Famous People Named Charles

Name these famous people whose first name is Charles, Charlie or Chuck.
Includes one fictional character in red
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Last updated: September 11, 2022
First submittedNovember 23, 2010
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Famous Charles
Clue
"A Tale of Two Cities"
Charles Dickens
Discovered evolution
Charles Darwin
Silent film star
Charlie Chaplin
French president, 1959-1969
Charles de Gaulle
Flew solo across the Atlantic
Charles Lindbergh
Manic celebrity who was
"Duh, winning"
Charlie Sheen
1920s bodybuilder with the
name of a Greek god
Charles Atlas
Leader of a murderous "family"
Charles Manson
Pyramid schemes are
named for him
Charles Ponzi
His tears cure cancer, too bad
he has never cried
Chuck Norris
Famous Charles
Clue
Camilla's husband
King Charles III
Snoopy's owner
Charlie Brown
Creator of "Peanuts"
Charles Schulz
Jazz musician known as "Bird"
Charlie Parker
King of the Franks, 768-814
Charlemagne
Basketball player who said he
wasn't a role model
Charles Barkley
Pilot who broke the sound barrier
Chuck Yeager
"Roll Over Beethoven"
Chuck Berry
Vulcanized rubber inventor, and
tire company namesake
Charles Goodyear
Namesake of Converse
All-Star shoes
Chuck Taylor
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Level 84
May 4, 2013
Aren't there two fictional characters here including Norris?
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Level 68
May 4, 2013
I can't tell if your trolling or not, but Chuck Norris is a real person.
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Level 84
Jan 11, 2019
The guy who can roundhouse kick you so hard that it will alter your DNA?
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Level 36
Nov 4, 2014
It is not clear that Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber. It may have been Thomas Hancock.
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2015
That moment when you realize:

De Gaulle = Gaul = France

His name is literally Charles of France

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Level 52
Sep 30, 2015
And Francois Hollande means "French Dutch"
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Level 80
Aug 13, 2017
No, it means Francis Holland.
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Level 66
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 59
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 29
Jan 2, 2016
I only knew Charles Ponzi because of that episode of Another Period on Comedy Central.
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Level 78
Nov 3, 2016
For Roll Over Beethoven, all I could think of was Charles Grodin, who starred in the Beethoven movies. Ugh.
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2018
Same here.
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2017
Atlas is a titan, not a god
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2017
In Greek mythology, the words "Titan" and "God" seem to be used interchangeably. ......... see: http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/titans.html
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2017
I don't accept that website as any authority. Anyone who has studied just a basic level of Greek mythology knows there is a clear difference between the titans and the gods. Perhaps your confusing 'god' with 'deity', which is understandable, but the gods were (mostly) the generation after the titans. I'm in accord with MagaiN - the clue should be amended to Titan.
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2021
Titans are just a class of Gods, and it's not all clear since some titans are counted as Gods depending on the myth and many were worshiped like Gods such as Hecate and Helios.

As for theoi, it literally just collates the Ancient greek and roman sources on whatever particular God or goddess

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Level 69
Aug 9, 2017
I second this. I went through the Greek pantheon a good number of times before giving up; never would have thought to try a titan.
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Level 73
Jan 11, 2019
As a matter of fact, the titans *were* gods, since they were worshipped as such. It seems that the titans were just the previous pantheon worshipped in the region, whose cult was displaced by that of the olympians. Furthermore, in some cases the lines can be blurry, such as it happens with Aphrodite, originally born out of Ouranos' sperm in the water, and therefore predating the olympians and arguably a titan; while a later version has her being Zeus' daughter. As for Zeus himself, he along with his siblings was the offspring of a titan.

so the titans *were* gods, they just weren't *olympian* gods.

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Level 42
Aug 13, 2017
Good quizz

I think that, as the NYC mob leader, Charles "Lucky" Luciano should be accepted for "leader of a murderous "family"...

Don't you think ?

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Level 63
Aug 13, 2017
I agree.
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2017
Wrote "Barry", answer is "Berry". Awesome.
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Level 41
Aug 13, 2017
By the way, Atlas is not a god. He was a Titan.
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Level 80
Aug 13, 2017
Charles Bronson is missing.
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Level 59
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 87
Jul 21, 2018
Hissy fit meter's needle is hard over in the red.
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Level 14
Aug 23, 2017
Instead of me, he promotes CHARLES LEE!
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Level 84
Apr 14, 2018
I'm a general! WHEEEEEEEEE!
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2021
yeah… he’s not the choice i woulda gone with
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2021
he sh!ts the bed with the battle of monmouth!!
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Level 14
Sep 17, 2017
Once, a Inland Taipan bit Chuck Norris. After three days of excruciating pain, the Taipan died.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
"Prince" charles, really? I was trying so hard to think what his last name could be... "of wales" didnt work... out of desperation I tried parker (from camilla) and got another hit that way. The prince part is so obvious in that answer I would nt have thought it could be the answer. I wonder if windsor-batten is accepted. (I looked up what his last name would be eventhough he doesnt use it)
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2020
The British military requires its members to have a surname, so Prince Harry was officially known as "Harry Wales" to the military while he served. I don't know if something like that has ever happened to Prince Charles though.
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Level 65
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 52
Dec 7, 2020
Ponzi guessed more than Yeager? I don't believe it.
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Level 90
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 69
Jun 11, 2021
perhaps the fictional characters in these quizzes could be in a different colour to the red of incorrect answers? so i don’t end up wondering how i missed ‘snoopy’s owner’
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Level 7
Jun 12, 2022
Leclerc?????
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Level 68
Sep 11, 2022
“Prince Charles” can now be changed to “King Charles III”.