Statistics for 100 Greatest Britons Quiz

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Answer Stats

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

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