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Names of Historical Figures #2

Guess the first names of these famous historical figures.
If multiple answers work, guess the most famous
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First submittedAugust 21, 2014
Last updatedAugust 22, 2014
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First Name
Last Name
Benjamin
Franklin
Pablo
Picasso
Johann
Bach
Walter
Raleigh
Alexandre
Dumas
Florence
Nightingale
Marcel
Proust
Leonhard
Euler
Marie
Curie
Pierre
First Name
Last Name
Thomas
Aquinas
Davy
Crockett
Nikola
Tesla
Harry
Houdini
Rudyard
Kipling
Charles
Lindbergh
Annie
Oakley
Coco
Chanel
Amerigo
Vespucci
Miguel
de Cervantes
First Name
Last Name
Vasco
da Gama
Horatio
Nelson
Maximilien
Robespierre
William
Bligh
Denis
Diderot
Juan
Perón
Eva
Louis
Pasteur
Mustafa
Atatürk
Douglas
MacArthur
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level 72
Aug 21, 2014
Ataturk was widely known as Kemal - eg http://www.history.com/topics/kemal-ataturk
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level ∞
Aug 22, 2014
That will work now.
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level 77
Oct 19, 2014
I disagree. His name is Mustafa Kemal and his nickname Ataturk, but if you're asking for the "first name of Ataturk", it's Mustafa and nothing else!
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level 63
Nov 15, 2014
I thought his name was Kemal and Mustafa was a nickname because he was always saying "we Mustafa secular Turkey".
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level 83
Aug 21, 2014
Nice one. Just a slight typing error with Tesla's last name, methinks.
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level 83
Aug 21, 2014
…and I tried Kemal Atatürk first, too. Like Jerry928 commented above.
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level 73
Aug 22, 2014
Damn. After Charles Lindbergh, all I could think of for Oakley was Charles as well. I didn't think a sub-par power forward from the '90s Knicks counts as a historical figure, but hey...maybe the QM is a big NY fan.
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level 43
Nov 13, 2014
Same lol
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level 59
Nov 13, 2014
Isn't that Charles Barkley? not Oakley?
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level 73
Jul 23, 2018
I don't think Charles Barkley ever played for the Knicks and he certainly wasn't sub-par
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level 67
Sep 15, 2017
I tried Tyler. :(
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level 72
Oct 13, 2019
I thought it was Barry Oakley.
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level 67
Aug 22, 2014
There's a typo in Tesla
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level ∞
Aug 22, 2014
Fixed
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level 66
Oct 15, 2014
So you're telling me that the first name of Nelson is not Admiral? I'm shocked!
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level 77
Oct 19, 2014
I thought the same thing ^^.
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level 39
Nov 13, 2014
And I definitely tried Madame for Curie. Whoops.
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level 80
Nov 13, 2014
Only 16% got Diderot? The man invented Wikipedia. Or at least the paper version.
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
Literally never heard of him until this quiz. :-(
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level 76
Sep 16, 2017
I've heard of Diderot and read some of his work but I just couldn't recall his first name.
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level 70
Sep 19, 2017
And Denis is hardly the first guess you make for a French first name.
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level 77
Nov 13, 2014
Not as hard as you made it sound. Though didn't know a couple in the first and last columns.
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level 65
Nov 13, 2014
Naturally Crockett should be Sonny.
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level 71
Nov 13, 2014
I tried Willie for Nelson, but it didn´t work :-(
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level 49
Nov 13, 2014
Missing Alexandre made me feel like a real Dumas.
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level 76
Nov 13, 2014
Kept typing Horace for Nelson...so close.
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level 59
Nov 13, 2014
I can't believe I got less than average, yet got the most obscure answer. BTW who is Davy Crockett
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level 67
Nov 13, 2014
I believe you'll find he was the King of the Wild Frontier.
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level 65
Nov 13, 2014
Davy Crockett had three ears btw. A left ear, a right ear, and a wild frontier. Sorry (backs away slowly)
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level 39
Nov 13, 2014
Born on a mountain top in Tennessee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three. Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose Addin' redskin arrows to the country's woes Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows So he shoulders his rifle an' off he goes. Davy, Davy Crockett, The man who don't know fear! Off through the woods he's a marchin' along Makin' up yarns an' a singin' a song Itchin' for fightin' and rightin' a wrong He's ringy as a b'ar and twice as strong. Davy, Davy Crockett, The buckskin buccaneer! Andy Jackson is our general's name His reg'lar soldiers we'll put to shame Them redskin varmints us volunteers'll tame 'Cause we got the guns with the sure-fire aim. Davy, Davy Crockett, The champion of us all! Headed back to war from the ol' home place But Red Stick was leadin' a merry chase Fightin' and burnin' at a devil's pace South to the swamps on the Florida Trace. Davy, Davy
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level 39
Nov 13, 2014
Crockett
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level 39
Nov 13, 2014
King of the wild frontier
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level 71
Nov 13, 2014
Davy, Davy Crockett, l'homme qui n'a jamais peur. (I had a friend in college who was fond of singing the French version of this song, which you can find at http://artists.letssingit.com/chantal-goya-lyrics-davy-crockett-the-ballad-of-davie-crockett-9n1dj6t#axzz3J0lXpwN7. And who said that Jetpunk is too USAcentric?)
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level 57
Nov 17, 2014
Killed him a bear when he was 3.
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level 67
Aug 21, 2018
*Bar
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level 38
Nov 13, 2014
Only got Bligh because I've been recently reading up on the Pitcairn islands.
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level 66
Nov 14, 2014
I only got Bligh because I tried a bunch of common first names.
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level 28
Nov 15, 2014
People know nothing about math... only 12% got Euler
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level 57
Nov 17, 2014
I did the quiz, looked at the answers, and I already don't remember Euler's name!
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level 67
Dec 3, 2016
Never heard of him. Why should I have?
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level 65
Mar 18, 2017
Because he was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
I'm aware of Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham al-Hasan of Basra, but never heard of Euler before.
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level 12
Mar 24, 2016
Harry Houdini's birth name was Erik Weiss. People called him "Ehrie" or "Harry" as a nickname for Erik. I think Erik should work, since you ask specifically for first names.
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level 73
Dec 3, 2016
But it's not Erik Houdini, is it?
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level 69
May 12, 2016
Pretty amusing that less than 50% got 'Amerigo' given it is the name from which we get not one but two continents (including the one on which a majority of this site's users live).
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
I've heard that's not actually true.
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level 67
Aug 21, 2018
There are other hypotheses about where the term "America" came from, but the evidence still most strongly supports that it came from Vespucci. Well, from someone else naming it after him, that is.
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level 73
Dec 3, 2016
Isabel – first lady, VP, and president of Argentina – never works on those Perón questions ...
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level 38
Aug 25, 2019
^ Eva came first and was the most popular of the two.
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level 66
Jun 15, 2019
Why doesn't Ellen work for Macarthur or John for Franklin? Could it be, dare I say it, because this quiz is too Americocentric?