It's unofficial, but Hans Steininger may have been the world's very first hipster. Unfortunately, his finest hipster asset ended up killing him.
Even if he wasn't, Hans can still beam proudly six feet under with the knowledge that he continues to hold the title for the longest beard in history. Hans' beard reached a truly awesome 4.5 feet, and he loved every inch of that damn beard. Tragically though, Hans met his demise while trying to escape a fire when he tripped over his beard and broke his neck.