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The Places They Went #1

Name these historical people based on the places they visited during their lives.
The first place is where they were born
The last place is where they died
The places in the middle are places they lived or visited, selected by me
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Last updated: July 7, 2019
First submittedAugust 4, 2016
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Places lived / visited
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Kentucky, Indiana, Springfield, Washington D.C.
Abraham Lincoln
Braunau am Inn, Vienna, Munich, Berlin
Adolf Hitler
Pella, Gordium, Memphis, Kabul, Babylon
Alexander the Great
Boston, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin
Middlesbrough, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii
Captain Cook
Rosario, Buenos Aires, Cuba, Congo, Bolivia
Che Guevara
Genoa, Spain, Bahamas, Santo Domingo, Valladolid
Christopher Columbus
Oak Park, Kansas City, Italy, Paris, Key West, Havana, Idaho
Ernest Hemingway
Iceland, Norway, Newfoundland, Greenland
Leif Erikson
Gujarat, London, South Africa, New Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Venice, Baghdad, Beijing, Constantinople, Venice
Marco Polo
Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma, Memphis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Skopje, Ireland, Calcutta
Mother Theresa
Corsica, Paris, Austerlitz, Moscow, Elba, St. Helena
Napoleon
New York City, North Dakota, Cuba, Washington D.C., East Africa, Oyster Bay
Theodore Roosevelt
Louisville, Chicago, Kinshasa, Manila, Scottsdale
Muhammad Ali
Tarsus, Antioch, Jerusalem, Ephesus, Philippi, Rome
St. Paul
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level 71
Aug 4, 2016
Nice idea, good thinking!
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level 71
Aug 4, 2016
Excellent quiz. Congratulations!
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level 78
Aug 4, 2016
Very interesting, and different! Ok, I've got one for you: Detroit, Minnesota, St. Louis, New York, Paris, Hawaii.
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level ∞
Aug 4, 2016
Nice one!
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Oakridge Lynch, Cape Town, St. Helena, Pennsylvania, Greenwich, Philadelphia.
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level 71
Aug 19, 2016
This one was really a challenge at first, I loved that! Great quiz.
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level 80
Aug 21, 2016
Great quiz! I had hoped to see Brazil on the "NYC/North Dakota/etc." one. "The River of Doubt" is an amazing story!
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level 69
Sep 18, 2016
Got everyone but Teddy Roosevelt and MLK. Fun quiz.
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level 71
Sep 28, 2016
Really great quiz - excellent idea!
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level 39
Oct 27, 2016
Hitler also went to Paris
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level 65
Oct 27, 2016
I'm sure he also went to the bathroom etc.
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level 61
Oct 27, 2016
Bro... Hitler went to a lot of places. For the sake of the quiz, you cannot name them all!
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level 39
Oct 27, 2016
Nice quiz btw
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level 69
Oct 27, 2016
Got everybody except Hemingway. I even knew that it was a writer, but for some stupid reason, his name just wouldn't come to mind!
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
Outstanding quiz.
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level 59
Oct 27, 2016
I really enjoyed this one. I was able to get them all eventually. make more if you can.
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level 77
Oct 27, 2016
Very cool quiz. Personally found it very easy.
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level 77
Oct 27, 2016
Here's one: Braintree, Boston, Philadelphia, Paris, The Hague, London, Washington, Quincy.
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level 61
Oct 27, 2016
John Adams
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level 77
Oct 27, 2016
Or Sandringham, London, Rome, Washington, Bangkok, Yaounde, Brasilia, Tokyo, Paris.
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level 61
Oct 27, 2016
Princess Diana
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level 77
Oct 27, 2016
Most people outside of the Muslim world won't get this, but he's at least as famous within the Muslim world as Marco Polo, so how about:
Tangier, Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Mecca, Najaf, Baghdad, Basra, Tabriz, Jeddah, Aden, Zeila, Mogadishu, Antalya, Constantinople, Delhi, Calicut, Malacca, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, etc, Morocco (unknown)
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level 61
Oct 27, 2016
Ibn Battuta
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level 77
Oct 27, 2016
mash'allah
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level 68
Oct 27, 2016
Very good and well balanced quiz!
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level 45
Oct 27, 2016
QM: GREAT quiz. Thanks!
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Unusual, very good idea. Thanks... and please more.
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level 62
Oct 27, 2016
Excellent quiz. I was surprised at how well I did, only missing two.
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level 63
Oct 27, 2016
Good, except Captain Cook wasn't technically from Middlesbrough - he was from Marton. Middlesbrough was founded in 1830, long after Cook was dead. Should be changed to Marton really, but maybe I'm just being picky...
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level 76
Oct 27, 2016
Enjoyed this one. Usually one location in each list gave me the answer.
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level 58
Oct 27, 2016
well done, something a bit different.
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level 60
Oct 27, 2016
Just figured out that Ernest Hemingway grew up about half an hour away from where I grew up
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level 67
Oct 28, 2016
Walking = 2 miles, Running = 4 miles, Bicycle = 15 miles, Car = 30 miles, Jumbo Jet = 330 miles, Space Station = 8,575 miles, Light Speed = 334,800,000 miles.
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level 79
Jan 19, 2019
Obviously perpetualdarkness meant "by space station."
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level 49
Oct 28, 2016
That quiz was so much freaking fun! Good on ya!
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level 67
Oct 29, 2016
Great idea for a quiz. Personally, I could have done with a bit more time, but that might just be me.
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level 65
Nov 5, 2016
Another addition: Wadowice, Krakow, New York, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Lagos, Sydney, Mexico CIty, Jerusalem, Vatican City
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level 43
Jul 13, 2019
John Paul II?
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level 62
Nov 6, 2016
I got a lot more than I expected to get. great quiz
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level ∞
Jan 31, 2017
I finally made a sequel, hope its not too hard.
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level 76
Jun 4, 2018
Crap, I thought Guevara was spelled with two Rs.
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level 67
Jul 18, 2018
Che would do. Good quiz. Wonder why people found St Paul harder than Franklin.
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level 65
May 29, 2019
Franklin is more recent, well covered by American history classes, is strongly associated with Philadelphia, and history nerds will remember that he served as an American ambassador to both Britain and France. St. Paul is from ancient times and only snippets of his life story are told in the Bible, so people would have to crack open some nonfiction history textbooks to learn more about where he spent his time.
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level 67
Jul 13, 2019
Understood but St Paul is a more significant figure if you judge by his effect on subsequent history (including American!) and is strongly associated with Tarsus, Jerusalem, Rome etc. The "snippets" actually cover quite a deal of his life despite the fact that it was 2000 years ago.
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level 65
Jul 13, 2019
I don’t disagree that he’s more important. My parents are still working their way through the Bible right now. While they might recognize the cities listed as being Biblical, I bet they couldn’t telll you one other fact about the ones that aren’t Rome or Jerusalem.
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level 31
Jul 13, 2019
thrilla in manila wasn't actually held in manila. it was held in quezon city. great quiz though
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level 44
Jul 13, 2019
Outstanding. Love the comment by WanHaungdi which referred to "nonfiction history textbooks"! Sooooo true, sadly.
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level 46
Jul 13, 2019
Great quiz. Love the ones that aren't just immediate recall but make you think.
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level 76
Jul 13, 2019
Piggott, a little town of around 4000 people in northeast Arkansas, could also be added to Hemingway's list. Few people know he lived there on his second wife's family property while writing A Farewell to Arms. The home and his barn studio are now on the National Historic Register. Piggott was also the setting for the Kazan movie, A Face in the Crowd, starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, although in the movie they called it "Picket". In my area we know Piggott as the home of "Marryin' Sam the Preacher Man" who used to marry young couples in the 1940s and '50s without looking too closely at their ages or lack of a blood test. It's common to see obituaries in the local paper citing Piggott as the place of marriage for older folks. Piggott, AR was once a happenin' place!
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level 54
Jul 14, 2019
Leif Erikson is the wrong name. He actually was named Leiv Erikson. The F is there because of they said Leif but its written Leiv, according to snurlas soger (saga). I think he was born in Norway then grew up in Iceland then visit Norway, Iceland, Greenland and then either Newfoundland or Labrador. The vikings established bases ON both but is uncertain which they arrived at first.
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level 59
Jul 15, 2019
All but the last two are in alphabetical order, if ordered by the full answer. The exception being Ernest Hemingway, who is alphabetized according to his last name. Is all this intended?
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level 66
Aug 1, 2019
I am a bit late coming to this quiz, but what a great idea. Truly original; challenging, but not impossible.