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Historical Figures by Letter #2

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The letter corresponds with their LAST NAME, if they have one that is widely known.
Use the names for which these people are MOST COMMONLY KNOWN (e.g. Mark Twain instead of Samuel Clemens)
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Last updated: January 29, 2018
First submittedJune 4, 2015
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Letter
Clue
Answer
A
Roman politician: "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears..."
Mark Antony
B
Baroque German composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
C
British Prime Minister during World War II
Winston Churchill
D
English author of novels such as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
E
First European in North America
Leif Erikson
F
Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud
G
Inventor of the printing press
Johannes Gutenberg
H
Military commander from Carthage
Hannibal
I
Queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand II of Aragon united Spain
Isabella
J
Seventh US president and face on a $20 bill
Andrew Jackson
K
17th Century German mathematician and astronomer who studied the motion of the planets
Johannes Kepler
L
Chinese inventor of paper
Cai Lun
M
Founder of Islam
Muhammad
Letter
Clue
Answer
N
Swedeish inventor of dynamite
Alfred Nobel
O
American artist best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers
Georgia O'Keeffe
P
"The King of Rock and Roll"
Elvis Presley
Q
One accepted spelling for the Libyan leader overthrown in 2011
Muammar Qaddafi
R
Celtics center who won 11 championships
Bill Russell
S
Ancient Greek philosopher who created the method of questioning through which to examine various concepts
Socrates
T
African American runaway slave who helped others escape via the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman
U
11th Century pope who started the Crusades
Pope Urban II
V
Prominent general in the Mexican Revolution
Francisco "Pancho" Villa
W
Tallest person in history
Robert Wadlow
X
Persian king who invaded Greece in 480 BCE
Xerxes I
Y
First president of the Russian Federation (post-Soviet Russia)
Boris Yeltsin
Z
Communist founder of the People's Republic of China
Mao Zedong
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level 76
Jun 4, 2015
Good quiz. Learned new things, too.
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level 62
Jun 5, 2015
Thanks!
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level 78
Jun 4, 2015
For the Z word, you should accept Zedong, the same way as you accept e.g. Yeltsin for Y.
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level 62
Jun 5, 2015
That will work now. Thanks for the suggestion!
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level 44
Jan 29, 2018
Spelled "Gutenberg" with "tt". A flexible spelling suggestion for a cool quiz.😉