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People in History A-Z #4

Name the important historical figure for each letter of the alphabet!
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First submittedJune 16, 2015
Last updatedApril 11, 2016
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Dictator of Uganda
Idi Amin
B
She played the female lead in "Casablanca"
Ingrid Bergman
C
Poet who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
D
President of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War
Jefferson Davis
E
Co-author of "The Communist Manifesto"
Friedrich Engels
F
Gunpowder plotter of 1605
Guy Fawkes
G
French painter who traveled to Tahiti
Paul Gauguin
H
Author of "A Farewell to Arms"
Ernest Hemingway
I
Writer who created Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman
Washington Irving
J
Female fighter in the Hundred Years' War
Joan of Arc
K
Australia's most famous "bushranger"
Ned Kelly
L
Scottish explorer of Africa during the 19th century
David Livingstone
M
Chairman of communist China
Mao Zedong
N
German philosopher who famously claimed God is dead
Friedrich Nietzsche
O
Greek shipping magnate and second husband of Jacqueline Bouvier
Aristotle Onassis
P
Greek philosopher who spoke of shadows on a cave wall
Plato
Q
Vice President to George Bush
Dan Quayle
R
Russian advisor to Nicholas II, assassinated in 1916
Rasputin
S
Author of "The Wealth of Nations"
Adam Smith
T
First black Archbishop of Cape Town
Desmond Tutu
U
Bathesheba's unlucky husband (Biblical)
Uriah the Hittite
V
Dutch painter who cut off his own ear
Vincent van Gogh
W
General who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo
Arthur Wellesley
X
Co-founder of the Jesuit order
Francis Xavier
Y
Brought the Mormons to Utah
Brigham Young
Z
Mexican revolutionary
Emiliano Zapata
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level 58
Mar 30, 2016
I'm surprised Irving is one of the least-known answers!
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level 63
Jul 15, 2016
I've never heard of him, but I did get Francis Xavier, 'cos one of the houses at my school was named after him :)
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level 56
Apr 10, 2016
I was confused because I kept writing Joan of Ark instead of Arc... Maybe you could except both
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level 58
Jul 12, 2016
They accept everything except except for accept.
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level 76
Mar 7, 2018
Are you one of those people who thinks she was Noah's wife?
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level 57
Jul 12, 2016
Great quiz, really challenging and engaging, good work!
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level 64
Jul 12, 2016
Guess Zorro wasn't a real Mexican revolutionary then!
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level 65
Jul 14, 2016
Well his real name is Don Diego de la Vega
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level 65
Jul 12, 2016
I typed Engel instead of Engels. Credit, please?
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level 79
Dec 8, 2018
It's not a plural. There was only one of him.
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level 60
Jul 12, 2016
Always happy to see biblical questions at the bottom of the most guessed list. Gives me hope for humanity.
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level 71
Jul 13, 2016
Must not be too many atheists doing the quiz then, as they usually score high on the bible quizzes
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level 51
Jul 13, 2016
The reason that atheists do well on bible quizzes is not because they are secretly Christians as you may be implying. It is because it is easier to argue against religion if you know what it says.
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level 60
Jul 14, 2016
There's no better way to become an atheist than to read the bible without bias.
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
I've read the entire Bible and arrived at exactly the opposite conclusion.
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level 79
Jul 14, 2016
Casual sneering toward people with different beliefs than yours? Classy, according to PorcNBeanz.
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level 71
Jul 12, 2016
Why the quotation marks around bushranger?
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level 65
Jul 14, 2016
Idi, Idi, Idi Amin, most amazin' man, there's ever been. He's the general, the president, the king of the scene, Idi, Idi, Idi Amin
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level 38
Apr 28, 2018
Rasputin was an "advisor" to the Tsarina, not the Tsar. According to the book "Anastasia" Nicholas couldn't stand him.
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level 67
Aug 4, 2019
Spent ages trying many different spelling of Becall ...didnt think to try spelling it Bergman !