Statistics for 100 Greatest Britons Quiz

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#Who They WereBriton% Correct
1Prime Minister for most of WWIIWinston Churchill
99%
61Royal who died in 2002 at age 101Queen Elizabeth,
the Queen Mother
97%
7Tudor queenQueen Elizabeth I
96%
24Longest reigning monarch in British historyQueen Elizabeth II
96%
3Celebrity princessPrincess Diana
93%
4Formulated the theory of natural selectionCharles Darwin
91%
5Greatest of English playwrightsWilliam Shakespeare
90%
6Invented calculus and the three laws of motionIsaac Newton
86%
16First female Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
86%
18Queen for 63 yearsQueen Victoria
82%
58Lead singer of QueenFreddie Mercury
77%
9Admiral at the Battle of TrafalgarHoratio Nelson
75%
90King who had Thomas Becket offedKing Henry II
73%
8One of the BeatlesJohn Lennon
73%
40King who had six wivesKing Henry VIII
73%
72King who won the Battle of AgincourtKing Henry V
73%
83"Harry Potter" authorJ.K. Rowling
72%
19Another one of the BeatlesPaul McCartney
69%
67Prime minister, 1997-2007Tony Blair
68%
92"Lord of the Rings" authorJ.R.R. Tolkien
65%
57Scotsman who moved to American and invented the telephoneAlexander Graham Bell
64%
30Plotted to blow up Parliament with gun powderGuy Fawkes
63%
33Famous footballer who married a Spice GirlDavid Beckham
63%
70"Pride & Prejudice" authorJane Austen
63%
52She is considered the founder of modern nursingFlorence Nightingale
61%
66Silent actor whose alter ego was The TrampCharlie Chaplin
59%
12"Discovered" HawaiiCaptain James Cook
56%
10Lord Protector during the Commonwealth EraOliver Cromwell
56%
63"Planet Earth" narratorDavid Attenborough
55%
48Scottish freedom fighter, subject of the movie "Braveheart"William Wallace
54%
56Singer with 14 #1 hits in the UK, with at least one in five different decadesCliff Richard
54%
86U2 lead singerBono
53%
41Wrote "Great Expectations" among other novelsCharles Dickens
53%
82"Hunchbacked" king who died at the Battle of Bosworth FieldKing Richard III
53%
79Prime Minister during the second half of WWIDavid Lloyd George
52%
53British army officer who fought in the Arab Revolt during WWIT. E. Lawrence
51%
85Founder of VirginRichard Branson
51%
20Discovered penicillinAlexander Fleming
47%
15General who defeated Napoleon at WaterlooArthur Wellesley
44%
37Catholic saint who wrote "Utopia", burned heretics at the stake,
and was executed in 1535
Thomas More
44%
81"The Canterbury Tales" poetGeoffrey Chaucer
43%
62Yet another one of the BeatlesGeorge Harrison
43%
29Pop musician whose alter ego was "Ziggy Stardust"David Bowie
42%
94English king, known as "Longshanks", who conquered WalesKing Edward I
40%
35Celtic queen who resisted Roman invasionBoudica
39%
25Theoretical physicist who had ALS diseaseStephen Hawking
39%
39Invented the marine clock used to establish longitudeJohn Harrison
38%
21Pioneering computer scientist and code breaker who was persecuted
for being gay
Alan Turing
37%
54Led the second expedition to reach the South PoleRobert Falcon Scott
37%
2Built steam ships, bridges, tunnels, and the Great Western RailwayIsambard Kingdom Brunel
36%
98Explorer who Henry Morton Stanley searched for and found in AfricaDavid Livingstone
36%
49Sea captain and privateer who circumnavigated the globeFrancis Drake
35%
13Founded the Boy ScoutsRobert Baden-Powell
35%
69Captain of England's 1966 World Cup winning squadBobby Moore
34%
59Actress from "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins"Julie Andrews
32%
74King who led the Scottish to independence in the 1300sRobert the Bruce
29%
87Lead singer of the Sex PistolsJohnny Rotten
29%
14"Great" King of WessexAlfred the Great
28%
27Radical suffragette who founded the WSPUEmmeline Pankhurst
27%
93Tudor courtier who tried to colonize Virginia and popularized smokingWalter Raleigh
27%
77Member of the band Take ThatRobbie Williams
26%
84His improvements to the steam engine ushered in the Industrial RevolutionJames Watt
26%
88Commander of Allied forces during the Battle of Normandy in WWIIBernard Montgomery
26%
36Rower who won gold medals at five consecutive OlympicsSteve Redgrave
25%
60"Pomp and Circumstance" composerEdward Elgar
22%
65He built the world's first railway to use steam locomotivesGeorge Stephenson
21%
55His 1968 "Rivers of Blood" speech opposed mass immigrationEnoch Powell
20%
44Invented the televisionJohn Logie Baird
20%
76Band Aid founder who wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?"Bob Geldof
20%
22Self-taught scientist who made important discoveries in electromagnetism
and chemistry
Michael Faraday
19%
46Lead singer of the band Culture ClubBoy George
18%
11Famous for a doomed antarctic expedition that got stuck in sea iceErnest Shackleton
18%
96Shakespearean and film actor who married Elizabeth TaylorRichard Burton
16%
99Inventor of the World Wide WebTim Berners-Lee
16%
32Comedian who partnered with Ernie WiseEric Morecambe
16%
78Created the vaccine for smallpoxEdward Jenner
16%
50Founder of the Methodist churchJohn Wesley
15%
45Founded the National Health ServiceAneurin Bevan
14%
28Campaigned to end the slave trade, and later, to abolish slavery entirelyWilliam Wilberforce
14%
97He renounced his title as Viscount Stansgate to become a left wing politician
in the House of Commons
Tony Benn
13%
34Born in England, he migrated to the United States where he wrote
"Common Sense" and "The Rights of Man"
Thomas Paine
13%
47RAF fighter ace who shot down at least 22 planes from 1939-1941Douglas Bader
13%
80Invented the Analytical Engine, a mechanical computerCharles Babbage
11%
89Broke the land speed and water speed records in the same year (1964)Donald Campbell
11%
43DJ on BBC Radio 1 from 1967 until 2004John Peel
11%
100Founded the first birth control clinic in BritainMarie Stopes
10%
42Invented the jet engineFrank Whittle
9%
73Occultist who founded a religion called Thelema and is the subject
of a song by Ozzy Osbourne
Aleister Crowley
9%
68Introduced the printing press to England in 1476William Caxton
9%
71Founded the Salvation ArmyWilliam Booth
9%
17Actor who starred in "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em"Michael Crawford
8%
38Painter and poet who came just before the Romantic EraWilliam Blake
8%
91Created the mathematical framework for the science of electromagnetismJames Clerk Maxwell
7%
95Invented the "bouncing bomb" used to attack German dams in WWIIBarnes Wallis
7%
23Led Wales's unsucessful fight for independence in the early 1400sOwain Glyndŵr
7%
64De-facto leader of the Easter Rising in Ireland, executed by
firing squad in 1916
James Connolly
5%
26Produced the first English translation of the BibleWilliam Tyndale
4%
31RAF group captain who won the Victoria Cross in 1944Leonard Cheshire
3%

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