Know any historic reformations?

I'm not talking religious or political. I'm talking - are there any people in history who had a particular allegiance, and then they turned around and changed their beliefs entirely? You see stuff like this with Paarthurnax in Skyrim or Zuko (or Iroh) in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Has any such drastic reformations happened to a specific person in history?


Or if you know a better way I can phrase this so I can research it more effectively, that would be great too!

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I can't recall a change of belief by a notable person that was not religious or political. Benedict Arnold changed his political allegiance from the American to the British in the American Revolution.  He kept getting passed over for promotion;  there was backbiting and rivalries.  His story is worth reading.

    Saint Paul changed his religious beliefs from persecuting Christians to preaching Christ.  The Emperor Constantine's conversation was another religious one.  King Henry of Navarre converted to Roman Catholicism in order to wear the French crown. He was the next in line by heredity, but the French court was opposed to his Protestantism.  Ghandi left off western clothes as a political statement.

    Perhaps the discovery that the planet's revolved around the Sun, not the Earth. Or that patients were more likely to remain alive, and even recover, when doctors washed their hands before examining each of them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How about one is sports?

    Babe Ruth was a pitcher at first, and a good one, but he turned out to be an even better hitter.

  • 1 month ago

    Benedict Arnold started off on the Revolutionary side in the 1776 war, but, came over to the British one, where he is seen as a hero.  Americans call him a traitor.  He certainly did change sides.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The head of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Dan Barker. He was a well known evangelical minister. Now fights to keep the separation of church and state.

    • LiAtSea1 month agoReport

      That sounds pretty cool. He's fighting to keep the church and the state
      ? Like - keep political power away from the church? If so, he sounds like a genuinely great guy.

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  • 1 month ago

    Benedict Arnold

    • LiAtSea1 month agoReport

      Thanks for the name. Will do research on him!

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