History by Letter - B

Can you name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter B?
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
First submittedMay 19, 2014
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Hint
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Deaf German composer
Ludwig van
Beethoven
Ancient city that supposedly had
Hanging Gardens
Babylon
Modern-day capital near the
site of the above
Baghdad
City that had a "Tea Party" in 1773
Boston
"Liberator" of South and Central America
Simón Bolívar
City separated by a wall until 1989
Berlin
Often credited with
inventing the telephone
Alexander
Graham Bell
English scientist and statesman
who shares his name with a strip of meat
Francis Bacon
Prison stormed in the French Revolution
Bastille
The Eastern Roman Empire
Byzantine
Empire
Russian faction that came to power
in the October Revolution
Bolsheviks
Napoleon's last name
Bonaparte
Hint
Answer
Pandemic caused by
the Yersinia Pestis bacterium
Black Death
Descendants of the
Dutch settlers of South Africa
Boers
Siddhārtha Gautama
Buddha
City where the Titanic was built
Belfast
Germany's bombing of the
UK during WWII
The Blitz
Literary family of
Anne, Emily, and Charlotte
Brontë
What came before the Iron Age
Bronze Age
Nickname for pirate Edward Teach
Blackbeard
Celtic queen who led a revolt
against the Romans
Boudica
Beheaded wife of Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn
Former name of Mumbai
Bombay
Abraham Lincoln's assassin
John Wilkes
Booth
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Level 66
May 21, 2014
come on, Bolein should be right to!
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Level 43
Sep 9, 2014
Learn to spell, or don't take the quiz.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2019
I completely disagree, he knows the answer. this is not a spelling test
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
What's more spelling was never consistent in her lifetime, eg sometimes spelt "Bullen".
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Level 55
May 22, 2014
I'm glad we had the B hint, because he beheaded more than one wife.
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Level 71
May 22, 2014
"divorce is for wusses" - King Henry VIII
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Level 44
Aug 14, 2014
He had two divorces, and two were beheaded.
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Level 61
Dec 2, 2016
Divorce beheaded died, divorced beheaded survived!
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Level 31
Oct 11, 2017
@WolfCam "Don't Stay in School" - Boy in a Band.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2019
he literally invented divorce
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2020
He literally didn't - both marriages ended with anullments, not divorces.
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Level 80
May 24, 2014
Oh come on, he beheaded only two, and Boleyn is the most famous ^^.
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Level 79
Jun 10, 2014
Great pick-up lines in history: c'mon baby, I've only had two of my ex-wives brutally murdered.
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2014
Divorced, beheaded and died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. The fate of Henry VIII's wives. Only one of them kept their lives.
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Level 64
Oct 21, 2015
3 of them kept their lives, actually. Wife # 4, Anna of Cleves, and Wife # 6 Catherine Parr both outlived him, while Wife # 1, Catherine of Aragon lived several years after the annulment of her marriage.
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Level 72
Apr 18, 2017
He didn't divorce at all. Two of his marriages were annulled.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2014
Very surprised that Boudica scored so low :/
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2020
Kept trying to spell it Boeadica for some reason.
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Level 45
Jun 14, 2014
forgot boudica :-(
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Level 32
Sep 23, 2014
Great quiz loved it
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Level 43
Oct 8, 2014
Who else thought of "bubonic plague" before Black Death? (: Thank you, Quizmaster, for allowing this as a correct answer! (:
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Level 50
Sep 13, 2016
I sure did. And when I saw it I was like, oh, Black starts with B.
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Level 47
Dec 2, 2016
me too
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Level 39
Dec 22, 2014
Stockiebasher - three kept their lives. The two he divorced and Catherine Parr, who outlived him.
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Level 39
Jan 10, 2015
I read your comment about Kevorkian and admit I hadn't heard of him. Looked him up and what a character he was. People have their own opinions about euthanasia but the taking of blood from corpses really freaked me out; as did his wanting to experiment on criminals. So thanks, Erikthev, for educating me!
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Level 76
Sep 8, 2015
Buonaparte or Buonoparte for Bonaparte? I have been reading a book that spells it like that all the way through and was annoyed when it didn't accept it.
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Level 48
Jul 7, 2017
Yes, I agree. Buonaparte is his real Corsican name.
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Level 71
Nov 2, 2015
There is proof that Shakespeare spelt his own name 17 different ways so what chance have we got
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2015
I knew Bolsheviks, I just couldn't spell it >:(
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2019
Yeah, tried it with a C at first... Maybe that should be accepted?
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2016
Too easy for someone educated in 1970's UK. Finished with 2:15 to spare.
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Level 78
Nov 21, 2019
1970s USA - 3:38 to spare. Listening to the Beatles made us both well-educated. :)
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Level 61
Sep 12, 2016
Bell did invent the Telephone, so why does the clue say often credited with inventing the Telephone, when it's an established fact he did it.
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2016
Antonio Meucci invented the telephone, he couldn't afford the patents. Bell stole his idea, Meucci sued but died before the end of the trial.
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Level 38
Oct 24, 2018
^ Yes. That "often credited with..." threw me off completely,and made me think of Menucci, which doesn't start with a "B".
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Level ∞
Jun 19, 2019
There were lots of people who invented the telephone. Bell was one of them.
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Level 23
Jul 7, 2017
omg i would have got 100% if i spelt Byzantine right LOL
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Level 31
Oct 11, 2017
If only I had been able to spell Bolsheviks correctly... stupid Ben... its not "Bolshoviks"... ;( smh
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Level 63
Nov 8, 2019
When watching One Piece anime gets you History quizz answers... :D
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2019
What? None of you have heard of the renowned scientist The Earl of Brisket?!
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Level 78
Nov 21, 2019
Was he friends with the Earl of Sandwich?
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Level 44
May 22, 2020
20/24, I'm actually quite impressed with my performance
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Level 49
Jun 29, 2020
What's with the "supposedly" in the Hanging Gardens clue? I noticed it at some other quizes as well. When I was younger, the existence of the Gardens was an undiputed fact, did some "scientist" tried to become relevant lately by saying they didn't exist? How would that even work? When Filon and others made their lists of the wonders, instead of using one from the dozens of other great buildings, they just made one up? And nobody noticed or complained? Acient greeks regularly traded with Babylon, wouldn't they have said something? Or when Alexander the Great and his army of 50000 soldiers conquered Babylon, wouldn't at least one of them noticed that the most famous building that is supposed to be there is missing?