40 Historical People that Everyone Should Know by Picture

Can you name these historical figures from this quiz based on the picture provided?
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Last updated: December 17, 2019
First submittedAugust 2, 2018
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Level 30
Aug 3, 2018
Jesus is not a historical figure. There is no evidence of his existence. He is a religious character.
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2018
I just took the answers from the quiz I sourced. Whether you disagree or not, you can try disputing it with Quizmaster.
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2018
Plus you could argue the same for Muhammad which I don't see you complaining about. Now there is evidence for both of them being real people, it's what happened to them or believe that can be disputed. I have my own beliefs, but I'm sure you can tell which one I believe.
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2018
There is evidence for the existence of both Jesus and Muhammad. However there is considerably more evidence for the existence of Muhammad. It is (just) possible to argue that Jesus actually didn't exist but it is a minority view. Muhammad was very influential within his lifetime and held political power as well as being the founder of a religion. Although I disagree with the analogy, both are historical figures as well as religious ones.
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Level 69
Aug 3, 2018
Gandhi, not Ghandi.
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2018
Again, just using the answers from Quizmaster's quiz. Plus the answer Gandhi should be acceptable nevertheless.
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2018
Gandhi is the correct spelling. It also appears like that on Dan's original quiz.
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Level 61
Aug 8, 2018
Yeah, I guess I didn't notice that before. I must be dyslexic or something. Should be spelled correctly now
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2018
Nice quiz, and a neat tieback to the original quiz. One thought, it might help a bit if the images are zoomed in for some clues so that the head sizes are roughly the same for everyone.
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Level 61
Aug 8, 2018
Thanks for the comment, Jerry. About your suggestion, I did mostly zoom in on the faces in the pictures, although some of them I thought if I didn't zoom in as much you could see their attire which might help in figuring out who they are.
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Level 61
Dec 17, 2019
Bout a year later, I decided I will take your suggestion
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Level 35
Apr 5, 2019
Please do not show the picture of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is disrespectful, maybe just show the name in Arabic as the picture. Thank you.
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Level 60
May 8, 2020
I agree. Same goes for Jesus. They are religious figures and should not be inaccurately depicted. Please remove these images immediately.
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2020
Don’t be a jerk, Eigengrau. You know that Christians don’t take any offense at depictions of Jesus; on the contrary – you can find them in every church in the world.

Islam is completely different: to depict the Prophet representationally is deeply sacrilegious and offensive to Muslims. I am not saying I take the side of censoring when there is a historical or academic use (like I assume this painting is), but there is no need to be purposely offensive, is there? Aniq hardly went Charlie Hebdo about it; he asked politely and suggested an alternative. It didn’t warrant a sarcastic riposte.

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Level 72
Sep 6, 2020
And on that note, Flabber, I actually think Aniq’s suggestion would be a MUCH better clue (politics and religion totally notwithstanding). Because of the general dearth of images of Muhammad, people are only going to get it from the historical artistic style, not the facial likeness. But if you used an Arabic calligraphy of his name, people would have to think through why there wasn’t an actual photo, and be aware of the imagery prohibition in order to get the question right.

In other words, there is more than one way to “recognize” a historical figure, and depicting someone can be done in other ways besides just showing a picture of their face.

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Level 71
Mar 9, 2020
Only missed one! This is a great quiz, Flabber!