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History's top 12 dads

By: Inc. on June 21, 2011, 10:22 p.m.
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Photo: Anthony Berger, U.S. Library of Congress (left); White House photographer Peter Souza (right)

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History has its share of bad dads. Consider Russian czar Ivan the Terrible, who beat his pregnant daughter until she miscarried. When his son confronted him about it, Ivan struck the younger man's head with a staff, killing him. But let's look on the bright side. Here's a list of historical dads who did right by their kids. 

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