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People by Country #3

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: April 28, 2017
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Person
Country
Confucius
China
Louis Armstrong
United States
Pope John Paul II
Poland
Leon Trotsky
Russia
Roald Amundsen
Norway
William Butler Yeats
Ireland
Mario Lemieux
Canada
Edmund Hillary
New Zealand
Person
Country
Hugh Jackman
Australia
Manny Pacquiao
Philippines
Novak Djokovic
Serbia
Lorenzo de' Medici
Italy
Francisco Goya
Spain
Hirohito
Japan
St. Augustine
Algeria
Mohammed
Saudi Arabia
Person
Country
Frida Kahlo
Mexico
Pablo Escobar
Colombia
Eva Perón
Argentina
Charlize Theron
South Africa
Jean-Paul Marat
France
Ban Ki-moon
South Korea
Alfred Nobel
Sweden
Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe
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level 40
Feb 10, 2013
What a cool quiz! Had to have a few guesses on St Augustine. Knew he was from around there somewhere. Never heard of Mario. I kind just got it from the French surname.
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level 70
Apr 25, 2014
Mario is a hockey player, one of the most famous of all times :).Canada's always a good guess when it comes to hockey.
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level 74
Mar 13, 2015
Had no idea he was a hockey player. Tried France because of his name and when that didn't work the next logical guess was Canada.
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level 64
Nov 23, 2016
My next guess after France was Switzerland ... and then Belgium ..... and then Andorra ... and then Liechtenstein ... and then Haiti ... and finally the give up button.
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level 65
Feb 5, 2018
A rare case: his name means "the best" and he was the best.
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level 63
Feb 5, 2018
"The best" would re-translate into "Lemeilleur". Le mieux is adverbial, and used in phrases like "le plus tôt le mieux." (the sooner the better).
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level 59
Feb 5, 2018
Absolutely correct; always; bon an, mal an!
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level 75
Feb 5, 2018
Gretzky
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level 43
Mar 13, 2013
You might want to accept Numidia for St. Augustine, as that is what it was called at the time. Great quiz!!
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level 63
Apr 6, 2013
It does say to name the modern-day country at the beginning of the quiz.
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level 35
Mar 22, 2015
You're basically saying that Confucius' answer should be Zhou Dynasty, and the Medici guy should be Florence ect.
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level 70
Apr 25, 2014
Color me totally surprised about St Augustine! I would never have guessed. I tried every single European country, and was dubitatively starting on Middle East when I ran out of time. I'm not sure what time period he was from, but I would probably have gone trough South America before even trying Maghreb countries. Well well. Shows what I know. Great quiz!
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level 55
Mar 13, 2015
St. Augustine lived 354 to 430.
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level 43
Feb 5, 2018
What color?
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level 70
Jun 23, 2014
Edmund Hillary's name has been spelled wrongly
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2014
Fixed
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level 50
Mar 25, 2015
Only missed Marat and Mugabe. I thought France was guessed before so I tried every single French speak country except from France.
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level 59
Jul 17, 2015
It's a "fill in the yellow box" quiz. That means that answers that you have already typed could appear again.
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level 68
Jan 30, 2016
When you say "from" do you mean where they were born? If that is the case Jean-Paul Marat was born in Switzerland. He lived most of his life in France
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level 70
Sep 26, 2016
Tried Egypt, Libya and Tunisia for St Augustine and then stopped. Should have kept going.
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level 48
May 17, 2017
Of all the famous people in the whole history of mankind, an ice hockey player? Really??
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level 67
Feb 5, 2018
But you didn't have a complaint about a trumpet player, a boxer, or a criminal (at least one)?
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level 42
Feb 5, 2018
Wasn't Trotsky from Ukraine?
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level 57
Feb 5, 2018
Could you accept Rhodesia for Mugabe? After all it was the country that he screwed up.
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level 38
Feb 5, 2018
quizmaster, can you please take PABLO ESCOBAR from the list of Colombians???? I have to remind you he was a murderer and does not deserve to be in the same place as those you included in the list. As one of my fellow players wrote before, how about SOFIA VERGARA!
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level 73
Feb 5, 2018
oh come on. Escobar is a more significant figure than Vergara. and the quiz includes other murderers: Hirohito, Mugabe, Trotsky and Muhammad at least.
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level 38
Feb 6, 2018
tHEN JUAN VALDES , our coffee grower
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level 73
Jun 6, 2018
hm... okay. That guy at least has a cool donkey.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2018
No one from Brazil? And please, not Pele
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level 32
Feb 5, 2018
Trotsky should be Ukraine as he was born in Ukraine which was at the time a part of the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union. He had no association with modern Russia