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Political Figures by Last Name #2

Based on the last name, guess the first names of these famous political figures.
If more than one answer fits, choose the more famous one
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Last updated: July 29, 2013
First submittedJuly 29, 2013
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First Name
Last Name
Thomas
Jefferson
Angela
Merkel
Tony
Blair
Boris
Yeltsin
Charles
de Gaulle
Benjamin
Disraeli
Sarah
Palin
Nancy
Pelosi
Leonid
Brezhnev
First Name
Last Name
Henry
Kissinger
Hideki
Tojo
Jean
Chrétien
Otto
von Bismarck
Franz
Ferdinand
Silvio
Berlusconi
François
Mitterrand
Mustafa
Atatürk
Hamid
Karzai
First Name
Last Name
Hugo
Chávez
Fidel
Castro
Simón
Bolívar
William
Gladstone
Michael
Dukakis
Rudolph
Giuliani
Yasser
Arafat
Konrad
Adenauer
Julius
Caesar
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level 55
Jul 30, 2013
What about accepting "Augustus" for Caesar as well?
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level 77
Jan 1, 2014
I tried Augustus first as well, knowing that the answer probably was Julius, since August *ought to be* the more famous of the two, and would be no doubt if not for Billy Shakespeare.
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level 49
Jan 1, 2014
"Julius" was a surname, shared by Gaius's father, grandfather, uncle, cousins on his father's side, children, etc. It was not in any sense a "first" or "given" name.
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level 77
Jan 1, 2014
but we all know which Caesar the quiz is referring to and it's the one from the Shakespeare play by the same name.
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level 77
Jan 1, 2014
btw "Gaius" is also an acceptable type-in
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level 78
Mar 4, 2014
No, Caesar never was an Augustus. He came before the empire, this cognomen was first given to his nephew Octavius, the first roman emperor. Anyway, I must complain : his last name was Julius (his gens), his first name was Gaius/Caius, and Caesar was a nickname (in latin a cognomen). This is a very common mistake... And another mistake is of course Franz Ferdinand ! His family name is Habsburg or von Österreich-Este, while his first name is "Franz Ferdinand"... Finally, Ataturk is not a last name but, once again, a nickname. His true name is Mustafa Kemal (but ok, Mustafa is indeed his first name).
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level 36
Dec 23, 2014
Uh.. S/he was referring to Octavius's more common name... Augustus Caesar..
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level 83
Aug 1, 2013
Hmm. I always thought Ataturk's first name was Kemal/Kamal. Of course, that's what I get for only knowing his name from the Monty Python fish license sketch.
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level 70
Aug 2, 2013
Mustafa Kemal Attaturk.
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level 78
Nov 20, 2013
That was my first guess as well. Had to stop and think on that one.
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level 47
Nov 25, 2013
Actually his name is Mustafa Kemal. His nickname is Ataturk, and it means the father of the Turks, since he was the founder of the Turkish republic.
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level 77
Jan 1, 2014
I also typed Kamal before Mustafa..
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level 70
Jan 1, 2014
Me too.
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level 49
Apr 18, 2014
Me Three
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level 67
Nov 28, 2016
Me four. Personally, i think Kemal should be accepted, as that's what I've heard prefacing his surname much more often.
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level 73
Aug 26, 2013
Please accept Caesar for "Chavez." I would consider a civil rights activist as a political figure.
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level 67
Jan 10, 2014
That'd be Cesar.
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level 72
Jun 23, 2014
Another vote for Cesar
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level 80
Dec 1, 2016
Agreed
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level 70
Jan 1, 2014
I typed in Yassir, Yasir, Yasseer and Yaseer. The Y Answers Quiz was much more tolerant towards these spellings.
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level 77
Jan 1, 2014
aside from the first one maybe those are all pretty bizarre spelling of Yasser.
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level 70
Jan 2, 2014
I found everything bizarre except Yassir ;)
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level 63
Jan 2, 2014
Am I the only one who tried Joey Gladstone? ;-)
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level 40
Mar 18, 2014
Was I the only one that it was blinking funny that Sarah Palin was on this list? Nice one QuizzyDan!
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level 67
Nov 28, 2016
Yeap, sticks out like a sore thumb
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level 73
Mar 18, 2014
raul castro should also be accepted as he is the current leader of cuba.
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level 69
Oct 5, 2016
I see this hasn't caught on in the past two years, but, yes, Raul really should be accepted.
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level 74
Dec 3, 2016
"If more than one answer fits, choose the more famous one" I don't think there's any dilemma in this particular case
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level 55
Jun 5, 2014
This quiz spans quite a long period of history. I guess only we WWII geeks know Tojo's first name.
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level 72
Sep 16, 2014
"Ferdinand" is not the last name for Franz Ferdinand - it is Habsburg.
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level 74
Dec 3, 2016
Seconded, Ferdinand has nothing to do with last names ...
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level 66
Nov 8, 2014
I though Karzai's first name was Muhammed - I was close but not quite right. I like these types of quizzes.
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level 76
Mar 31, 2016
The first Palin I think of is always Michael Palin. I know he isn't a political figure, but trying his name did get me one of the other answers in this quiz. :)
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level 38
Mar 18, 2018
I'd accept Michael over Sarah any day. She's a disgrace!