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People by Country #1

Guess the countries that these notable people are/were from.
Guess the modern day country, even if it didn't exist when the person was alive
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First submittedDecember 23, 2012
Last updatedMay 1, 2018
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Person
Country
Yao Ming
China
Oscar Wilde
Ireland
Björk
Iceland
Idi Amin
Uganda
Victor Hugo
France
Justin Bieber
Canada
Oksana Baiul
Ukraine
Greta Garbo
Sweden
Person
Country
Augusto Pinochet
Chile
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Hans Christian Andersen
Denmark
Lech Wałęsa
Poland
Christopher Columbus
Italy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Austria
Manuel Noriega
Panama
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam
Person
Country
Desmond Tutu
South Africa
Emily Dickinson
United States
King Leonidas
Greece
Charo
Spain
Mustafa Atatürk
Turkey
Didier Drogba
Ivory Coast
Vasco da Gama
Portugal
Cyrus the Great
Iran
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level 76
Jan 10, 2013
People don't know about Cyrus the Virus?
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level 76
Jan 13, 2015
From Con Air?
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level 66
Oct 8, 2017
I know! I am really surprised that so many people forgot that Iran is also PERSIA.
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level 29
Jan 11, 2013
I think 100% would've gotten Yao Ming if it wasn't for the quiz description.
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level 76
Feb 5, 2013
So you think 2% of the people are trying to type in Bolivia over and over again for 4 minutes and can't figure out that this is a wrong answer?
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level 63
Oct 8, 2017
Who said 4 minutes? Please stick to your normal intellectual comments please, thanks.
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level 76
Oct 8, 2017
sigh
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level 67
Dec 18, 2014
If you're gonna put the diactirics on Márquez and Atatürk, you might as well put them on Wałęsa too.
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level 36
Feb 10, 2015
I concur.
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level ∞
Apr 27, 2017
Give them an inch... :)
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level 69
Jan 10, 2015
There's no other Spaniard but Charo? I'm from Spain and I've never heard about her - had to google it.
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level 71
Feb 14, 2017
Don't complain - look at Canada's representative
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level 45
Oct 8, 2017
Yeah... Why did they have to choose him?!
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level 70
Feb 1, 2019
Straight from years of blaming Canada for Celine Dion to Justin Bieber. Before that at least it was the MacKenzie Brothers.
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level 58
Oct 8, 2017
cuchi cuchi (sp?)
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level 72
Jan 10, 2015
Leonidas was also a quite famous football player from Brazil. He was top scorer in the 1938 World Cup.
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level ∞
Apr 27, 2017
Changed it to "King Leonidas"
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level 72
Oct 9, 2017
cheers qm
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level 68
Jan 12, 2015
Ataturk was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
I guessed he was from Turkey because he was Turkish. I had no idea he was born in Thessaloniki. Under the way this quiz is built, Greece would be the right answer. That doesn't change the fact that he was Turkish by nationality, though.
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level 67
Sep 6, 2016
Never heard of Baiul or Charo.
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level 70
Feb 1, 2019
Well, are you in for a 1970s treat when you google.
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level 65
Aug 24, 2019
Oh wow, you managed to choose 4 women out of 24.