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People in History A-Z #5

Name the historical figure for each letter of the alphabet.
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First submittedAugust 5, 2015
Last updatedMarch 29, 2016
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Greek philosopher and student of Plato
Aristotle
B
Englishman sometimes called the father of the Scientific Method
Francis Bacon
C
Polish scientist who said the Earth revolves around the sun
Nicolaus Copernicus
D
Author of "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
E
U.S. President and WWII general
Dwight D. Eisenhower
F
Spanish dictator, 1939-1975
Francisco Franco
G
Hungarian actress married nine times
Zsa-Zsa Gabor
H
Roman emperor who built a wall in northern England/lower Scotland
Hadrian
I
Pope who anulled the Magna Carta
Innocent III
J
Founder of Apple
Steve Jobs
K
Czech author who wrote "The Metamorphosis"
Franz Kafka
L
Top confederate general during the U.S. Civil War
Robert E. Lee
M
"Das Kapital" author
Karl Marx
N
French conqueror of the 18th and 19th centuries
Napoleon
O
Assassin of John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald
P
"The King of Rock and Roll"
Elvis Presley
Q
Mexican-American actor who starred in "Zorba the Greek"
and "The Guns of Navarone"
Anthony Quinn
R
English king known as "The Lionheart"
Richard I
S
French existential philosopher who refused his Nobel Prize in 1964
Jean-Paul Sartre
T
Pen name of Samuel Clemens
Mark Twain
U
Author of historical novels "Trinity" and "Exodus"
Leon Uris
V
Patron saint of courtly love and beekeepers
St. Valentine
W
First president of the USA
George Washington
X
Another student of Plato. Taught that virtue produces happiness
Xenocrates
Y
Ming dynasty emperor who launched the Treasure Fleet
Yongle
Z
WWII general. Most-decorated soldier in Soviet history
Georgy Zhukov
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level 36
Aug 6, 2015
Nice range of questions :) Kafka was Czech though. And for the Annie question you should also accept Quvenzhané who played the role in the 2014 remake :) Thanks.
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level 38
Feb 7, 2017
WHAT Annie question?
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level 76
Jul 15, 2016
Maybe loosen up the spellings for Sartre?
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level 50
Aug 11, 2016
Is that existential humour?
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level 58
Aug 12, 2016
Does it matter?
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level 76
Jul 15, 2016
Also, I know it's hard to come up with X people, but you used Xenocrates before.
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level 76
Jul 15, 2016
I tried to search myself for someone other than Xerxes, Xenophon, Xenocrates, and Francis Xavier... can't come up with anyone that would be guessed by more than 1% I think.
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level 54
Aug 11, 2016
Lu Xiaobao might be worth a try?
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level 50
Aug 11, 2016
If you accept just Richard for Richard I, why not just Innocent for Innocent III. I'm sure I typed in Innocent - perhaps you'll tell me I didn't!
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level 54
Aug 11, 2016
Well, if you did, it has changed since you did it, because it worked for me.
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2016
It hasn't changed
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level 69
Aug 11, 2016
Czechian for Kafka is a bit troubling, it was Austrian back then, he himself identified mostly as part of the german-speaking jewish community. "Praguian" is maybe the most accurate description.
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level 44
Aug 11, 2016
Napoleon had a last name...Bonaparte, so that question really threw me for a loop. He isn't Madonna he went by both first and last names.
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level 69
Aug 25, 2016
Typically monarchs are listed under their first name. Henry VIII would not be listed under 'T' for Tudor. Likewise Napoleon I is not listed under 'B' for Bonaparte.
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level 65
Aug 11, 2016
One female, known for her marriages...
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2016
Throughout history, until quite recently, women were confined to domestic roles. It's not not the fault of the quizmaker that women aren't on this quiz. It's the fault of the societies that denied women an opportunity to make history.
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level 75
Aug 12, 2016
Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Jane Austen, Amelia Earhart, Pearl S. Buck, Sojourner Truth, Margaret Meade, Frida Kahlo, Cleopatra, Clara Barton, Catherine the Great, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sally Ride, Queen Isabella of Spain, Tz'u Hsi, and Mother Teresa, among others, might disagree with you.
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level 65
Aug 12, 2016
Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Eva Peron, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey, Boudica, Empress Theodora, Coco Chanel, Simone de Beauvoir, Billie Holiday, Benazir Bhutto, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Shirley Temple, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Ella Fitzgerlad, Marie Antoinette, Valentina Tereshkova, Madame Chiang Kai-Chek, Annie Oakley, Ada Lovelace. Most of these ladies weren't that domestic.
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level 65
Aug 12, 2016
"Influential women in history" quiz is now waiting for approval.
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2016
p.s. @Lillylee. Thanks for making the quiz!
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2016
This is quiz #5 in a series, so many of the women mentioned are already used! Believe it or not, I actually make an effort to add traditionally-underrepresented people to these quizzes.
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level 66
Aug 13, 2016
Speaking of which, when are you going to put People in History 6 on the front page?
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level 66
Aug 13, 2016
Well then make your own quiz then, no one is stopping you. Stop trying to ruin mine for the purpose of 'equality'.
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level 76
Aug 15, 2016
Hatsepshut would be a better addition than Cleopatra.
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level 69
Aug 25, 2016
Hatshepsut has always seemed a far more interesting historical figure to me than Cleopatra, but I suppose Shakespeare never wrote about her, so no one knows any of that history.
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
My mom was pretty influential.
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level 45
Nov 20, 2016
How did 43% of people get Zsa Zsa Gabor? That is a relatively irrelevant name I haven't heard in 25 years.
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level 78
Oct 18, 2018
It's a memorable sounding name. Not sure I've ever seen any of her movies, but I remember "Zsa Zsa" (though that didn't stop me from typing "Garbo" three times before I realized my mistake).
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level 38
Oct 24, 2018
PhilosopherKing: Who but Zsa Zsa had been married 9 times? Even Liz Taylor stopped at 8.
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level 78
Oct 18, 2018
Emperor Yongle is a lot harder to take seriously if you think his name rhymes with "dongle" (it doesn't).