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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Last updated: May 1, 2018
First submittedDecember 23, 2012
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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 79
Jan 10, 2013
People don't know about Cyrus the Virus?
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Level 78
Jan 13, 2015
From Con Air?
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Level 69
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 79
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 62
Oct 8, 2017
Who said 4 minutes? Please stick to your normal intellectual comments please, thanks.
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Level 79
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 71
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.
+11
Level 72
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 80
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 73
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 73
Oct 9, 2017
cheers qm
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2016
Never heard of Baiul or Charo.
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Level 80
Feb 1, 2019
Well, are you in for a 1970s treat when you google.
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2019
Oh wow, you managed to choose 4 women out of 24.
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Level 50
Jan 21, 2020
1st world problems
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Level 66
Mar 23, 2020
Which one changed sex? How do you know anyway?