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History by Letter - L

Name these historical people, places, and things that begin with L.
Quiz by Geoguy
Last updated: July 27, 2019
First submittedJune 10, 2014
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Name of 18 French kings
John Wilkes Booth's victim
Abraham Lincoln
Hezbollah's home turf
Enemies of the House of York
House of Lancaster
Language of ancient Rome
First to fly solo and non-stop
from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
Leader of the Bolsheviks
Vladimir Lenin
He nailed 95 theses to a
German church door
Martin Luther
Stick game invented by
indigenous Canadians
African country founded for
freed American slaves
Belgian king who brutally
exploited the Congo
Leopold II
Ocean liner sunk by a U-boat in 1915
Spartan leader at Thermophylae
French "Father of Modern Chemistry"
Antoine Lavoisier
Aerial warfare branch of Nazi Germany
Presumably, Stanley found him
David Livingstone
With Clark, he explored the
Louisiana Purchase
Meriwether Lewis
Egyptian city once called Thebes
One-time capital of the Mughal
and Sikh empires
Germanic tribe who ruled Italy
from 568 to 774
level 35
Aug 26, 2014
Spelled Lusitania wrong
level 68
Apr 30, 2015
Same- Spelled it Lucitania
level 73
Aug 26, 2014
Please accept Langobards
level 64
Apr 9, 2017
Yeah, Langobards and Longobards would be nice type-ins. Though admittedly I'm biased since I failed that question because the German word is “Langobarden” and I translated it to Langobards.
level 57
Sep 27, 2017
then maybe you should accept longboards aswell;)
level ∞
Jul 27, 2019
Langobards / Longobards will work now.
level 35
May 7, 2018
I too knew Langobards and Lombards didn’t come to mind.
level 74
Oct 20, 2014
Just missed the Spartan king Leonidas --- haven't read ancient Greek history for about 40 years.
level 76
Apr 9, 2017
Same here. Leonardo was as close as I could come.
level 66
Sep 26, 2016
On the list of impossible to spell: Lavoisier
level 61
Jan 2, 2017
Knew it but couldn't spell it.
level 59
Apr 9, 2017
Could spell it but didn't remember it.
level 70
Jun 18, 2017
Kicking myself for not remembering him. Had a French exchange student tell me how to pronounce his name properly. A French name, spoken by someone from France, is beautiful. A French name, spoken by someone from the US, is a catastrophe.
level 77
Apr 9, 2017
All this time I thought it was 95 feces that Luther nailed to the door of the church... theses... that makes more sense.
level 76
Apr 9, 2017
Then there's the high school student who reported that Luther nailed 95 theocrats to the church door because they fed him a Diet of Worms.
level 78
Apr 9, 2017
Louis XVII was never really king of France. Only the royalists considered that the imprisoned son of Louis XVI was the legitimate king from his father's beheading (in january 1793) until his death (which must have occured in 1795). Of course his uncle chose the number Louis XVIII, but he was only the 17th Louis ;).
level 38
Sep 15, 2017
Save me from morons who believe their irreverence is SOOOOOOO brilliant that it must be shared!
level 55
Mar 9, 2018
Kept trying Lacross and wondering why it wouldn't accept, didn't realise there was an e on the end. Whoops.
level 38
Apr 4, 2018
Some consistency please. You routinely leave us with a hanging "h" when we type "Riyadh", yet demand the "e" in Livingstone. Also, Liberia was founded FOR, not BY freed slaves.
level 63
Apr 24, 2018
tried Lufthansa and German Wings for luftwaffe...