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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 77
Sep 8, 2013
American, missed Parks, got Socrates.
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level 73
Sep 8, 2013
never saw a picture of her before....and that picture doesnt really depict a black person...looks almost indian
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level 52
Dec 15, 2013
She does, so based on "famous historical Indian women" I guessed Indira Gandhi.
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level 68
Sep 17, 2015
Yeah, I thought it was Indira Gandhi or Benazir Bhutto.
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level 76
Dec 5, 2015
I'm also an American who thought Parks looked Indian and I guessed Gandhi and Bhutto ...
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level 69
Dec 17, 2015
Glad I'm not the only one who thought Rosa Parks was an Indian woman for a second. I felt dumb when I realised.
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level 62
Dec 17, 2015
This is interesting. I never saw her that way. I did a presentation in school on MLK once and of course Rosa Parks had to pop up in my research so I knew what she looked like. But she really does look a little Indian indeed.
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level 37
Dec 17, 2015
While I get your point, this picture most certainly depicts a black person. Rosa Parks is a black person regardless of whether she looks Indian in the picture.
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level 38
Oct 6, 2016
Sorry that Rosa Parks wasn't Black enough for you to be able to identify her as herself. But she was Black enough to be forced to sit in the back of the bus.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
maybe because the picture is black and white?
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level 77
Apr 9, 2019
@divantilya Wikipedia: Rosa Parks "was of Cherokee-Creek descent with one of her great-grandmothers having been a documented Native American slave. Additionally, she had a Scots-Irish great-grandfather."
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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 66
Oct 10, 2013
Me too
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level 55
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 55
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 43
Jun 7, 2016
I saw the picture of Parks and immediately thought Indian. Never even considered anything else.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2016
Got Rosa Parks and Socrates :-) Don't know the least guessed ones though.
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level 14
Oct 10, 2011
I'm a noob. I couldn't even recognize Hitler. O.O
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level 62
Sep 26, 2016
Wow!
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level 58
Oct 10, 2019
Worse than that..
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level 39
Feb 2, 2012
Yeah, Rosa Parks kinda looked Indian
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level 59
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 71
Nov 2, 2019
Yep. John McClane's got nothing on Rasputin.
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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 63
Oct 12, 2013
Funniest history joke I've heard in a while!
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level 57
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 58
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 77
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 67
Nov 4, 2015
+ 1 Dustybottoms
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level 77
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 48
Jul 14, 2014
Ooh, nice word burntfrost. Had to go google it..
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level 67
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 59
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 54
Dec 17, 2015
Is it just me, or does Rasputin look exactly like a bearded Liam Neeson?
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level 67
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 76
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 67
Apr 9, 2019
@ander217 - And Rasputin was killed nearly as many times as Sean Bean has been.
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level 72
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 73
Dec 17, 2015
can you accept cdg for the french dude? was too lazy and didnt feel like bother with the spelling, so i skipped it...seeing you accept fdr for the american dude, why not cdg for the french dude?
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level 38
Mar 3, 2019
^ Not to worry, all you had to type was degaul, the quiz auto-completed the rest for you (just as they always do with Riyadh, but insist that you complete Livingstone). Weird!
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level 57
Sep 20, 2016
Just because they are technically part of history doesn't mean they should be remembered.
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level 84
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 35
Mar 4, 2017
Forgot Darwin. At least he isn't important.
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level 76
Mar 11, 2017
If your comment is sarcastic, well, it didn't sound good. But if you really meant it... probably you haven't evolved enough, and you should try to stop yourself before typing such a really awful comment.
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level 67
Mar 25, 2017
You can tell more about a person by what he doesn't know than by what he does.
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level 33
Jun 30, 2017
Are you sure that is Hemingway and not Randy Quaid?
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level 56
May 30, 2018
Or Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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level 48
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 44
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 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 48
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 44
Apr 9, 2019
Any chance you could accept Rooseveldt as a wrong spelling.. considering the quiz accepts de Gaul..
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level 66
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 77
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 67
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 54
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 62
Apr 9, 2019
My wife looking over my shoulder: Woah, Isaac Newton was hot!
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level 38
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 77
Apr 10, 2019
source?
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level 43
Apr 11, 2019
nobody knows rosa parks in europe
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level 77
Apr 11, 2019
Some Europeans commenting above knew who she was.
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level 71
Apr 12, 2019
We learned about Rosa Parks in English class in Germany.
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level 77
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 58
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 66
Apr 19, 2019
Hemingway looks like Trotsky if he were to have survived the ice pick to the face.
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level 32
Jun 29, 2019
13/20- should have got at least a few more.
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level 71
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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