Historical Couples

For each person, name the most famous person to whom they were romantically linked.
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Last updated: December 6, 2020
First submittedFebruary 8, 2014
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Person
Significant Other
Marc Antony
Cleopatra
Anne Boleyn
King Henry VIII
Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
Joe Dimaggio
Marilyn Monroe
Josephine
Napoleon
Marie Curie
Pierre Curie
Eva Braun
Adolf Hitler
Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera
Bonnie Parker
Clyde Barrow
Yoko Ono
John Lennon
Person
Significant Other
Prince Albert
Queen Victoria
Lucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
Kurt Cobain
Courtney Love
Sonny Bono
Cher
John Adams
Abigail Adams
Wallis Simpson
King Edward VIII
Prince Rainier III
Grace Kelly
Simone de Beauvoir
Jean-Paul Sartre
Juan Peron
Eva Peron
Queen Isabella
King Ferdinand
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Level 84
Feb 12, 2014
I think five of these people show up on my own couple quiz, though not always with the same +1s.
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Level 72
Feb 14, 2021
Arthur Miller by any chance?
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Level 45
Feb 12, 2014
Never heard of Theodora & Justinian. Had to go to Wiki after the quiz to brush up on my history of the Roman Empire. Thanks for a good quiz!
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2014
fascinating couple
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Level 82
Feb 12, 2014
Ricky Ricardo instead of Desi Arnaz?
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2014
If the answer was Ricky Ricardo then the hint would have to be Lucy Ricardo or else Lucille McGillicuddy. Lucille Ball was the real-life actress who played Lucy Ricardo and her real-life husband was Desi Arnaz, not Ricky Ricardo the television character.
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Level 78
Dec 8, 2016
I put Ricky Ricardo at first, then I facepalmed and put Arnaz.
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2015
I think Prince Albert was associated with Grace Kelly....
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Level 85
Dec 6, 2020
No, Prince Albert is more closely and intimately associated with... well, see the Wikipedia Prince Albert entry under "other uses."
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2020
You mean her son?
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Level 44
May 16, 2015
Duke of Windsor as well as Edward VII?
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Level 63
Jan 12, 2016
Agreed.
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Level ∞
May 15, 2016
Okay
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Level 70
Oct 11, 2016
Not a clue who Desi Arnaz was. Lucille Ball's name rang a vague bell. Having Googled them, i'm not surprised I didn't know them.

Good quiz though

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Level 56
Oct 11, 2016
Fifty years ago Desilu Studios made Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Of course nothing about those things leads you to know the answer, but it's a measure of how Lucy's part in television history reaches the culture of the 21st Century.
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Level 50
Oct 13, 2016
The most famous comedienne in television history 'rings a bell'. *sigh*
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2017
In US TV history, perhaps. She wasn't such a cultural icon in other parts of the world, so excuse us for not all knowing a lot about Lucille Ball. *sigh*
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2017
I'd hope she'd also have some cachet in Cuba too, at least.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2020
@HectorVortac, yeah @Fitheach beat me to it. She may be famous in America, but in Britain she is utterly unknown. Possibly to people of an older generation who remember her shows, she may have name recognition over here, but I’m in my 40’s and I have no idea who she is beyond the basic ‘name rings a bell’.
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Level 78
Feb 14, 2021
Also British, also in my 40s, well aware of who Lucille Ball is and remember seeing reruns of I Love Lucy on TV when I was a kid. She's certainly not as big here as in the States but she's far from unknown.
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Level 77
Feb 14, 2021
A bit of research tells me that "I Love Lucy" was never released in Germany and not until 1999 in France. Of course it could be different in other countries. If I understand Portuguese Wikipedia correctly, the show was a big hit in Brazil.
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Level 36
Oct 17, 2016
I think 'Fernando' should be accepted for Ferdinand. It's not just his name in Spanish but also frequently used in English.
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Level 71
Oct 20, 2017
Only in his 'hideaway'
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Level 85
Dec 6, 2020
No... "Fernando the Bull" just doesn't sound right.
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Level 40
Oct 17, 2016
Woooow I tried many spelings for Jennifer Lopez hahahha
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Level 37
Jun 6, 2018
Thought of Jennifer Lopez at first too, but then noticed the spelling "Marc Antony", not "Marc Anthony", and correctly chose Cleopatra.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2017
Why could I only think of Mrs. Robinson after looking at the Joe DiMaggio clue...
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Level 87
Oct 20, 2017
You know you've taken way too many geography quizzes when you type Garcia as Frida's significant other.
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Level 64
Feb 7, 2018
Prince Rainier and _______?
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2018
^Grace Kelly
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2020
Added that one!
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2018
Fred and _________?
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2018
^ Ethel
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2019
:D
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
wilma!
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Level 76
Mar 3, 2019
Not good at this - only got 6/20
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Level 87
Jan 10, 2020
Hmm, I instinctively typed OJ for Wallis Simpson's lover.
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Level 68
Feb 15, 2021
At least you didn’t try different spellings of Gromit like I did
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2020
Why is this in the capital and city catagories?
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Level 92
Dec 6, 2020
When reading Prince Albert, I think of the prince of Monaco.
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2020
My thoughts exactly. Needs to be specified which one is meant.
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2020
No, he's Prince Albert II.
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2020
Anyone else try Trotsky for the Frida Kahlo clue?
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2020
To be honest... it could be.

I mean, legend has it that Diego and Frida, eeehhh... tested the loyalty of the whole Mexican Communist Party.

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Level 62
Feb 14, 2021
Yes, I did, thinking he was more famous than Rivera,even though Rivera was the more 'significant' romantic link.
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Level 82
Feb 14, 2021
Yeah, I definitely tried Trotsky first.
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Level 47
Feb 17, 2021
hmnn I had no idea..I knew she liked women but..
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Level 83
Dec 27, 2020
So not heroin for Kurt Cobain?
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Level 47
Feb 17, 2021
Marcel Cerdan and Edith Piaf..

Oscar De La Hoya and Millie Corretjer..

Madonna and Sean Penn

David and Victoria Beckham

Just sayin...

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Level 67
Feb 19, 2021
Madonna and Sean Penn each have other famous partners though, so you can't use that one.
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Level 47
Feb 19, 2021
There's another Queen Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England, that confused me for a bit here... Maybe clarify that this is Isabella of Castile instead?