Famous Adulterers

Can you name these famous philanderers: historical, modern, and fictional?
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Last updated: December 23, 2019
First submittedJanuary 14, 2015
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Monica Lewinsky's paramour
Bill Clinton
The Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to him
John F. Kennedy
The governator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Seeminly straightlaced athlete whose countless affairs were revealed in 2009
Tiger Woods
Lancelot's lover
Guinevere
Husband of Calpurnia, lover of Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
This "insatiable" Russian empress staged a coup against her own husband
Catherine the Great
Beheaded for adultery in 1536, but was likely innocent. She also didn't have six fingers
Anne Boleyn
Former patent examiner who left his wife to marry his cousin
Albert Einstein
Hera's husband who employed animal disguises to escape detection
Zeus
Atlanta reverend who was spied on by the FBI
Martin Luther King Jr.
Had nothing to fear but fear itself, and also Eleanor
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Texas politician who named his favorite body part "jumbo"
Lyndon B. Johnson
King David saw her bathing on the roof
Bathsheba
French President whose affair with Julie Gayet is none of your business
François Hollande
Flaubert novel protagonist who cheats on her dull, provincial husband
Emma Bovary
Title character of a Tolstoy novel
Anna Karenina
British War Minister who cleaned toilets as penance for his 1963 affair
John Profumo
She was forced to wear a scarlet letter
Hester Prynne
Napoleon's empress
Josephine
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2015
I tried "Bathsheeba," but no dice.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2015
I recommend additional spelling for "Bat Sheva" (including Hebrew pronunciation seen here).
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Level 56
Apr 7, 2015
didnt know how to spell bathsheba the english way...
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2015
I did this years ago.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2015
Became a famous adulterer? ;)
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2015
No, I'm not famous yet and I wish to keep it that way.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2015
Also there have been so many revereneds how can we keep them separate? Swaggart. Haggard. Those were my first two guesses.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2015
Swaggart is from Louisiana, and Haggard is from Colorado. I think Atlanta was the key to this one.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2015
Yeah you're right. And the investigation thing. Though I imagine they at least had files on the other two, as well.
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2015
I tried "Hester Prynn" and "Hester Prinn." Didn't even think to add a E on the end.
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2015
Okay, the E at the end won't be required now.
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2020
Strange, I could remember her first name but not her second, for madame Bovary, I couldn't remember her first name but didn't need it.
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Level 20
Apr 7, 2015
100% with 4:59 left and i have no hands
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Level 72
Apr 7, 2015
Great quiz! "Seemingly" is seemingly spelled incorrectly
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2015
Please consider alternate spellings for Bathsheba, I wasted a whole minute trying to get that in there. Batsheva is the normal way it's pronounced in Hebrew (the letter "bet" can be a B or a V depending on the word, and the letter tav is not pronounced TH, but more like a hard T).
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Level 46
Apr 7, 2015
Please consider alternate spellings for Guinevere. I tried several variants beginning with Gw...
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2015
Gw variations would have worked.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2015
It's really unfair to characterize Bathsheba as an adulteress. It isn't like she had much of a choice in the matter.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2015
Consent is irrelevant when it comes to Bronze Age sexual morality such as found in the Bible or Quran.
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2018
Bathsheba committed adultery, but not David? Pretty sexist don't you think?
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2015
batsheva or bat sheva should have been permissible spellings, too, especially for those who read the Hebrew.
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Level 33
Apr 8, 2015
I'm curious about the Prince of Wales/Prince Charles answer. Can you explain that? I thought it would be Camilla Parker-Bowles.
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2015
You thought Camilla Parker-Bowles was the Prince of Wales?
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Level 49
Sep 29, 2015
Why is Bathsheba considered an "adulterer"? David was the adulterer, and her consent to his overtures was ... let's just say questionable, at best.
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2016
If Charles is there. So should diana,they were both unfaithful
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Level 75
Jun 13, 2016
This isn't aiming to be an exhaustive list...
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Level 60
Mar 10, 2017
Would have had one more if I could ever remember that Catherine the Great starts with a C and not a K.
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Level 78
Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Zhivago
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Level 71
Jul 18, 2018
It's a tad confusing to a Brit to describe Tiger Woods as an "athlete". As far as I know, his sport is golf not athletics (a sport which you Americans call "Track and Field"). Could you change the question by using the word "sportsman" instead?
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Level 73
Nov 7, 2018
You beat me to it! I opened up the comments to add, "athlete..?"
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Level 81
Jan 19, 2019
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 76
May 6, 2020
"Athlete" is definitely not an exclusive term for track and field.
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Level 55
Feb 7, 2019
Didn't do very well there I was too busy having sex with Monica lewinsky
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2019
You, Sir, are NOT a gentleman.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2020
Moral of the story: Don’t get married.