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Famous People Named Charles

Can you name these famous people whose first name is Charles, Charlie, or Chuck?
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First submittedNovember 23, 2010
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Famous Charles
Clue
Silent film star
Charlie Chaplin
He proposed the theory of evolution
Charles Darwin
Author of "A Tale of Two Cities"
Charles Dickens
Camilla's husband
King Charles III
President of France from 1959–1969
Charles de Gaulle
First person to fly solo from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
Pyramid schemes are named for him
Charles Ponzi
King of the Franks, 768–814
Charlemagne
Pilot who broke the sound barrier
Chuck Yeager
This actor's famous family includes father Martin and brother Emilio
Charlie Sheen
1950s rock singer who sang "Roll Over Beethoven"
Chuck Berry
1920s bodybuilder with the name of a Greek titan
Charles Atlas
Californian cult leader whose "family" murdered nine people
Charles Manson
Tire company namesake who invented vulcanized rubber
Charles Goodyear
Creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip
Charles Schulz
The tears of this martial artist cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
Chuck Norris
Drummer for the Rolling Stones who died in 2021
Charlie Watts
Monaco-born Formula One driver for Ferrari
Charles Leclerc
59 Comments
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Level 33
Nov 4, 2014
It is not clear that Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber. It may have been Thomas Hancock.
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Level 65
Jan 6, 2015
That moment when you realize:

De Gaulle = Gaul = France

His name is literally Charles of France

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Level 51
Sep 30, 2015
And Francois Hollande means "French Dutch"
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Level 83
Aug 13, 2017
No, it means Francis Holland.
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Level 73
Dec 15, 2021
*insert Saint Martin joke*

But yeah, sadly the joke is a bit far-fetched due to spelling and grammar.

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Level 65
Dec 16, 2022
If you're a Holland from Cork, it may be an Anglicized Houlihan.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2017
That's a better name than the former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl: his name means Helmut Cabbage!
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Level 87
Nov 30, 2022
And Charlemagne means Charles the GREAT!
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Level 78
Dec 1, 2022
Unless it's misspelled as Charlemange...which means Charles Eats.
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Level 25
Jan 2, 2016
I only knew Charles Ponzi because of that episode of Another Period on Comedy Central.
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Level 83
Aug 13, 2017
Charles Bronson is missing.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2017
Why is he missing? Why do you (and many others) think you can dictate who or what should be in other people's quizzes? Believe it or not, it's not about you!
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Level 89
Jul 21, 2018
Hissy fit meter's needle is hard over in the red.
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Level 83
Nov 20, 2022
It's just a suggestion, it's OK to dictate the Quizmaster and he often honours the suggestions anyway.
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Level 78
Dec 1, 2022
Why is he missing? Did he not have rope?
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Level 12
Aug 23, 2017
Instead of me, he promotes CHARLES LEE!
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Level 86
Apr 14, 2018
I'm a general! WHEEEEEEEEE!
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2021
yeah… he’s not the choice i woulda gone with
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
he sh!ts the bed with the battle of monmouth!!
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Level 12
Sep 17, 2017
Once, a Inland Taipan bit Chuck Norris. After three days of excruciating pain, the Taipan died.
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2020
I remembered that A Tale of Two Cities was set in France, so I didn't even bother guessing English authors. If I had remembered that one of the "two cities" was London, that would've helped.
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2022
I think Dickens being one of the most famous authors in recent history helps, too. I guessed him before even reading the questions!
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2024
It was the best of quizzes. It was the worst of quizzes.

The questions were so easy. The questions were so hard.

The quizzers were so smart. The quizzers were so stupid.

The quizmaster was always right. The quizmaster was never right....

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Level 52
Dec 7, 2020
Ponzi guessed more than Yeager? I don't believe it.
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Level 93
Jun 7, 2022
Well you see there are a large number of people who heard about Charles Ponzi from a slightly smaller group, who had heard about him from a smaller group, who had heard about him from a smaller group. It's kind of like a triangle.
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Level 83
Nov 21, 2022
I couldn't remember for the life of me how to spell 'Yeager'. I thought his surname was 'Jaeger' or something
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2022
Ponzi schemes make the news far more frequently. Here's a depressingly long list of recent frauds:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ponzi_schemes#2010s

I'd also be curious to find out how well known Chuck Yaeger is known outside of the US.

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Level 59
Mar 11, 2024
He's pretty well known amongst those who know stuff and those who don't have never heard of him.
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Level 88
Dec 4, 2022
I suspect age is a factor as well. The Right Stuff came out almost 40 years ago (1983). For those old enough to remember that and the related publicity, Yeager is seared into our consciousness. Not sure how many younger people have even seen the movie or read the book (or remember the ads he did after the movie).
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Level 15
Jun 12, 2022
Leclerc?????
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2022
Added Leclerc
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Level 86
Dec 15, 2022
Thanks, now it's the only one I miss. And my name is Leclercq *sigh*.
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2022
“Prince Charles” can now be changed to “King Charles III”.
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2022
No Charles Leclerc?
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2022
Anyone else try Charlie Brown?
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Level 89
Dec 16, 2022
The JetPunk black cloud follows him everywhere.
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Level 95
Nov 21, 2022
Estevez should be accepted as last name for Martin's son / Emilio's brother.
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2022
That was my thought too.
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Level 91
Nov 21, 2022
45% of this quiz's takers know the Formula One driver from Monaco? Formula One is more popular than I realized......
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Level 62
Nov 21, 2022
Are you including Charlie Sheen because his first name is Carlos?
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Level 80
Nov 21, 2022
Carlos is Spanish for Charles, after all
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2022
Really?
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Level 80
Nov 21, 2022
Suggestions to add: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Charles Lyell, Karl Marx
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Level 75
Nov 22, 2022
Add Charles Dance - truly one of the greatest actors of all time...
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Level 87
Nov 30, 2022
You left out comedian Amy's Senatorial cousin.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2022
Charles L'Eclair
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Level 53
Dec 15, 2022
how and why do people care so much about european history
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Level 65
Dec 15, 2022
Colonialism
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2022
A pyramid shceme involves recruiting people to recruit others to make money. Ponzi schemes involve borrowing money, and paying it off (at exorbitant rates) from others, and the scheme is only sustained through new lenders.
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2023
Clearly the correct solution to this dilemma is to change the answer to "Charles Pyramid".
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Level 70
Dec 15, 2022
Why "Monaco-born" instead of simply "Monegasque?" He's a citizen of the country.
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Level 63
Dec 15, 2022
Missed a couple because I was too used to their more commonly know nicknames.
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Level 41
Dec 15, 2022
Why did I enter Charles Muntz from Up?
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2022
Only people missing are Charles Martinet and Charlie White, and this would be a perfect quiz.
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2022
Charlie White, like moist critikal the twitch streamer and YouTuber? That’s the first person who came to my mind
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2022
Yup, the ol' penguinz0 himself! XD
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Level 21
Dec 16, 2022
why isnt my dad at this quiz?
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Level 64
Nov 2, 2023
This quiz sucks. Most of the people you chose are totally irrelevant. I was hoping to be represented with someone from my country, Sweden, since we have had several Karl as kings.
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Level 34
Apr 28, 2024
There aren't NEARLY enough Chuck Norris jokes here, and we need to fix that.