Famous Immigrants and Exiles

Based on the description, name these people who left their home country for another.
American immigrants can be found on this other quiz
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Last updated: October 5, 2021
First submittedAugust 4, 2014
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Description
Person
First female Nobel Prize winner, she was born in Poland and moved to France
Marie Curie
Self-destructive Dutch painter who moved to France
Vincent Van Gogh
Viennese psychologist who moved to London to flee Nazis
Sigmund Freud
Rival of Stalin exiled in Mexico
Leon Trotsky
American whistleblower who found sanctuary in Russia
Edward Snowden
Religious leader who fled to India from Tibet
Dalai Lama
Failed artist who caused a bit of trouble after moving from Austria to Germany
Adolf Hitler
German emperor who lived in the Netherlands after World War I
Wilhelm II
Polite bear who left his home in darkest Peru to appear in a London station
Paddington Bear
Before meeting Jacqueline Bouvier, this shipping magnate moved from Turkey to Greece
Aristotle Onassis
Rotund French actor who became a Russian citizen to avoid taxes
Gérard Depardieu
Singer of "Queen" whose family fled anti-Indian violence in Zanzibar
Freddie Mercury
Polish piano genius who moved to Paris
Frédéric Chopin
German communist agitator who found refuge in London
Karl Marx
Polish film director who lived in the US, but fled to France to avoid statuatory rape charges
Roman Polanski
Holocaust perpetrator who lived in Argentina before being captured in 1962
Adolf Eichmann
French painter who escaped European morality by moving to Tahiti
Paul Gauguin
Prime Minister of Israel, she was born in Russia and grew up in America
Golda Meir
Dutch prince who conquered England when asked nicely
William III
This "Proud Mary" singer moved from America to Switzerland
Tina Turner
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Level 71
Aug 19, 2014
And then there are the poets of exile: Heinrich Heine, who wrote movingly about dreaming in German while living in Paris, Dante, who was condemned to death as well as exiled by his political opponents in Florence and who still nursed what he knew were unrealistic hopes of returning, and Tu Fu, who suffered internal exile that produced his most poignant works.
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Level 46
Aug 19, 2014
Please allow Trotzki and Trotzky, too
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Okay
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Level 64
Oct 9, 2021
They don't work …
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Level 82
Aug 19, 2014
Couldn't believe I blanked on Eichmann, but then saw the results and I guess I wasn't the only one.
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Level 56
Aug 19, 2014
The last one reminded me of someone missing. Immigrant to US from England, then exiled to Switzerland... Charlie Chaplin!

I'm disgusted with myself. Sometimes my fingers type phonetically, and I typed "GAUGAN" before my brain intervened to put the right letters in... but it had been accepted! I'm mortified.

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Level 55
Oct 11, 2021
What do you mean? Charlie Chaplin was born in England.
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Level 87
Aug 19, 2014
Did anyone else feel rushed? I fully read and considered most of the clues, but had to really hurry and didn't have any time to consider the last 6 or so. One more minute would have been nice - I know I would have come up with at least 2 of the ones I missed if I'd had a few seconds to think.
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Added 2 more minutes.
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Level 68
Aug 19, 2014
I wouldn't say France to Tahiti is much of an emigration. Tahiti is part of French Polynesia; it would be like saying moving from the US to, say, Guam is emigration.
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2021
It wasn't an overseas region at that point, though, it was a colony. It's like saying someone moving from the UK to Australia, Kenya, or Belize, at that time wasn't emigrating.
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Level 80
Aug 19, 2014
That was a great quiz!
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Level 56
Aug 19, 2014
This really was a good quiz, nice job! The Hitler causing a bit of trouble comment made me laugh.
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Level 37
Jun 23, 2018
Here, Here! - I had him in mind, but took me a while to realize that the quiz master was being facetious with the "little trouble" insertion.
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Level 83
Aug 20, 2014
Please allow Skłodowska for the first one ;).
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Level 40
Aug 20, 2014
I love that you included Paddington Bear!
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Level 36
Dec 6, 2014
Please let 'Tenzin Gyatso' work for 'Dalai Lama'
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Level 76
Jan 20, 2015
Great quiz! I hadn't heard of racial discrimination against Indians being the reason for Freddy Mercury's family's departure from Zanzibar. They were Parsi (ethnically Persian community long-established in India) -- though they would have had Indian nationality. Of course, racists don't make much distinction when they apply their twisted logic...
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Level 77
Oct 5, 2016
Took me a while to conjure up Gauguin, but the only one I was utterly clueless on was Turner.
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Level 43
Feb 17, 2018
Not sure you can call William's participation in the Glorious Revolution 'conquering England'. He (grandson of Charles I) and his wife (until then the next in line to the throne) were invited by Parliament after all! Additionally, both became monarchs of Scotland too.
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Level 74
Dec 26, 2018
good points, but just being pedantic (after all this is Jetpunk), the next in line to the throne was the newly born James Stuart - later the Old Pretender. The Great Pretender was of course a different person on this quiz.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2019
Wow I had 1 more than average ! This is so not my subject. History and "new facts". I mean previously non existing facts. Like there have "always" been trees, but people doing stuff are new facts, no matter how many centuries ago. And I have hardly any information on those kind of facts (but more language and science areas) and not too much interest either. Unless a person on its own was interesting already not because he was some general in war. (though admittedly I have a similarly bad memory for those too, painters and composers etc, but atleast some sort of interest)
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Level 85
Sep 29, 2019
Totally separating Roman Polanski from his later actions, his interview in the early 1970s on Dick Cavett's show is an absolutely captivating story of being a Jewish child in WW2. He witnessed the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Krakow, concentration camps, hiding in the countryside with a Catholic family and postwar chaos. He has the elocution to bring that history to full life for a viewer.
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Level 66
Sep 10, 2020
I missed Freud because I read "Viennese" as "Vietnamese" :'(
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2020
Friedrich Engels also fits the description of Marx.
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Level 55
Oct 11, 2021
That is true, Engels also fled to London in November 1849, a few months after Marx.
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Level 70
May 8, 2021
At first I was thinking: 'John Fogerty moved to Switzerland???'
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Level 57
Oct 11, 2021
Hehe yeah me too.

"Simply the best" or some actually obscure song would've been a better choice.

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Level 61
Oct 9, 2021
Poland, France, Germany/Austria and Russia. If these did not exist, nothing would ever happen. History wouldn't even be a subject.
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2021
So the Greeks and Romans contributed nothing?
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Level 51
Oct 12, 2021
India? China?
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2021
Don't mind Paddington being there, but maybe "name these people" is a bit misleading?
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2021
Can you please accept Willem for William III, since that's his Dutch name?
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2021
Putting "Queen" in quotation marks makes it seem like the name of a song. Without them, I would have guessed Freddie Mercury immediately, but with them, I couldn't think of a band that sang a song called "Queen".
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Level 57
Oct 11, 2021
Yeah. so you didn't know the answer.

The question is very easy as it is without making it "Who was the singer of Queen"

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Level 64
Oct 9, 2021
You spelt statutory wrong!
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2021
You spelled "spelled" wrong. Lol.
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Level 51
Oct 12, 2021
Nah that's just the UK spelling
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2021
Bulsara could be accepted for Mercury, especially as he wasn't called Mercury yet when he left Zanzibar
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2021
I'm probably in the minority on this, and I like Tina Turner, but she did not sing "Proud Mary"--she butchered it. The absolute worst remake of a classic song in the history of rock and roll.
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Level 47
Oct 17, 2021
blanked on Meir because she was born in Kiev, so I've always thought she was born in Ukraine