Famous "Bergs"

Guess these people and places whose names end in berg, burg, bourg, or burgh.
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Last updated: March 30, 2016
First submittedMarch 29, 2016
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"Sister Act" star
Whoopi Goldberg
"Jaws" director
Steven Spielberg
City formerly called Leningrad
Saint Petersburg
America's "Steel City"
Pittsburgh
Printing press pioneer
Johannes Gutenberg
Bloodiest U.S. Civil War battle
Gettysburg
Sweden's second largest city
Gothenburg
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
Billionaire and former NYC mayor
Michael Bloomberg
Scientist who formulated the
"uncertainty" principle
Werner Heisenberg
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Where Mozart was born
Salzburg
Founder of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
Actor who portrayed the above
Jesse Eisenberg
Site of Nazi war crime trials
Nuremberg
Biggest city on the Elbe river
Hamburg
Prussian city annexed by Russia
and renamed Kaliningrad
Königsberg
Parliamentary capital of the EU
Strasbourg
Judicial capital of the EU
Luxembourg
Leader of the Funky Bunch
Mark Wahlberg
Notable Berlin gate
Brandenburg
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Level 88
Mar 29, 2016
Please accept Gote?
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2016
Okay
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Level 81
Jun 25, 2016
"Berg" means "mountain", "burg" means "town". So I'm not sure it's a good idea to put them together like that...
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2016
Actually, "burg" means "walled town" or "castle" (there has to be some form of protective structure). However, the words "berg" and "burg" are closely related and in very old names it is not always possible to distinguish between them
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Level 81
Jun 25, 2016
You're right about the exact meaning of burg (bourg in French), but I still think those are two distinct roots.
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Level 64
Jun 25, 2016
"A burgh /ˈbʌrə/ was an autonomous corporate entity in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots."
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Level 81
Jan 19, 2019
wiktionary.org, at least, traces them back to the same Proto-Indo-European root: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/b%CA%B0er%C7%B5%CA%B0-
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Level 45
Jun 25, 2016
Printing press pioneer: Johannes Gutenberg

This is historically inaccurate since the printing press was first pioneered in China 3 centuries earlier.

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Level 81
Jun 25, 2016
The word "pioneer" is well-chosen, Gutenberg was the first to do it in Europe so that applies. "Inventor" would be inaccurate.
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Level 61
Jun 25, 2016
I find it more awkward just typing in the first bit of the name, it's like you're not finishing a whole wo...
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2016
Yes, but at least it saves you time not having to type the whole thi
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Level 79
Jun 27, 2016
Except that sometimes the s isn't necessary which means I have to go back and erase the extra letter before going to the next one.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2016
Agreed with ander217. Disregarding the S is weird and somewhat of a pain.
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Level 42
Jun 25, 2016
no Hindenburg?
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Level 81
Jan 19, 2019
Oh the humanity!
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2016
Thanks to Breaking Bad I was able to guess Heisenberg.
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Level 45
Jun 27, 2016
Edinburgh isn't a berg as its not spelt or pronounced as berh its pronounced as bourough
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Level 65
Jun 28, 2016
I'm pretty sure I've heard some Scottish people pronouncing it "Edinbra"
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2019
Ed in,bro!
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Level 73
Nov 4, 2018
Half of the answers aren't pronounced as "berh".
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2019
that is exactly how I used to think it was written ! Took me a few years to get that out of my system.

While on the subject. including -burough wouldnt be farfetched. Attenburough really wants to be on here ;)

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Level 74
Aug 26, 2016
I love that we jump from Parliamentary capital of the EU, to Judicial capital of the EU, to Leader of the Funky Bunch.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2018
You should allow Koenigs- for Kaliningrad. With a US or UK (etc) keyboard it's hard to type the o-umlaut. I guessed you might allow Konigs-, which sensibly you do, but it's not actually correct.
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2019
yea tried kunigs first. Luckily thought of trying it as konigs
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Level 54
Jan 12, 2020
How did 92% get whoopi Goldberg??? I’ve never heard of her in my life