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Home Cities in History Quiz #1

Can you name the cities where these famous people were from?
Not necessarily the city of their birth
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First submittedOctober 18, 2012
Last updatedOctober 18, 2012
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Person
Home City
Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia
Julius Caesar
Rome
Theodore Roosevelt
New York City
Franz Kafka
Prague
Marco Polo
Venice
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Atlanta
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans
Marilyn Monroe
Los Angeles
Jesus
Nazareth
Galileo
Pisa
Al Capone
Chicago
Person
Home City
Victor Hugo
Paris
Paul Revere
Boston
Henry Ford
Dearborn, Michigan
Søren Kierkegaard
Copenhagen
Kurt Cobain
Aberdeen, Washington
King Leonidas
Sparta
William Shakespeare
Stratford-upon-Avon
Tony Blair
Edinburgh
Hannibal
Carthage
Anne Frank
Amsterdam
Alfred Nobel
Stockholm
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level 37
Oct 24, 2012
Technically, Benjamin Franklin is from Boston
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level 83
Oct 24, 2012
"Not necessarily the city of their birth"
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level 26
Jan 4, 2013
Anne Frank was born in Germany.
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level 70
May 6, 2015
"Not necessarily the city of their birth"
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level 83
Oct 24, 2012
Not being from Britain, I'm not sure how he's viewed there, but I'd figure Tony Blair to be associated at least equally with Sedgefield, the seat in parliament he held for 20+ years.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2012
To be fair, I doubt most of my felllow Britons would know what his constituency was. They would think of him as PM rather than MP for Sedgefield, just as most people would think of Dave as PM rather than MP for Witney.
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level 33
Jan 13, 2013
looking up famous personages born in Scotland (for my own pub quiz) i know he was born in Edinburgh, left Britain when still an infant, returned about age 5 but lived in N.E England, and went to boarding school in Edinburgh age 9 to about 14, and there the Edinburgh connection ends
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
I think you might reasonably allow Durham and Sedgefield as type-ins.
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level 31
Oct 24, 2012
You accept NYC and Philly, can you please start also accepting NOLA for New Orleans?
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level 69
Nov 20, 2012
I kinda like that idea...
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level 73
May 15, 2015
I try it every time and alas, never.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2016
and Nawlins
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level 23
Dec 30, 2012
Stratford on Avon perhaps?
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level ∞
Jun 1, 2013
All you need is Stratford
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level 39
Feb 21, 2015
Why is the wrong answer for Anne Frank still on here?
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level 43
May 6, 2015
Though I got it, perhaps Avon could be accepted?
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level 73
May 15, 2015
Are you insinuating that Shakespere was born IN the River Avon? That would be like accepting "Atlantic" for someone born in Atlantic City, NJ.
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level 57
Jun 14, 2013
A great quiz but Marco Polo was not born in Venice. He was born in the small village of Sibenik, on the dalmatian coast. I understand that this area was part of the Venetian empire at the time but still think that you should add at least Dalmatia/Dalmatian coast to the list of answers. As to have the answer as just Venice could mean he was born in the city of Venice, which is not true.
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level 51
Oct 31, 2013
While the exact time and place of his birth may be disputable, and it is disputed, there is no dispute as to where Marco Polo called home as an adult, and that is only the city of Venice.
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level 71
May 6, 2015
Nice work. I have never seen that many forms of dispute in a single sentence.
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level 76
Apr 1, 2015
Maybe Hollywood for Marilyn?
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level 70
May 6, 2015
Tried Baltimore for Hannibal, then Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn. Finnally, it dawned on me...
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level 72
Jul 3, 2018
He wound up in the first movie in the Carribean somewhere.
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level 77
May 6, 2015
Had no idea Tony Blair was from Edinburgh but got it eventually. Most of the rest were easy or got them with a lucky guess.
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level 39
Jan 10, 2016
How we wish he had stayed in Edinburgh, just carried on his profession in law and not become our prime minister.
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level 51
May 6, 2015
You should accept the city of their birth as well as their home city as an answer.
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level 66
Oct 9, 2015
I had no idea where the first one, Benjamin Franklin, was from, so I just guessed all of the US cities that I know, and got Philadelphia after 8 other correct answers. It shouldn't be that easy.
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level 54
Mar 24, 2016
I came back to this after getting 20 last time, only got 22 this time because of random US city guessing though
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level 76
Nov 28, 2015
Stratford-upon-Avon is not a city.
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level 71
Sep 9, 2018
You were stumped because you couldn't consider a *town* when cities were asked for? How did you ever get to level 74?
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level 45
Nov 17, 2016
Ahem [assumes Poindexter voice] technically Marilyn Monroe, aka Norma Jean, is from Bakersfield.
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level 38
Dec 30, 2016
Technically, you are all technically nauseating with your never - ending nitpicking! If you can't accept the terms of the quiz, create your own that the rest of us can ignore.
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level 71
Sep 9, 2018
Ahem [assumes Quizmaster's voice]: "Not necessarily the city of their birth"
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level 69
May 12, 2018
I just got that "Did You Know?": "In the Bible, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but he didn’t live there. He was raised in the town of Nazareth"
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level 72
Jul 3, 2018
Will you please accept every village between Italy and China for Marco Polo?
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level 68
Jan 16, 2019
I was planning my comment by the time I got to the "e" in Seattle. Nice move Quizmaster.
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level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Stratford-upon-Avon is not a city.