I'm planning on writing a story set in the past with some historical events as the background. My story will involve the protagonist meeting with some real life characters in history (a fictional narrative of course).

Will I get into trouble if I directly included these characters in my story line? Will there be any legal repercussions?

  • Are the people in question living or dead as of 2019?
    – F1Krazy
    Jul 31, 2019 at 5:56
  • You can find good answers to this question in @Cyn's link there.
    – wordsworth
    Jul 31, 2019 at 6:34
  • Yes, that link helps. I gather that there' no issues on using historical characters in fiction as long as their said reputation remains intact. @F1Krazy, nope the characters I am talking about are long dead.
    – srini
    Jul 31, 2019 at 7:10
  • No offence, but why are you pinging me after 18 months just to repeat something that you already told me?
    – F1Krazy
    Feb 21, 2021 at 14:55