100 Most Famous People

Guess the 100 most famous people according to MIT's Pantheon Project, given the nationality, occupation and birth year.
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Nationality
Birth Year
Occupation
Answer
Greek
384 BC
Philosopher
Aristotle
Greek
427 BC
Philosopher
Plato
Israeli
4 BC
Religious Figure
Jesus Christ
Greek
469 BC
Philosopher
Socrates
Greek
356 BC
Military Personnel
Alexander the Great
Italian
1452
Inventor
Leonardo da Vinci
Chinese
551 BC
Philosopher
Confucius
Italian
100 BC
Politician
Julius Caesar
Turkish
800 BC
Writer
Homer
Greek
570 BC
Philosopher
Pythagoras
Italian
287 BC
Mathematician
Archimedes
Egyptian
1391 BC
Religious Figure
Moses
Saudi Arabian
570
Religious Figure
Muhammad
Unknown
1800 BC
Religious Figure
Abraham
Austrian
1889
Politician
Adolf Hitler
Austrian
1756
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Belgian
742
Politician
Charlemagne
British
1564
Writer
William Shakespeare
Italian
1475
Painter
Michelangelo
Italian
63 BC
Politician
Augustus
French
1769
Politician
Napoleon Bonaparte
British
1642
Physicist
Isaac Newton
German
1879
Physicist
Albert Einstein
Italian
1451
Explorer
Christopher Columbus
German
1685
Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Italian
1265
Writer
Dante Alighieri
German
1770
Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Nepalese
563 BC
Philosopher
Gautama Buddha
Egyptian
69 BC
Politician
Cleopatra VII
German
1483
Religious Figure
Martin Luther
Italian
1564
Astronomer
Galileo Galilei
Turkish
484 BC
Historian
Herodotus
Turkish
5
Religious Figure
Paul of Tarsus
Algerian
354
Philosopher
Augustine of Hippo
Unknown
325 BC
Mathematician
Euclid
Italian
70 BC
Writer
Virgil
Italian
37
Politician
Nero
Turkish
635 BC
Philosopher
Thales
German
1818
Economist
Karl Marx
Italian
1254
Explorer
Marco Polo
Italian
106 BC
Politician
Cicero
Greek
496 BC
Writer
Sophocles
Dutch
1853
Painter
Vincent van Gogh
Mongolian
1162
Military Personnel
Genghis Khan
Afghan
600 BC
Writer
Zoroaster
Tunisian
248 BC
Politician
Hannibal Barca
Russian
1724
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant
Greek
460 BC
Physician
Hippocrates
Czech
1856
Psychologist
Sigmund Freud
Spanish
1881
Painter
Pablo Picasso
Nationality
Birth Year
Occupation
Answer
Egyptian
1370 BC
Companion
Nefertiti
Israeli
1000 BC
Religious Figure
Solomon
French
1412
Military Personnel
Jeanne d'Arc
Chinese
259 BC
Politician
Qin Shi Huang
Unknown
620 BC
Writer
Aesop
Greek
341 BC
Philosopher
Epicurus
Italian
12
Politician
Caligula
French
1596
Philosopher
René Descartes
Italian
1225
Philosopher
Thomas Aquinas
Egyptian
1341 BC
Politician
Tutankhamun
Israeli
18 BC
Religious Figure
Mary
German
1749
Writer
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Italian
121
Politician
Marcus Aurelius
French
1694
Writer
Voltaire
Italian
43 BC
Writer
Ovid
Italian
1469
Philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
French
1623
Mathematician
Blaise Pascal
Hungarian
406
Politician
Attila the Hun
Palestinian
1040 BC
Politician
David
Italian
1483
Painter
Raphael
British
1809
Biologist
Charles Darwin
Argentinian
1928
Social Activist
Che Guevara
Swiss
1712
Philosopher
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Chinese
400 BC
Philosopher
Laozi
Indian
1869
Social Activist
Mohandas Gandhi
Iraqi
1138
Politician
Saladin
Syrian
0
Religious Figure
Saint Peter
Greek
625 BC
Writer
Sappho
Greek
525 BC
Writer
Aeschylus
Egyptian
90
Astronomer
Ptolemy
Israeli
5 BC
Religious Figure
John the Baptist
Spanish
53
Politician
Trajan
Israeli
1
Religious Figure
Mary Magdalene
Turkish
535 BC
Philosopher
Heraclitus
Iraqi
3500 BC
Politician
Gilgamesh
Portuguese
1469
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
British
1723
Economist
Adam Smith
British
1533
Politician
Queen Elizabeth I
Italian
65 BC
Writer
Horace
French
1638
Politician
Louis XIV
British
1501
Companion
Anne Boleyn
Portuguese
1480
Explorer
Ferdinand Magellan
Georgian
1878
Politician
Joseph Stalin
Egyptian
1303 BC
Politician
Ramesses II
Russian
1870
Politician
Vladimir Lenin
Greek
540 BC
Politician
Leonidas I
Uzbekistani
980
Philosopher
Avicenna
Egyptian
1380 BC
Politician
Akhenaten
German
1398
Inventor
Johannes Gutenberg
Greek
480 BC
Writer
Euripides
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Level 74
Jan 6, 2016
Great quiz. But needs more time. And please consider some alternate spellings, eg for Mohammed.
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Level 48
Jan 6, 2016
Upped the time to 10 minutes and added other spellings for Muhammad :) Hope you enjoyed the quiz!
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Level 74
Jan 6, 2016
It still only gives 6 minutes, I'm afraid.
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2016
some of the descriptions are really off. i wouldnt call charlemagne a belgian politician. also places like italy, israel were much later.
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2016
also king david as palestinian? the land wasnt called that until the romans (who you call italians but whatever). and that is basically admitting that the palestinian arabs were not the first, so i guess i should thank you for that...
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Level 48
Jan 6, 2016
For consistency, I used the occupation and place of birth used by MIT on the Pantheon list. I've used the modern country of birth, that's why places like Israel are on there, hope you enjoyed the quiz! :)
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Level 78
Jan 6, 2016
Good quiz. I have several like it. I would give a little more leeway on the spelling of the names and be more specific in the description. Also, nationality rathe than modern place of birth may work better --eg Kant is a German not Russian. Look at some of mine to see what I mean.
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2017
Mohammed. is nor a historic person.
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Level 48
Oct 5, 2017
Neither is Jesus, Mary, John, Paul, Homer, Abraham, Moses and many more. I guess it includes fictional people too.