History by Picture - V

Can you name these historic people, places, and things beginning with the letter "V"?
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Quiz by WolfCam
Last updated: December 17, 2018
First submittedDecember 15, 2018
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erupted in 79 A.D.
former republic
dracula inspiration
Vietnam War
tribe - 500 A.D
seafaring people
city where two Shakespeare
plays are set
briefly independent republic,
Norse mythological figures
Treaty of Versailles
artist who gave his name to a style of facial hair
holiest city in Hinduism, formerly known as Benares
launched in 1977, it left the solar system in 2012
Level 81
Dec 16, 2018
Doesn't von Trapp get alphabetised under T? And the two others under G and D respectively?
Level 79
Dec 16, 2018
The names aren't just Dyck, Gogh and Trapp, so...no.
Level 86
Dec 17, 2018
In their native languages they are, but it's not something everyone knows in English, so.....
Level 79
Dec 17, 2018
That's the case I believe - in English they're under V, but not in the original language
Level 37
Mar 28, 2019
van Gogh and van Dyke would ordinarily be alphabetized under "G" and "D", while Von Trapp would be under "V". But, since this is an American quiz, they are all put under "V".
Level 75
Dec 17, 2018
I thought Vandals ... nope ... wait Vagabonds ... nope.
Level 79
Dec 17, 2018
Vandals would include North Africa.
Level 72
Dec 17, 2018
For those wondering (I didn't know this until a year or two back), Visigoths = West Goths and Ostrogoths = East Goths.
Level 71
Dec 18, 2018
Ostrogoths sound like they're a large, flightless bird. Or a band.
Level 45
Jan 5, 2019
Huh, thanks for teaching me that! You always learn something new in the Jetpunk comments :)
Level 71
Dec 18, 2018
Very nice quiz, WolfCam! And nobody can kvetch that it's too US-centric. :-D
Level 83
Jan 5, 2019
. . . Venares? No? Oh well, it was worth a shot.
Level 36
Jan 6, 2019
It might sound stupid but what is the "Von Trapp Family" ?
Level 73
Jan 7, 2019
The family that the movie, "The Sound of Music" is based on
Level 47
Jan 6, 2019
Erupted in 79 AD... A volcano!
Level 40
Apr 19, 2019
For some reason I looked at the picture for "seafaring people" and thought, "huh, what's a group of seafaring people like the Vikings that start with V..." D'oh!
Level 65
Mar 9, 2020
From a Dutch guy's perspective:

the 'Van' means 'of'...'von' is the German version of 'of'.

So it says Vincent of Gogh from an English perspective, though, indeed most English speakers don't see the difference. Either way, it is not a double surname. We Dutch list people the folks like:

(van) Gogh, Vincent,


Gogh, Vincent (van),

or that kind of style.

Level 71
Jul 14, 2020
But Gogh is in Germany, not the Netherlands! So was he ethnically German?
Level 56
Oct 4, 2020
Van Gogh was born in Zundert, the Netherlands. He's clearly Dutch! If you are referring to a place, it's Goch which is in Germany.