morazán

Born in Honduras circa 1792, Morazán became the first president of the Central American Federation. But perhaps his most notable accomplishment was proving that the neckbeard could go global.

Number 3: Colonel Marshall Howe

Granted, Howe's career during the Civil War doesn't dominate many history books. But he earned a spotlight page on the National Archives website due to a beard that seems to take root on the lower quadrant of his wattle, leaving a bizarre gape along his jawline. Top that, U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee!

Continue to keep counting down our picks for the ten best neckbeards in history.
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