People in History A-Z #4

Name the important historical figure for each letter of the alphabet!
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Last updated: April 11, 2016
First submittedJune 16, 2015
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Dictator of Uganda
Idi Amin
She played the female lead in "Casablanca"
Ingrid Bergman
Poet who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
President of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War
Jefferson Davis
Co-author of "The Communist Manifesto"
Friedrich Engels
Gunpowder plotter of 1605
Guy Fawkes
French painter who traveled to Tahiti
Paul Gauguin
Author of "A Farewell to Arms"
Ernest Hemingway
Writer who created Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman
Washington Irving
Female fighter in the Hundred Years' War
Joan of Arc
Australia's most famous "bushranger"
Ned Kelly
Scottish explorer of Africa during the 19th century
David Livingstone
Chairman of communist China
Mao Zedong
German philosopher who famously claimed God is dead
Friedrich Nietzsche
Greek shipping magnate and second husband of Jacqueline Bouvier
Aristotle Onassis
Greek philosopher who spoke of shadows on a cave wall
Vice President to George Bush
Dan Quayle
Russian advisor to Nicholas II, assassinated in 1916
Author of "The Wealth of Nations"
Adam Smith
First black Archbishop of Cape Town
Desmond Tutu
Bathesheba's unlucky husband (Biblical)
Uriah the Hittite
Dutch painter who cut off his own ear
Vincent van Gogh
General who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo
Arthur Wellesley
Co-founder of the Jesuit order
Francis Xavier
Brought the Mormons to Utah
Brigham Young
Mexican revolutionary
Emiliano Zapata
Level 62
Mar 30, 2016
I'm surprised Irving is one of the least-known answers!
Level 64
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 :)
Level 56
Apr 10, 2016
I was confused because I kept writing Joan of Ark instead of Arc... Maybe you could except both
Level 58
Jul 12, 2016
They accept everything except except for accept.
Level 76
Mar 7, 2018
Are you one of those people who thinks she was Noah's wife?
Level 56
Jul 12, 2016
Great quiz, really challenging and engaging, good work!
Level 66
Jul 12, 2016
Guess Zorro wasn't a real Mexican revolutionary then!
Level 65
Jul 14, 2016
Well his real name is Don Diego de la Vega
Level 67
Jul 12, 2016
I typed Engel instead of Engels. Credit, please?
Level 81
Dec 8, 2018
It's not a plural. There was only one of him.
Level 60
Jul 12, 2016
Always happy to see biblical questions at the bottom of the most guessed list. Gives me hope for humanity.
Level 74
Jul 13, 2016
Must not be too many atheists doing the quiz then, as they usually score high on the bible quizzes
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.
Level 60
Jul 14, 2016
There's no better way to become an atheist than to read the bible without bias.
Level 77
Mar 21, 2017
I've read the entire Bible and arrived at exactly the opposite conclusion.
Level 82
Jul 14, 2016
Casual sneering toward people with different beliefs than yours? Classy, according to PorcNBeanz.
Level 72
Jul 12, 2016
Why the quotation marks around bushranger?
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
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.
Level 70
Aug 4, 2019
Spent ages trying many different spelling of Becall ...didnt think to try spelling it Bergman !
Level 78
Sep 27, 2019
Why is Wellington accepted for the 'W' answer?
Level 79
Mar 16, 2020
Because he was also the Duke of Wellington. Same guy. and both answers start with W so..