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Famous People From History
Guess the famous historical person by clue.
Last updated: March 16, 2014
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March 2, 2013
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General/politician. His wife's name was Martha. Apparently she was pretty hot.
Talented Tudor playwright. His mates probably called him Bill.
Posh pirate. Also an explorer and populariser of tabacco use. They chopped his head off.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Physicist with crazy hair. Apparently the Nazis had a bounty on his head.
Spanish queen who started the Spanish Inquision and bankrolled Christopher Columbus.
English general and politician who apparently said "Paint me warts and all".
Possibly the most successful military leader of all time. An Asian guy with reddish hair who liked little horses and furry hats.
"I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king..." Posh English redhead.
Queen Elizabeth I
Bisexual Roman general, lawyer, politician and epileptic, later turned into a God.
Architect of the Second Reich. A big battleship and the state capital of North Dakota, USA are named after him.
Otto von Bismarck
Year of Birth
Military/political leader. Sold Louisiana to the Americans and was scared of cats.
Austrian royal who moved to France. Supposedly, champagne coupe glasses are modelled on the shape of her breast.
Influencial German writer/philosopher. His tomb in London's Highgate Cemetry reads "WORKERS OF ALL LANDS UNITE".
French teen who liked armour, crosses and kicking English butt.
Joan of Arc
Muslim who wiped the floor with the Christians during the Crusades. Respected for his chivalry and for giving away almost all his wealth.
English woman, born in Italy. She advanced medical practices while serving in the Crimean War. Was sick in bed... for almost 60 years.
"The Father of History", "The Father of Lies". His book "The Histories" reads like a travel journal and is surprisingly readable.
The quintessential Italian Renaissance Man. Apparently he could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. And was probably gay.
Leonardo da Vinci
Influencial philosopher and tutor to Alexander the Great. Apparently, he agreed to let a hot babe named Phyllis ride on his back so that she'd sleep with him.
'The Liberator'. He drove the Spanish out of much of South America... and his mustache and sideburns looked pretty cool.
Mar 3, 2013
very interesting quiz
Mar 4, 2013
Thanks Al! I appreciate that.
Mar 4, 2013
fun quiz, though I think I would have gotten a few more if I'd had more time. I missed Cesar I assume because I used the common spelling Cesar instead of Caesar. Though I realize he wasn't the only Cesar.
Jul 21, 2015
Cesar is used in Spanish speaking countries. Caesar is the most well known spelling.
Nov 22, 2018
I bet I can name more Spanish-speaking countries than you can name English-speaking ones.
Oct 23, 2013
Good quiz thanks Chris. I had no idea Napoleon was scared of cats, so that's my bit of new knowledge for the day.
Mar 16, 2014
Thanks Wombat... yup, the idea was to provide some obscure facts about these people, be lighthearted etc. Benjens: Thanks! Well done! Ripley: Sir WR yup, seems like he was a bit of a stud. By English standards anyway. :) I'll try to expand the spellings further.
May 31, 2014
I had a great time while answering this one. :)
Jul 10, 2014
Great to hear. Thanks! :)
Jan 19, 2015
It provides good little facts about people great quiz. I just think it needs more time cause its hard to read all that in like 4 minutes. And idk if Caesar was bisexual
Feb 22, 2015
Caesar was absolutely bi-sexual. Pretty common in those days. It's strange cos I'd already increased the time to 5mins and that's what it says when I look. For some reason Jetpunk doesn't seem to be updating my changes.
May 15, 2015
Good quiz and funny descriptions. I didn't need more time but a better memory would have helped.
Feb 23, 2016
Fun quiz. I like the lightheartedness of the clues.
Jul 10, 2017
Apr 17, 2018
Like this?....... try my 'Famous People A to M quiz .......
here it is
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