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Popular Royal Names Quiz

Guess these names that have been used by multiple European monarchs and popes.
Last updated: September 02, 2015
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England
(1066-present)
#
Name
8
Henry
8
Edward
6
George
4
William
3
Richard
2
Mary
2
Elizabeth
2
James
2
Charles
France
(752-1870)
#
Name
18
Louis
10
Charles
6
Philip
4
Henry
3
Napoleon
2
Carloman
2
John
2
Francis
2
Robert
Russia
(1283-1917)
#
Name
6
Ivan
4
Dmitry
4
Vasiliy
3
Feodor
3
Peter
3
Alexander
2
Nicholas
2
Catherine
Popes
(30-present)
#
Name
23
John
16
Benedict
16
Gregory
14
Clement
13
Innocent
13
Leo
12
Pius
9
Stephen
9
Boniface
8
Alexander
8
Urban
Holy Roman Empire
(742-1835)
#
Name
7
Charles
7
Henry
4
Louis
4
Otto
3
Ferdinand
3
Frederick
3
Lothair
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level 16
Dec 29, 2012
got all english and popes. I can't believe 8% didn't see the picture /
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level 56
Apr 26, 2014
They probably saw it, but had no idea who was on it. smh
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level 35
May 11, 2016
I have no idea who is on that picture
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level 43
Sep 25, 2016
If anyone doesn't know who is on the picture Clue: Big fat guy who liked to chop women.
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level 40
Jan 5, 2013
Excellent quiz. Really got me thinking.
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level 38
Apr 23, 2014
I didn't get John or James, but I got Dmitry. Good quiz!
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level 74
Apr 26, 2014
Lothar and Carloman? ok
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level 34
Jun 16, 2018
Kind of old-fashioned. France had Carloman I (768-771) and Carloman II (879-884).
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level 60
Apr 26, 2014
I typed "Gregorius", but that's not counted as "Gregory"... I'm pretty sure popes themselves would like to be called by their Latin names rather than their English ones.
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level 75
Apr 26, 2014
Why stop in 1792 for France ? There were several kings after that (not counting the two emperors).
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level 35
Apr 26, 2014
I guessed Napoleon and Louis-Napoleon, didn't see the years.
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level ∞
Apr 26, 2014
My mistake. Added those years, which adds Napoleon to the list.
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level 34
Jun 16, 2018
Napoléon I (1804-1815), Louis XVIII (1814-1824), Charles X (1824-1830), Louis-Philippe (1830-1848) and Napoléon III (1852-1870).
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level 35
Apr 26, 2014
How about accepting Dmitri for Dmitry? This is, after all, merely a transliteration of the original Cyrillic.
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level ∞
Apr 26, 2014
Dmitri would have worked
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level 45
Apr 26, 2014
love it
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level 55
Apr 26, 2014
Tried Eddard but not Edward, too much Game Of Thrones.
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level 28
Apr 27, 2014
Need more spellings of Frederick...there are many ways
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level 4
Apr 28, 2014
Good quiz, I'm not fast enough typing!
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level 75
Sep 30, 2015
Does anyone else sing the Horrible Histories song when trying to recall English monarchs?
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level 55
Feb 5, 2016
yep! Though I don't remember it well, so it goes something like "william william something something henry richard john, something something something something three more something join our song, something something something the 3rd, something something something something good queen bess something anne something george queen victoria something something"
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level 75
Feb 8, 2016
William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John; Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich 2 then three more Henrys join our song. Edward, Edward, Richard Third, Henry, Henry, Ed again; Mary 1, Good Queen Bess, Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then Jim, Will, Mary, Anne of Gloria; George, George, George, George, Will, Victoria; Edward, George, Edward, George 6, then Queen Liz 2 completes the list.
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level 35
Sep 25, 2016
Don't know if this is the one you mean: Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste, Harry, Dick, John, Harry 3 1 and 2 Neds, Richard 2, Harries 4, 5, 6, then who? Edward 3, 4, Dick the Bad, Henries twain and Ned the Lad Mary, Bess and James the Vain Charlie, Charlie, James again. Will and Mary, Anna Gloria, Georges four, Will and Victoria. Eddie, Georgie, George not Ed, Liz the Second's now our head. (from Glanville Williams' *Learning the Law*, but I don't remember the two lines he completed this Victorian aide mémoire with, so I've improvised.)
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level 75
Jun 25, 2017
^ Nope, that's a different one.
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level 58
Jan 15, 2016
13 innocent popes
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level 74
Jul 16, 2016
The other 253 were all guilty of something.
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level 55
Mar 28, 2016
You should add some additional spellings for Catherine
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level 74
Sep 25, 2016
Aargh!! I thought of William with 2 seconds left and typed so fast to beat the timer that I ended up with Willima. So close!!
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level 45
Sep 25, 2016
great quiz
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level 59
Sep 25, 2016
I tried Katherine...
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level 70
Aug 20, 2017
Me too. Was thinking in Russian
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level 34
Jun 16, 2018
But in Russian it's Ekaterina :-)
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level 33
Nov 23, 2016
I was extremely sure of a Pio XII who was a pope and has places named after him in Spain, couldn't imagine how his name is supposed to be spelled the English way. And after trying Anne, I gave up on guessing female names. Bad move!
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level 52
Mar 19, 2017
France who is Carloman ? do you mean Charlemagne ?
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level 49
Nov 28, 2017
There was only one Charlemagne while a couple of his descendants had the name Carloman. Not sure why there names weren't Charlemagne, I tried to find an answer online but was unable. I think it might have something to do with holding Charlemagne to such reverence that it may have been considered in poor taste to the French monarchy.
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level 34
Jun 16, 2018
Carloman I was Charlemagne's brother, they reigned together between 768 and 771 then Carloman died. Carloman II reigned between 879 and 884.
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level 70
Aug 20, 2017
Really enjoyed this quiz!
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level 54
Dec 20, 2017
Can you accept french names as Jean, François, Henri?
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level 45
Jan 7, 2018
Why doesn't Friedrich count for the Holy Roman Empire?
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level 57
Mar 31, 2018
Can you accept Vasili?
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level 39
Oct 20, 2018
No John-Paul (I & II)?