Name that Historical Figure #3

Name the historical figures pictured below.
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Last updated: April 7, 2018
First submittedAugust 3, 2011
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2011
as this is an american website i'm surprised that so many knew socrates and so few knew rosa parks by comparison
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Level 81
Sep 8, 2013
American, missed Parks, got Socrates.
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2021
American, missed both. I know who both of them are, but had no idea what either on looked like until now.
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2013
I actually tried Benzair Bhutto for Rosa Parks...boy was i off
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2013
Me too
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Level 53
Apr 22, 2015
I got Rosa Parks. I was kind of guessing though, because most pictures I've seen of her were from when she was older. Missed Socrates. I knew he was one of those Greek philosophers, but was too tired to try to think of which one.
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Level 53
Apr 22, 2015
Oh, and I was thinking she looked Indian at first, too, and tried Indira Gandhi as well. Then I looked more closely and thought, oh, maybe she's black... Rosa Parks?
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Level 65
Sep 26, 2016
Got Rosa Parks and Socrates :-) Don't know the least guessed ones though.
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2020
That painting is extremely famous, and there not as many options for someone that obviously ancient Greek.
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Level 39
Feb 2, 2012
Yeah, Rosa Parks kinda looked Indian
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2019
Thought she was Indira Ghandi
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Level 20
May 11, 2012
Gah, Rasputin looks so creepy!
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2012
Because he was. Amazing story how hard it was to kill him.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2019
Yep. John McClane's got nothing on Rasputin.
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
They put some poison into his wine! He drank it all and said I feel fine!
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Level 37
Apr 13, 2013
I thought Rasputin was Charles Manson and that McNamara was Penn Gillette...
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Level 43
Aug 16, 2013
Ahh that's allright. I thought rasputin's picture was instead a picture of ulysses grant after a three day moonshine bender.
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2013
Funniest history joke I've heard in a while!
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2019
I thought Isaac Newton was a rock star. I was thinking, "Why have they done a period portrait of Robert Plant?"
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Level 59
Oct 9, 2013
Why is Marilyn Monroe on so many lists. She wasn't that good an actress. Is she on so many lists simply because she oozed sex, maybe had an affair with JFK and died tragically? Are those reasons to make it on a these lists?
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2013
because she was extremely famous and well-known. Who cares how good of an actress she was? Queen Victoria never won an Oscar, either.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2015
+ 1 Dustybottoms
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Level 81
Mar 10, 2019
Thanks for the +1. Sorry to hear that your rump has fallen into disuse.
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Level 55
May 11, 2014
15/20. Not bad for a prosopagnosiac.
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Level 49
Jul 14, 2014
Ooh, nice word burntfrost. Had to go google it..
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Level 70
Oct 5, 2015
Just a little comment about Charles Darwin's photograph. This is the usual photo of Darwin and it is a pity because he was a very energetic young man. To read 'The Voyage of the Beagle' is to realise what a terrific character he was.
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2015
Got them all except Darwin......and I have that same image of him on a shirt. Doh!
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2015
Is it just me, or does Rasputin look exactly like a bearded Liam Neeson?
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Level 70
Dec 17, 2015
I think it must be the eyes, there is something there that reminds one of Liam. (I don't think Liam would be overjoyed though)
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2015
He reminds me a little of Sean Bean, the guy who played Boromir in LOTR. Maybe it's the hair.
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Level 52
Sep 29, 2018
thought he looked like charles manson
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2019
@ander217 - And Rasputin was killed nearly as many times as Sean Bean has been.
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Level 75
Dec 17, 2015
Baltimorean I understand that some historians now doubt the aristocrats' story about how difficult to kill Rasputin. Possibly to help rationalise his huge influence with the imperial family.
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Level 58
Sep 20, 2016
Just because they are technically part of history doesn't mean they should be remembered.
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Level 89
May 22, 2018
He who forgets the past is destined to repeat it. This is why we remember people like Monroe and Socrates.
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2017
amusingly enough, I thought that De Gualle, a leader of the Free French, was Petain, the leader of the Vichy state, who was propped up by the Nazis while De Gualle fought them.
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Level 43
Apr 9, 2019
I think you may be forgiven. all French high officers tend to wear the same sort of funny hats :)
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
I get that not everybody has to know what De Gaulle or Pétain looked like, but if you saw pictures of them side-by-side, they actually look very different - mainly because De Gaulle has a very recognisable weird head shape, while Pétain looks more like a run-of-the-mill old-timey soldier.
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
"Fun" fact: did you know that there is a plaque commemorating Pétain, an enthusiastic Nazi collaborator, on Broadway, in the section nicknamed the "Canyon of Heroes"? French me stumbled upon it by accident when I visited NYC in 2008, and I couldn't believe it.
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Level 38
Mar 13, 2018
Rasputin.... I miss you come back XD
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Level 8
May 3, 2018
Got 13 right
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Level 54
Feb 11, 2019
European and I got Rosa Parks. Unfortunately I didn't get Hemingway (only read, not seen ;) ) but...
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
I got Hemingway... but I was guessing the Walt Disney picture!
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Level 45
Apr 9, 2019
Any chance you could accept Rooseveldt as a wrong spelling.. considering the quiz accepts de Gaul..
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2019
The fact that Ernest Hemingway got the fewest correct answers/guesses shows that people just don't read books :D
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Level 83
Apr 9, 2019
I read books all the time, but I'll admit I've never read one by Hemingway. As it happens, I've taken this quiz several times and I still haven't managed to guess him correctly.
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2019
Eh, I dunno about that. I have read more authors than I could point out in pictures, I'm probably not alone.
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2019
Yeah, just because you've read a book by an author doesn't necessarily mean you know what that author looks like. Like, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books, but I couldn't pick Harper Lee out of a lineup with a gun to my head.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2019
He was the only one I got wrong, but I have several of his books. None of them have his picture on them anywhere. I think this is the first time I've ever seen a picture of him.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2019
My wife looking over my shoulder: Woah, Isaac Newton was hot!
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
Did your wife have a beloved horse when she was younger? Otherwise, I don't get it.
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Level 37
Apr 9, 2019
cpgatbyu: In the U.S., she is identified as African American, regardless of her genetic make-up. (I'm not saying that it makes sense, just explaining American reality).
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2019
source?
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Level 60
Apr 11, 2019
nobody knows rosa parks in europe
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Level 81
Apr 11, 2019
Some Europeans commenting above knew who she was.
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2019
We learned about Rosa Parks in English class in Germany.
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Level 81
Apr 14, 2019
Something Donald Trump always does: instead of admitting that he is ignorant about something, he will say something like "people don't know this, but.." or "nobody knows this.." when he's about to share a fact, usually known by virtually everyone, that he himself just learned about. For example he once commented that Iraq has very large oil reserves and "people don't know that."
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Level 75
Mar 11, 2020
Must have missed the election which voted nojik as the arbiter of all European knowledge
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2020
I know so many people who do that... If *I* know something, everybody has to know it or they're stupid, but if *I* don't know something, it's an absolutely inconsequential obscure fact that nobody knows anyway and you're stupid for knowing it.
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Level 61
Apr 11, 2019
For Hemingway, I just started thinking of old poets and writers, because he has that look to him. My first thought was Walt Whitman with a shorter beard.
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Level 33
Jun 29, 2019
13/20- should have got at least a few more.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2019
There's just something about Rasputin that reminds me of my mother-in-law. It's probably the beard.
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Level 57
Nov 2, 2019
Most pictures I have seen of Sir Isaac Newton depict him as a feeble old man or passed out on the lawn under a tree with an apple near the bump on his head.
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Level 30
Oct 13, 2020
Wow Hitler is money!!!
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Level 44
Nov 6, 2020
not me simping for rasputin
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Level 49
Jan 7, 2021
I was singing "ra-ra-rasputin" after I saw him and I tried cheating on Darwin and got "Darwin Flying Spaghetti Monster" in google images.
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2021
Lol